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Team

PalmID® is supported by a team with decades of experience in computer vision and biometrics. The team has also created and built multiple startups and successfully guided their growth.

Kevin Horowitz
Director of Engineering

Kevin serves as the director of engineering. He is a machine learning expert with versatile experience in several engineering fields. Prior to Redrock, Kevin held engineering and management positions at Google and Leap Motion.

He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California Berkeley.

Hua Yang, PhD
CEO

Before co-founding Redrock Biometrics, Hua was the director of research at Leap Motion, a motion tracking/human computer interaction system, and held an engineering position at Kitware, an open source computer graphics and imaging software company.

Hua earned a M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lenny Kontsevich, PhD
Chairman

Lenny is a co-founder of Redrock Biometrics. He started his career in academia and continued it in Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute studying human vision. Later on he became an enterpreneur founding two startups, one in image search and another digital coupons areas. Lenny met Hua while working at LeapMotion.

He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Chris Barnett
Strategic Advisor

Chris serves as senior vice president of business development. He recently guided the growth and exit of three successful startups, including EyeVerify, where he assisted the company's growth and acquisition by Ant Financial/Alipay; and Vlingo, which was acquired in 2012 by Nuance.

Chris earned a B.S. in Economic and Finance from Columbia University and an M.B.A. in Information Systems & Marketing from Loyola University.

Nikoloz Nikolaishvili
Director of Product Design

Nikoloz is the director of product design. Prior, he was vice president of design at Something to Talk About Media LLC. Earlier, he was a UI/UX designer at KaChing! and a graphic designer at Kommersant newspaper.

He earned a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Moscow State Aviation Technological University.

Sergei Badeka
VP of Business Development

Sergei started working for Redrock Biometrics as an independent consultant and then joined the team. Before that he was an area sales manager for a subsidiary of Textron, a Fortune 500 company. In Textron he was the Best Sales Person of the Year and his team was awarded Best Region of the Year. Sergei personally supervised the largest order and 90% market share in key segments for his company.

He holds a B.S. in Genetics from University of California, Davis.

Contacts

REDROCK BIOMETRICS

649 Mission Street, 5th floor San Francisco, CA 94105

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