Axiad IDS, Inc.
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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Driven by the Needs of Our Customers

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Virginia, Canada, and India, Axiad IDS is a Trusted Identity solutions provider for enterprise, government and financial organizations.

The emergence of Axiad IDS as an important player in the Identity Assurance industry is the result of listening to the most critical needs of companies and recognizing that ID security could no longer be addressed with a patchwork of heterogeneous technologies.

Our approach starts with what customers need from a business and security perspective; we then build solutions that address these needs. With Axiad IDS, companies get a single supplier providing a single integrated solution without sacrificing security.

History

Axiad IDS was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing Identity and Access Management products. We have experienced first-hand the challenges associated with implementing and managing mission-critical identity systems, as well as what enables their success.

Our accumulated expertise is foundational to our business strategy. We are driven by our customers' business needs, rather than by finding potential use cases for specific technologies. Our focus is to create value for our customers by addressing their business objectives with innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Axiad IDS’s portfolio of technology partners enables us to offer solutions from a rich product range without the limitations of single-function products. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive set of services—design, implementation, post-deployment support, and management—which ensures that customers are provided with proper assistance over the life-cycle of the project.

 

Get in touch

We know finding the right solution to protect your organization is a choice not to be taken lightly. That is why we offer a free consultation to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Management Team

 
Co-CEO Bassam Al-Khalidi

co-CEO and Principal Consultant - Founder

Bassam Al-Khalidi

Bassam has over 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Identity and Access Management solutions across large government, enterprise and healthcare organizations. Bassam is a leading expert in CAC/PIV SmartCard and PKI deployment and has been involved in multiple enterprise-class ID badge deployments over the last several years.  He has held a variety of management and senior technical roles for established industry leaders, including ActivIdentity.

 

Co-CEO Yves Audebert

Chairman, President, and Co-CEO - Founder

Yves Audebert

With more than 25 years of experience in secure Identity solutions and multi-factor authentication, Yves is both a visionary and hands-on entrepreneur. He has a long track record of patented innovations and executive experience in building and leading worldwide organizations. Before Axiad IDS, Yves co-founded ActivCard (renamed ActivIdentity). From its creation to November 2008, Yves led the company in multiple executive positions including Chairman of the Board and CEO.  ActivIdentity became a preeminent provider of High-Assurance Identity solutions to the US Government, as well as to Governments and Fortune 1000 companies around the world. In 2010, ActivIdentity was acquired by HID Global to augment their identity product portfolio. Yves is also a co-founder of Axiad IDS’s parent company, Axiad, Inc.

 

VP of Operations Jerome Becquart

Vice President, Operations

Jerome Becquart

Jerome drives our business operations, and corporate marketing team. He has over 20 years of experience in Identity and Access Management solutions including 15 years at ActivIdentity. Jerome’s management experience includes roles in operational management, professional services, product and solution marketing, and engineering and technical support. After the acquisition of ActivIdentity by HID Global in 2010, Jerome served as General Manager of the HID Identity Assurance business unit.  He chaired the Global Platform Government Task Force for 3 years, and served on the Board of Directors of this Industry organization.

 

VP of Sales Philippe Duchamp

Vice President, Sales

Philippe Duchamp

Philippe leads all channel sales and sales enablement, such as training, field sales marketing and channel support. He is a seasoned sales and business strategy executive with extensive experience in Two-Tier Sales models and brings to Axiad IDS over 17 years of global experience in three continents and in various channel-supporting roles. Prior to joining Axiad IDS, Philippe led large sales and channel operations programs at Cisco, managed channel marketing at Force10 and led WW channel marketing for networking and converged platforms at Dell.

 

CFO Thomas Jahn

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Jahn

Thomas is an operational executive with broad experience in finance and general management. Thomas was interim CFO and CEO of ActivIdentity a global leader of identity assurance. He was the co-founder and principal of AIC Solutions, a physical security design and installation company based in Boise, ID. Thomas began his management career at Raychem, Inc., which was acquired by Tyco Electronics in 1999. While at Tyco, he held several positions including president of Tyco Power Systems and Printed Circuit Group, vice president of M & A Integration, and various divisional and regional CFO positions within the company.

 

VP of IAM Solutions Samuel Lellouche

Vice President, Identity and Access Management Solutions

Samuel Lellouche

As VP, Cloud Identity and Access Management Solutions, Sam leads the definition, design, development, and operations of Axiad IDS Cloud Identity and Access Management Solutions. Sam has over 15 years of experience in bringing Security Solutions to market, and has held a variety of management and senior technical roles in Network and Security Architecture, Product and Program Management, as well as Business operations, in both startups and large world wide organizations, including ActivIdentity/HID and early stage startups in France and in the Silicon Valley.

 

VP of Technology Gurpreet Manes

Vice President, Technology

Gurpreet Manes

Gurpreet leads Axiad’s technology roadmap with more than 17 years of experience in cutting-edge network security and identity management technologies and methods.  Prior to joining Axiad IDS in 2017, Gurpreet served in variety of management and senior technical roles at IBM, Lenovo, Oberthur, SafeNet, and SecuEra. His contributions included the development of the many hardware and software products for Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management for people, devices, and internet of things.

 

VP of Solutions Marketing Monica Nascimento

Vice President, Solutions Marketing

Monica Nascimento

Monica brings over fifteen years of experience in high-tech marketing, spanning from start-ups to multibillion-dollar global organizations. She oversees demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, partner marketing, and corporate communications. She is focused on building a fully integrated, metrics driven, world-class marketing discipline at Axiad IDS. Prior to Axiad IDS, Monica was in leadership roles at HID Global, LaserCard, Vidient Systems and Synfora Inc.