iProov, a provider of biometric authentication technology and Genuine Presence Assurance, has expanded its footprint in the U.S. market and opened a North American headquarters location in Catonsville, Md., at the bwtech@UMBC Technology Park.

iProov’s new Catonsville headquarters will serve a growing roster of North American customers, from initial contact through to service deployment and support. Key executives joining iProov’s U.S. operations include Joe Palmer, president of iProov Inc., and Simon Williamson, VP of sales for iProov North America.

“Our new U.S. headquarters is perfectly situated,” said iProov Founder and CEO Andrew Bud. “Not only will we enjoy close proximity to our government customers, but we will also be able to more easily leverage Maryland’s outstanding resources — in the form of nearby intellectual capital, tech talent and the vibrant cyber security community associated with the bwtech@UMBC Technology Park. Our new location and new executive hires are setting the stage for iProov’s next phase of rapid growth, and we’re excited about the way forward.”

iProov’s U.S. expansion is built on a track record of growth, brought about by the company’s ability to deliver simple and secure authentication throughout the online ecosystem. The company has increased revenue 10 times and more than doubled headcount since 2018. Customers include ING, Rabobank, the U.K. Home Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“We have chosen to locate our U.S. headquarters in a great source of top cyber talent and close to the nation’s most sophisticated customers,” said Joe Palmer, iProov president and head of the U.S. office. “Our plan is to work closely with them to protect U.S. citizens and stay ahead of growing threats like deepfakes. More than 2.5 million people ‘iProoved’ themselves in 2019 to assert their identities safely and conveniently. We are very excited to build our presence here by further growing our team and safeguarding millions of Americans."