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About Us

We help our customers minimize the impact of security, safety and operational incidents.

We help our customers minimize the impact of security, safety and operational incidents.

Qognify helps safeguard your world. Providing solutions that mitigate risks, increase security and optimize operations, Qognify serves thousands of customers around the world, who place a premium on their physical security. Qognify’s comprehensive portfolio contains video management software and enterprise incident management solutions which optimize outcomes in vertical sectors including manufacturing, transportation, retail, education, finance, logistics, corrections, critical infrastructures and city, state & federal government. In 2018, Qognify acquired OnSSI Group with its brands OnSSI and SeeTec, forming a leading global player in the physical security market.

Qognify is headquartered in Pearl River, New York, and operates major development hubs in Germany, Israel and the United States, as well as sales and support offices around the globe.

Leadership Team

  • Steve Shine

    CEO

    Steve is CEO and President of Qognify which he joined in 2018. Prior to Qognify, Steve was CEO at Actian Corporation from 2011-2016 where he led a program of sustained organic and acquisition growth to position the company as a leading innovator in big data management and analytics and cloud integration. Prior to Actian, Steve was with Sybase as senior vice president and general manager for EMEA, overseeing all operational, sales, financial and human resources in the region. Prior to Sybase, Steve was at Canadian-based Geac Computer Corporation for ten years, helping to successfully turn around two major global divisions for the ERP firm. Steve holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Manchester University and lives in London with his partner and two children.

  • Miki Katz

    Chief Financial Officer

    Miki Katz joined Qognify in 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in Finance and business operations across global, public and private companies. Prior to joining Qognify, Miki was the VP finance and Business Operations for Radware Inc., CFO and COO for Ness Technologies North America and VP Finance for Verint Systems Inc. Miki holds an MBA and BA in economics and business administration from Bar Ilan University.

  • Chen Porat

    Vice President of Research & Development

    Chen joined Qognify in 2018. Prior to his current role as VP R&D, he worked at Nokia where he was a Program Head of Network Analytics and 3D Geo-Location. The 3D Geo-Location product was developed by NICE Optimize, a unit that Chen had formed, led and successfully sold to Nokia. Chen's experience includes a wide range of executive management positions in large and medium size companies, including Nasdaq-listed Comverse and Nova Measuring Instruments. Chen holds a B.Sc from The Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

  • Minnie Punj-Introne

    SVP of Global Services

    Minnie Punj-Introne joined Qognify in 2019, to lead worldwide services and support groups and help integrate our recent acquisitions. Minnie has more than 15 years of experience helping global customers realize value from their software investments. Prior to joining Qognify, Minnie held senior positions at Opera Solutions and Knoa Software, leading cross-functional teams and using data to drive strategic decision making. Minnie earned a Masters degree in Economics from Panjab University and a Diploma in Computer Science from IBM India.

  • Jeremy Howard

    Vice President of Sales, Physical Security – Americas

    Jeremy Howard is Qognify’s VP of Physical Security Sales for the Americas. Jeremy brings over 20 years of experience in IT and Physical Security to this role. He is responsible for growing both partner and key account channels and leading go-to-market strategies for all VMS brands within the Qognify portfolio. Jeremy previously held leadership positions, driving metrically driven sales organizations, at Honeywell, Verint, Avigilon and Hikvision. He is based in Dallas, Texas.

  • Marc Whalen

    Vice President of Sales, Enterprise Incident Management

    Marc Whalen has been with Qognify since 2006, working in a variety of roles from regional sales to managing sales teams in the Eastern US and Latin America. Prior to joining Qognify, Marc held sales and management positions at organizations such as Siemens Building Technologies and Onity. Marc has 25 years of experience in the security industry and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from the University of Florida.

  • Andreas Beerbaum

    Vice President Sales – International

    Andreas Beerbaum has been a key figure of the European physical security industry for 20 years. He has proven leadership experience and a strong track record in creating and executing sales and business strategies as well as in setting up and developing international organisations and teams. During his career Andreas held leading sales and management positions at major international security companies such as Tyco, Siemens or Funkwerk. Before the acquisition of OnSSI Group by Qognify he worked for SeeTec as a managing director. He holds a Diploma in industrial engineering and management.

  • Andreas Conrad

    Head of Marketing

    Andreas Conrad has been a passionate marketing professional for nearly 20 years. In addition to his proven skills to build and develop technology brands, he has a deep understanding of the security industry. He started his career in traditional and digital marketing agencies before moving to the industry side, where he held several leading marketing positions. In 2008 he joined SeeTec as Head of Marketing. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration including marketing and information management from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

  • Gal Golod

    General Counsel

    Joining Qognify in 2016, Gal Golod oversees the company's global legal affairs. Prior to joining Qognify, Gal was a senior associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP where he represented technology clients in a wide range of corporate, licensing and transactional matters. Prior to that, Gal spent 10 years as the General Counsel of a high-growth technology company in Israel and the U.S. Gal is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and holds a doctorate (S.J.D.) from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and the Israel Bar Association.