Intertrust’s experienced management team has substantial knowledge and a proven ability to expand technologies into new markets. All members of the Intertrust management team also have extensive experience with intellectual property. The management team has developed deep relationships with major technology providers and innovators, resulting in a reputation as a leader in trusted computing.

The extensive experience of the Intertrust professionals and their location in Silicon Valley has helped the Company identify new opportunities and technologies, allowing it to develop a first-mover advantage to create and acquire technologies that meet future market needs. Intertrust’s team is also international, with over 10 nationalities represented on the staff. Intertrust has maintained a global outlook and has a broad international perspective, with employees, partners and venture investments around the globe.


Talal G. Shamoon

Chief Executive Officer

Talal Shamoon joined Intertrust in 1997 and has been CEO since January 2003. Prior to becoming CEO, Shamoon held a series of executive positions at Intertrust, including executive vice president for business development and marketing, and head of Intertrust's initiatives for the entertainment and media sectors. He is an expert in intellectual property strategy, licensing and standardization, and an inventor and engineer. Before joining Intertrust, Shamoon was a research scientist, specializing in content protection and management technologies. From 1994-1997, he conducted research in signal processing and computer science at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, where he worked on watermarking, search, and data compression technologies. Shamoon holds B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University and is an inventor on sixteen US and international patents.

David P. Maher

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

David Maher has over 30 years of experience in secure computing and is responsible for Research and Development at Intertrust. Before joining Intertrust in 1999, he was Chief Scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems, Head of the Secure Systems Research Department, and security architect for AT&T's Internet services platform. After joining Bell Labs in 1981, Maher developed secure communications, information vending, and e-commerce systems. He was Chief Architect for AT&T's STU-III secure voice, data, and video products used by the White House and Department of Defense for top-secret communications. In 1992, Maher became a Bell Labs Fellow in recognition of his accomplishments in communications security. Maher holds multiple patents in secure computing; has published papers in the fields of mathematics and computer science; and has consulted with the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Maher holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University. He has taught electrical engineering, mathematics, and computer science at several institutions.

Jeff McDow

Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing, and Chief Patent Counsel

Jeff McDow joined Intertrust in 1999, and leads the Company's intellectual property initiatives. He is in charge of Intertrust's intellectual property strategy and manages the prosecution and licensing the Company's patent portfolio. Prior to joining Intertrust, McDow practiced law in the Silicon Valley office of a leading intellectual property law firm. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, opinion work, and prosecution. McDow received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Walla Walla College.

Bill Rainey

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Bill Rainey is responsible for leading the company's global legal and corporate development activities. Rainey also oversees the Company's finance and G&A activities. Before joining Intertrust in 1999, Rainey worked as a deputy public defender in Santa Clara County and in private legal practice in Silicon Valley. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as an account representative at Shearson-Lehman American Express. Rainey received a J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and a B.S. degree in Commerce/Finance from Santa Clara University.

Gilles Boccon-Gibod

Senior Vice President, Technology and Chief Architect

Gilles Boccon-Gibod brings over 20 years of digital media technology leadership and development experience to his role at Intertrust. Boccon-Gibod designed the Octopus rights management engine, which is the core technology in Marlin. He is responsible for leading the development teams for Intertrust’s media products, including the Sushi Marlin Client SDK and the Wasabi Media Player and Application Suite. Prior to Intertrust, Boccon-Gibod co-founded a succession of digital media companies; including OpenTV in the early 1990s. At that time, he developed a set-top box operating system that continues to be used in several million devices. In addition, he co-founded MpegTV, one of the pioneers of video players on mobile devices and X-Audio, a cross-platform, cross-media middleware platform for digital audio. The X-Audio toolkit that he developed was used in hundreds of millions of applications and devices. Boccon-Gibod holds a Masters in C.S. from Telecom ParisTech.

Mark Kokes

Vice President, Corporate Development and Intellectual Property Licensing

Mark Kokes joined Intertrust in 2012 having spent the previous twelve years gaining valuable experience in the mobile industry. Before joining Intertrust, Kokes held a series of senior engineering and corporate strategy positions at Nokia Research Center, Sony Ericsson's Corporate Technology Office, and HTC's Corporate Strategy Group. Kokes is an inventor on six US and international patents and has published over twenty academic articles on various research topics. Kokes’ academic interests include multimedia source compression, secure data transport, mobile platform security and virtualization technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (2002) and an M.S. (1997) and B.S. (1995) in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.