Rank One Computing, is delighted to announce the appointment of B. Scott Swann as its new CEO effective 4 January 2020. Swann is a well-respected 25-year veteran in the identity and biometric field with a proven track record internationally in both government and industry.
ROC founders Brendan Klare, Joshua Klontz, and Scott Klum welcomed Mr. Swann to spearhead the overall strategic growth and leadership for their Colorado-based technology company.
Dr. Klare stated about the addition of Mr. Swann: “Scott Swann is a deeply trusted thought leader in the biometrics industry and he is the only person we trust to assume the reins as CEO. Scott will bring an immediate impact to our growth strategies and our ability to continue to put best-in-class “Made in the U.S.A.” biometrics and AI software in our customers’ hands. I have known and worked with Scott for over a decade, and he has the utmost integrity and is one of the most professional leaders I have ever engaged with. Our entire ROC team is thrilled to follow Scott’s lead into this next phase of Rank One’s growth journey.”
Mr. Swann previously held the position of President and CEO at IDEMIA National Security Solutions where he stood up IDEMIA’s Special Security Agreement subsidiary company. Swann drove tremendous growth and profit while managing some of the country’s most critically important biometric-based identity systems. Prior to IDEMIA, Swann served 18-years with the FBI where he patriotically fulfilled multiple executive roles advancing technology to include Special Assistant in the FBI Director’s Office for the Science and Technology Executive Assistant Director; Executive Officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Unit Chief at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
Dr. Klare had held the position of CEO since 2015 and was a key decision-maker in shifting his day-to-day role to being ROC’s Chief Scientist. He will also serve as the company President.