Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Lewis has over 30 years of global leadership positions in sales and operations in the financial services and financial technology sectors with a demonstrated ability to scale both high-growth and under-performing companies to create significant shareholder value. > more
Prior to joining Intellicheck, Mr. Lewis was Chief Operating Officer at Third Bridge, Inc., where he oversaw the growth of the company from 100 to 600 employees and a CAGR of 56% in a four-year period.
Previously, Mr. Lewis held senior leadership positions at BondDesk (sold to TradeWeb), TheMarkets.com (sold to Capital IQ), Reuters, Barra (sold to MSCI) and Bloomberg. He began his career as a bond trader.
Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill White has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management, operations, and business development. Prior to joining Intellicheck, 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).
Vice President of Engineering
Frank Lubin is Vice President of Engineering at Intellicheck, Inc. Prior to joining Intellicheck, Mr. Lubin was Vice President, Software Engineering at CA Technologies from 1991 to 2016. He has extensive experience in all aspects of product development that involve infrastructure and enterprise management applications. > more
An advocate and avid practitioner, Mr. Lubin has led numerous teams focused on Agile methodologies and continuous integration throughout the entire software development lifecycle. He has managed in every engineering discipline, including Development, Quality Assurance, and Product Support, all of which center directly on mission-critical, enterprise-class solutions.
Mr. Lubin is a United States Navy veteran who served in the nuclear submarine fleet. He is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School, received a B.S. degree from Excelsior College with concentrations in Math & Physics, and earned his post-graduate certificate in Computer Science from Hofstra University.
Board of Directors
Guy L. Smith was appointed a member of the Board of Directors in June 2005, and was appointed Chairman effective November 14, 2018. Mr. Smith has been the Executive Vice President of Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, since 2000 and is responsible for Corporate Relations and Marketing Public Relations. At Diageo, Mr. Smith’s responsibilities include overseeing the corporation’s civic and social responsibility efforts in North America, including the Diageo Marketing Code. The code governs the company’s social responsibility activities with regard to the marketing and sale of alcoholic beverages and the company’s undertakings to reduce underage access and abuse of alcohol. > more
From 1998 to 1999, prior to joining Diageo, Mr. Smith was Special Advisor to President Clinton on The White House staff, where he served on the impeachment defense team. Mr. Smith also served as an informal strategic communications advisor to President Clinton from the beginning of the Clinton Administration. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Smith was associated with The Hawthorn Group, a Washington-based public affairs firm, as well as with his own firm, Smith Worldwide Inc., from 1994 to 1996, which focused on reputation and crisis management. He was Chief Operating Officer of Hill & Knowlton International Public Relations, from 1992 to 1993, where he consulted with the firm’s largest consumer product, technology, and legal clients. Prior to that Mr. Smith was Vice President-Corporate Affairs, the senior public affairs and public relations officer, for Philip Morris Companies Inc. from 1975 to 1992. During his 17 years with Philip Morris, Mr. Smith led the Corporate Affairs departments of the Miller Brewing Company and The Seven-Up Company, both then Philip Morris operating companies. Mr. 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 and sits on the Board of Advisors of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home outside Washington, D.C. Mr. Smith also serves as an Honorary Battalion Chief of the Fire Department of New York. Mr. Smith was selected to serve as a Director in part due to his extensive experience with the alcoholic beverage business and other businesses that rely on age verification, his work in government and public relations, his knowledge of the Company, including as a director of Intelli-Check, Inc. prior to the merger with Mobilisa and his general business experience.
Emil R. “Buck” Bedard
Lieutenant General Emil R. “Buck” Bedard was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on March 14, 2008. General Bedard was appointed a director of Mobilisa in September 2004. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with over 37 years of active duty service in 2003. > more
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. 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. General Bedard was selected to serve as a Director in part due to his considerable experience as an officer in the U.S. military working with government contracts and his knowledge of the Company, including as a director of Mobilisa.
Jack A. Davis
Major General Jack A. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on August 11, 2014. 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. > more
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. 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. He also 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
William P. Georges was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on August 11, 2014. 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. > more
Prior to forming the firm, he spent nine years as senior vice president of The Century Council, overseeing their development of programs to fight alcohol misuse, drunk driving and underage drinking. 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.
Dr. Ruzzo has over twenty years of deep experience in technology solutions and solid business management and development expertise. Her experience includes positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific from 2012 to 2015 and ITT Exelis from 2010 to 2012. > more
In these roles, she was responsible for aligning IT with business objectives in the development of strategic and tactical plans for segment businesses. Dr. Ruzzo effectively led teams that developed tactical and strategic solutions to enable strong financial results across the businesses’ portfolios. At Alliant Techsystems, from 2006 to 2010 she directed and guided successful solutions for business capture, technology development, execution and customer support. From 2004 to 2005, as Vice President of Information Systems for multi-billion-dollar international gold mining company Placer Dome, Dr. Ruzzo had responsibility for moving the corporation’s information technology strategy forward and for oversight of global initiatives of all information systems. Dr. Ruzzo’s extensive experience in the defense industry includes six years in successive positions at Lockheed Martin culminating in the Director of the Simulation Technology Group in 2004. Her primary job at Lockheed Martin was to support the executive leadership and business development areas by providing the most advanced technology solutions for Lockheed Martin customers.
David E. Ullman
David E. Ullman was appointed a member of the Board of Directors in January 2018. Mr. Ullman has extensive business expertise with a strong focus on retail, strategic planning and growth, as well as mergers and acquisitions. > more
A seasoned retail executive, he spent nearly twenty years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for billion-dollar retailer, manufacturer and e-commerce company, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Mr. Ullman had an instrumental role in strategic planning and growth initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions, which led to more than a decade of sustained profitable growth and a six-fold increase in sales. The iconic retailer was acquired by Men’s Wearhouse in 2014 for $1.8 billion. He has also held executive positions with Arthur Andersen and $750 million catalogue company Hanover Direct. Most recently, Mr. Ullman has served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and minority owner of Paul Fredrick Menstyle, a private retail company focused on designer and direct-to-consumer men’s apparel and related accessories.