Patrick Parker, Founder and CEO

Patrick holds an MBA from the Ohio State University, an MS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS in Zoology from Ohio University. Patrick led a technology consulting organization for 5 years prior to founding EmpowerID in June of 2004. Patrick had led a consulting and software development organization in the development of innovative SharePoint web parts to securely delegate administration and self-service, large-scale ecommerce solutions, as well as workflow solutions for regulatory compliance. This work led him to study the intersection of role-based access control and workflow automation. The lack of integration between these two disciplines was identified as an urgent market need and led to assembling the development team that produced EmpowerID, an innovative workflow approach to Identity Management for heterogeneous networks.

Bradford Mandell, Chief Operating Officer

Brad holds a BSBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and has also studied at Harvard and Ohio University. Brad is also the Founder and President of Microman, Inc., a network and multimedia integrator and IP telephony provider based in Dublin, Ohio. Brad brings twenty one years of sales, marketing and business management experience to EmpowerID Team.

Carles Dalmau, Vice President of Product Architecture

Carles holds an Enginyer Informatic from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. Carles has a long and varied background in security modeling and design, enterprise application development, database design, workflow orchestration and service oriented architecture application development.

Ujwal Halkatti, Vice President of Engineering

Ujwal Halkatti manages the engineering team that is building EmpowerID. He joined EmpowerID's management team with over 12 years of experience in enterprise software development. Ujwal was Director, Software Development at Solarwinds, a public software company, where he was responsible for delivering storage and virtualization management products. Prior to that, Ujwal served as Director, Product Development at Tek-Tools during a period of rapid growth between 2005 and 2010, which resulted in successful acquisition of the company. At Tek-Tools, Ujwal managed and built the engineering team which developed Profiler, an end to end storage and virtualization monitoring solution adopted by over 1000 companies worldwide, including several OEM partners such as LSI and Quantum. Following Tek-Tools acquisition in 2010, Ujwal handled the resulting product and staff integration for the acquirer, Solarwinds.

Ujwal holds a MS in Business Administration (Information Systems) from Texas Tech University and a Bachelors in Automobile Engineering from BVB College of Engineering Technology, Karnatak University, in India.

A Distinguished Team of Software Developers

EmpowerID employs an experienced team of software developers possessing a skill set spanning SAML, OAuth, WS-Federation, Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation, Business Process Management, Identity Management, Microsoft .NET technologies, web interface development, Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL, Unix, SAP and a host of other operating system, database and application technologies requisite to producing a groundbreaking enterprise Cloud Security and Identity and Access Management platform.