Talal Shamoon became Intertrust’s CEO in 2003. Under his leadership, Intertrust has grown from a small R&D and licensing company to a global leader in trusted computing products and services, licensing, and standardization. Today, Intertrust’s inventions enable billions of licensed products worldwide and its products are globally deployed. Shamoon joined Intertrust in 1997 as a member of the research staff, and then held a series of executive positions, including Executive Vice President for Business Development and Marketing. As an early pioneer of Digital Rights Management technology in the late 90s, he led Intertrust’s business and technology initiatives in the entertainment and media market, which established the company’s leadership in that space. Prior to joining Intertrust, Shamoon was a researcher at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ, where he focused on digital signal processing and content security. Shamoon sits on several company boards – he is a member of the board of directors of Intertrust, whiteCryption and Kiora, and he chairs the board of directors of Planet OS. A recognized inventor and published author, Shamoon holds B.S., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
David Maher has over 30 years of experience in secure computing and is responsible for Research and Development at Intertrust. In addition, he is currently President of Seacert Corporation, a certificate authority for the Internet of Things, President of WhiteCryption Corporation, a developer of application security software, and Co-chairman of the Marlin Trust Management Organization which oversees the world’s only independent digital rights management ecosystem. Before joining Intertrust in 1999, Maher 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, he 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 dozens of 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.
Tim Schaaff is Intertrust’s Chief Product Officer and is responsible for all technology and product development at the Company. Schaaff brings over 30 years of technology leadership and design experience to Intertrust, having led brilliant engineering teams in the development of revolutionary products from Apple’s QuickTime platform to the PlayStation Network. He has substantial experience in product development, management, and standardization across a broad range of leading software and hardware platforms, and is leading Intertrust’s charge in the areas of trusted big data products, distributed secure systems and media protection and management and privacy-based adtech technologies.
Prior to joining Intertrust in 2015, Schaaff held a series of senior executive positions at Sony Corporation from 2005 to 2013, ultimately serving as President of Sony Network Entertainment International. From 1991 to 2005, Tim held various development and management roles at Apple, including eight years as Vice President of Apple’s Interactive Media Group where he was responsible for the media technologies in Mac OS X, including video, audio, 2D- & 3D-graphics, imaging, color management and real-time communications. Before Apple, Schaaff was a software engineer at New England Digital, the inventors of the Synclavier digital music synthesizer. He graduated from Dartmouth College.
Florian Kolb joined Intertrust as Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager, Energy in January 2020 after a 15-year career in a series of business leadership roles within the German energy industry. He is responsible for all of Intertrust’s product sales and business development activities, as well as the company’s initiatives in the energy and related industries.
Most recently, Kolb spent five years as CEO/Managing Director of innogy’s (initially RWE) Silicon Valley innovation group. In that role, he led U.S. strategic investments and innovation activities, including building and managing a strategic investment portfolio aimed at assembling technology assets for data-driven business models for the energy industry. He also helped incubate internal start-ups at innogy, which led to the creation of DigiKoo and Livisi. Kolb is a seasoned deal-maker; prior to taking on his roles in Silicon Valley, he worked in operations, restructuring as well as M&A, driving multi-billion euro mergers and acquisitions in the European energy sector.
In 2016, Kolb founded Free Electrons, a global accelerator program now operated by a consortium of ten leading international utilities. Kolb holds a Master’s degree in political economics from the University of Passau, Germany, and has participated in executive programs at INSEAD and IMD Lausanne.
Jeff McDow joined Intertrust in 1999, and leads the Company’s intellectual property and licensing initiatives. He is in charge of Intertrust’s intellectual property strategy and manages the prosecution and licensing the Company’s technologies. 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 and licensing. 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.
Matt Glotzer is Intertrust’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and is responsible for the Company’s finance, accounting and control, M&A, strategic growth and investor activities. He brings over 20 years of finance, business development and strategic planning to this role. Glotzer joined Intertrust in 2014 to lead the Company’s initiatives with the content and media industry. Prior to Intertrust, he spent nearly 15 years at Twentieth Century Fox, where he helped launch Fox’s first Digital Media group and drove a number of new business activities including: the initial video licenses to iTunes, the formation of Hulu, and the creation of Fox Digital Studio. Before Fox, he held positions in strategic planning with EMI Music and in investment banking with Lehman Brothers. Glotzer holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA. He has served as an Adjunct Lecturer on Digital Media Strategies in the Masters of Entertainment Industry Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an expert witness to the United States House of Representatives in its review of copyright law.
Bob Tarjan is Intertrust’s Chief Scientist and is responsible for leading basic research at the Company. Tarjan is also the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is one of the world’s most prominent computer scientists and has made fundamental contributions in the fields of algorithms and data structures. He is the recipient of numerous academic distinctions and awards including the Association for Computing Machinery A. M. Turing Award, and the Nevanlinna Prize in mathematical aspects of computer science.
Tarjan has held a series of industrial research and academic positions over the years, including Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard and Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research. Earlier in his career he was with AT&T Bell Labs and the NEC Research Institute. He has held academic positions at Cornell University, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and N.Y.U. Tarjan holds a BS in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and MS and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Kenny Huang | Managing Director, Greater China, S. Korea and ASEAN Region
Kenny Huang is responsible for Intertrust’s growing East Asia business and technology activities. His regional responsibilities include Greater China, South Korea and South East Asia. Huang has over 20 years of experience at pioneering Internet companies, with substantial experience in the digital media and Internet security markets. He first joined Intertrust in 2000 to run the Professional Services business unit. Huang opened Intertrust’s regional HQ in Beijing in 2008, where he currently resides. In the past, he has held a variety of engineering and business management positions at major Internet companies including Trend Micro, HelloAsia, Netscape and Silicon Graphics. Huang holds a MS Degree in Computer Science from Tufts University and a BS degree from National Taiwan University.
Bill Horne leads Intertrust’s Secure Systems product group, and is responsible for the company’s authentication, root key services, and software tamper resistance products. Prior to joining Intertrust at the end of 2016, Horne was the Director of Security Research at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he led a team of R&D security experts who supported HP’s security product efforts. Prior to HP, Horne was a research scientist at Intertrust’s STAR Lab from 1997-2002, and prior to that at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ. Horne is a prolific inventor and technical author. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of security and machine learning, and holds 33 granted patents and 44 patents pending. Horne holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico
Anahita Poonegar | VP Marketing and GM India
Anahita Poonegar is Intertrust’s VP of Marketing and GM, India. She is responsible for all of Intertrust’s global marketing activities. She is also responsible for the company’s business initiatives in India. Prior to joining Intertrust, Poonegar was responsible for marketing and technical writing at Zero Gravity Technologies, a secure enterprise communications software developer, which was acquired by Intertrust in 2001. Poonegar is an expert in technology and society, she holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning and Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, where she specialized in the role of technology in community and social organization.
Yutaka Nagao joined Intertrust 2009. Based at headquarters, Mr. Nagao plays several key roles in corporate strategy and business development, including leading our patent licensing business for the Japanese market. Prior to expanding his role to business development, Mr. Nagao was an accomplished engineer and standardization expert, having made key contribution to the development of the Marlin Digital Rights Management standard. He is a named inventor on several patents, and is an expert in software engineering and secure systems. Mr. Nagao was also part of the team that developed and built Seacert.
Prior to joining Intertrust, Mr. Nagao worked at Sony, where he developed media distribution systems, and at NTT, where he developed sophisticated IP network systems. Mr. Nagao holds a B.S in Physics and an M.S in Nuclear Physics from Chiba University.
Kristin Clark joined Intertrust in 1999 and has extensive background in Trust Management and Operations. As a VP of Security Operations, Kristin co-founded Seacert Corporation, an Intertrust company, and has twenty years of experience building and managing cryptographic operations, PKI (public key infrastructure) implementations and partner support. She has worked closely with multi-company/multi-country engineering teams to transform technical specifications into operational processes. Seacert has provided billions of credentials to a worldwide customer base of the largest consumer electronic companies. Prior to joining Intertrust, she worked at Hewlett Packard in e-Business, Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, and Finance, managing organizations, implementing multi-division systems and improving cross-organizational processes. She has a B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University.
Ashwin Kedia is a VP of Strategy and Business Development at Intertrust and is responsible for all aspects of sales and go-to-market strategy for their flagship products. He is a Silicon Valley veteran and brings 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience providing strategic and operating leadership for domestic and international sales and service operations. He has gained diverse experience working for enterprise software, services and consumer focused companies.
Prior to Intertrust he spent over five years at Splunk, a big data software company, where he joined pre IPO and helped grow revenues exponentially. Before Splunk, Ashwin was a serial entrepreneur and founded two companies – cMango and Vacapedia, both had successful exits through acquisitions.
Ashwin started his career working for enterprise software and services companies in various roles. He has worked on multiple continents, which includes working for DHL in the Middle East where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the world’s first automatic sort system for documents and parcels.
Ashwin holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University. Ashwin loves music, sports, travel and spending time with friends and family.