About Us

Founded in 2015, ROC is an employee-owned company headquartered in Denver, CO with offices in Morgantown, WV and the homes of some of America’s finest engineers and Computer Vision experts.

Who we are:

  • Recognized thought leaders and innovators with decades of experience and numerous patents in biometrics, computer vision, and identity solutions

How we’re different:

  • Engineering-first approach focuses on efficient, effective, and game-changing solutions that solve customer challenges  
  • Commitment to ethical use of emerging technology to make spaces – digital or physical – where society gathers safer and more engaging

Why choose us:

  • Proven experience developing and deploying tailored solutions that
    • Increase trust in online commerce with global financial institutions
    • Strengthen military and law enforcement missions
    • Enhance customer loyalty with leading retail and entertainment enterprises

Our Executive Team

B. Scott Swann

Chief Executive Officer

20+ years Federal Investigations Expertise, DoD, IC and Government Relations

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• 18-year tenure at the FBI

• As an FBI Unit Chief, he played a central role in the development of the $1.2B Next Generation Identification system

• Served as Special Assistant to the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch as well as the Identity Intelligence Lead to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Science and Technology Office

• Master’s Degree in software engineering from WVU

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Brendan Klare, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, President & Co-Founder

15+ years AI / ML Industry Leadership

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• Published over 25 peer reviewed articles on the topic of computer vision, machine learning, and automated FR algorithms

• Served as a subject matter expert consultant on the use of automatic FR algorithms for the DoS, FBI, DoD, and IARPA

• Served as an infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army

• Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University

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Josh Klontz

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

20+ yrs Application Development & Innovation

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• Published 9 peer reviewed articles focused on computer vision and automated face recognition

• Supported a variety of important identification efforts for the FBI, DoD, and Intelligence Community including the Automated Face Detection and Recognition (AFDAR) project noted for “bringing facial recognition to the FBI,” and the IARPA JANUS program.

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David Ray, J.D.

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

10+ years in law practice and technology

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• Skilled in Software Licensing, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital Financing, Company Formation, Securitization, Management Consulting and Finance

• J.D. from Columbia Law School

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Cody Barnes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

15+ years in combined finance, accounting, tax, operations, human resources and banking experience

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•Highly skilled in building out structure and process to support a rapidly growing organization

• BS in Finance & Accounting from USF

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Chris Centamore

SVP Strategic Marketing & Business Development

10+ years in the biometrics industry

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• Proven business developer with engineering expertise delivering reliable computer vision and facility security solutions to government and commercial organizations in the Biometrics and Defense sectors

• Masters ECE from Georgia Institute of Technology

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Primary Sales Points of Contact

Commercial Security & Engagement

Eric Hess

VP, Sales

16 yrs developing & deploying identity solutions for Enterprise, DoD & Law Enforcement

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• Former Law Enforcement Officer

• Expert in the use of AI/ML powered computer vision and facial recognition technologies for risk reduction, loss prevention, criminal investigations, and customer engagement

• MBA from University of Washington

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Blake Moore

VP, Customer Success

10 years leading high profile commercial and government biometrics programs 

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• TSA PreCheck, 23 state biometric background check programs including Texas, New York, and Tennessee, and FBI Individual History Checks

• Guided product development for remote identity proofing and remote biometric capture solutions for the DoD, US Marshall Service, and commercial applications such as secure stadium access

• CPA with experience balancing operational needs with financial realities

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Public Safety

Jessica Sell

VP, Congressional Affairs & Community Outreach

15+ years experience in roles within government, community outreach, and university development

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• Serves as co-chairman on The Women’s Energy Network Board, in philanthropy at the university level, and in various governmental roles at the federal, state, and county level

• Served in Government as Deputy Administrator for Harrison County, WV where she assisted in the oversight of 300+ employees & in managing county-wide budgets.

• Master of Education from Fairmont State University

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National Security

Chris Centamore (Acting)

 

Identity Proofing

Alex Kearney

Business Development Manager

6+ years supporting Operations to ensure the highest level of efficiency and organization within the BD team

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• Liaison for ROC’s existing Channel Partners, as well as our expanding commercial network

• Advocate for the ethical use of biometrics in the fintech, ID proofing, and digital identity verticals

• BA in International Relations from NC State University

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Our Engineering and Expertise speaks for itself with our rapid growth and expanding clients:

6

US Dept of Defense Agencies

10+

Multi-National Financial Institutions

20+

Law Enforcement Agencies

80+

Integrator Customers

100M+

Facial Verifications Per Year

Charity

We donate a fixed percentage of our profits to charitable causes that are making a difference in our community and beyond. Here is a list of the organizations Rank One Computing has helped support: