Jim Miller – Chairman & CEO
Jim Miller has served as Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, Jim worked with the Mott Family Office and was a senior executive at Oak Industries Inc. where he served as a Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chairman/President of Oak Industries’ Pacific Rim subsidiaries . Jim has a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.
Wayne Wetherell – SVP of Administration and CFO
Wayne Wetherell serves as SVP of Administration and CFO of ImageWare Systems. He has more than 35 years of financial experience, having managed financial operations for a variety of corporations. Prior to joining ImageWare in 1996, he was the VP of Finance and CFO of Bilstein Corporation of America, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts. From 1980 to 1990, he held various senior management roles within corporate finance including Director of Finance at Oak Industries, a leading manufacturer of components for the telecommunications industry. Wayne holds a B.S. in Management and an M.S. in Finance from San Diego State University.
David Harding – Chief Technical Officer
David Harding, an accomplished, international executive with more than 25 years of technology implementation and management experience, is responsible for strategic design, technology infrastructure and core strategy from concept through delivery. Before joining ImageWare in 2006, David held several CTO positions, with the most recent at IC Solutions, Inc., where he was responsible for all technology departments, including the management of software development, IT, and quality assurance as well as their respective hardware, software, and human budgets. He has also held CTO and executive management positions at several technology companies, such as Thirsty.com, Fulcrum Point Technologies, Inc., ProSoft, and Access360, which is now part of IBM/Tivoli.
Robert R. Brown – VP of Sales & Business Development
Mr. Brown has served as our Vice President – Sales and Business Development since June 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brown served since February 2010 as the principal of Black Diamond Group, a global consultancy agency representing new technology companies in connection with their relationship with Microsoft. Prior to Black Diamond Group, Mr. Brown served as the Director of Business Development of Ascend Communications. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a B.S. in Computer Technology.
Board of Directors
David W. Carey – Outside Director
Mr. Carey was appointed to the Board in February 2006. Mr. Carey is a former Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since August 2008, Mr. Carey has advised companies on opportunities in the intelligence, defense, and homeland security industries. Prior to joining Blackbird Technologies, Mr. Carey was Vice President, Information Assurance for Oracle Corporation from September 2001 to April 2005. In addition, Mr. Carey worked for the CIA for 32 years until 2001. During his career at the CIA, Mr. Carey held several senior positions including that of Executive Director, often referred to as the Chief Operating Officer, or No. 3 person in the Agency, from 1997 to 2001. Before assuming that position, Mr. Carey was Director of the DCI Crime and Narcotics Center, the Director of the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, and Deputy Director of the Office of Global Issues. Mr. Carey is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Delaware.
John Cronin – Outside Director
John Cronin was appointed to the ImageWare System’s Board in February 2012. Mr. Cronin is currently Managing Director and Chairman of ipCapital Group, Inc. (“ipCG”), an intellectual property consulting firm Mr. Cronin founded in 1998. During his time with ipCG, Mr. Cronin created both a unique ipCapital System® Methodology for consulting, as well as a world-class licensing and transaction process, and worked with over 700 companies, including more than 10% of the Fortune 500. Prior to forming ipCG, Mr. Cronin spent over 17 years at IBM and became its top inventor with over 100 patents and 150 patent publications. He created and ran the IBM Patent Factory, which was essential in helping IBM become number one in US patents, and the team that contributed to the startup and success of IBM’s licensing program. Additionally, Mr. Cronin serves as a member of the Board of Directors hopTo, Inc. (OTC Markets: HPTO). He holds a B.S. (E.E.), an M.S. (E.E), and a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont.
Neal Goldman – Outside Director
Mr. Goldman is currently the President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Goldman Capital Management, Inc., an employee owned investment advisory company that he founded in 1985. Additionally, Mr. Goldman is a member of the CFA Institute and serves as a member of the board of directors and compensation committee for Blyth, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed designer and marketer of home decorative and fragrance products. Mr. Goldman is also a board member of Charles and Covard, a company that manufactures, markets, and distributes Moissante jewels and fashioned finished jewelry for sale in the worldwide jewelry market.
Charlie Crocker – Outside Director
Mr. Crocker currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Crocker Capital, a private investment company. He also serves as a director of Teledyne Technologies, Inc., Bailard, Inc., and Mercator MedSystems. Teledyne Technologies, Inc. is a publicly traded company. In the past, Mr. Crocker has served on a number of company boards, including Franklin Resources, Inc. and Fiduciary Trust International. Beyond his corporate duties, Mr. Crocker serves as a Trustee of the Mary A. Crocker Trust, the Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association, and the Fine Arts Museums Foundation of San Francisco. Mr. Crocker received his B.S. degree from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Steve Hamm – Outside Director
Mr. Hamm brings to ImageWare more than 20 years of financial and business management experience. He is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) National Partner-in-Charge of Middle Market. Mr. Hamm held numerous managing partner positions with PwC where he was responsible for all lines of service, the successful integration of Coopers & Lybrand and PwC offices in Orange County, Ca, and the successful management of the Los Angeles region. Mr. Hamm currently holds a board position with a privately held clothing manufacturer.
David Loesch – Outside Director
Mr. Loesch was appointed to the Board in September 2001 after 29 years of service as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his career, he served in a number of investigative, supervisory, management, staff, and executive positions at the Field Office and Headquarters level. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Loesch was the Assistant Director in Charge of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division. This Division is the FBI’s largest and is responsible for providing critical information and services to over 80,000 local, state, federal, and international law enforcement/criminal justice, intelligence, and defense agencies. In this position, he was responsible for the administration of the CJIS Advisory Policy Board, established to obtain user input for all CJIS Systems and The National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council established in 1998. He also was responsible for promulgating, rules, policies, and procedures to facilitate the use of criminal history record information for non-criminal justice purposes. Mr. Loesch was appointed by Attorney General Janet Reno as one of the original 15 members of the Compact Council.
Mr. Loesch is a private consultant on law enforcement/criminal justice issues to include information sharing and the use of biometrics for identification. Mr. Loesch is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as an officer in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and a Master of Arts in Special Studies from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dana Kammersgard – Outside Director
Mr. Kammersgard is currently the Executive Vice President, Cloud Systems and Solutions for Seagate Technology, where he is responsible for all storage systems related products and strategies. Prior to joining Seagate Systems in 2015, he served as the President, CEO and a director of Dot Hill System Corp. (“Dot Hill”) since March 2006. He served as President of Dot Hill from August 2004 to March 2006. From August 1999 to August 2004, Mr. Kammersgard served as Dot Hill’s’s Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Kammersgard was a founder of Artecon and served as a director from its inception in 1984 until the company’s merger with Box Hill Systems Corp. in August 1999. At Artecon, Mr. Kammersgard served in various positions since 1984, including Secretary and Senior Vice President of Engineering from March 1998 until August 1999, and as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from March 1997 until March 1998. Prior to co-founding Artecon, Mr. Kammersgard was the Director of Software Development at Calma, a division of General Electric Company. Mr. Kammersgard holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.