Spokesperson Bios


Thomas A. Grissen, CEO

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. Tom brings 20+ years of technology experience to Daon. His career spans publicly traded Fortune 100 technology companies to early stage “pure play” software companies. In all cases, these were companies of consequence within their industry.




Conor White, President, Americas

Conor White is President of the Americas for Daon and a member of Daon’s Board of Directors.  He brings to bear over 18 years of experience innovating and leading identification management technologies such as the development of biometrics, smart cards, electronic payments, PKI, information security and e-business infrastructure.




Clive Bourke, President, EMEA & APAC

Clive Bourke is President of EMEA and APAC for Daon and is a member of Daon’s Board of Directors. Clive and his team are responsible for all Daon’s business activities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. They deliver and support biometric and identity solutions in banking, border control, visa, national ID, immigration, registered traveler, population registries, voter registration and customer credentialing.




James Ahern, Chief Technology Officer

As the CTO of Daon and a member of Daon’s Board of Directors, James Ahern is responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s biometric systems to its customers. Prior to serving as CTO, James was the Chief Architect at Daon, where he was responsible for the design of many of Daon’s biometric based products and technologies.