Thomas A. Grissen

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas A. Grissen is Daon’s CEO and a member of Daon’s Board of Directors. Tom oversees all strategic and operational aspects of the business worldwide and is based in Daon’s Reston, Virginia office.  His career spans publicly traded Fortune 100 technology companies to early stage “pure play” software companies. 

Tom is the CEO and Chairman of DTIS (Daon Trusted Identity Services), a joint venture with the AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives). He is a member of the Advisory Committee of a joint venture with SMFG (Sumitomo Mistui Financial Group), providing cloud-based biometric Identity Services across a variety of markets in Japan.  He is very active in government advisory groups and previously served on the Board of Directors for TechAmerica’s Public Sector. Tom holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and an Executive MBA from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University.  His hobbies include hiking, sailing and skiing.

Tom is recognized in the biometrics and identity industry as a thought leader, regularly called on by the media to discuss how biometrics establish trust online, significantly enhancing security while improving the user experience. Tom was identified by Forbes as “One of Five Chief Executives Reinventing Industry Through Digital” and has appeared on national television programs, such as CNBC’s Squawk Box.