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Management Team

The AuthenWare® management team is made up of proven executives that were instrumental in building leading enterprise software companies in their respective markets. Having held executive management positions in organizations such as Citrix, McAfee, Texas Instruments, Fuego, BEA Systems, Lombardi Software, Business Objects and PeopleSoft, the AuthenWare executive team understands what it takes to build solid enterprise companies, and translate that knowledge into solid business opportunities.


Management  |   Advisory Board  

John W. White
Member - Board of Advisors

John W. White serves as a member of AuthenWare’s Advisory Board where he advises the executive team on effective technology and business expansion strategies. A successful leader, White brings more than forty years of high-tech experience to the AuthenWare Board.

John is the retired Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Compaq Computer Corporation. In this role, he served as a member of the executive management team for Compaq and managed Compaq’s worldwide management information systems activities.

John had a 28-year career with Texas Instruments where he served in various management and technical roles, including 13 years as Vice President and Chief Information Officer and 5 years as President of the Information Technology Group. He also spent 4 years with Electronic Data Systems developing the EDS on-line transaction processing system for the health care, life insurance, and banking industries.

John has served on the board, advisory board, and as an advisor for several companies including Siebel Systems (board member), Citrix Systems (board member), Metasolv Software (chairman of the board), Fuego (chairman of the board), NetNumber (chairman of the board), Scheduling.com (board member), GTESS (board member), Contivo (advisory board member), I2 (advisor), Verari (advisory board member), Tibco (advisory board member), Webex (advisory board member), and 3Par (advisory board member) and various other boards and advisory boards.

John’s educational background includes a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Central Missouri State University and a M.S. in mathematics from the University of Kansas.

Mike Dalton
Mike Dalton
Member - Board of Advisors

Mike Dalton serves as a member of AuthenWare’s Advisory Board where he advises the executive team on effective technology and business expansion strategies. A successful leader, Dalton brings more than twenty-five years’ of security and high-tech experience to the AuthenWare board.

He was previously the President of EMEA at McAfee from 2003 to 2009. During his 11-year tenure with McAfee, he spearheaded the successful development and growth of the company’s sales and delivery teams, as well as managed its business operations in various capacities, including Senior VP of Northern Europe, VP of EMEA sales operations, and VP EMEA Channels. Prior to McAfee, Dalton spent 15 years in a variety of sales, marketing, and general management positions in the Information Technology industry. Dalton earned his BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Micro-Structural Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.

Manuel Pietra
Manuel Pietra
Member - Board of Advisors

Manuel Pietra is a global executive with more than 25 years of successful international management experience from companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America.

Mr. Pietra has a proven track record in building and running companies from “start up’s” to well established private and public organizations. He has consistently demonstrated an ability to build and lead successful teams and business on a global basis. Mr. Pietra progressive experience with global information technology solution providers includes among others Nixdorf Computers, DSG, the QData Group, the Baan Company and presently FreeBalance.

As President and CEO of FreeBalance, Mr. Pietra leads global growth strategies and customer engagement. Mr. Pietra has transformed FreeBalance into a customer-centric and socially responsible company. Mr. Pietra won the 2011 Next Generation Executive of the Year Award sponsored by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). His leadership and vision also led the company to win the prestigious 2009 Canada Export Achievement Award.

Manuel Pietra has held executive positions on the boards of several international companies and actively participated in the venture capital arena. Mr. Pietra has participated in several successful IPO’s in the USA, Europe and South Africa and presently is a board member for the International Consortium on Government Financial Management (ICGFM).

Mr. Pietra is multilingual and graduated in Business Management from the South African Institute of Management he often speaks at high profile investment seminars and technology conferences across the world in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

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