Authomate Inc. Announces New CEO and Expansion of the Executive Team
Authomate Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Schmidt as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and John Lloyd as the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, effective January 16, 2015. Authomate’s expansion of its executive management team is a strategic move to strengthen and support the company through its next stages of hyper-growth.
Piyush Bhatnagar, the founding CEO of Authomate Inc. will continue as a member of the executive team, in the new role of Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering. In this new role, Piyush will be leading innovation at Authomate, developing the short/long term product vision and the execution of product development/delivery. “As Authomate starts a new phase, Jeff and John bring the expertise needed to help take the company to the next level. I am extremely pleased to have them as part of our executive team.” said Piyush. “They share the Authomate vision and commitment to bring rigorous authentication to every aspect of every day life”.
As the President and CEO of Authomate, and President of the Authomate board, Jeff Schmidt is responsible for establishing the vision of the company, as well as developing and executing the growth strategy to drive employee, client, and shareholder value. Before joining Authomate, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer of SQS North America. He has been at the center of innovative technology leadership throughout his career and has a passion for security solutions. In his work at British Telecom (BT), he led the development of “visual analytics” for intrusion detection, and the early adoption of managed cloud-based security solutions, aimed at enabling enterprises in the 21st century for the mobile and cloud-connected enterprise.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Authomate team. The fundamental capabilities of Authomate are, at their core, game changing.” Jeff also notes, “Authomate is enhancing the user experience through simplified access, while also providing greater assurance that what is most critical to the user is secure.”
John Lloyd, as the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, is responsible for all revenue generation, market development, client and partner relationship management that will drive the company’s near and long-term growth strategies. John’s responsibilities extend to being a member of the company’s board of directors, with oversight of the company’s formation and funding, and an advisor to the product development team. He has held various executive sales and operational management roles, most recently spearheading global sales at Zero Motorcycles, where launching new technologies and services into new and emerging markets was critical to the company’s success. His extensive experience, including multiple industries and international markets, will serve Authomate well in initiating and sustaining growth.
“This is a great opportunity to help launch a new company that will make a significant impact to how people and companies secure their access to their many web sites and digital media on a daily basis,” said John Lloyd. “The core team we have assembled is well grounded, complementary to one another, and driven to bring Authomate’s solutions to the world market. Our business experience and alignment ensures that we will deliver the strongest authentication solutions possible while reducing all of the complexity. “
Authomate Inc. is a New Jersey based startup, led by a seasoned team with many years of experience in building and delivering world-class network security products and solutions. Authomate’s authentication platform provides true multi-factor security, delivering protection and convenience to consumers and more secure transaction capabilities for companies.