Secure64 Board of Directors
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, Secure64 is a privately held software development company led by a management team that consists of leaders from the technology and financial industries.
Chris has more than 30 years of experience in large scale operations, software development and wireless & IP network technologies. Currently, he assists investors with different aspects of their portfolios including both board and operational positions. Chris co-founded Verio in 1996 and served as its CTO until 2000, a year after its merger with NTT. Prior to Verio, he was senior VP and acting CTO for Nextel Corporation/OneComm.
Chris earned his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and his M.B.A. from the University of California.
Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
Steve served as Chief Executive Officer for Secure64 from 2005-2016 and during his tenure the company developed its line of highly secure DNS products now running on every continent. Prior to co-founding Secure64, Steve was Vice President of Finance, CFO and an Executive Committee member at Janus Capital Corporation from 1992 to 2000. During his tenure, Janus grew assets under management from $10 billion to more than $330 billion and operations expanded internationally. Prior to joining Janus, he was with Price Waterhouse. Steve is a member of the board of directors of Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and a former (2007-2008) member of the board of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and of MobiTV.
Joe Gersch, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Joe was named CEO in 2016. As CEO, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. He has been with Secure64 since 2004 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008; the title of Chief Technology Officer was added in 2014. As COO & CTO, Joe led the vision and development of mission critical DNS products. Prior to Secure64, Joe was a 24-year veteran of HP where he held technical and sales evangelist roles, and managed R&D and Marketing departments that delivered innovative products across a wide range of technologies. Joe earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.
H. Leigh Severance has over forty years experience as a portfolio manager and security analyst with mutual fund and investment advisory organizations, including his own firm, Severance Capital Management (SCM), which was founded in 1984. SCM was founded to manage micro-cap limited partnerships and individual accounts. Over the past 10 years, increasing time and resources have been devoted to developing and improving quantitative common stock portfolio strategies. Such strategies have demonstrated a statistically significant capability of consistently outperforming their respective indices.
Prior to 1984, Leigh was employed by Cambiar Investors, Inc., an independent Denver-based investment advisor. Previous experience includes portfolio manager of Founders Growth Fund, portfolio manager with J.M. Hartwell and Company, and security analyst for the endowment fund at the University of Rochester.
Leigh received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Ikonics Corporation (IKNX), a public company located in Duluth, Minnesota.
Board member Mike Barish is an entrepreneur who has founded multiple investment firms, including Lazarus Investment Partners, a private investment fund focused exclusively on micro cap (under $150 million) companies; and Cambiar Investments, an investment advisory company.
Mike began his career as a security analyst and received his B.A. from the University of Michigan School of Business. He has invested in several start-ups and serves on the boards of several public and private companies.
William S. Worley, Jr. Ph.D.
Co-founder & Director Emeritus
Bill is the principal inventor of SourceT, for which the Company holds U.S. and international patents pending. He retired from Hewlett-Packard in 2002 as HP Fellow, Distinguished Contributor, and Chief Scientist. At HP, Bill was the technical director and principal architect of both the PA-RISC and PA-Wide Word (the basis for Itanium) processor architectures. Subsequently, Bill conceived and led research programs on secure system architectures. He was instrumental in establishing HP’s trusted systems strategy and program. Prior to HP, Bill spent 13 years at IBM in architecture, research, and technology positions. He is credited with 16 patents. Bill holds M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago in Physics and in Information Science and a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in Computer Science.