Imprivata Appoints Bob McCashin to Board of Directors
Former Identix Inc. and Electronic Data Systems Executive Brings Decades of Security and Federal Experience to Help Imprivata Extend its Expertise in the Government Sector
LEXINGTON, MAJuly 30, 2008Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, announced today the appointment of Bob McCashin to its Board of Directors. Formerly chairman, CEO and director of Identix Inc., a leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing multi-biometric security products, and corporate vice president of EDS, a provider of enterprise customer management solutions, Mr. McCashin brings more than 35 years of experience in security and information services to Imprivata. He will provide valuable counsel as Imprivata continues to meet growing market demand for authentication solutions, and specifically as the company extends its reach deeper into government markets.
“Mr. McCashin’s extensive expertise in working with the federal government, coupled with his success in building and managing global companies will be a tremendous asset to Imprivata,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “His guidance navigating federal markets will help Imprivata expand its footprint by helping government organizations solve the increasing authentication and access challenges they face.”
Currently serving as Executive Chairman for Integrian, a provider of advanced mobile surveillance systems, Mr. McCashin is also Director for Peerless Manufacturing Inc., a provider of custom-engineered systems and products, and Argon ST, Inc., a systems engineering, development and services company.
“Imprivata has driven tremendous growth in both their worldwide customer base and product functionality over the past few years,” said Bob McCashin. “With its talented team and innovative technology, Imprivata has achieved the dominant position in the access and authentication management sector, and I look forward to lending my experiences to help extend its leadership in the industry.”
Prior to his directorship positions, Mr. McCashin’s tenure at Identix included moving the company to the NASDAQ and leading the acquisition of Visoinics, thereby positioning Identix as the worldwide leader in multi-biometric security products.
Prior to Identix, Mr. McCashin held various positions at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a leading global services company. His final role at EDS was President and CEO of CENTROBE, the business unit created out of the consolidation of EDS worldwide call centers and database operations. There, Mr. McCashin spearheaded the acquisition of Neodata, and merged several units into CENTROBE. The company achieved 1998 revenues of $830M with expected 1999 revenues of $1 billion under Mr. McCashin's leadership. During his tenure at EDS, Mr. McCashin also led their Federal Business and has extensive international relations experience both in Europe and in South and Central America.
Mr. McCashin is a graduate of St. Johns University in New York. He served in Vietnam as a USMC 1st Lt. infantry platoon commander, and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor.
Imprivata is the Converged Identity and Access Management appliance company. Its OneSign platform helps organizations safeguard enterprise information assets by enabling secure employee access to networks and applications—improving user productivity and convenience, while reducing the time, risk and cost of complying with data privacy and protection regulations. OneSign has received top ratings in product reviews throughout the industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from leading publications including Information Security, InfoWorld and SC Magazine. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is one of the fastest growing IAM companies with more than 575 customers and 200 partners around the world. For more information, visit http://www.imprivata.com.
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