SecureKey Technologies appoints Charles Walton as CEO
SecureKey Technologies Inc., a developer of secure authentication solutions has appointed Charles Walton as chief executive officer.
Walton brings more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in the security technology industry related to authentication, smart card ID systems, NFC/mobile data systems, and the bank card payments ecosystem. Walton starts his new role in August, following his departure as general manager and EVP of the NFC & secure payments business at INSIDE Secure where he has worked since 2005.
SecureKey Founder and Chairman Greg Wolfond says, “I couldn’t be more thrilled that Charlie is joining SecureKey as we accelerate the build-out of our Canadian ecosystem and prepare to enter new markets. There are few opportunities in our space to attract senior executives of Charlie’s calibre — he brings an unmatched combination of deep subject matter expertise and the proven ability to lead fast-growing organizations.”
SecureKey recently completed a $30-million strategic investment round and launched a new authentication service for the Government of Canada that allows Canadians to use their bank authentication credentials to obtain access to online government services.