Wall, NJ, January 2, 2013 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile authentication and identity assurance technologies, today announced that Jim Skidmore, has joined BIO-key and has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Sales.
“Jim Skidmore brings a deep understanding of technology, security and channel development to BIO-key,” stated Mike DePasquale, BIO-key CEO. “We’re extremely excited about incorporating Jim’s talents along with his ability to extend BIO-key’s partner footprint by leveraging his twenty plus years of existing business relationships, within the security industry. Most recently, as Vice President of Encode, a software and hardware reseller, Jim increased revenue from start-up to $7.5M in eighteen months and ultimately helped build a $20M business focused on identity and access management. We believe, based upon his leadership skills and industry knowledge that Jim can have a similar impact at BIO-key.”
Before joining BIO-key, Jim was Vice President of the Solutions Group with Encode. Prior to that, he was Regional Vice President for Cotelligent a solutions integrator focused on CRM, Customer Loyalty, Mobility and Wireless Managed Solutions and Large Scale Integration. Previous to Cotelligent, Jim held several executive sales management positions all focused on implementation and integration of technology to increase security, meet compliance demands and improve workflow. Jim is a graduate of Susquehanna University and also participated in the IBM Executive Leadership Group at Duke University and is a member of IBM’s Security Advisory Committee.
The IT and security industry are well aware of his past accomplishments; as demonstrated by the various awards Jim’s received from IBM, Oracle/BEA, Microsoft, Blue Martini, ATG, and Evergreen.
Jim’s responsibilities at BIO-key include driving revenue, managing, expanding and the further development of the sales team with a primary focus in identity and access management and the healthcare and market. Jim, will also manage the BIO-key sales partner network with the objective of leveraging his existing relationships and adding new ones to the channel.