Chief Technology Advisor
John Haggard is a seasoned exec assisting startups in advancing businesses to the next level. He deeply understands and helps companies navigate the pain of building the infrastructure need to scale and grow. He started his career in the design, development, and delivery of advanced state-of-the-art information security products with SKK in 1982. He learned the art of security practices as a developer serving over 65% of the world's IBM Mainframe market. His early specialties were strong authentication, cryptography, and trusted computing systems (C2 and B1 as defined by the NCSC).
John served as President, COO, and CTO of VASCO Data Security International (Nasdaq: VDSI) from 1994 to 2000, successfully launching VASCO into the number one strong authentication company for financial institutions.
Over the years, he has served on the board of directors for numerous intellectual property companies in the field of advanced authentication solutions. Recently he has served as Chief Business Officer for Yubico and as CEO of Nymi.
John has a BS in Computer Science, from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.