Paravision, a mission-critical face recognition and computer vision company, announced the appointment of Kurt Takahashi to its corporate board of directors.
“Kurt joins at a time of rapid growth for Paravision as companies look for a U.S.-based partner that can provide world-class computer vision capabilities that are ethically developed and conscientiously sold,” said Doug Aley, Paravision CEO. “We’ve reached the level of accuracy at a scale where face recognition can make a significant difference in use cases such as access control, video security, payments, and identity management, and are proud to be able to collaborate with Kurt to build upon this unique foundation.”
Takahashi brings more 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and leadership in the security industry. Currently CEO of Netwatch Group, Kurt has held senior executive positions at companies including Pelco (acquired by Motorola Solutions), AMAG (part of G4S), and Quantum Secure (acquired by HID Global), and has led multiple acquisitions.
“In my 25 years in the security world, I have seen many startups attempt this level of innovation and pace, but few have the unparalleled accuracy combined with leaders that exhibit a clear north star with their ethics,” Takahashi said. “As computer vision becomes an integral part of access control, security, and identity verification, I’m looking forward to helping the company continue to break away from the pack.”
The board appointment follows Paravision’s $23 million funding round in May and the appointment of biometric technology veteran Benji Hutchinson as president and COO.