Leadership Team

Matt Moynahan

Matt Moynahan is OneSpan’s Chief Executive Officer. Matt most recently served as CEO at Forcepoint, a global leader in cybersecurity, for nearly five years where he transformed the company’s offerings from predominantly on-premises to a cloud-consumption model and drove record new business growth prior to its acquisition by Francisco Partners in January 2021. 

Matt brings to OneSpan more than two decades of global technology experience across both on-premises and cloud services, and nearly every facet of cyber security. Prior to Forcepoint, he served as President at Arbor Networks, a subsidiary of Danaher, where he was responsible for building one of the world’s largest commercial cloud DDoS platforms and network-based advanced threat protection systems. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Veracode, a SaaS pioneer of cloud-based software security testing platforms. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Symantec’s Consumer Division, responsible for serving hundreds of millions of customers while delivering a superior end-user experience. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

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.

Tom Aurelio

Tom Aurelio is OneSpan’s Chief People Officer. He brings more than 30 years of global Human Resources leadership experience, primarily in software and cloud-based technology companies, where he helped companies align structure, processes, compensation, and capabilities to the business strategy that drives growth and profitability.

Tom most recently served as CHRO at Endurance International Group, a cloud-based IT services company. At Endurance, he provided strategic direction in talent management and development, organizational leadership, and culture initiatives. Prior to Endurance, Tom was CHRO at Criteo, a Paris-based global digital advertising company, where he rebuilt the human resources function to support rapid organic and inorganic growth.  Prior to that, he served as SVP, People at Priceline.com, Co-Founder and President of SimpleCloudApps.com, and VP, Global HR Operations at Symantec. During his tenure at Symantec, the organization grew from 4,500 employees to over 21,000 employees across 220 global locations. Tom holds a BS in Management from Daemen College and an MBA from Canisius College.

Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson is OneSpan’s Chief Marketing Officer. He has more than 30 years of experience across roles in marketing, sales, and product, helping organizations drive transformation, build market momentum, and grow industry recognition. Prior to OneSpan, Eric served as Chief Marketing Officer at Fuze, where he was responsible for setting the company’s global marketing strategy and leading demand generation, brand, product and customer marketing. During his tenure, he helped lead strategic initiatives to re-align Fuze’s go-to-market and product strategies in order to target emerging market opportunities in Unified Communications, earning Fuze recognition as a category visionary and leader. Before his appointment as the Chief Marketing Officer, Eric held leadership roles in product and demand generation.

Prior to Fuze, Eric was the co-founder and CEO of SPY Visual Effects, a creative studio servicing advertising agencies and motion picture studios. The company was acquired in 2009, and Eric then served as the business unit’s SVP and General Manager until 2012. Under Eric’s leadership, the company experienced tremendous growth, working on advertising campaigns with brands including Nike, Toyota, and Apple, and motion pictures including Iron Man, Hunger Games, and Avatar. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from UC San Diego.

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.

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.