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    April 7, 2021

    Alcatraz AI Announces Executive Leadership Changes to Drive Exponential Growth

    Tina D’Agostin is named Chief Executive Officer and Vince Gaydarzhiev steps into the Chief Product Officer role

    REDWOOD CITY, CA (April 7, 2021) Alcatraz AI, developer of secure frictionless access control products, announces changes to the executive team to meet market demand and growth. Security industry leader Tina D’Agostin, former Chief Revenue Officer at Alcatraz AI, is appointed Chief Executive Officer to spearhead global expansion of its AI-powered facial authentication solution for physical access control. Vince Gaydarzhiev, Alcatraz's founder, is now the President and Chief Product Officer, leading product innovation and technology advancements.

    Headshots of Tina D'Agostin and Vince Gaydarzhiev.

    D’Agostin brings a wealth of experience building, scaling and managing successful technology companies. As CEO at Alcatraz AI, D’Agostin will be laser-focused on accelerating high-performing teams and creating the operational foundation for hypergrowth to continue the momentum of Alcatraz’s go-to-market strategy and global expansion. Tina D’Agostin comes from Johnson Controls, where she was the General Manager of Building Technology & Solutions based in Northern California. In her tenure with Johnson Controls, D’Agostin grew revenues and market share through new customer acquisition and expansion with leading Silicon Valley and global companies.

    "Tina has a proven track record and acumen to bring together teams across the organization to achieve market growth, making her the perfect fit to steer Alcatraz to be the leading facial authentication platform in the US and internationally, said Vince Gaydarzhiev, Founder and Chief Product Officer of Alcatraz AI. "I will continue my role as President & Chief Product Officer to focus on product strategy and innovation to meet our current and future customer needs, establishing Alcatraz AI as the standard for autonomous access control. I'm excited to partner with Tina to lead Alcatraz to its next level of growth."

    “I am honored to take the role of Chief Executive Officer at such an exciting time in the company’s transformation,” said Tina D’Agostin, CEO of Alcatraz AI. “I am excited to lead the company towards success with a cutting-edge product that is transforming access control and making the built environment more safe, smart and secure. I am working closely with Vince and our team to meet customer demand and create best in class customer experiences.”

    Alcatraz is revolutionizing the access control experience by autonomously leveraging the unique power of the human face. Its flagship product, the Rock, the most advanced facial authentication solution built for the enterprise, leverages artificial intelligence to automate secure and frictionless entry into physical locations creating safer buildings. Developed by Gaydarzhiev, a former Apple hardware engineer and a team of machine learning and computer vision experts, the Rock makes real-time decisions at the edge, detecting tailgating and controlling access.


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    About Alcatraz AI

    Alcatraz AI is transforming access control by leveraging artificial intelligence and analytics to make powerful decisions at the edge, where your face becomes your credential autonomously. Our solutions are designed to be easy-to-implement and use - with seamless integration into existing infrastructure, not requiring a system retrofit. Alcatraz’s frictionless technology enables enterprises across the Fortune 2000 to innovate and future-proof their security strategy, providing the most secure, reliable, and accurate biometric technology for physical access.

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