These are the leaders of the VASCO enterprise, who anticipate the unforeseen and who seek out new, stronger security for all of us.
T. Kendall "Ken" Hunt
Mr. Hunt is our founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hunt has served as Chairman of the Board since the Company's incorporation in 1997, and currently serves a one-year term. He was our Chief Executive Officer from 1997 through 1999 and returned as CEO in November 2002. Mr. Hunt has been affiliated with several early-stage technology companies. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Med Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLOBU) from March 2006 until April 2010 and has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Victory Park Capital Advisors LLC since June 2007. Mr. Hunt is the former Chairman of the Midwest Council of TechAmerica. He is a member of The President’s Council and former member of The Board of Overseers for the School of Business and The Board of Trustees at the University of Miami (Florida), his alma mater. He is a former member of the Board of Advisors for Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, MMM Program. Additionally, he also served on the Advisory Board for the Posse Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing full college scholarships to urban minority youth leaders through its partnerships with top universities across the U. S. Mr. Hunt holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, and a BBA from the University of Miami, Florida, where he attended on a full football scholarship.
Mr. Valcke is our President & Chief Operating Officer and has held this position since 2002. Mr. Valcke has been an officer of the Company since 1996. from 1992 to 1996, he was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of Digipass NV/SA, a member of Digiline group. He co-founded Digiline in 1988 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Digiline. Mr. Valcke received a degree in Science from St. Amands College in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Mr. Hoyt is our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, joining VASCO in October of 2015. Mr. Hoyt began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, followed by international positions at Motorola, Inc. and CareerBuilder. Immediately prior to joining VASCO, Mr. Hoyt served as the Chief Financial Officer of Groupon, Inc. operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa based in Switzerland. He was promoted by Groupon in 2012 from the position of Vice President of International Financial Operations based in Chicago. Mr. Hoyt received a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University, his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he has a CPA certificate.