Norman Gardner is the founder of the Company. He is the inventor of the Company’s core anti-counterfeiting technology.  He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999-2013.” 


Jennica Hawkins is the Vice President, Physical Sales responsible for establishing the corporate strategy for channel partnering and the development and implementation of the strategic sales plan to promote growth and customer satisfaction within the anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, and consumer protection market.

Prior to joining VerifyMe, Inc., Ms. Hawkins served as the New England Regional Sales Manager, Business Development for LaserLock Technologies where her duties included developing a channel strategy and establishing partners in the Northeast region of the United States. 

At Harvard’s Extension School, Ms. Hawkins is the Course Assistant for MGMTE3010 “Business Communication and Leadership” assisting in the education of students about the Inductive and Deductive structure of business communication and knowing your audience.

Ms. Hawkins prior experience also includes management positions for a Member of Congress and New York State Governor’s Office.

Ms. Hawkins is a successful entrepreneur, with a strong background in relationship management, marketing, and business development.

Ms. Hawkins and her children reside in Chestnut Hill, MA. 


Claudio R. Ballard is the Chairman, Founder and one of the two Managing Members of VEEDIMS. In 2010 Mr. Ballard was named “Inventor of the Year” by the United States Business and Industry Council, in recognition of his founding of Iconic Motors and VEEDIMS as well as the creation of the DataTreasury Global Repository Platform, a patent-protected electronic transaction system licensed by banks to process digital checks.

Mr. Ballard has over 37 years of experience in computer technology, software and business development. In 1979, he founded FORTEX Corporation, that in 1981 became the world’s first ORACLE Value-Added Reseller and Systems Integrator by delivering the earliest known commercially viable production mission critical application software and supporting development tools that initially ran on ORACLE and eventually ran on other database platforms. By the late 1980s Mr. Ballard’s team had built sophisticated, mission critical systems for more than 30 Fortune 500 companies, including Kidder Peabody, General Electric (14 Divisions), Standard & Poor’s, CitiBank, Philip Morris, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and AT&T Bell Labs, Pfizer, Novartis (formally Ciba-Geigy) as well as government agencies that included the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Food and Drug Administration (7 departments at the FDA) and the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1994, Mr. Ballard invented the DataTreasury System, the sophisticated repository and on-line biometrics system that enables banks to quickly verify identity and process a myriad number of financial transactions. In 1998, Mr. Ballard founded DataTreasury Corporation and launched the core technology that led to the development of the check-imaging platform. Today, over 50 banks throughout the U.S. representing approximately 70% of U.S. check processing volume use this technology through a licensing arrangement.


Mr. Schafran is a private investor and serves as a director of Wright Investors’ Service Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS: WISH), Cupcake Digital, Inc. and Glasstech, Inc. He has served as aManaging Director of Providence Capital, Inc., an investment and advisory firm, and as a director and/or officer of COMSAT, Inc., Capsure Holdings, Inc., Banyan Strategic Realty Trust, Dart Group Corporation, Trak Auto Corporation,  WorldSpace, Inc., Shoppers Food Warehouse, Inc. and The Palmieri Company, Inc.  He received both a BBA and a MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin.