WALL, N.J., June 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced that it has appointed Cameron E. Williams to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Williams has spent over forty years in leading executive officer roles in banking and financial services firms, serving on the board of directors of multiple organizations and more recently, in founding and leading strategic, financial and security consulting firms. Mr. Williams brings deep experience, an ideal skill set, and a broad base of relationships to his role on BIO-key’s Board.
Mike DePasquale, BIO-key’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are pleased to have Cameron join our Board at a time of significant growth and development for BIO-key. He brings broad executive and board-level experience across a variety of enterprises and industries. Importantly, he possesses strong financial acumen and perspective that we believe will be very valuable in guiding our future growth and success.”
Mr. Williams currently leads CEW Advisory Services, a Canton Georgia based consulting firm he founded in 2014. CEW serves the consumer lending industry with process assessment, strategic planning and customer service quality control audits for financial and non-financial retailers. He previously founded CEW Solutions which provided fraud investigation services to insurance companies, law firms, and third-party administrators..
From 2007 to 2009 Mr. Williams served as COO of Asta Funding, Inc., a publicly traded diversified financial services company, he was responsible for the sourcing and financial analysis of distressed consumer asset investments and their liquidation.
Mr. Williams served as President of Popular Financial Holdings, an affiliate of Popular, Inc., a $36 billion banking organization from 1998 to 2007. Prior to this role, he served as COO and EVP of Security Pacific Financial Services; CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of BankAmerica Financial, Inc.; and EVP, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of Security Pacific Financial Services System, Inc.
Mr. Williams has substantial experience serving on the board of directors of organizations including: Popular Financial Holdings, Inc.; National Home Equity Mortgage Association; BankAmerica Financial, Inc.; Security Pacific Financial Services; and Corporate Partners of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting and completed graduate coursework at San Diego State University.
About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.BIO-key.com)
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication and cybersecurity with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) software managing millions of users. Its cloud-based PortalGuard IAM solution provides cost-effective, easy to deploy, convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key’s patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading Identity-Bound Biometric (IBB) capabilities, enable large-scale Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, as well as customized on-premises solutions.
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