Our Plurilock
Management and Expertise Team

Plurilock Team

Ian Paterson


10-year data analytics entrepreneur, proven track record commercializing data science solutions and landing multi-million dollar accounts.

Roland Sartorius


25-year proven senior chief financial officer with experience and multiple exits in public, high-growth North American and European companies.

Jord Tanner


20-year technologist instrumental in scaling a previous venture-backed data analytics start-up from zero to 500k SaaS users before its sale to eBay.

Issa Traore, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist

25-year researcher with over 100 journal articles, over 3,000 citations, and 3 issued patents in behavioral biometrics and continuous authentication.

Youssef Nakkabi, Ph.D.

Director of Innovation

15-year research and technical professional in the machine learning, artificial intelligence and information security fields.

Aron Hsiao, Ph.D.

Director of Insights

20-year technologist, expert in human-computer interaction and the sociology of media and technology.

Paulo Quinan

Senior Developer

10-year development professional, University of Victoria PhD candidate in computer engineering for software security.

Board and Advisory


Barry Carlson


20-year serial CEO, angel, startup veteran.

ADM. Mike McConnell

Executive Director

Director, United States National Security Agency (NSA) Ret.

Ian Paterson

CEO and Director

10-year data analytics entrepreneur.


Bob Rose

20-year executive at JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, Thomson Reuters.

Sri Sridharan

Managing Director and COO, Florida Center for Cybersecurity.

David Raffa

20-year M&A advisor with over 150 successful transactions.

Keith Trippie

SES Executive, United States federal government Ret.

Our Office

Culture and Convenience

  • Join our team. Work with scientists, Ph.D.s, and talented developers, under the guidance of veteran leadership.
  • Located in the heart of Victoria's technology district, Plurilock's office is nestled amongst restaurants and cafés. We're easily accessible and close to parking, bus stops, and bike lanes.

The Plurilock Story

How We Got Here

Learn how we grew from a small team of University of Victoria researchers to become a leading authentication provider whose clients include the United States and Canadian federal governments. 

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