Ben Cade, Founder & CEO, Trustonic

Ben Cade, Founder and CEO

Ben has a proven track record in establishing and scaling businesses. Prior to Trustonic, Ben founded Linaro the Open Source Software venture backed by IBM, Samsung, ARM and other key industry stakeholders. During his tenure at ARM he established and led the Security Division, helped scale the Infrastructure Business Unit from zero revenue to eight figures in under 18 months, and helped establish the ARM M&A and Corporate Venture Capital function. Over his career Ben has worked in major Asian and European blue chip companies as well as at the front line in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating globally. His passion lies in taking bold ideas and great people and turning them into businesses. He holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School and a Masters in Engineering from Southampton University.

George Kanuck, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Trustonic

George Kanuck, SVP, Sales and Marketing

Prior to Trustonic, George served at Good Technology as the Head of NorAm F500 enterprise sales and BYOD subject matter expert for global enterprises, until the BlackBerry acquisition. He joined Good via the acquisition of Austin-based mobile- and M2M-startup Macheen, where he led global sales. George has held global executive leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations at startup Vovici (acquired by Verint), KPCA Global, Hoovers and Dun & Bradstreet, leading teams that served Global 500 and government customers. George holds an MBA and also BS Economics degrees from both Lehigh University and Penn State. He is active in the Austin startup community, mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Richard Hayton, CTO, Trustonic

Richard Hayton, CTO

Prior to Trustonic, Richard was Chief Architect for Citrix Mobility, where he was responsible for crafting the XenMobile Enterprise Mobility Suite. During almost 20 years at Citrix, he led projects ranging from embedded software to global enterprise systems, with a focus on user and developer experience. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, focusing on identity federation for users, devices and services.

Christophe Colas, SVP Products and Licensing, Trustonic

Christophe Colas, SVP Products and Licensing

Christophe Colas is Head of Products and Licensing at Trustonic. He is also Chair of the Device Committee and a Board Director at GlobalPlatform. Earlier, Christophe held various marketing and R&D management positions in Trusted Logic and Trusted Logic Mobility (acquired by Gemalto), Ingenico (leader in EFT/POS terminals) and Bull CP8 (smartcard-related products). He is a graduate of the “Ecole des Mines” and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Gilles Balsan, VP Programs & Engineering Operations, Trustonic

Gilles Balsan, VP Programs & Engineering Operations

Gilles Balsan is responsible for Trustonic’s Core Engineering. He was previously the R&D Director of Trusted Logic Mobility, overseeing developments of the TLM Trusted Foundation TEE. Prior to this he held various roles within Gemalto – IT Program Manager coordinating M&A Infrastructure upgrades of acquired entities to Gemalto’s standards, Telecom BU Marketing Product Manager and Gemalto Global Services Europe Delivery Center Manager. Gilles is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the ESIGELEC Engineering School (France).

Nik Newark, VP Engineering

Nik Newark, VP Engineering

Nik Newark is responsible for the product development teams within Trustonic. He was previously the Director of Engineering for Citrix Systems, where he oversaw the development of the XenDesktop product. Before joining Citrix, he led the test and productisation functions at a security startup in Silicon Valley.

Nik holds a BA (Hons) in Computing and Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University.

Sue Gibson, VP People

Sue Gibson, VP People

Sue is responsible for overseeing the talent and development within Trustonic on a global basis, working alongside the Executive and Leadership teams. Sue has experience in both HR and Training and Development having spent time in the hi tech and bio sectors, technical consultancies and FMCG. She has worked in a number of startups in a senior role as HRD, in and around Cambridge. The People team in Trustonic covers the global operations and resources.

Andrew Day, Head of Finance

Andrew Day, Head of Finance

Andrew heads up Trustonic’s global finance and administration function, acting as a business partner, commentator, custodian and scorekeeper to the group companies. Previous to this, Andrew held a number of finance and management roles at ARM, BMW AG and Ernst & Young. Andrew holds a first class degree in Engineering from Birmingham University and is a Chartered Accountant.