Lead by CEO Eric Bergeron, the executive team brings together top industry knowledge and experience.
Eric Bergeron, P. Eng., M. Sc.
President and CEO
Eric Bergeron brings more than 20 years of global international management experience in high-tech industries, including business development, sales, technology and finance. Prior to starting Optosecurity in 2003, he worked for Venture Capital fund Innovatech Quebec, as well as for US-headquartered Invertix Corporation, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure software, where he served as VP and General Manager of its European division in The Netherlands. Before, he was General Manager at ZKS Inc, an encryption software vendor and Director of Strategic Technology Development for Telesystem International Wireless Inc., a global mobile operator. Mr. Bergeron began his career at Bell Canada, spending eight years in management positions.
Mr. Bergeron is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) since 2007 and is a Member of the Canadian Government's Science, Technology and Innovation Council. He is a Former Director of Photintech Inc. and of Cilys Inc., which was acquired by Openwave Systems Inc.
Mr. Bergeron holds a M. Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the University of Quebec and a B.S. Degree in Engineering Physics from Laval University, Quebec. He is a member of the IEEE and the Quebec Order of Professional Engineers (OIQ). Mr. Bergeron has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management Entrepreneurship Development Program in 2010.
Dan Gudmundson, M. Sc.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan Gudmundson brings over twenty years of high technology management and design experience to the team. He holds over 40 patents in the area of signal and image processing and computer processor architectures. Mr. Gudmundson has assembled and guided design groups that have developed market-leading products with LSI Logic, ATI Technologies, Matrox Graphics, Leitch Technologies and Cirrus Logic. He brings a unique perspective to the company with leading edge highly complex SoC (System-on-Chip) imaging and systems solutions experience as well as significant expertise in the area of ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) design and SoC systems.
Mr. Gudmundson holds a B. Sc. Degree in Physics from the University of British Columbia and the San Francisco University and a M. Sc. in Computer Architecture from the San Jose State University.
Timothy Mathews, B. S.
Chief Operating Officer
Timothy Mathews brings more than 15 years experience in sales, marketing, business development, product management, and general management for global high-tech companies. Prior to joining Optosecurity, he worked for Symetrica Inc., a leading radiation detection technology company as Vice President of the U.S. operations. Previously, he was Global General Manager of the Government and Military Business for GE Security, where he had P&L responsibility for $100M Chemical & Biological Detection and identification technology portion of an approximately $400M business that serves global markets in Aviation, Military, Homeland Security, Nuclear Power, Customs and Border Protection, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Applications. He previously was Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at GE Security where he served as the business representative on a cross functional business development team that led to a $1B technology acquisition. He led as the sales & marketing functional leader through due diligence and integration planning, and integration of the acquisition.
Mr. Mathews has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management Entrepreneurship Development Program in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Tufts University (Medford, MA).
Chief Financial Officer
John Morris brings 20 years of highly successful international expertise in building and managing teams, establishing and leveraging business relationships and consistently exceeding aggressive financial objectives. John started his career in sales but has spent the majority of it in finance and operations leading both organizations. John’s experiences have taken him from Australia, France, United States and Korea, to Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City where he has had leadership roles in companies ranging from start-ups to billion dollar businesses. He has spent time in the steel and banking sectors although the large majority of his career has been in the technology vertical including the following companies: British Steel, TD Bank, Nortel, the LG-Nortel Joint Venture and Averna.
Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and has been involved in various charity and non-profit organizations throughout his travels.
Vice President Business & Corporate Development
Shawn Dagg is a technology professional with over 20 years of experience in advanced data management and security technologies. Shawn was Director of Product Management for Informix Software prior to its acquisition by IBM. At Informix, Shawn oversaw all product management and product marketing for an advanced data management software portfolio representing revenues of approximately 600 million USD per annum. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Shawn was one of 6 people pulled together to form the IBM Safety and Security Protection Services emerging business unit (EBO), which ultimately became the IBM Homeland Security business unit. In that role, Shawn was a lead advisor to TSA supporting multiple critical people screening and threat management programs as well as a resident subject matter expert on biometrics, risk analysis, and secure data management.
After assisting CLEAR, the private sector domestic TSA Registered Traveler program, to launch their operations in 20 airports as their CIO, Shawn returned to his native Canada to join Optosecurity as VP of Business and Corporate development focused on product management and industry expansion for the company.