Shaun Cuttill – CTO and Co-Founder
Shaun has over 15 years’ experience working with strong authentication and identity management hardware and software projects. He worked for over 5 years with Raytheon’s Secure Identity solutions on such projects as the Argentinian national ID card, visa, and passport programs, testing and improving the security of the U.S. visa and passport, and other global security projects. He has also worked on special short-term projects such as partnering with Ericsson to enhance the commercial viability of Bluetooth technology in 2000, and organizing the first-ever successful joint-venture proof of concept to vet federated identities working in cross-platform environments (was acting project lead on a special project with Liberty Alliance, Microsoft, Sun, and others to show possible solutions to SAML and WS-* compatibility). Immediately prior to founding 2FA, Shaun worked with Schlumberger and the group that eventually became Gemalto helping to develop and manage multiple technology products, including awarding-winning software in the fields of biometrics, smart cards, and identity management. He has managed large-scale, global physical and logical access deployment projects, including acting as a project manager on Sun Microsystems global deployment of their Javacard project (unifying physical access systems worldwide to support combined Mifare technology with a Java-based smart card) and similar projects at other Fortune 50 companies. Shaun holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, has patents both with 2FA and prior to founding 2FA, and has had his work published in many journals.