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AnchorID Adds Apple, SolarCity Vet Mark Roe to Board of Directors


Former Senior Director of Worldwide Service for Apple and VP of Operations and Engineering for SolarCity, Mark Roe, will join the AnchorID Board of Directors. AnchorID CEO David Schropfer praised Roe’s experience “at Silicon Valley titans like Apple and Palm” and said his arrival coincides with the company’s growth plans – specifically within the U.S. credit union market. Schropfer also underscored Roe’s background in scaling operations, strategic implementation of IT systems, and “driving customer satisfaction.”

anchorid_markroe_newCredited with helping bring SolarCity public in 2013, Roe (pictured) said AnchorID had “the potential to become a billion dollar provider of new identity services.” Previous to Roe’s tenure at SolarCity and Apple, he was VP of Customer Service & Quality at Palm and, before that VP of Operations Engineering at Webvan. In addition to management stints at Accenture and Texas Instruments, Roe earned a BS in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Kingston, New York, AnchorID demonstrated its enterprise grade authentication technology at FinovateFall 2014, taking home Best of Show honors. AnchorID offers a wide variety of authentication solutions – from phone, fingerprint, and voiceprint to soft tokens, PIN, and geocentric – to ensure that businesses and institutions have the identity proofing and KYC resources required in their industries. With more than $1 million in funding, the company announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based, white-label, digital wallet solutions provider, CU Wallet last fall.