MANAGEMENT / BOARD
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Arkami, Inc. recognized a familiar pain point in most digital users lives and manufactured a simple password management device. myIDkey is the first voice-search, secure USB drive that displays passwords and ID on the go. Now passwords and account information is at the tip of your finger.
Tareq Risheq | Founder & Executive Chairman
Mr. Risheq is a successful entrepreneur with 25 years worldwide experience in starting, funding and running successful companies in multiple channels and industries. He holds 20 US and International patents. He founded Arkami www.arkami.com in mid 2012 in Orange County, California. myIDkey won 3 CEA innovation Awards at the CES show in Las Vegas in Jan 2013.
Mark Thacker | Co-Founder & COO
A proven start up executive in emerging enterprise software businesses, with a focus on product management and product distribution through indirect channels. Mark co-founded Arkami, Inc. a consumer electronics company in 2012. previously, Mark co-founded DATAllegro, a venture backed data warehouse appliance company based in Southern California, in April 2003 with 2 other colleagues. The company was acquired by Microsoft in late 2008.
Benjamin Chen | Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Chen is a leader in business and technology management, with over 25 years of experience working with startups, fortune companies and private equity focused on media, online advertising, interactive agency, enterprise software, content management systems, networking and data centers. Mr. Chen is a board member of Viggle Inc. (VGGL), a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching.
William Lindsey | CTO
Bill Lindsey has over 20 years of software development experience, including over 10 years designing commercial print and web publishing systems for companies such as Reed Elsevier and ITT, where he developed software that produces legal reference books and yellow page directories.From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Lindsey was a systems architect for TRW, where he developed an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solution for AT&T Broadband’s customer care organization.
Ruth Doering | Marketing Director
Ruth Doering has more than 25 years of corporate and product marketing expertise. Ruth co-founded Crescent Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm purchased by Ketchum Public Relations in 1998. Following, Ruth served as the Associate Director of Ketchum’s $35 million worldwide technology practice. During her agency career she was influential in the successful marketing of a wide selection of products, ranging from Nokia cellular phones to Intersil Wi-Fi chipsets, Scientific-Atlanta interactive television platforms, Hitachi consumer electronics and IBM Software solutions.
Randy Lunn | Board Member
With over 30 years of early-stage venture capital experience Randy has consistently found, financed and supported creative entrepreneurs who have grown businesses that are leaders in their fields. Randy is currently the Managing Director of Catalina Ventures, a venture capital company that focuses on early-stage companies in technology, life sciences and other advanced technologies.