About Us

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, Integrated Biometrics was founded in 2002 as an alternative solution to the commonly used traditional optical and silicon fingerprint technologies. Our stable and proven team works with our patented technologies to create unique benefits and provide solutions that overcome the limitations of other biometric technologies. Integrated Biometrics continues to grow as a global provider of biometric solutions.

Integrated Biometrics provide innovative enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. Integrated Biometrics products utilize our patented LES (light emitting sensor) film delivering best-in-class performance in speed, size, weight, ease of use, and durability for affordable high performance mobile solutions.

More ideal for mobile environments than silicon or traditional optical sensors, Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified fingerprint sensors work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95 percent smaller and lighter than traditional optical scanners. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensor that meets mobility requirements demanded by end users, solving the major problems of size, speed, accuracy and durability.

Our sensors, when integrated into our partners’ products, provide lightweight, fast, and easy-to-use solutions with more spoof protection than traditional optical scanners for end users in Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Law Enforcement, Background Checks, Military and Defense, Social Services, National ID programs, National Elections, and other government and commercial applications where identity is required.

We are a proud member of the Biometrics Institute, AFCEA, and EU-LISA and active in biometrics, defense, and government industry events around the world. Our leadership team serves on numerous technology boards and regularly contributes to industry media outlets, sharing best practices on identity management and biometric fingerprinting technology.

Integrated Biometrics is a proud member of The Reserve Group.

Leadership

Steve Thies

Steve Thies

CEO
Steve has 35 years of business management and leadership experience with an emphasis in operations; 18 years in C-level positions; five years in the biometric industry and is the past president of Purolator Products, Spartanburg Stainless, Spartanburg Steel, and Mark IV Automotive Aftermarket. Steve holds a BSME from the Missouri School of Science & Technology. He is a contributor to news outlets in multiple industries on the subject of identity and biometrics.
Fred Frye

Fred Frye

CTO
Fred has 30 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies and over 12 years in the biometrics field leading the development of electroluminescent film technology and thin film transistor technology. He holds multiple technology patents and is the inventor of an adaptive circuit to enable dynamic capture of dry and wet fingerprints. Fred holds a BSEE and Masters degrees in engineering, is a noted technology expert and established the FBI’s certifying body (MITRE) qualification procedure for the world’s first LES fingerprint scanner.
David Gerulski

David Gerulski

Vice President - Sales and Marketing
David brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in high-growth technology companies including Internet Security Systems, VistaScape Security Systems, Steelbox Networks and Oversight Systems among others. David holds a business degree from West Valley College. He has built successful brands, led sales, marketing and business development organizations. He contributes to news outlets and has been featured as a security expert in national media.
Jerry Zuzolo

Jerry Zuzolo

CFO
Jerry has 25 years of experience providing hands-on financial leadership for domestic and international manufacturing corporations. Jerry is a Certified Management Accountant and has held the role of CFO in multiple domestic and international companies including MAPAL Inc., De-Sta-Co Manufacturing and Facet International. Jerry holds a BBA degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He has a strong background in systems implementation, human resources and information technology.
Daniel Jang

Daniel Jang

President of Integrated Biometrics Korea
Daniel has 17 years of experience in the biometrics technology industry. He holds multiple patents in fingerprint biometrics along with numerous Korean government biometric research studies and reports. Daniel is the author of Digital Image Processing Application by Using Visual C++. He holds a Masters Degree in engineering. Daniel is the creator of a uniformity mask technology which enables FBI certification.
Tom Buss

Tom Buss

Executive & Strategic Advisor
Tom has over 35 years experience in technology companies including executive roles with Motorola and Crossmatch Technologies. He has been a major contributor to the progression of fingerprint capture and verification technologies, and has managed the creation of successful, globally implemented biometric products. Tom received his BSEE from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Nova University. Tom is an event speaker and holder of government credentials.
Jim Seaborn

Jim Seaborn

Sales Director
Jim has over 35 years business experience, with the last 25 focusing on opening new facilities for corporate America and his own businesses. Jim is one of Integrated Biometrics original four partners. His primary effort the last 12 years has been promoting the company’s light emitting sensor (LES) technology. His knowledge and expertise have enabled him to travel the world establishing markets for Integrated Biometrics . Jim holds a BS in Administrative Management from Clemson University.
Mike Grimes

Mike Grimes

Vice President - Key Accounts
Mike has 35 years in of business development and leadership experience in the security industry with 15 years in biometrics. Mike holds a BBA from the University of Oklahoma. He has held executive positions in multiple successful start-up organizations and is well known for his work securing fund for initial technology investment. He has a tremendous security network and holds government credentials.