Toronto-based biometric security company Nymi announced today the appointment of Chris Sullivan as its new Chief Executive Officer. Nymi is a venture-funded private company whose investors include Relay Ventures, GII Tech Ventures, Mastercard, Konica Minolta, and Export Development Canada. Sullivan’s appointment is regarded as a key addition in the next phase of the company.
Sullivan is a business-minded executive with experience working with Fortune 100, 500, and 1000 companies at the CISO and CIO level, bringing a new level of expertise to Nymi. He has served in leadership roles as founder and general manager, president, international standards chair, board advisor, partner and CTO. Outside of Nymi, Sullivan, a Forbes Technology Council Member, will continue his work to advance industry best practices across the public and private sectors with organizations like the Advanced Cyber Security Center, the Natural Technology Security Coalition, the CISO Coalition, and ISACA.
Sullivan takes over from Vijay Parmar, executive chairman at Nymi. Vijay stepped in to guide Nymi since early 2018 as Nymi moved from product development to active deployments at leading pharmaceutical companies to deliver data integrity and security, allowing highly regulated industries to achieve compliance securely and efficiently.
“Nymi has established itself as the leader in authentication within pharmaceutical manufacturing,” explains Parmar, who is also a partner at GII Tech Ventures. “Chris brings a wealth of security and operational expertise that will help Nymi step into its next phase of growth. With his leadership, Nymi is ready to start to expand beyond pharma into industrial and general enterprise use.”
Nymi recently announced a strategic partnership with Rockwell Automation’s ThinManager to ensure safety and security in factories through continuous user authentication for their customers.