Our Team

Pete Martin | Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Pete Martin is the Founder and CEO of Votem, and is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and sold several businesses including most recently selling his consulting firm to KPMG which provided the seed money to start Votem. Pete had successful careers with IBM and as an executive at SAP running an $80M business unit until starting his consulting firm. He has been in the technology business and enterprise-software space for more than 25 years.

Bob Stewart | Chief Technology Officer

Bob Stewart is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with more than 25 years of deep technical and leadership expertise in security, biometrics and identification with careers at Motorola, EMC and Sonavation. Bob served as Internet CTO of Motorola’s $1B Internet and Networking Group where he implemented their first X.509 v3 PKI and earned Motorola’s highest technical ladder rank of Strategic Adviser Technical Analyst. Bob will serve as Votem’s primary external-facing technical lead as well as chief architect for our solutions.

Dr. Kun Peng | e-Voting Security Architect

Dr. Kun Peng got his bachelor degree in software engineering and master degree in computer security from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He graduated from Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2004, obtaining his PhD degree in information security. His main research interest is in secure network systems, secure protocols and e-applications and applied cryptology. After graduation, he worked as a scientist at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. In the past four years, He was an independent information security consultant with expertise in secure network applications including e-voting, e-cash, privacy protection and mobile security.

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Dave Wallick | Director of Testing and Certification

Dave has been in the elections business for ten years and was formerly responsible for running and managing the certification process for our competitor. His responsibility will be to lead our certification efforts and ensure our adherence to national and international voting standards.

Srini Kandikattu | VP of Engineering

Srini leads the development and operations of Votem’s Mobile Voting Platform. He comes to Votem with 20+ years’ experience in software product development, management, operations and innovation. Prior to joining Votem, Srini was COO & CTO for mobile marketing platform company Archer, where he led multi-national teams building software products for the mobile marketing industry while also overseeing Operations and delivery of Services and Solutions. Prior to Archer, Srini held various senior leadership positions at iLoopMobile, IBM and Siebel.

Technical Board of Advisors

Emin Gün Sirer

Associate Professor of Computer Science and a Co-Director of the Initiatives for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (IC3)

Steve Babbage

Steve Babbage

Distinguished Engineer, Security Research Manager and Chief Cryptographer, Vodafone

Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes

Co-founder, Polyverse; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; former Senior Director, Advanced Strategies, Microsoft; Contributor and past NYC Bureau Chief, The Economist

Michael Barrett

Former CISO, PayPal; President, The FIDO Alliance; CEO, Stealth Security Startup

Eugene Yu

Eugene Yu

CEO, Konnech, Inc.