Yubico is an experienced team of 50 entrepreneurs, engineers, doers and contractors, led by a core team, presented below and based in California, Sweden and the UK.
The company was founded in 2007, funded by the management team and Swedish angel investors. In 2014, Ram Shriram, Google founding board member and former executive at Amazon.com joined as investor and board member, and Marc Benioff, CEO & Founder of Salesforce and Ori Eisen, renowned entrepreneur in fraud prevention, joined as investors.
Visionary IT entrepreneur with proven track records of creating and bringing new technology innovations to global markets. Education in industrial product design.
More than 25 years pioneering design, development, and delivery of advanced state-of-the-art information security as part of start-ups and tech giants. Former President/COO/CTO at VASCO Data Security.
Ten years of sales management success with Oracle during the 90s led John to work with select high-tech, high-growth start-ups in innovative sectors to bring about major transformations.
Internationally recognized Internet security expert specializing in implementation and standardization. Prolific contributor of security software to the GNU project and standardization work in the IETF. M.Sc. in Computer Science from Stockholm University.
Built his first computer at the age of 15, self-employed software and hardware engineer since 19, designed the security system for a nuclear plant at 25 and has since then developed IT solutions for various industries.
Previously with Accenture, co-founder and CEO of Tradera (acquired by eBay), co-founder of Avito.ru. M.Sc. in Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics. Ph.D. studies at SSE and UC Berkeley.
Jerrod Chong, CISSP
Over fourteen years of IT security experience specializing in enterprise software sales. Proven success in managing large complex enterprise customers at both Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Check Point. M.S.E. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan.
Accomplished senior sales executive with proven sales records of security and technical products, including Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
20 years of experience in the IT security industry in various sales, business development and engineering positions. Previous at McAfee and RSA Security.
25+ years experience in General Management, Sales and Field Operations in the technology industry. Held senior leadership positions in the US and Asia at Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Meru Networks, Riverbed Technology, start-ups.
More than 20 years of promoting technology. Designed the first years of Wired magazine. Built some of the earliest online communities and community tools. Specializes in digital marketing and data analysis.
Over fifteen years of combined internal/agency public relations and marketing focused on consumer, technology and security markets.
Brings nearly 20-years experience writing about technology, security, privacy and identity for numerous publications. Blogs about today’s leading-edge issues and has a column at ZDNet.com, Identity Matters.
More than 15 years in the security industry. Recently with PGP and Symantec, has worked in both marketing and technical writing teams. Recognized as a leader in the technical writing field.
A highly motivated and successful 15-year veteran of technology sales, account management, and partnering experience focused on providing solutions with a client-first philosophy.
Experienced security engineer and leader specializing in taking emerging technologies to worldwide customers and partners. Previously with US Army, RightNow Technologies, Top Layer Networks and Alcatel.
Proven skill in providing quality Customer Support and Documentation for multiple Companies with diverse user-bases, including individuals, businesses and government entities.
Tommaso De Orchi
Ms.c. Computer Scientist with international background, experienced in information security, cryptosystems and social engineering with a great passion for Science.
Experience in identity management and complex web systems as Systems Architect at Stockholm University.
Previous software developer at Eviware and SmartBear. Masters in Information Technology.
Has lead the development of various popular open source projects, spoken at international conferences and written a PGP clone in high school. Studied Distributed Systems at KTH, Stockholm and UNSW, Sydney.
Alessio Di Mauro
Computer security enthusiast, international researcher, scientist. M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Sapienza University of Rome. Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark.
Deniz Ekin Akkaya
Previously hardware and software developer at SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science) and Stockholm University. Has worked with artists, technology developers, and UX designers. Masters in System-on-Chip Design.
Embedded systems engineer with experience from security- open source, and Internet of Things. Formerly at Ericsson and Samsung. MScE in Communication Systems, KTH, Stockholm.
NUS Engineering graduate with an interest in IT security and a passion for putting customers first.
Jean Paul Galea
Started working in the IT industry at 17 years of age. Background in software development, interested in Linux and BSD systems, with a passion for infosec.
Eight years of IT experience creating end-user documentation and providing telephone and in-person technical support for small businesses, a large hospital network, and a USAID-implementing partner abroad.
Seasoned manager with experience in all aspects of financial functions.
Laura Huaman Ayala
A published researcher with a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MSc. in Global Health from Karolinska. Previously at Stanford School of Medicine, the World Health Organization, and UCSF.
Experienced IT services professional.
Detail oriented administrator with experience in international shipping and handling.
Experienced project manager and administrator.
Rob & Bob
(Sweden & USA)
Molds, configures, tests, laser marks and packs 10,000 YubiKeys per day, 24 hours and seven days a week.