StrikeForce delivers advanced cyber security solutions to people who bank, shop and share information by mobile device or computer.A publicly traded, US-based company founded in 2001, StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (ticker symbol: SFOR) pioneers technology that protects consumers and businesses in real time against identity theft and data breaches.
Our six software patents make us a global leader in cyber security products, military-grade keystroke encryption and out-of-band authentication technology.
Mark L. Kay, Chairman & CEO
Mark joined StrikeForce in May 2003. An established business and IT leader, his expertise spans securities; proprietary trading and Treasury; global custody services; audit; cash management; corporate business services; and web services.
Mark previously worked at JPMorganChase for more than 25 years, serving variously as CIO, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Global Technology Auditor. Prior to that, he was a systems engineer at Electronic Data Services (EDS). Mark holds a BA in mathematics from the City University of New York.
Ram Pemmaraju, Chief Technology Officer
Ram is a co-founder of StrikeForce and one of our chief inventors, with deep experience in security systems and telecommunications.
Ram’s prior job was at Coreon, where he developed OSS systems for DSL carriers. He was the founder and chief engineer of Digitech Telecommunications, a network security systems company that manufactured data encryptors, callback systems, access control and voice scramblers. He also worked at Computer Sciences Corporation, Synergy Systems, Bellcore and Bell Labs, amongst other technology companies, typically as a chief, design and/or software engineer. Ram has a MSEE from Rutgers University and a BE from Stevens Institute of Technology.
George Waller, Executive VP
George is a co-founder of StrikeForce, with responsibilities for corporate strategy, sales and marketing, business and channel development, and product monetization.
An entrepreneur and technologist with over 25 years in the computer industry, George is the past CEO of the company. He previously served as VP and chief strategist for Connexus Corporation, TeachMeIT, Incubation Systems, HealthSCOUT and RxRemedy. George studied engineering at Staten Island College and the Academy of Aeronautics.
Scott Whitman, VP of Business Development
Scott is an entrepreneurial sales leader who focuses on top-line sales while building strong customer relationships. An executive strategist and business development leader with cross-functional expertise in business, sales and product development, he has thirty years’ experience in B2B and consumer retail. Scott holds a BS in accounting and finance from Babson College.
Rich Zaziski, VP of Consumer Operations
An IT innovator for more than three decades, Rich has the ability to quickly understand complex business problems and simplify them into actionable technology solutions. His expertise bridges functional areas across diverse industries.
Prior to joining StrikeForce, Rich started and built a private technology consulting firm with a reputation for sustainable growth and for excellence of their service offerings. He holds an MBA in information technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA from Rutgers University.
Steven I. Cooper, Nonexecutive Advisor
CIO, US Department of Commerce
Founding Partner, Strativest, LLC
Steve has served at the highest levels of the US government during national crises and led major transformation in large organizations in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. Currently as CIO of the Department of Commerce, he is tasked with leading the department’s and bureaus’ IT components to be more collaborative and effective in information sharing and the modernization and enterprise-wide use of information technology.
Previously, Steve served as CIO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization; CIO of the American Red Cross during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma; and as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security, among other roles. While in government service, Steve is on a leave of absence from his role as a Partner of Strativest. He holds a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.