Cross Match Technologies has announced that James W Ziglar, the firm’s president and chief executive officer, has informed the board of directors of his plans to retire this August.
Ziglar joined Cross Match as president and CEO in August 2005. The company says: “During his tenure, Cross Match transformed itself into an internationally recognised leader in biometric identity solutions for governments and commercial enterprises worldwide. The company also has achieved industry-leading growth rates by developing high-quality and innovative products tailored to meet specific customer needs.”
Ziglar’s retirement follows a 44-year career that has included investment banking, law, academia, and service in the US federal government. His most recent government post was Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
“The strength of the team Jim has built has been instrumental in developing the Cross Match brand as a leader in biometric solutions, resulting in industry-leading growth rates. We also recognise that Jim’s vision of Cross Match as a leader in multimodal offerings has led to its development of best-in-class products that combine fingerprint, iris and facial technologies,” says Donald E Nickelson, chairman of Cross Match’s board of directors.
In retirement, Ziglar is to become a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington DC-based think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. He will focus primarily on immigration policy and border control and security initiatives.
Cross Match has not yet announced Ziglar’s successor.