Fischer

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Executive Management

Andrew Sroka
President and CEO

Andrew oversees global operations for Fischer International Identity, LLC, and other holdings within the Zenerji, LLC portfolio management group, including Fischer International Systems Corporation which continues to produce first-to-market innovations in the security, collaboration, and electronic storage market spaces since it was founded in 1983.

Andrew has a history of success in structuring organizations to achieve maximum effectiveness from operational, financial, and human capital perspectives. Since joining Fischer International Systems Corporation in 1998, Andrew has held multiple strategic and operational management positions within the Zenerji portfolio, including MIS Director, Vice President/General Manager, and President/CEO.

Dan Dagnall
Chief Operating Officer

Dan is responsible for corporate and product strategies plus all operational functions to ensure that Fischer’s products, services, people, and processes are aligned with our mission of industry leadership and customer advocacy.

Dan is a technology visionary and thought leader. At the age of 23, Dan was promoted to General Manager of multi-million dollar ISP for his ability to accurately predict industry directions and to plan new customer offerings in response. After joining Fischer as a consultant and successfully implementing enterprise-grade (2,000,0000 identities) and small-scale (< 500) Identity & Access Management (IAM) projects, Dan was promoted to Director of Presales Engineering where he began to educate the IAM community and shaped Fischer solutions to better address current and future customer requirements. Dan was then was promoted to Chief Technology Strategist and was responsible for aligning product strategy with industry directions and customer needs.

Today, Dan is internationally recognized as a voice in the IAM community and is credited with helping to shape the current state of the industry and how IAM, specifically cloud based IAM, is delivered to the enterprise. Dan’s foresight of the identity as a service (IDaaS) market dates back to 2008, when he began presenting the vision of what IDaaS has become today. His vision has kept Fischer at the head of the evolving IDaaS market space. You can find Dan presenting his unique vision at industry events, published articles and blogs.

Personal Message: "My primary goal is to be the best father and husband I can be, followed closely by my desire to make contributions that have a positive effect on the Identity & Access Management industry, and to the security community at large. I thoroughly enjoy working within the IAM industry and making friends along the way. I wake every day excited to contribute to the industry.”

Dennis McDermott
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dennis continues to set annual records for new customers and revenue, yet attributes the company’s success to a customer-first focus and commitment to being an advocate for Higher Education. Dennis joined Fischer International in 2005 as Chief of Marketing and helped put Fischer on the map by managing the launch of the industry’s first fully-integrated SOA based IdM solution, and later by creating the Identity as a Service® marketspace with Fischer’s Identity as a Service® managed offering. Prior to joining Fischer, Dennis directed marketing activities for technology companies seeking acquisition, and was President of a marketing communications agency that touted Fortune 500 clients, including Xerox, Symantec, and Northrop.


Fischer International Board of Directors

Addison Fischer
Chairman

Addison M. Fischer founded Fischer International Corporation and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Fischer has been a computer entrepreneur since creating his first high-tech startup company in 1973, and has been involved in seed venture capital investing since the early 1980s.

He was a founder of VeriSign and a long-time board member of RSA Data Security, Inc., a world leader in cryptographic software, until its merger in 1996 with Security Dynamics, Inc. He serves on a number of private companies' board of directors. Mr. Fischer holds more than 100 patents and has made an indelible mark on the enterprise security landscape by creating a history of products and innovations that have been ahead of their time.

Mr. Fischer was a member of the committees that set U.S. standards for computer security and electronic commerce. He has addressed the U.S. Congress by invitation on several topics, including digital signature standards, proposed FBI digital telephony legislation, and global U.S. competitiveness. Mr. Fischer holds numerous U.S. and international patents, and is author of the seminal document security paper Electronic Document Authorization for which he won "The Outstanding Paper of the Year" award at the National Computer Security Conference. He holds Mathematics degrees from West Virginia University.

In addition to his business interests, Mr. Fischer is actively involved in preserving for future generations our environment, our resources, our health, and our freedom. For example, he was a principal founder of the Community School of Naples (FL), and is presently a board member of the Amazon Conservation Team.

Michael S. Battaglia
Board Member

Michael S. Battaglia is the former President and CEO of SmartDisk, a provider of network and multimedia storage products and technologies. Mr. Battaglia also serves on SmartDisk’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining SmartDisk, Mr. Battaglia was President and CEO of Fischer International Corporation from 1995 to 1998.

From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Battaglia was President of Mosler, Inc., a provider of electronic security systems and security equipment. For the 25-year-period prior to his Mosler tenure, Mr. Battaglia held various senior management positions in the computer and information systems industry. Mr. Battaglia also serves on the board of directors of Surety Systems which is privately held.

Brian O'Higgins
Board Member

Mr. O’Higgins is the CTO of Third Brigade, a leader in the emerging IT security field of Host Intrusion Prevention (HIP). Prior to joining Third Brigade, Brian O’Higgins was one of the co-founders of Entrust, a leading Internet security company, and served as its Chief Technology Officer. As security visionary, Mr. O’Higgins is best known in the security community for introducing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology and products.

Mr. O’Higgins has been involved in the telecom and IT industry for over 25 years. He started his career with Bell Northern Research in 1979 after graduating from Carleton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1993 he moved to Nortel to establish the Secure Networks group, which spun off in 1997 to become Entrust. He also serves on the boards and advisory boards of several industry associations and private companies, and is a recognized speaker on IT and Internet security.