Elizabeth Bastoni - Interim Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Elizabeth Bastoni is respected as a credible voice for decision making. She demonstrates sound business judgement, an ability to focus on critical matters in complex situations and is grounded in the financial information that levers the business. Bastoni has expertise in establishing governance boundaries; enabling strategy development and execution; and leading effective oversight. As an experienced Board Chair and former Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with a history of working successfully across the consumer goods, tech and hospitality industries, she works with the board and management to create value at the intersection of business strategy and people strategy.
Charles Beck - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Charles Beck is responsible for the financial strategy and goals of the company, including maintaining compliance with regulatory and securities reporting requirements. Charles also oversees the Finance, Facilities and IT functions and sales operations in Japan, as well as the company's relationship with the financial and shareholder communities.
He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the “Forty Under 40” award from the Portland Business Journal (PBJ) for outstanding Oregon executives under forty, as well as being named one of PBJ’s “CFOs of the Year” for his expertise in financial management. Before joining Digimarc, Charles was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, which provides audit, tax and advisory services, where he served in various management roles within in the firm’s technology practice. Charles is a CPA and holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Portland.
Robert P. Chamness - Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary
Robert Chamness leads our recycling and sustainability initiatives. Under his leadership, the HolyGrail project selected Digimarc as the data carrier for improving plastic sorting and speeding up a transition to a circular economy. Bob is also is responsible for legal affairs of the company, leads Government Relations, and is the Corporate Secretary. He has been instrumental in educating lawmakers, industry and academics on how the Digimarc Platform can help with plastics sorting and recycling and mitigating Deepfakes. He also serves as Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer for the company.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Bob was President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Concentrex, Inc., a software and services provider to the financial services industry. Bob holds an A.B. cum laude from Wabash College and a J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law.
Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe - Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer
Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe is Chief Revenue Officer at Digimarc, where he is responsible for the global growth of the business and the adoption of digital watermarks and Product Cloud, the engine room for the digitization of physical products. Prior to Digimarc, Cyrus was CEO of Movvo, the company that defined mobile location analytics, and before that led sales at OATSystems, the RFID pioneer out of MIT Auto-ID Labs. He has held executive roles at Microsoft, EMC, Netscape and Lehman Brothers, and has helped build many startups, including a professional football club and a bottled cocktails business. Cyrus lives in South London with his wife Clemency.
Jennah Jevning - Senior Director, Marketing
Jennah Jevning leads Digimarc’s marketing team, including digital marketing and demand generation, brand and content strategy, graphic design, creative services, and events. Jennah is focused on sales enablement and go-to-market strategy, execution, and measurement.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Jennah held several leadership roles in marketing and operations in collegiate sports and the financial industry. Jennah holds a B.A. from Linfield University.
Riley McCormack - President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McCormack is the founder of TCM|Strategic, a fund that recently invested $53.5 million in the Company. Previously Mr. McCormack was the founder, CEO and PM of Tracer Capital Management, a $1.5 billion New York-based global Technology, Media and Telecommunication Hedge Fund. Prior to Tracer, he was a partner at Coatue Capital and a high-yield research analyst at Morgan Stanley, covering media and telecom companies.
Joel Meyer - Executive Vice President, Innovation, Specifications & Standards
Joel Meyer leads Digimarc’s specifications and industry guidelines, working to define and outline the capabilities of the Digimarc Platform in the Automatic Identification & Data Capture (AIDC). Joel manages Digimarc’s participation in AIDC-related work groups of standard setting organizations ISO, AIM and GS1. He oversees the Digimarc Quality Management System and manages the company’s intellectual property portfolio, which consistently ranks among leaders in the computer software category of IEEE Spectrum’s Patent Power scorecard. In 2020 Joel was elected to AIM North America’s Board of Directors for a two-year term.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Joel was a partner at the law firm of Klarquist Sparkman, where his practice focused on advising high-tech companies on the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Joel received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin with highest distinction, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Niall Murphy - Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer & GM, EVRYTHNG
Niall is a technologist and entrepreneur. With 30 years of experience in innovation and future thinking, Niall has built pioneering businesses in internet infrastructure, the mobile internet and web services in Europe, the US and Africa. Niall co-founded EVRYTHNG in 2011, acquired by Digimarc in January 2022. EVRYTHNG was named a Global Innovator by the World Economic Forum and pioneered the web of things with a digital identity for every consumer product. Based in Switzerland, Niall is a passionate mountaineer.
George Rieck - Vice President, Government Programs
George Rieck manages Digimarc’s business with a consortium of central banks to deter unauthorized reproduction of banknotes. George has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility over the years at Digimarc, including Program Leader for the former Digimarc ID Systems, supplier of issuance systems for most American states prior to divestiture in 2008.
Prior to joining Digimarc, George was an engineer at Hewlett-Packard where he worked on integrated circuits and ink jet cartridges. He has a B.S. from the University of Vermont and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin.
Tony Rodriguez - Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Tony Rodriguez oversees engineering, research and development and product management. His background is in image processing, human perception and color theory with an application focus on the creation and addition of Digital Identities to all forms of media. He is a recognized industry thought leader, who has been quoted in such publications as Forbes and Oregon Business. Tony played an integral role in the early development of Digimarc Platform solutions for identifying and tracking digital images and later in the development of a system to deter counterfeiting of banknotes.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Tony worked at the Intel Architecture Lab as a Senior Software Engineer and held a variety of software development and engineering positions at Raytheon, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and IBM. Tony is the inventor on 67 issued U.S. patents and 109 pending patents. He holds a B.S. from the University of Washington and completed the AeA/Stanford Executive Institute program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mignon Senuta - Vice President, ESG Engagement & Corporate Communications
Mignon Senuta leads Digimarc’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and oversees all corporate communications, including media relations, investor relations, government and public affairs, and executive and internal communications. Mignon is focused on helping Digimarc adapt to a rapidly changing business environment by prioritizing transparency, engaging with key stakeholders, and addressing ESG risks and opportunities.
Prior to Digimarc, Mignon held roles in ESG strategy, corporate communications, and international public affairs at McDonald’s Corporation and spent more than a decade building public-private partnerships to advance key social impact and sustainability initiatives. Mignon holds an M.B.A. from the Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.
Ken Sickles - Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer
Ken Sickles is responsible for developing, delivering and supporting Digimarc’s world-class global technology platform that advances the reach and effectiveness of automatic identification of media across multiple industries. Ken has built his expertise with product, technology and marketing over the twenty-five years building software-as-a-service (SaaS) products in both the B2B and B2C space. He has helped define, build, and bring multi-sided platforms to market from the ground up, as well as extend platforms currently in the market. He has a passion for using his experience to enable technology to make our world a better place.
Ken joined Digimarc from ThinkTank, where he was Chief Technology Officer/Chief Product Officer from 2017 through 2021 and was a key contributor in the acquisition of the company by Accenture in May 2021. His previous experience includes product leadership positions for companies like 1WorldSync (then a GS1 subsidiary), Dow Jones, and Cognos.