TrustiPhi’s cross-functional team of senior security specialists, software engineers and product managers have envisioned, architected and developed security products and subsystems for some of the world’s largest technology companies as well as the US government and US military.
Ari Singer, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Ari Singer is an energetic and experienced strategist, high-tech product manager, entrepreneur, and security specialist. He is former VP of Trusted Computing at Digital Management, Inc. where he was integral to helping define the US Department of Defense’s Trusted Computing technical strategy and enabling industry leaders to deploy Trusted Computing technologies. Ari has spent the last 12 years as a driving force in Trusted Computing and is a recognized leader in the space. Until April 2014, he was chair of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) WG and was also co-chair of the TCG TPM Software Stack (TSS) WG.
Prior to joining DMI, Ari was Director of Trusted Computing at NTRU Cryptosystems. Ari was instrumental in the creation, implementation and management of NTRU’s corporate strategy and the trusted computing business unit which was NTRU’s most profitable business unit while under his direction. Ari has driven and maintained partnerships with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Broadcom and Fujitsu and has successfully negotiated licensing deals with multiple semiconductor companies leading to annual software installations exceeding 20 million units. Ari has extensive standards experience, having served as a leading contributor in the Trusted Computing Group, as chair of the IEEE P1363 working group and as security editor/author for the IEEE 802.15.3 and 802.15.4 working groups and for the EESS #1 standard. He has consulted for several leading technology companies in the creation of secure hardware devices and systems. Prior to his work at NTRU, Ari was a cryptologist at Pitney Bowes.
Ari received a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Music from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Babson College. He holds five
U.S. issued patents.
Andy VanDamia, VP of Product Development and Co-Founder
In Andy’s 25 year technology career, the last 16 were spent at AuthenTec, Inc (12 years), Foster & Wager and DMI as a Sr. Software Engineer, Director of Product Management, Solutions Architect and Product Development Manager. Andy has envisioned, architected and developed secure semiconductor and software solutions for emerging technology biometric user identification and platform authentication products integrated into PCs, Mobile Phones and embedded systems manufactured by global OEMs such as HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba, Motorola, Fujitsu and others. Additionally, Andy has helped companies architect secure machine-to-cloud-to-machine based systems for “Internet of Things” applications.
Andy assisted the Microsoft OS Core Security development team in designing the new for Windows 7 Biometric Framework which became an integral security feature in the Windows 7, and the more recently released Windows 8.x, OS products. Andy has contributed to various Trusted Computing Group specification definitions and has also worked closely with leading industry security partners such as Intel, NXP, Broadcom and VeriSign (now a Symantec company) to architect hardware and software solutions that implement device-to-system authentication & ID, user identification, Secure Element usage, Near Field Communications, trusted device boot, secure on-chip computing and one-time-password technologies used in many of AuthenTec’s products. Andy is actively engaged in architecting and developing multiple API layers of the Trusted Computing Group’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 Software Stack that will provide a key role in fortifying security in the next generation of TPM 2.0 enabled consumer, business, industrial, Government, Military and critical infrastructure connected and non-connected platforms and systems.
Andy holds a B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, Graduate Courses from Florida Institute of Technology and earned a Professional Engineering License in the State of Florida. He holds 5 U.S. issued patents.
Michael Shipps, Director of Market Development
Michael Shipps is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of experience developing and managing large complex security projects. Prior to joining TrustiPhi, Michael led Digital Management, Inc.'s business development efforts in their Trusted Computing Division that designed leading-edge hardware and firmware security platforms for Fortune 1000 equipment and computer chip manufacturers. Prior to joining Digital Management, Inc., Michael led business development and technical consulting teams for information security companies IOActive and Verizon Business where he managed teams that developed complex information security systems for Fortune 500 clients. Michael previously managed global sales engineering and technical consulting teams for international telecommunication carriers prior to his information security career.
Michael received a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State and an M.B.A. from National University. Michael also received a Graduate Certificate in Information Security from Villanova University.
Stuart Rubin, Principal Software Engineer
For over 20 years, Stuart has designed, architected and led the development of high-quality, software-oriented products, devices and systems. He brings a broad range of experiences to the TrustiPhi team with particular depth in mission-critical embedded systems.
Stuart has developed in-depth software expertise through the years, creating complex systems that required detailed mapping to stringent regulatory and functional security requirements. At NDI Medical, Stuart led the software and firmware development of implantable nerve stimulation devices, surgical tools, and physician and patient controllers. These devices received FDA and CE approvals and have helped thousands of patients to relieve pain and improve surgical outcomes.
Stuart's work can also be seen in retail anti-theft systems (Checkpoint Systems), military and aerospace products (Innovative Solutions and Support), as well as a variety of consumer, home health, automotive, and industrial products (AVID Technology). Stuart's experiences are well suited to targeting small microcontrollers, which are the workhorses of the new generation of "Internet of Things" connected products. These skills help provide a foundation for TrustiPhi's ability to produce robust and versatile security software across a wide array of host platforms.
Stuart received a B.S. and M.S. in Electical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University. He holds 5 U.S. issued patents.