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Haydn Povey

Founder and CEO

Haydn Povey founded Secure Thingz to help make security for connected devices easier to implement for companies of all sizes. As the CEO, he steers the company toward a vision of helping our customers secure intellectual assets, accelerate trustworthy product delivery and make security a benefit instead of a cost. Haydn also currently sits on the Executive Steering Board of the IoT Security Foundation.

Haydn has been in senior management at leading global technology companies for over 20 years, including 10 years in senior marketing and business development roles at ARM. While at ARM, Haydn most recently looked after the company’s strategy and product roadmaps for security within IoT and M2M marketplaces. Haydn also led the development and introduction of the Cortex-M microprocessor family, which has driven the rapid adoption of 32-bit microcontroller technology around the globe and underpins the majority of IoT devices.

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Steve Pancoast

COO and Vice President, Engineering

Steve is the COO of Secure Thingz where he leads the operations and global engineering development for the company.  Steve is passionate about IoT security and is focused on providing cost-effective solutions that address customers’ security requirements across the product lifecycle: from inception to production and beyond.

Steve is accomplished executive with extensive experience in software development and microcontroller development, and he has led large R&D organizations at STMicroelectronics, Freescale and Atmel, spanning multiple international sites. Steve has a track record of delivering leading-edge and award-winning products. 

Steve holds more than 30 patents in the areas of PC power management, video processor architecture, and software systems. 

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Stephan Spitz

Chief Strategy Officer

Stephan Spitz is responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating Secure Thingz’ strategic initiatives for our business and technology offerings

Stephan has more than 20 years of experience with research, pacing product and solution development in the field of information and communication security. Previously, he worked in a senior management position at G+D Mobile Security, driving the evolution of G+D’s technology strategyBefore this role, he led the global R&D organization of Trustonic, a joint venture formed by ARM, G+D and Gemalto, which he co-founded by creating the technology base.

An inventor, author and lecturer, Spitz holds many patents in the field of IT security and has a PhD degree from the Technical University of Munich.