LONDON, [JULY 18, 2019] – Callsign today announced the addition of Tom Noonan to its board of directors. The industry veteran and serial entrepreneur is a welcome addition to the company’s leadership as it continues its impressive growth.
“Tom will be a true asset to our team of board members. We value his vision and guidance, especially around building successful companies and taking them global, which will be extremely valuable as we grow our footprint in the US market and beyond,” said Zia Hayat, founder and CEO of Callsign. “This is yet another win for the company coming on the heels of our exciting partnership with the largest digital bank in the UK -- Lloyds Banking Group -- to bring their customers digital identification and authentication solutions with seamless customer experience.”
“Callsign is an incredible company with tremendous potential, bolstered by remarkable leadership and vision. At the foundation is innovative technology that addresses one of the key issues in our digital world – identity,” noted Noonan. “While many companies claim they are doing something differently, Callsign truly is taking a refreshing approach in solving the identity paradox, removing friction without impacting security or the user experience. In essence, Callsign has revolutionized digital identity. Today the company holds a strong foothold in Europe with promising plans for further geographic growth, and I look forward to playing a critical role in their US expansion and beyond.”
As a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor, Noonan brings years of experience as a technology executive in addition to his deep domain experience in emerging technologies, particularly in cybersecurity. His previous experience includes executive roles in IBM, Cisco and Dun & Bradstreet Software, in addition to his success building global technology companies as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of a host of cybersecurity companies including Endgame Security, JouleX (acquired by Cisco in 2013) and Internet Security Systems, Inc., (acquired by IBM in 2006).
Often, other solutions focus more on the capability of technology and less on its applicability to a wide base of users. Callsign solves the challenges organizations face in getting their users on to and interacting with their digital platforms easily and securely, while acknowledging that each individual is just that – an individual. Without sacrificing security or a seamless experience, Callsign technology is based on the expectation that not every person will have access to the latest smartphone, the capability to use technology in the same way, or be culturally willing to share biometrics.
Noonan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a business degree from Harvard University. In 2002, President Bush appointed Noonan to serve on the White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure, where he served under the Obama administration and continues to serve under the Trump administration. He is a frequent speaker at leading industry events and serves on numerous company, industry and civic boards. He is an active technology investor and a leading philanthropist through the work of the Thomas Noonan Family Foundation that supports education, environmental and healthcare causes locally and nationally.