Michael W. Depasquale
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Michael W. Depasquale serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BIO-key International, a New Jersey headquartered developer of advanced biometric security solutions. Mike was appointed Chairman of the company in February 2014 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2003.
Mike brings more than 25 years of extensive executive management, sales and marketing experience to the Company. Prior to joining BIO-key, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prism eSolutions, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based provider of professional consulting services and online solutions for ISO-9001 / 14000 certification serving customers in manufacturing, healthcare and government markets. From December 1999 through December 2000, Mike served as Group Vice President for WRC Media, a New York-based distributor of supplemental education products and software. From January 1996 until December 1999, he was Senior Vice President of Jostens Learning Corporation, a California-based provider of multi-media curriculum that was acquired by WRC Media.
Prior to Jostens, Mike held sales and marketing management positions with McGraw-Hill and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has served on a number of non-profit organizations as well as on the Board of Directors of several private companies. Currently, Mike is Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the one of the leading biometric advocacy organizations, the International Biometrics and Identification Industry Association.
Meet the Executive Team
Chief Financial Officer
Ceci Welch has more than 20 years of operational and financial management experience in a diverse selection of technology corporations. Prior to joining BIO-key, she was Controller for Savaje Technologies, Crystal Systems and ATN Microwave (acquired by Agilent Technologies). Mrs. Welch has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Fred Corsentino is responsible for refining and focusing BIO-key's business development, sales and integrated marketing functions in order to optimize revenue growth from its strong base of biometric software and hardware solutions. He has decades of sales leadership experience and a strong track record of revenue growth accomplishment, with a particular emphasis on emerging technologies including security.
Mr. Corsentino launched a consulting practice that advises security and information research and technology companies on go-to market strategies to increase sales prospects and drive revenue growth. He also recently served as Chief Revenue Officer at Comodo, a cyber security provider, where he managed the sales team and successfully launched a new line of end point protection and cloud computing security products.
From 2005 to 2007 he led sales at Meru Networks, a Wi-Fi networking company, growing worldwide revenues from $1M to $40M in two years. This sales trajectory helped pave the way to the Company’s IPO and the Company was acquired by Fortinet in 2015.
Previously, Mr. Corsentino led the worldwide sales strategy for Proxim wireless, a Western Multiplex broadband telecommunication provider. Under his leadership, Western Multiplex revenues grew from $35M to $105M during its first year and the company went public in 2000. He also led the turnaround of a communications networking Products Company, growing sales by 250% to $32M over three years.
Mr. Corsentino earned his B.S. degree in Economics – cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business School graduates.
Mira K. Lacous
Chief Technology Officer
Mira LaCous has nearly 30 years of solution development, project/product management and company leadership experience. Ms. LaCous has lead and managed software development and product management teams most of her career. Mira’s background includes successfully bringing technology to market including automated voice response systems, building control systems, software piracy protection, intranet training materials and security testing, graphic page layout and design software, scanning software and systems, authentication security, biometric algorithms, scalable security solutions and more. Ms LaCous is also the author of six US patented technologies, with most have many international counterparts, and has been an officer or director of three companies; National Computer Systems (NCS), TEL-Line Systems and BIO-key International. Ms LaCous has a Bachelors in Computer Science as well as all but Dissertation towards a Masters Degree.
Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development
Jim Sullivan is BIO-key’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and a recognized expert in biometric authentication for consumer and mobile applications. In over 10 years at BIO-key, Jim has worked directly with dozens of BIO-key’s household name customers, including LexisNexis, NCR and McKesson on large-scale biometric-centered identity management projects that interface daily with millions of corporate and consumer users. Jim holds a Computer Science degree from Brown University, and has 24 years of experience in IT projects and implementation, 14 of them directly working with identity management solutions at BIO-key, Computer Associates, Platinum Technology, and Memco Software.
Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Mahnken brings over 20 years of marketing experience and success through strategic marketing and building dynamic relationships with channel partners. Immediately prior to joining BIO-key, Mahnken served as President of Edge Marketing, a leading marketing consulting firm in the dental and medical devices industries. Mahnken also served as Director of Marketing at Milestone Scientific Inc, manufacturers of computer controlled anesthetic delivery medical devices, and Director of Partnership Relations at ArcMesa Educators, an organization dedicated to providing accredited continuing education to medical and dental providers. For Mahnken, his career in marketing began with Lanmark Group a leading healthcare advertising agency. Mahnken is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, where he earned a Bachelors of Art degree in Marketing.