Leadership Team

Steven Worth

Steven Worth is OneSpan’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. He is also the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, and holds executive responsibility for corporate IT Security, Legal, and Regulatory Compliance. Steven brings more than 25 years of experience across software, technology, consulting, and legal. Prior to joining OneSpan, Steven was an Executive Vice President at SilkRoad Technology, a leader in SaaS human resources applications, and helped build the high growth venture-backed company.

Before SilkRoad, Steven was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, an international publicly-traded technology services firm. He helped focus and transform Diamond’s business, building strategic revenue and helping secure the company’s sale at a significant premium. Before corporate roles, Steven also practiced law with a large international firm in the areas of technology, finance, M&A, general corporate, and tax. He holds post-graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received an MBA, and JD. Steven did his undergraduate work at Cornell University, graduating with a BS.

Jan Kees van Gaalen

Jan Kees van Gaalen is OneSpan’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Jan Kees’ background includes 25 years of financial executive management experience including 15 years in CFO roles. Most recently, since December 2019, Jan Kees has been a consultant to technology companies involved in SaaS, Big Data, AI, IT consulting and outsourced services. He served in chief financial officer roles at C&J Energy Services Inc. from September 2018 through December 2019, at Kennametal Inc. from September 2015 to September 2018, and at Dresser-Rand Inc. from April 2013 to July 2015. Earlier in his career, Jan Kees held various internationally-based CFO and other finance executive roles since 1994. Jan Kees has a master’s degree in business administration from HEC Management School (formerly Institut des Affaires – ISA), Jouy en Josas, France and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

John Gunn

John Gunn is OneSpan’s Chief Revenue Officer. John brings more than two decades of sales and marketing leadership experience in the IT security and software segments. Before joining OneSpan, John established and led the Security Solutions Group at Harland Clarke where he launched a successful SaaS consumer identity protection and anti-fraud solution. John had roles of NA General Manager and Head of Sales and Vice President Global Marketing for Aladdin, a publicly-traded leader in authentication and software security solutions where he doubled revenue.

Prior to Aladdin, John was President of the commercial division VisionTek, a channel-focused technology products company where he grew revenue from $5M to over $100M, and a founder of Reveal where he led sales and marketing and grew revenue from zero to $200M+. He is an expert on hacking and IT security issues, and is frequently quoted in the media. John received his BA degree in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Tracy McCarthy

Tracy McCarthy is OneSpan's Chief Human Resources Officer. She brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership to the company, with the past 10 years focused primarily in SaaS technology companies. Tracy joined OneSpan from SAVO Group (now Seismic), a private equity-funded SaaS provider that specializes in sales productivity software, where she served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources.

Tracy has also served as Chief Human Resource Officer at SilkRoad Technology and Lakeview Technology (now Syncsort). Previously, Tracy held human resources leadership roles at Winston Brands, Corporate Express (now Staples) and Dayton Hudson (now Target). Tracy holds a BS in Psychology and Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, and an MS in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University. She also holds SPHR, GPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and serves on the board of directors for Chicago Tech Academy.

Ajay Keni

Ajay Keni is OneSpan’s Chief Technology Officer. Ajay brings more than 20 years of experience as a technologist and software engineer leading teams to build world class products and services focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience and security in the cloud. Before joining OneSpan, Ajay served as Vice President and head of Oracle’s Identity Management business, responsible for the company’s software-delivered and SaaS-delivered Identity and Access Management products. In recent years, he led the strategy and operational execution of Oracle Cloud’s Identity and Security cloud services and drove its uptake across Oracle’s IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and industry vertical applications and their customers. During this time, he was directly responsible for product management, development, quality and DevOps. Ajay holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Bangalore.

Roger Wigenstam

Roger is OneSpan’s Vice President of Product Management. He has over 20 years of experience bringing unique and innovative solutions to the market and leading product management, user experience, architecture, and engineering teams. Before joining OneSpan, Roger lead Product Management and User Experience at NextLabs, a Silicon Valley based data security startup. Prior to that, Roger led both product management and engineering teams at Oracle for more than a decade.

His responsibilities during this time included a variety of offerings in the areas of identity and access management, API gateway, and data security in addition to the security platform and development frameworks used across Oracle's cloud and enterprise solutions. He has been awarded several patents and involved in several industry standards efforts. Roger holds a BSc in System Analysis & Design from the University of Karlstad.

Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole is OneSpan’s Chief Information Officer and joined OneSpan in 2017. Jeff has held numerous technology leadership positions throughout his career, helping companies use best-in-class cloud applications and data strategies to automate processes and gain insight. Before joining OneSpan, Jeff spent eight years at CareerBuilder.com as Senior Director of Information Management, and Director of Financial Systems, where he focused on financial applications and data. Prior to that, Jeff was responsible for managing financial systems for Discover Financial Services, Inc. Jeff received a BBA and Computer Information systems from Dominican University and an MBA in Technology Management and Innovation from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Giovanni Verhaeghe

Giovanni Verhaeghe is OneSpan’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Hardware Operations. He has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and business transformation through technology innovation and acquisition. Giovanni has also created several hardware and software solutions in support of OneSpan’s platform strategy, working to maintain a balance between in-house and acquired technology in his role leading corporate strategy and technical operations.

Giovanni has served as OneSpan’s Director of Corporate Strategy and Intellectual Property Rights. Prior to joining OneSpan, Giovanni was IT-Manager at Vinçotte, a company specialized in safety, security and quality control. Giovanni holds a Bachelor of Applied Informatics from Howest (Bruges/Cardiff UK) and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Vlerick Business School.

Joe Maxa

Joe Maxa is OneSpan’s Vice President of Investor Relations. His role integrates the work of finance, communications, marketing, and compliance to deliver effective communications between OneSpan and the investment community. Prior to joining OneSpan, Joe was Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Dougherty & Company, a full-service investment bank and brokerage firm. His experience as a sell-side analyst includes nearly two decades covering small to mid-cap technology and industrial technology companies, including OneSpan. Prior to Dougherty & Company, Joe worked in engineering and operations roles and held a Professional Engineering license. Joe earned a BS in Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.