William Roof, MBA, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Roof has more than 30 years of senior management and multi-disciplinary engineering experience in the commercial and government sectors. Prior to joining Intellicheck as CEO in October 2014, he served as Chief Technology Officer at TechFlow, Inc., where he managed the company’s technology incubator division, focusing on law enforcement technology, energy technology and “big data” analytics technology for government and commercial markets. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Roof served as Vice President of Research and Product Development at IntelliDOT Corporation, a healthcare information technology/patient safety and regulatory compliance product company. > more
Dr. Roof’s earlier civilian employment positions include roles as Vice President, Research and Development at Cardinal Health’s Pyxis Division, Program Manager at SAIC, Program Manager at Lear Siegler and Senior Systems Engineer at Litton Industries.
Dr. Roof’s military career spans both the Army and the Navy, retiring from the latter as a Captain (Naval Intelligence), earning credentials as a federal agent with the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) and specializing in force protection and counterterrorism. Throughout his military career, he was selected for and completed four tours as commanding officer in both the US Army and US Navy, and served as a US military advisor to the United Nations. Dr. Roof is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, having served in the Middle East in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Dr. Roof earned a B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and a Ph.D. in software engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill White has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management, operations, and business development. Prior to joining Intellicheck Mobilisa, he served 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of FocusMicro, Inc. (FM). As co-founder of FM, Mr. White played an integral role in growing the business from the company's inception to over $36 Million in annual revenue in a 5 year period. > more
Mr. White has broad domestic and international experience including managing rapid and significant growth, import/export, implementing tough cost management initiatives, exploiting new growth opportunities, merger and acquisitions, strategic planning, resource allocation, tax compliance, and organization development.
Prior to co-founding FM, he served 15 years in various financial leadership positions in the government sector. Mr. White started his career in Public Accounting.
Mr. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Chief Technology Officer
Russell Embry was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in July 2001. He has served as Vice President, Information Technology, since July 1999. Previously, Mr. Embry was Lead Software Engineer with RTS Wireless, and served as Principal Engineer at GEC-Marconi Hazeltine Corporation. > more
He was formerly a staff software engineer at Periphonics Corporation. From September 1989 to August 1994, he served as Senior Software Engineer at MESC/Nav-Com. From July 1985 through September 1989, he was a software engineer at Grumman Aerospace.
Mr. Embry holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stony Brook and an M.S. in Computer Science from Polytechnic University, Farmingdale.
Vice President of Sales
Paul Fisher has more than 20 years' experience in sales management, marketing, operations management, business development, managed and professional services, and telecommunications and networking. Prior to joining Intellicheck, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bass Security Services, Inc. where he was a member of the executive team and responsible for all sales and marketing functions of the company. In addition to revenue and margin enhancement, Mr. Fisher effectively delivered sales leadership, pricing strategy, and product management vision contributing to Bass Security's success as a security integrator to the North American retail market. > more
Prior, Mr. Fisher was employed by Diebold, Incorporated, for 16 years, assisting them to become the leading provider of ATM and security outsourcing services to the financial services market globally. While at Diebold, he held a variety of leadership roles in sales management, business development, and operations management and participated in developing and deploying their product and services strategy in both domestic and international markets.
Mr. Fisher has attained engineering degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Industrial Technology and holds an Executive MBA, all from Kent State University. He is a Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).
Board of Directors
Michael D. Malone
Vice Admiral, Michael D. Malone was President of Skarven Enterprises from November 2004 to February 2011. Skarven Enterprises designs and develops analytic approaches and technology applications specializing in real time/streaming data fusion and analysis for a variety of applications in government, financial services, auditing, and industry competitive intelligence. He directed all company operations including P&L responsibility, strategic planning, budget development and personnel oversight. He led Skarven through a significant growth in research and development while building a production and field support capability, reorganizing the corporate structure, increasing revenue five-fold and reducing overhead expense. He applied his experience in Lean manufacturing to reduce the time required for customer receipt and installation of software upgrades. He changed the Skarven software development process to Agile development allowing rapid prototyping, improved engineering productivity, and flexible feature delivery. In December 2008, Skarven was acquired by The Boeing Company. Admiral Malone remained with Skarven as part of the transition management team until February 2011. > more
Admiral Malone serves as a technical advisor and consultant to Pequot Capital – a venture capital firm, and Environmental Tectonics Corporation – a high technology simulation and manufacturing company. He has conducted various due diligence projects in support of Pequot investments/acquisitions and has developed a government marketing strategy for ETC.
Prior to joining Skarven, Admiral Malone served thirty-four years in the United States Navy. As a Naval Aviator, he commanded a Strike Fighter Squadron, a Navy replenishment ship, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier (USS Enterprise) and an Aircraft Carrier Strike Group.
His final two assignments were in the leadership of Naval Aviation, including two years as Commander, Naval Air Forces (CEO for Naval Aviation). During these assignments, he focused on combat force preparations, budget and operational efficiencies, executive development, and safety of operations. He introduced best business practices throughout the Naval Aviation Enterprise. Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints led to significant efficiencies in budget execution and resulted in a $267 million dollar savings from a $2.5 billion dollar operating budget.
He is a 1970 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. His graduate education includes the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, and studies at the National Defense University, Harvard University, and The George Washington University.
Emil R. “Buck” Bedard
Lieutenant General Emil R. "Buck" Bedard was appointed a director of Mobilisa in September 2004. He retired from the US Marine Corps with over 37 years of active duty service in 2003. General Bedard's military career included two combat tours in Vietnam, as well as commanding the 7th Marine Regiment in Somalia and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during Operation Desert Storm. General Bedard's final active duty tour was as the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations for the US Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served until his retirement in 2003. He has continued to serve with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Iraq since his retirement. > more
General Bedard’s many military awards include a Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star (with Combat V). General Bedard graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1967 with a Masters in Science.
Jack A. Davis
Major General Davis is a proven leader in the military, law enforcement and business arenas. In a 37-year career in the United States Marine Corps, during which he rose to the rank of Major General, he commanded at every level from an infantry platoon in Vietnam to Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division. His final assignment prior to retirement was Vice Commander, Marine Corps Forces Atlantic/Deputy Commander Marine Corps Forces Europe, for which he received the Distinguished Services Medal. > more
He also served five years in federal law enforcement before joining the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in 1979, retiring in 1999 with a distinguished record of service. Davis established JA Davis & Associates, a frontrunner in leadership and security training development. He holds a bachelor of science degree and two master’s degrees. He previously served on Mobilisa’s Board of Directors from October 2005 until the merger with Intellicheck in March 2008.
William P. Georges
Mr. Georges is President and CEO of The Georges Group, LLC, a provider of strategic consulting services and project management in the areas of corporate operations/ relations to both public and private entities worldwide. Prior to forming the firm, he spent nine years as senior vice president of The Century Council, a developer of programs to fight alcohol misuse, drunk driving and underage drinking. > more
He is a retired 25-year veteran of the Albany, NY Police Department where he ultimately achieved the rank of Assistant Chief/Chief of Patrol where he was responsible for all uniformed police services. Mr. Georges is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He serves on the Traffic Law Enforcement Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his dedication to law enforcement.
Guy L. Smith, 68, is the Principal Member of Votary Niccolò LLC, a firm specializing in reputation management, crisis and disaster planning and management, and special situations for C-Suite executives in corporations, government, the NGO community, the military and selected high-profile individuals.
Smith served as Special Advisor to the Candidate and Spokesperson for the Hillary for America presidential campaign in 2016. Previously, Smith was Executive Vice President of Diageo with responsibility for Corporate Relations. He managed public, government, reputation management, corporate relations, internal and external communications and corporate social responsibility for Diageo North America. > more
Mr. Smith is one of the country’s leading experts on reputation management and crisis and disaster planning and communications. He has an extensive background both the corporate world and public service. At Diageo he chaired the Diageo Crisis and Disaster Management Committee.
Prior to joining Diageo, Smith was Special Advisor to the President on The White House staff, where he served on the impeachment defense team. Mr. Smith had served as an informal strategic communications advisor to the President from the beginning of the Clinton Administration. Smith has also been associated with The Hawthorn Group, a Washington-based public affairs firm, as well as with his own firm, Smith Worldwide Inc., focusing on reputation and crisis management.
Smith has also served as vice chairman of AmeriCares, an international disaster relief and humanitarian organization. He has led disaster responses to numerous trouble spots around the world including Afghanistan, Sarajevo, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Jordan, Haiti, Peru, Ecuador, Bosnia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Poland, Russia, and India. Mr. Smith was awarded a special medal commemorating his disaster relief work in Spitak, Armenia by the President and Parliament of Armenia following the devastating 1988 earthquake that killed nearly 100,000 persons. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Smith organized and led the “Diageo Ground Zero to Ground Zero Airlift,” which was the first civilian humanitarian airlift into Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan since hostilities began there. The Diageo Afghanistan airlift delivered 100,000 pounds of food supplies to an 800-child orphanage in Kabul.
Smith has been a Visiting Professor of Public Relations at Moscow State University and conducted some of the first western-style public relations courses in Russia following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
He was Chief Operating Officer of Hill & Knowlton International Public Relations in New York, where he consulted with the firm’s largest consumer product, technology, and legal clients. He was also Director of Worldwide Marketing for Hill & Knowlton. Prior to that Smith was Vice President-Corporate Affairs, the senior public relations and public affairs officer, for Philip Morris Companies Inc. (now Altria) in New York. During his nearly 17 years with Philip Morris, Smith also led the corporate affairs departments of the Miller Brewing Company and The Seven-Up Company, both Philip Morris operating companies. While at the Miller Brewing Company, Smith participated in the national introduction of Lite Beer from Miller and at The Seven-Up Company he pioneered the first use of 800 toll-free telephone numbers printed on soft drink packages, a move that was quickly copied by other soft drink makers. Early in his career he was Director of Information of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C. Smith began his career as a reporter and assistant city editor for The Knoxville Journal. He is currently chairman of the Barrier Island Trust, an environmental protection organization. Mr. Smith has lectured at major universities on crisis and reputation management and public policy issue management and also conducts crisis and disaster exercises for local communities. He also serves as an Honorary Battalion Chief of the Fire Department of New York and is a former member of the Board of Advisors of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home.
Smith is the author of the book “If It’s Not Impossible, It’s Not Interesting.”
Smith sits on the Board of Directors of Intellicheck Mobilisa (IDN). Intellicheck Mobilisa is a leading technology company, developing and marketing wireless technology and identity systems for various applications including mobile and handheld wireless devices for the government, military and commercial sectors.