Leadership

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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Pete Paglia
Chief Revenue Officer
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Pete Paglia

Chief Revenue Officer

Pete Paglia is our Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for fund-raising and subsequent growth initiatives at OnBoard Security.

Pete previously was President and CEO at Azimuth Systems where he repositioned the company to focus on the rapidly growing 5G and IoT wireless market segments to become a leading provider of cellular and Wi-Fi test equipment. Last year he successfully sold the company to a large Japanese corporation.  With a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Pete started out as an ASIC design engineer at Raytheon before pursuing a sales, marketing and, ultimately, a highly successful general management career.  

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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, 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.

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Lynn Wolf
Corporate Controller
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Lynn Wolf

Corporate Controller

Lynn Wolf is our Corporate Controller and is tasked with enhancing OnBoard Security’s operational maturity. Lynn is a CPA and was the Corporate Controller at Certica Solutions, a data integration SaaS company. During her 9 years at Certica, Lynn worked closely with the CEO on financial reporting and analysis, due diligence and the successful integration of three acquisitions. Before that, she held financial and HR management roles at several venture capital and software companies.  Lynn received her MBA from Bentley College where she focused on entrepreneurial studies.

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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.

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Jonathan Petit
Senior Director of Research
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Jonathan Petit

Senior Director of Research

Dr. Petit is the Senior Director of Research. He is in charge of leading projects in security and privacy of automated and connected vehicles. He has conducted extensive research in detecting security vulnerabilities in automotive systems. He published the first work on potential cyber attacks on automated vehicles and has supported communications security design and cybersecurity analysis through OEM and NHTSA-sponsored projects. He received his PhD in 2011 from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

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