BIO-key names Corsentino chief revenue officer

BIO-key International Inc., a provider of biometric software and hardware based in Wall, announced Friday it has appointed Frederick “Fred” Corsentino as chief revenue officer.

In this newly-created role, Corsentino will be responsible for the company’s business development, sales and marketing.

Prior to BIO-key, Corsentino launched a consulting firm. He also recently served as chief revenue officer at Comodo. From 2005 to 2007 he led sales at Meru Networks.

Previously, he led the worldwide sales strategy for Proxim Wireless.

“Digital and device security has never been more urgent than it is now and as organizations and consumers turn to biometric technology, I look forward to playing a role in driving broad scale adoption of BIO-key’s secure and convenient biometric solutions. I’m excited to leverage my decades of experience in building out new business development strategies and contributing to BIO-key’s goal of achieving consistent long-term revenue growth,” Corsentino said.

“On behalf of the entire BIO-key team, I wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the contributions of Barbara Rivera who recently resigned as COO, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors. The progress she made in shaping our direction and operational processes the past two years, has played a significant role in getting us to point where we could fully transition to the top-line focus Fred now brings to the company,” Michael DePasquale, BIO-key’s chairman and CEO, said.

“He brings deep expertise in managing sales processes to advance revenue opportunities and an impressive track record as a change agent for emerging technology companies like BIO-key. We believe that BIO-key’s product offerings and our reference account base are at the point where we can now fully benefit from his experience and strong skillset to rapidly scale our business.”