Dr. Neil Costigan brings over 25 years of effective entrepreneurial and technical leadership in venture-backed startups and global technology corporations throughout the EU and US. Before BehavioSec, he built his career in software development, executive leadership, and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder and CTO at PKI Specialists Celo Communications (Celo) first in Stockholm then California, he advanced the technical strategy, and formed strong strategic partnerships. He also served as Vice President of R&D at Gemplus (now Gemalto), a digital security giant in Aix-en-Provence, France.
A cryptographer by training, Neil received both a B.S in Computer Applications and a M.Sc in Computer Science from Dublin City University. He furthered his education by graduating with a Ph.D in Computer Science for his thesis on Elliptic Curve Cryptography on Modern Processor Architectures. He currently resides in San Francisco, USA. When he isn’t travelling between San Francisco and Luleå on business, he enjoys adventure biking and a friendly match of pool.
Dave is an experienced professional with deep expertise in developing early stage technology and services companies. With over 25 years of experience in Senior Management, Dave wields a rich list of accomplishments in Sales, Sales Management, and Technology Strategy. Dave has provided guidance as an SME in support of M&A, and he brings a proven track record of supporting Operations, Business Development, Product Development, and Executive Management, as well as a deep understanding of building high performance teams. Dave’s operative philosophy is to add value, be relevant, move the needle, and have fun doing what you love.
Dave holds a B.Sc in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology where he excelled on the Lacrosse team. Dave currently resides in Austin, USA.
Olov serves as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partners and is also one of the original founders of BehavioSec. Over the years, while building BehavioSec, he performed a myriad of other roles that included marketing, fundraising, administration, and program management. He is a highly capable, successful, international entrepreneur who brings many talents to our team, keeping BehavioSec at the forefront of the cyber-security industry.
As a thought leader on behavioral biometrics, he has a long track record of successfully introducing this technology to many countries and across continents. Olov holds a BSBA in International Business and Economics from Luleå University of Technology with exchange studies at SUNY Potsdam, USA. His alma mater, Luleå University, awarded him alumnus of the year in 2016. Olov lives in Stockholm, Sweden and is an avid rock climber.
Peder serves as the Director of Engineering and is one of the original co-founders of BehavioSec. As the director, his role is very hands-on with product planning and development. He supervises all engineering staff, efficiently handles all client-support relations, and effectively executes our development releases. His leadership in behavioral biometric innovation and development has equipped him to oversee our entire R&D site in Luleå, Sweden. He previously served as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at EB Solutions, delivering innovative e-business solutions to food producers.
Peder holds a B.S in Computer and System Sciences from Luleå University of Technology where his thesis work inspired him to launch BehavioSec and create a few of his many patents. Peder resides in Luleå, Sweden.
Josh is our VP of Finance and Administration with decades of experience in technology finance, strategy execution, negotiation of complex software contracts, and business risk assessment. In his role, Josh is responsible for the overall financial strategy, ensuring to meet the demands of BehavioSec’s growth, including those of our investors and shareholders. He has previously worked in management roles at Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and Ernst & Young.
Josh is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s University. He resides in Luleå, Sweden.
Jordan’s role as our VP of Products drives the vision and growth of our cyber safety solutions while in addition to ensuring quality and client satisfaction. His 20-year career in product management, internet security, cyber security, and cyber safety solutions makes him the best choice to lead our product division. Jordan has held many Product Management roles with global industry leaders like IBM, and Symantec. Most recently as the Director of Product Management at Symantec, he led the complex integration of Lifelock after its $2.3 billion acquisition by Symantec. He previously led early Product Management at FireEye (FEYE), inevitably leading to a multibillion-dollar IPO.
Jordan holds a B.S. from the University of Waterloo with focuses in Biology and Psychology. Jordan currently resides in San Francisco, USA.
Ingo Deutschmann is the VP of Engineering whose role is to spearhead and guide the innovation of new technology, architecture, and features. He is responsible for the entire engineering team and tasked to execute the engineering strategy at the highest level. As a seasoned and exceptionally motivated security professional, he brings with him a strong background in software development, consulting, and product services. Ingo holds an extensive worldwide patent portfolio, ranging from smartcards to behavioral biometric software. Ingo’s last role was as General Manager at Gemplus in Germany, leading security software development and R&D operations. He has also served as Vice President of Development at PKI Specialists Celo Communications (Celo) and was a co-developer of the hardware antivirus solution called ExVira.
Ingo holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and currently resides in Merseburg, Germany. He enjoys sailing during the summer months and has circumnavigated the globe on his catamaran.