As CEO of Thornebrook Andrew brings more than 25 years of experience in the identity and smart card industry working with financial services, telecommunications, and government sectors to the Thornebrook team. His cross-sector expertise and experience is particularly valuable to pragmatic approaches to large identity deployments to consumers, business and government users.
Most recently he provided strategic counsel to Wave System’s CEO and acted as EVP of Operations for PRIVO an identity start-up focused on internet privacy and security for children. He has supported the efforts of a number of companies including IDW, Wave, PRIVO, and TSCP as they worked with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program office, a White House initiative to improve Internet security. While working as an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton Andrew’s clients included the Australian Department of Human Services (DHS), Sydney Transit (PTTC), WMATA, US Federal Agencies (including NSA, DHS, NASA, HHS, DVA, DEA, US Postal) and MasterCard. He was the lead Subject Matter Expert to the Australian DHS office on smart technical design and deployment to consumers, banks and the medical community as well as providing technical biometric advice related to facial recognition.
Prior to his time at Booz Allen Hamilton, Andrew was an executive at MasterCard. In that capacity he managed their smart card technology group globally. His group worked with Europay and Visa to develop the EMV specification which is responsible for the global deployment of over two billion chip cards and 36 million payment terminals, reducing fraud and improving payments.
He was a member of the National Security Task Force led by Governor Tom Ridge and is a Board member of the Trusted Computing Group. He has contributed to a number of books and articles on smartcards, and has spoken widely on smart card and identity issues at conferences, on radio and television. He holds a US patent on smartcard technology,
Andrew received a BS degree from Cornell University.
Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC™) Foundation
Judy has over twenty years of experience as a communication professional working with print and online writing and communication; design, development and implementation of instructional environments both face-to-face and online; and organizational communication including marketing and public relations.
Most recently she has worked in the area of higher education. Her work and research agenda is in the area of online learning and distance education. As such Judy has developed and taught both all online and hybrid courses on a variety of LMS platforms, as well as publishing articles and presenting at several conferences in the area of e-learning and educational media. These include:
E-Learn: The World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
Ed-Media: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications,
Computers in Writing
Prior to switching to an academic career, Judy worked first as a marketing coordinator and as an independent communication consultant. In this capacity she worked on a variety of writing and communication projects for national and international corporations and professional associations. These included marketing pieces, technical documentation, and industry white papers. She also developed and coordinated regional conferences and workshops.
In addition, Judy has written edited chapters for three professional books.
The first book is Smart Cards, Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities, Edited by Catherine Allen and William J. Barr. Irwin Publishing, Chicago. For this publication Judy wrote and edited four chapters: Healthcare and Smart Card Technology; Smart Cards in Government; A Smart Card Primer; and Security, Privacy, and Smart Cards.
The second book is Design Studies: Theory & Research in Graphic Design, Edited by Audrey Bennett and Steven Heller. Princeton Architectural Press. For this publication she wrote and edited a chapter on the unique application of the use of activity theory as a heuristic device in the development and overall design of information pieces.
The third book is Grading Strategies for the Online Classroom: A Collection of Articles for Faculty compiled by Magna Publications, Publication late 2016. Wrote an article “Using Verbal Data Analysis and Presentation Software to Construct Group Feedback,” that has recently been selected to be used in a book on professional development for online teaching. Judy has a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction; an M.S. in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Communication & Mass Media from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
After receiving his BA from Villanova University in 1978, Charles J. Caserta founded Avant‐Garde Computer Systems Inc. Avant‐Garde developed applications for ATM terminals and ATM/POS front‐end transaction switch. Charles ran the company from start up to a $4.5M in revenue with up to 65 employees in 2 offices. He was responsible for a capturing 40% share of the NCR ATM market in the US and Canada with a total of 450+ banking customers. The customers included top 10 largest US and Canadian banks. In 1986 Charles sold the company.
With the success of Avant‐Garde, Charles co-founded IFS International, a company that developed and licensed financial transaction authorization and debit/credit management systems to financial institutions across the globe. Charles took the pre‐IPO company to a $12m revenue producer. He partnered with VISA to target eastern/central European and Russian markets. As a result, IFS established itself as the number one (1) ATM/POS EFT management software systems supplier in the International marketplace. Charles grew the company from inception to 150 employees with offices in NY, Charlotte, London, Moscow and Singapore, and achieved revenue exceeding $12 million. In 1997 Charles led the team in bringing IFS to a successful public offering and in 1999 sold his interests back to the company treasury.
Charles later joined Thornebrook Associates LLC as the EVP, Business Development. At Thornebrook, his clients included Pearse EFT, Inc., MasterCard, Inc., Document Development Corp., Wave Systems and Livewire International. Charles’ focus as the EVP was to create strategic interaction between technologies, marketing and financial services for business around the world. From 2003 through 2006 Charles was appointed President of Livewire International, a leader in providing Self Service solutions with over $10M in revenue. His main duty was to bring the company to profitability and was given full P/L responsibility. He initiated and developed a budget, staffing plan and a three year strategic and tactical marketing and sales plan which redirected company from a simple hardware/software licensing model to a transactional revenue model while securing a $600,000 subordinated debenture. Charles took company from $1M deficit to profitability within fourteen (14) months.
From 2006 through 2008 Charles worked for Tier 1 consulting firms as an analyst and leader of business development. He joined Booz Allen Hamilton, an international consultancy with over $3B in revenue and was responsible for building the firm’s electronic payment practice. In early 2008 Charles joined CIBER, an international consultancy with over $1.1B in revenue as Business Development Manage/Northeast S&L Government Solutions. Mr. Caserta led the sales, proposal and recruiting practices for the NE region with focus on increasing sales revenue and profitability.
In June 2009 Charles co-founded Activcare Physical Therapy, LLC as President and Business Development Director. Through his leadership the practice grew to 10 clinics with 36 physical therapists and 62 staff with specializations in orthopedics, neurological, women’s health and balance and vestibular with over 35,000+ annualized patient visits with a demonstrated 99% patient satisfaction. In 2014 Charles sold the practice to CI Capital/PT Network and remained with the practice to assist in the transition until April/2015.
In April/2015 Charles joined Wake Spine & Pain Specialist as COO. Charles assisted in creating their growth strategy and in August/2015 assisted in consummating an acquisition of their largest competitor that doubled their visits, revenue and, number of physicians/Physician Assistants. Charles is an accomplished, hands on executive with over thirty years experience building companies from start‐up to IPO as an owner, executive and a consultant. He has significant start‐up, organizational, and M&A experience with proven successes under rapid expansion in multiple industries.