Company

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Our Mission

Empowering all people and businesses to securely, privately, and effortlessly control their digital identities.

Only trust yourself.

Our Core Values

  • Customers First

    Customers are our cornerstone; ensuring they are operational and happy is our top priority. We base every decision on how well it serves our customers.

  • Trust and Integrity

    Great solutions can come from anyone. We build trust through openness, honesty, and personal accountability.

  • Blameless and Empathetic Collaboration

    Teamwork is paramount to our success. We thrive in a blameless culture that holds each other accountable while maintaining empathy and humility.

  • Diversity and Authenticity

    We bring our authentic selves to work every day. We strive to improve the diverse communities in which we work and live.

  • Foster the Unconventional

    We create an inclusive and safe environment where everyone can think big, have fun, and do good.

  • Continuous Improvement

    Tomorrow’s innovation is born from today’s curiosity. We are relentlessly curious and innovate by learning from others and sharing our experiences.

Executive Team

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Jim Clark

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jim Clark

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jim Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He has founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, Healtheon, Applied DNA Sciences, CommandScape, and Beyond Identity. Jim earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in physics from The University of New Orleans, and a PhD in computer science from The University of Utah.

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Jasson Casey

CEO

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Chief Executive Officer

Jasson has served as CTO of SecurityScorecard, VP of Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity, Founder and Executive Director of Flowgrammable as well as Compiled Networks, VP of VoIP Product Development at CenturyTel, among other technical and executive roles. Jasson received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in computer engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Kurt Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer

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Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer and head of Corporate Development Kurt heads up Beyond Identity’s strategic growth initiatives, technology alliances, and strategic partnerships. Previously Kurt was VP of Strategic Partnerships for GreatHorn, GM of Emerging Products and Head of Alliances for FastPay, SVP Marketing & Corporate Development at AnchorOps, VP of Strategy & Corporate Development for Courion Corporation, and was an industry analyst with META Group (acquired by Gartner) and IDC. Kurt currently serves on the Board of Cambridge Savings Bank and holds a BS degree from Boston College.

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Ashwin Rana

Chief Solutions Architect

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Chief Solutions Architect

Ashwin has served as Chief Technical Architect at Zscaler, Director of Product Management at Nokia Networks, Senior Director of System Architecture and Product Management at AudioCodes, Inc., Director of Product Management at Netrake, among others. Ashwin received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Sardar Patel University and a master’s degree in electrical, electronics, and communications engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Jonathan Shapira

Chief Legal Officer & Head of People

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Chief Legal Officer & Head of People

As Chief Legal Officer & Head of People, Jonathan leads all legal and HR functions within the Company. Previously, he was the VP and General Counsel at cybersecurity companies Claroty and Cybereason, where he was the first legal hire and built the legal functions. He is also a founding member of TechGC. Jonathan has a JD from Boston College Law School, MA from The London School of Economics (LSE), and BA from Middlebury College.

Leadership Team

Bob Burke

Bob Burke

VP, Security and Infrastructure

Lili Weng

Lili Weng

VP, Finance and Operations

Augustine Eosso

Augustine Eosso

VP, Sales

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Susanne Gurman

VP, Revenue Marketing

Husnain Bajwa

Husnain Bajwa

VP, Product Strategy

Joy Chen

VP, Growth

Diversity and Authenticity

One of Beyond Identity’s Core Values is Diversity and Authenticity. Beyond Identity is committed to developing a program of initiatives and culture that ensure we are growing a diverse, inclusive, and belonging employee population and bringing those employees together to build a connected, innovative, and inclusive company.

Diversity and Authenticity is about more than creating an environment with people from different backgrounds — it's also encouraging diversity of thought and learning how we can empower and encourage employees to share ideas, participate in initiatives for positive change, and make meaningful contributions.

Our Company Story

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Beyond Identity is the first and only company to provide passwordless identity management. The Beyond Identity team is composed of cybersecurity and identity management professionals who are passionate about restoring digital trust and building a fundamentally secure way to authenticate and authorize users while protecting privacy.

Two and a half decades ago, our founders, Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk, made the World Wide Web accessible to all and ready for business – Jim with the release of the Netscape browser and SSL for secure Internet transactions, and Tom with large-scale home broadband access with @Home Network. However, as businesses, governments, and individuals increasingly relied on the Internet, bad actors eroded trust, stole intellectual property, and pilfered funds.

With hundreds of billions of passwords in the world today, we continue to rely on this fundamentally insecure authentication model. Passwords are insecure because these “shared secrets” transit networks, are stored insecurely in databases, are shared among friends and family, and are reused across multiple apps. In fact, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report estimates that 81% of hacking-related breaches are the direct result of stolen credentials.

“Beyond Identity’s patented solution is based on proven technology that enables our customer to go beyond passwordless authentication to complete passwordless identity management.”

Alternate methods of authentication, such as password managers and multi-factor authentication, exist, but each of these methods has their pitfalls, and they don’t solve the root “shared secret” problem. Beyond Identity’s patented solution employs self-signed X.509 certificates on endpoint devices to fundamentally change the way users log in to the network. It extends the server-to-server chain of trust established with TLS to users and their devices. It is a fundamentally secure model, based on proven technology that enables our customer to go beyond passwordless authentication to complete passwordless identity management.

The company is funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the investment arm of one of the largest private companies in the United States.

Our Investors

Board of Directors

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Jim Clark

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jim Clark

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jim Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He has founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, Healtheon, Applied DNA Sciences, CommandScape, and Beyond Identity. Jim earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in physics from The University of New Orleans, and a PhD in computer science from The University of Utah.

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Thomas Jermoluk

Co-Founder

Tom Jermoluk

Co-Founder 

A longtime collaborator with Jim, TJ has served as President and COO of Silicon Graphics, Inc., Founding Chairman and CEO of @Home Network, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins, CEO of Hyperion Development Group, and founded nine companies, including Beyond Identity, HiCMOS, AOptix, and SmartPipes. TJ attended Virginia Tech.

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Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Venture Partner, NEA

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Venture Partner, NEA

An enterprise software veteran, Hilarie has spent the past three decades at growth-stage technology companies in operating and board roles. More recently, Hilarie served as President at New Relic as well as at Salesforce, and was Vice President of Direct Sales for small business and a member of the executive committee at Intuit. Hilarie started her career at Oracle Corporation where she held a variety of roles over the course of 18 years, including Senior Vice President of Oracle Direct. Hilarie currently serves on the board of directors of BloomReach, DataRobot, HackerOne, Knotch, and Zendesk Corporation, among others. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from The University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Mills College.

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Forest Baskett

General Partner, NEA

Forest Baskett

General Partner, NEA

Forest joined NEA (New Enterprise Associates) in 1999 as a Venture Partner and became a General Partner in 2004. Forest focuses on information technology investments and serves on the Board of Directors for several private and public companies. Some of his investments that became public companies include Atheros Communications, Audience, Data Domain, Fusion-io, and Tableau Software. Prior to NEA, Forest served as Senior Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer of Silicon Graphics Inc. Forest founded and directed the Western Research Laboratory of Digital Equipment Corporation before joining SGI. Prior to that, Forest was a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Forest received a Bachelor of Mathematics from Rice University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Forest is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. 


 

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Taher Elgamal

"Father of SSL," Marconi Prize Winner 2019

Taher Elgamal, PhD

Dr. Taher Elgamal is an internationally respected information security leader and cryptographer. Dr. Elgamal was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from RSA Conference in 2009. Dr. Elgamal has successfully served as CISO, Chief Scientist, CTO, as well as founder and CEO of numerous key organizations. Dr. Elgamal invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures for areas including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Dr. Elgamal is recognized in the industry as the “father” of SSL.

Jasson Casey

Jasson Casey

CEO of Beyond Identity

Jasson Casey, PhD

Jasson has served as CTO of SecurityScorecard, VP of Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity, Founder and Executive Director of Flowgrammable as well as Compiled Networks, VP of VoIP Product Development at CenturyTel, among other technical and executive roles. Jasson received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in computer engineering from Texas A&M University.

Technical Advisory Board

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Marty Hellman

Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, Turing and Marconi Award Winner

Marty Hellman, PhD

Marty Hellman is an American cryptologist, best known for his invention of public key cryptography in cooperation with Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle. Marty serves as professor emeritus at Stanford University, and has received numerous awards and honors, including the Turing Award, considered the most prestigious award in the field of computer science, for 2015, together with Whitfield Diffie.

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Jarrod Benson

CISO, Koch Business Solutions

Jarrod Benson

CIO, Koch Business Solutions, LP and Global CISO, Koch Industries

Jarrod Benson is responsible for the information security strategy, operations, and cyber-risk for Koch Industries and its subsidiaries. Additionally, Jarrod serves as the CIO of Koch Business Solutions, LP (KBS), where he provides leadership, planning and strategy for Koch's global shared services organization. Jarrod has held multiple leadership positions in information technology at Koch. Based in Wichita, KS, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronics; information systems; commodity trading; minerals; energy; glass; ranching; and investments.

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Timothy L. Callahan

CSO, Aflac

Timothy L. Callahan, CISSP, CISM, CRISC 

Senior Vice President, Global Security; Chief Security Officer 

Tim Callahan joined Aflac in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in information and physical security, business resiliency, and risk management. Tim was promoted to his current role in January 2016, where he is responsible for directing Aflac’s global security strategy and leading the information security, business continuity, and disaster recovery functions across the company to prioritize security initiatives and allocate resources based on appropriate risk assessments. 

Prior to joining Aflac, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Business Continuity and Information Assurance for SunTrust Banks, Inc. Tim also held leadership positions at People’s United Bank. 

Tim served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York, Albany.

Marcos Christodonte II

Marcos Christodonte II

Global CISO, CDW

Marcos Christodonte II

Global CISO, CDW

Marcos Christodonte II is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at CDW. Marcos has held a series of CISO and global security leadership roles across a number of industries including federal government, financial services, management consulting, academia, and high growth technology. His diverse perspectives are rooted in his experiences at companies such as Gartner, Bridgewater Associates, Booz Allen Hamilton, NATO, and U.S. Army. Marcos also advises cybersecurity startups on product strategy, direction, and security use cases—ensuring alignment with the current and emerging challenges of CISOs across industries and geographies. Marcos is a cybersecurity enthusiast; when not working and spending time with his family he mentors aspiring CISOs on career development.

Mario Duarte

Mario Duarte

VP of Security, Snowflake

Mario Duarte

VP of Security, Snowflake

Mario Duarte is a veteran security professional who has worked in the retail, health care and financial sectors for two decades. He has built and managed security teams, developed and implemented security programs and has managed PCI and HIPAA compliance initiatives for medium and large organizations.

Ian Glazer

Ian Glazer

Founder and President, Weave Identity

Ian Glazer

Founder and President, Weave Identity

Ian Glazer is the founder and president of Weave Identity – an advisory services firm. Prior to founding Weave, Ian was the Senior Vice President for Identity Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Earlier in his career, Ian was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner, where he oversaw the entire team’s research.

He is a Board Emeritus and the co-founder of IDPro, and works to deliver more services and value to the IDPro membership, raise funds for the organization, and help identity management professionals learn from one another. Ian is also a Board of Directors member and cofounder of the Digital Identity Advancement Foundation, focusing on removing financial barriers to participation in the digital identity industry. During his career in the identity industry, he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored and contributed to user provisioning specifications, is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.