MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
B. Scott Swann
President & Chief Executive Officer
Scott Swann is the IDEMIA NSS President and CEO, leading the identity service offerings for federal government agencies and drawing from his executive experience at MorphoTrak and his 18 year tenure at the FBI. Scott has extensive experience working across all government domains including the FBI, DHS, DoD and many state and local law enforcement and civil agencies. As an FBI Unit Chief, he played a central role in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification Program, responsible for research, development, test and evaluation of biometrics technologies and services.
Scott served as Special Assistant to the FBI’s Executive Director of the Science and Technology Branch as well as the Identity Intelligence Lead for the Intelligence Community, supporting the Director of National Intelligence. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Salem-Teikyo University and a Master’s Degree in software engineering from West Virginia University.
Chief Financial Officer
Janice Lambert is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsible for directing its financial and accounting operations. Prior to joining IDEMIA NSS, Janice served as the Executive Vice President and CFO for a government consulting firm, and spent 20 years leading the financial operations of large, federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Treasury. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Public Administration from the George Washington University.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Christian Schnedler serves IDEMIA NSS as the Senior Vice President – Corporate Development. In this role, Christian oversees NSS’ corporate strategy, strategic capabilities, focal engagements and partner ecosystem. Prior to joining NSS, Christian served the New York Police Department as the Director of Strategic Technology Programs. In this role, Christian oversaw the NYPD’s data analytic, information security and situational awareness initiatives. Prior to serving the NYPD, Christian spent nearly a decade in the high-tech security industry leading start-ups in the video surveillance, analytics, and identity management domains in both domestic and international markets. Christian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Technology and a Master’s of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Christian also holds the CISSP®, CSEP®, PMP®, and PSP® professional accreditations.
Marc San Pedro
Vice President of Software Engineering & Chief Technology Officer
Marc San Pedro is the IDEMIA NSS Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Marc oversees NSS’s technical strategy and manages multiple cross-discipline development teams, as well as the day-to-day R&D / innovation initiatives and delivery of NSS’s software portfolio. In addition to his leadership, Marc continues to be a technical contributor to the team by writing code, performing peer-reviews, defining architecture, and solving problems. Prior to joining NSS, Marc held engineering roles at Safran Morpho, Beckman Coulter, IBM, and AQUA Software Products – spanning multiple industries and disciplines. Marc studied Math and Physics at Whittier College and has completed significant course work in computer science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Chief Research Officer
Dr. Mark Burge is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO). He led the IARPA Janus Program for unconstrained face recognition and computer vision research programs at Noblis, MITRE, Swiss Federal Institute of Science (ETH) and JKU. He co-authored with Wilhelm Burger the “Principles of Digital Image Processing” book which has been translated into both German and Chinese. He held a Visiting Professor appointment at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), a tenured assistant professor of computer science within the USG, and served as a government Program director within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he led biometric, computer vision, and machine learning programs. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Masters in Computer Science from Ohio State University, a PhD in Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University, and a Post Doc in Computer Vision from ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Chief Security Officer
Joseph Brandon is the IDEMIA NSS Chief Security Officer and is responsible for physical and information technology security for 120 employees in over 15 locations. He serves as the Facility Security Officer (FSO), interacts with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency concerning IDEMIA NSS’ Special Security Agreement (SSA) for FOCI mitigation, reports to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and addresses DoD-required cybersecurity and insider threat compliance requirements. Prior to joining IDEMIA NSS, Joe served as Section Chief, Unit Chief, and in several technician roles for over 20 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he led planning and development of the FBI’s next generation case management system and managed tens to hundreds of employees and multimillion dollar budgets. Joe holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Strayer University, a Leading the Intelligence Community Certificate in Executive Education from University of Michigan, and the PMP® professional accreditation.
Vice President of Operations
Shane Powers serves IDEMIA NSS as the Vice President of Operations. In this role, Shane oversees NSS’ multi-million-dollar Large Scale Biometric and Credentialing Programs, with over 70% of NSS staff in his reporting structure, to include all program managers, directors, and engineers. In addition to his VP role, Shane serves as the Secretary for the NSS corporate Board and Government Security Committees. Shane has an extensive background in biometrics and management, with nearly two decades of experience working on the FBI’s well known systems, to include NGI, NCIC, and N-DEx. Shane has been instrumental in academic and corporate relations for NSS, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from West Virginia University.
Senior Director of Identity Solutions
Mike Ronayne serves IDEMIA NSS as the Senior Director of Identity Solutions. Mike has had repeated success guiding cross-functional research, product development, and support teams. He also leads in design, optimization, launch, and support of leading-edge identity and biometric solutions, while negotiating sales and contracts. With over 20 years’ experience in the identity industry, Mike is a subject matter expert (SME) in Secure Credentials, Biometrics, ePassports, and Security Printing. Mike currently holds a patent in Systems and Methods for Detection of Counterfeit Documents, and he has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications from Franklin Pierce University.
Senior Director of Business Development
Jim Loudermilk is the IDEMIA National Security Solutions Senior Director Business Development, bringing a wealth of national and international experience as a Senior Technologist for a US Federal agency on identification and innovation issues. He represented the agency with the National Science Foundation Center for Identification Technology Research and co-chaired the Interagency Biometrics and Identity Forum and its predecessor, the White House Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management. Among his many technology leadership roles, Jim was chief engineer for the development of a major US Federal agency biometric identification system of record and later provided senior oversight for the $1.2 billion refreshment of that system. He also managed a US Federal agency’s multibillion dollar IT portfolio for 6 years. Jim holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Dayton and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Vice President of Delivery
Russ Guzek serves IDEMIA NSS as the Vice President of Delivery. He has over 30 years of project and program management experience including Military, Intelligence, National Security, and Criminal Justice Systems. Throughout his career, Russ has performed a variety of leadership roles, supporting the U.S. Government in the full lifecycle of program management of major systems, acquisition, development, deployment, and operations. Russ holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from Fairmont State University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from West Virginia University. He also holds the PMP®, Earned Value Management Professional (EVMP), and SAFe Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) professional accreditations.
Senior Director of New Product Introduction
Blake Moore is the IDEMIA NSS Senior Director of New Product Introduction and is responsible for shepherding innovative concepts to market delivery. Blake has extensive experience in biometric program delivery to federal government, state government, and commercial users. He oversaw enrollment operations for the TSA Pre✓® and TWIC® programs and more recently IDEMIA’s Trusted Fan program for Sports and Entertainment. Blake holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is a CPA, CIA, and Certified SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager and SAFe® 5 Practioner professional.