Evolv Technology, a globally renowned provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based touchless security screening systems, announced the appointment of digital transformation executive Merline Saintil to its Board of Directors. The 20-year technology industry veteran is widely respected for providing world-class innovators and market makers with strategic leadership, insightful guidance and operational expertise to dominate the markets they serve. Saintil has a proven track record of developing global award-winning products at iconic Fortune 500 and privately held companies including Intuit, Yahoo!, PayPal, Adobe, Joyent and Sun Microsystems. A recognised provider in data analytics, cloud computing, mobility and ecommerce, she has directed and quickly scaled product development teams for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies, advised CEOs, and driven strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Payments management software Evolv Express is deployed around the globe and has been used to screen more than 50 million people She was also a key member of the leadership team that took one of the world’s largest payments management software companies, Change Healthcare, public in 2019. Evolv Technology is the world’s first and only commercially successful provider of AI-based touchless security screening systems. Evolv Express is deployed around the globe and has been used to screen more than 50 million people - second only to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in number of people safely screened. Women in technology fields “Merline is an outstanding addition to our board of directors, having served in leadership roles with some of the world’s most game-changing, innovative software companies,” said Evolv Technology Chief Executive Officer Peter George. “Given the positive impact she has had on high-growth SaaS companies, Merline brings an incredible wealth of knowledge that will undoubtedly help drive our future success.” Committed to advancing opportunities for women in technology fields, Saintil began her career as a software engineer. Active in the CXO community, a popular speaker at top conferences and sought-after for industry insights, she has earned accolades that include one of the 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World by Business Insider, one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors by Women’s Inc. and a Woman of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Frictionless security experience Underscoring her role as a mentor, she has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Girls in Tech. Saintil also serves on the boards at unicorns GitLab and Lightspeed HQ as well as ShotSpotter, Alkami Technology and Banner Bank. “Evolv’s breakthrough platform fundamentally changes how organisations protect visitors and employees from a host of threats, and makes the experience more open and frictionless,” Saintil said. “It is rare that such a public good is harnessed to an enormous market opportunity and a strong team. I am excited to be part of the mission with the Evolv team.” Optimise security performance The company added several internationally respected industry veterans to its leadership team To keep pace with its rapid growth, Evolv Technology is expanding all areas of its business after doubling its growth in 2020. The company added several internationally respected industry veterans to its leadership team. Dana Loof joined as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) from Palo Alto Networks, Eric Pyenson as General Counsel from VMware’s Carbon Black Security Business Unit, and A.J. De Rosa as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) from Orbital Insight. With its systems in use at hundreds of outdoor entertainment venues, cultural landmarks, corporations, warehouses, schools, hospitals, stadiums and large-scale events worldwide, Evolv Technology’s customers include Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, L.L. Bean, Wynn Las Vegas, Oakland International Airport, two South Carolina school districts, Hersheypark, Set Jet, the Biltmore Estate and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. By using Evolv Express, organisations optimise the performance of their security teams while reducing screening expenses by as much as 70 percent.
Evolv Technology, the globally renowned provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based touchless security screening systems, has announced the appointment of Dana Loof as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), reporting to Peter George, Evolv Technology’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this new position for the company, Loof assumes worldwide responsibility for all Evolv Technology marketing and communications initiatives. The 25-year industry marketing veteran brings a stellar track record in launching innovative and disruptive infrastructure technologies and building category leaders. Marketing and communications expert Innovator in AI-based touchless security screening systems, Evolv Technology recorded 100 percent growth in 2020 Loof joins Evolv Technology from Palo Alto Networks, where she most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition to Palo Alto Networks, she has held key marketing roles at eVault (acquired by Seagate Technology), Veritas (acquired by Symantec) and Oracle. The world’s pioneer and innovator in AI-based touchless security screening systems, Evolv Technology recorded 100 percent growth in 2020. Highlights include record sales to some of the world’s top brands, new strategic partnerships, and adding growth equity from blue-chip investors. Evolv Express Evolv Express is deployed worldwide and has been used to screen more than 50 million people – second only to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in people safely screened. “Evolv’s rise to leadership in the security screening industry demanded that we hire a marketing leader equal to the company’s potential and rapidly expanding market reach,” said Evolv Technology’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter George. Touchless security systems Peter adds, “Dana’s experience and leadership will play a pivotal role, helping an enormous marketplace understand the clear, demonstrable advantages our touchless security systems provide.” “The twin threats of gun violence and a world challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic mandate new approaches to delivering safety and a sense of well-being for our most important private and public venues,” said Evolv Technology’s Chief Marketing Officer, Dana Loof. Enhancing people screening and safety Dana adds, “By harnessing our technical innovations in sensors and AI to overcome the widely recognised deficiencies of outdated security screening products, Evolv enables ticketed venues, workplaces, schools and other public-facing organisations to vastly improve their ability to keep their customers, employees, guests, students and staffs safe, and to rapidly and more naturally enter venues. It’s exciting to join such a talented and respected team with such a clear and compelling mission.” Following its rapid growth, Evolv Technology had earlier announced the appointment of Eric Pyenson as General Counsel, who previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of the VMware Carbon Black Security Business Unit. The company also named A.J. De Rosa as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), who previously served as CRO with Orbital Insight. AI software and powerful sensors Using AI software and powerful sensors, Evolv Express can screen up to 3,600 people per hour Evolv Technology is a globally renowned company in the field of digital transformation of physical security, one that is touchless and addresses the new normal threat of pandemic viruses, such as the COVID-19 virus, as well as concealed weapons. Using AI software and powerful sensors, Evolv Express can screen up to 3,600 people per hour, which is 10 times faster than legacy approaches, such as metal detectors, hand wands and manual inspections. Social distancing at entrances and security checkpoints The system enables social distancing at entrances and other security checkpoints, while minimising person-to-person interaction, requiring no stopping, no emptying of pockets or removing bags. People being screened simply walk through naturally, alleviating potential crowding and long lines while greatly reducing contact between guests, employees and security staff. In use at hundreds of outdoor entertainment venues, cultural landmarks, corporations, warehouses, schools, hospitals, stadiums and large-scale events worldwide, Evolv Technology’s customers include Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, L.L. Bean, Wynn Las Vegas, Oakland International Airport, two South Carolina school districts, Hersheypark, Set Jet, the Biltmore Estate and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. By using Evolv Express, organisations optimise the performance of their security teams while reducing screening expenses by as much as 70 percent.