TrustiPhi’s cross-functional team of senior security specialists, software engineers and product managers have envisioned, architected and developed security products and subsystems for some of the world’s largest technology companies as well as the US government and US military.


Ari Singer

CTO & Co-Founder

Ari Singer is an experienced strategist, high-tech product manager, entrepreneur, and security specialist. He has been a driving force in the trusted computing space for the last 20 years.  Before co-founding TrustiPhi, Ari served in senior leadership roles at Digital Management, Inc. and NTRU Cryptosystems, playing a key role in helping to define the US Department of Defense’s Trusted Computing technical strategy and enabling industry leaders such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Broadcom, Fujitsu and Atmel to deploy Trusted Computing technologies.  Ari has extensive standards experience, including serving as chair of the Trusted Computing Group’s TPM WG and TSS WG, as chair of the IEEE P1363 WG and as security editor/author of IEEE 802.15.3, IEEE 802.15.4 and EESS #1.  Ari received a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Music from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Babson College. He holds 6 U.S. issued patents.


Andy VanDamia

VP Product Development
& Co-Founder

In Andy’s 25+ year technology career, he has been a leader in the security space at AuthenTec, Foster & Wager and Digital Management, Inc.  Andy has envisioned, architected and developed secure semiconductor and software solutions for biometric user identification and platform authentication products integrated into PCs, mobile phones and embedded systems manufactured by global OEMs such as HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba, Motorola, Fujitsu and others.  Andy assisted the Microsoft OS Core Security development team in designing the Windows Biometric Framework and has worked closely with leading industry security partners such as Intel, NXP, Broadcom and VeriSign (now a Symantec company) to architect hardware and software solutions.  Andy holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, completed graduate courses from Florida Institute of Technology and earned a Professional Engineering License in the State of Florida. He holds 5 U.S. issued patents.


Ives Brant

Director of Marketing

Ives has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and was also a technology editor for 7 years, first as editor-in-chief of Oracle Alliances Magazine and then as a founding employee and editor-in-chief of the Tornado Insider Magazine in Europe. He has been a consultant in marketing communications projects for Sophos, PerimeterX, InstartLogic, SafeBreach, Sybase, Beta Software AG, and numerous startups. He also worked with PeopleSoft in public relations and at Hyperion Software prior to their acquisition by Oracle. Ives earned a BA at Brown University, studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, and holds an MBA from San Francisco State University.


Tina Shepherd

Director of Finance

Tina Shepherd has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and human resources. She has served as Director of Finance and Administration at Human Unlimited and Companion Labs. Previously, she served as Director of Financial and Administrative Operations at Ignition One and at Knotice. She also has five years of experience as a business consultant.

Stacy Cannady

Strategic Advisor


Stacy is a leading IT security industry expert with a track record of delivering cutting-edge solutions that optimize asset protection while reducing critical enterprise-level costs/risks. Now retired from a career in management at Cisco where he focused on technical security, he is also a noted C-suite consultant, leveraging deep expertise in product management and market analysis. Stacy has been recognized as a Distinguished Technologist by Digital Management, in particular for his work with DoD and defense-related industrial-base clients. 


Stuart Rubin

Principal Software Engineer

For over 20 years, Stuart has designed, architected and led the development of high-quality, software-oriented products, devices and systems.  He brings a broad range of experiences to the TrustiPhi team with particular depth in mission-critical embedded systems. Stuart has applied his software expertise to creating complex systems that required detailed mapping to stringent regulatory and functional security requirements.   At NDI Medical, Checkpoint Systems and AVID technology, Stuart led the software and firmware development of FDA and CE approved devices and surgical tools and worked on military and aerospace products and on a variety of consumer, home health, automotive, and industrial products.  Stuart received a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University.  He holds 9 U.S. issued patents.


Marshall Shapiro

Principal Software Engineer

Marshall Shapiro has 25 years of professional experience building software and managing software projects across a wide range of areas. Prior to joining TrustiPhi, Marshall worked at Draper Laboratory, in Cambridge, MA where he served in leadership roles supporting projects for DARPA and the military including developing automated planning and monitoring systems for Airforce Air Operation Centers, calibration systems for the Trident missile guidance system and other experimental command and control systems.  Additional work at Draper included work on intrusion tolerance, human-machine interaction, and a framework for rapid GUI prototyping. Marshall also worked for the IBM TJ Watson Research Center building advanced applications for Mobile Computing, and at Salomon Smith Barney and CFX Software Inc., building financial software applications. His professional interests include trusted computing, object-oriented architectures, human-system interaction, decision aid systems, system integration and testing, and domain modeling.  Marshall received an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a BS from the State University of New York at Albany.