Denis Hébert, former CEO of HID Global, joined Ottawa-based Feenics as equity partner and company president. Hébert was president and CEO at HID Global for 12 years, as well as an executive vice president for ASSA ABLOY. He held executive positions at Honeywell in the past and is currently chairman of the board at the Security Industry Association (SIA).

Feenics’ flagship product is Keep, an on-premise or cloud-hosted access control and security management solution. The cloud-based security and access control solutions company is focusing on expansion of its products in the market.

“I am excited to be part of this journey with Feenics as the access control paradigm shifts to cloud computing, providing a wealth of new service offerings to systems integrators and their customers. In every industry there are evolutions, and the cloud alternative to access control is a significant transformation in physical access management,” Hébert said in a statement.

“We are extremely excited to have Denis join the team and expedite the growth of Feenics,” stated Sam Shalaby, CEO and founder of Feenics. “He understands our go-to-market strategy and will join our day-to-day cadence as we continue to expand Keep in the field. The combined experience of Feenics company management in systems integration and manufacturing will foster further expansion.”