Leadership

Ed Adams
Ed Adams
Chairman
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Ed Adams

Chairman

Ed Adams is a software quality and security expert with over 20 years of experience in the field.  Ed served as a member of the OnBoard Security Board of Directors since its inception in 2002 and took over as CEO in 2003.

Prior to his work at OnBoard Security, Ed held senior management positions at Rational Software, Lionbridge, Ipswitch, and MathSoft. He was also an engineer for the US Army and Foster-Miller earlier in his career.

Ed is Research Fellow at The Ponemon Institute, serves on the board of several IT security organizations, and was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Ed graduated from UMass Lowell with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English Literature and earned his MBA with honors from Boston College.

Fun Fact: Ed is obsessed with The Princess Bride, horse racing, Boston Sports, and the color orange.

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Peter Samson
Peter Samson
President
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Peter Samson

President

Peter Samson brings a wealth of management, marketing, and sales expertise within the information technology industry to OnBoard Security. With profit and loss responsibility, his job is to help accelerate the growth of the company’s embedded business unit within established and new global markets.

Before OnBoard Security, Pete held several positions with Microsoft Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of new market opportunities at global enterprises. He was also Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Server Division at Unisys. For several years prior, Pete lived in Japan where he served as a Director at Nihon Unisys and President of Oki Unisys Kaisha in Tokyo.

Pete earned a BSc in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen.

Fun Fact: Peter has been a licensed pilot for over 35 years. He doesn't get a chance to fly much these days, but still hangs around his pilot friends in the hopes they will let him take their plane out for a spin.

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William Whyte
William Whyte
Chief Technology Officer
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William Whyte

Chief Technology Officer

William Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind the OnBoard Security's activities in vehicular communications, security and cryptographic research.

Before joining OnBoard Security, William was the Chief Technology Officer of NTRU Cryptosystems. He previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland.

William is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98.

William holds a PhD from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College.

Fun Fact: William's spends a lot of time at his local rink, watching his daughter play hockey - 5 nights a week to be exact! Hockey has made such a big impact on both of them that William has begun writing and illustrating stories all set in the world of girl's hockey.

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Mark Etzel
Mark Etzel
VP of Engineering
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Mark Etzel

VP of Engineering

Mark is responsible for the development and testing of software products in the OnBoard Security Embedded business unit, including the Aerolink™ and TCG Software Stack (TSS). 

Prior to joining OnBoard Security in 2009, Mark served as Director of Engineering at NTRU Cryptosystems where he led the development of trusted computing. Before that, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, and spent over twenty years developing secure telecommunications, designing and implementing security for Sirius satellite radio.

Mark holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds several patents in mobile phone security and has published papers in cryptography and digital signal processing.

Fun Fact: Mark played trombone in his college symphonic band and had the honor of performing several times at Carnegie Hall.

Mark Etzel
Gene Carter
Gene Carter
VP of Products
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Gene Carter

VP of Products

Gene is responsible for Product Management and Marketing of all OnBoard Security products, including Aerolink®, TSS and NTRU.  Gene was the Director of Products at Security Innovation’s SI-Embedded Division. 

Before joining Security Innovation in 2013, Gene has spent the past 20 years in embedded and automotive product management roles for NXP Semiconductors, Philips Semiconductors, and Coto Technology.

He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

Gene Carter
Stephanie Azonian
Stephanie Aznoian
VP of Finance
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Stephanie Aznoian

VP of Finance

Stephanie Aznoian joined OnBoard Security in 2005, managing all aspects of OnBoard Security's finances, from real estate and tax planning, contract negotiation and administration, to Human Resources and audit performance.

Prior to joining OnBoard Security, Stephanie served as the Chief Financial Officer for Wellesley Companies, Inc. and a Tax Analyst at The Timberland Company. Stephanie is also a member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma and served as National Treasurer of the Armenian Network Association.

Aside from Stephanie's professional accomplishments, she is very active in her community, teaching Accounting at the Boston Center for Adult Education, serving on Saint Ann’s Home and School's Board of Trustees and President of the Northeast Council for the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Stephanie earned her BS in Accounting from Bentley College, her Real Estate Finance certificate from Boston University and received her Masters Degree in Taxation with Distinctive Honors from Northeastern University.

Fun Fact: Stephanie is a prolific ghost hunter. She even spent a night locked inside the Lizzie Borden house. That's one scary sleepover!

Stephanie Azonian