Management

Meet the Identiv Management Team
Steven Humphreys

Steven Humphreys

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Humphreys was appointed Identiv CEO in September 2015 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1996.

Mr. Humphreys brings over three decades of industry experience as a leader of security technology companies, focusing on government-grade logical and physical access control, secure credentials and digital identity solutions, and RFID and mobile app software. The companies he’s led include SCM Microsystems (early developer of CAC/PIV readers and apps), ActivCard (CAC card specification, platform and apps), Hirsch/Identiv (low-cost/high-security access control), and others.

Mr. Humphreys holds a B.S. degree from Yale University and M.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Justin Scarpulla

Justin Scarpulla

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Scarpulla was named Chief Financial Officer of Identiv in December 2021. Mr. Scarpulla brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience to Identiv. He joins Identiv from SpaceX, which designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft, as well as operating the Starlink internet constellation, deploying thousands of advanced communications satellites. While at SpaceX, Mr. Scarpulla led initiatives across financial planning and analysis, accounting, and operations, developing and managing financial systems to optimize resources across diverse, high-growth, cash-intensive activities. He managed business leadership engagement across the company, reporting to SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen.

Prior to SpaceX, Mr. Scarpulla was Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Incipio and Vice President and Corporate Controller at Vizio. He also served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at MaxLinear, an NYSE-listed semiconductor company, where he built the financial team and systems to support rapid growth from $70M to $300M in revenue over four years

Mr. Scarpulla holds his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from California State University Fullerton. 

Dr. Manfred Mueller

Dr. Manfred Mueller

COO and General Manager, Identity

Dr. Manfred Mueller was named Chief Operating Officer of Identiv in September 2013. As a result of the diverse roles he has held at Identiv – including sales, marketing, product management, business development, and investor relations – he has a deep understanding of the company’s technology, markets, customers, stakeholders and operations.

Dr. Mueller joined Identiv in 2000. Before joining Identiv, Dr. Mueller was responsible for strategic investments, product development, and M&A activities for BetaResearch GmbH, the digital TV division of the German Kirch Group.

Dr. Mueller holds M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Chemistry from Regensburg University in Germany and an M.B.A. from the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

General Manager, Premises

Mark Allen was appointed Identiv General Manager, Premises in January 2016. Mr. Allen has been with Identiv since 2003, most recently in a product manager role. He has more than 29 years of practical experience in technology at start-ups and public companies, ranging from programming, software development, and engineering to business development, R&D, and operations.

Prior to joining Identiv, Mr. Allen was Founder and President at Preferred Business Solutions Inc. from June 1999 to September 2003. Prior to Preferred Business Solutions, he served as VP Engineering at Access 360 from August 1994 to June 1999. His previous positions also include Software Development Manager at The Orange County Register and Lead Programmer Analyst at Security Pacific Financial Services.

Mr. Allen majored in Computer Science, Math, Commerce, and Physics at Kings Norton in the United Kingdom.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Vice President of Global Sales

Mike Taylor joined Identiv in July 2020 as Vice President of Global Sales. Mr. Taylor brings more than 20 years of long, deep sales and channel-building experience and leadership across access control and video, in both enterprise businesses and progressive early-movers.

At AMAG Technology, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of North American Sales where he led strategic sales and growth initiatives focused on expanding adoption of the company’s technologies. Prior to AMAG, he ran North American Sales for Brivo Systems and Milestone Systems, and most recently led Global Sales for Razberi Technologies.

Steve Dunlap

Steve Dunlap

Thursby President

Steve Dunlap joined Identiv and was appointed Thursby President in August 2019.

Prior to joining Identiv, Mr. Dunlap was PM and BD at Apptricity Corporation from September 2011 to August 2019, Director of Sales and Marketing at L-3 Communications from April 2011 – September 2011, Director of Business Development at Textron Defense Systems from February 2005 – April 2011, and also held leadership roles at Crane Wireless Monitoring Solutions and PrimeCo.

Mr. Dunlap earned his BBA in Marketing and Economics from Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.

Leigh Dow

Leigh Dow

Vice President, Global Marketing

Leigh Dow was appointed Identiv Vice President of Global Marketing in November 2020. Ms. Dow brings more than 20 years of marketing, branding, and public relations leadership to the team, 14 of those in the Fortune 100.

Ms. Dow started her career in government affairs, working for the Governor of Florida’s press office and then-US Senator Bob Graham. At Honeywell, she was the Global Service Delivery Design Director, designing product go-to-market programs and the customer support experience. Prior to that, she was the Aerospace eCommerce Director, where she led the $1B Aerospace online sales channel and online marketing. She began working in the tech industry at Intel, managing immigration and Department of State programs in government affairs, and then marketing and public relations at Intel, including product marketing, event marketing, online marketing, and other marketing campaigns and programs.

In 2011, Ms. Dow founded and built a multimillion-dollar agency, consistently named one of the top 20 marketing firms in Arizona. She was named one of the 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity by the Software Report, was a 2020 Phoenix Business Journal Most Admired Leader honoree, and was a 2018 Phoenix Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business honoree. She is a member of the Phoenix Business Journal Leadership Trust and the National Small Business Administration Leadership Council. Leigh has won 23 American Marketing Association Spectrum Awards and 8 Public Relations Society of America Copper Anvil Awards. She is a frequent speaker on marketing topics and contributed content author.

Ms. Dow holds an M.B.A. specialized in Technology Management and a B.S. in Political Science with a focus on geopolitical strategy.

Amir Khoshniyati

Amir Khoshniyati

General Manager and Vice President, Transponder Business

Amir Khoshniyati was appointed General Manager and Vice President of the Transponder Business at Identiv in October 2021.

Mr. Khoshniyati has produced a track record of success and results in high-volume hardware manufacturing, deployment of advanced technology, and facilitating fast-paced growth. Prior to Identiv, he held senior level positions at multiple RFID manufacturing organizations driving global RFID growth and SaaS adoption, and trailblazing the acceptance of NFC/HF technologies.

He is a leading stakeholder for NFC technology globally and sits on the NFC Forum Board defining standards and processes, and leads the adoption of the technology in this IoT era. Mr. Khoshniyati was recognized for the design of four value-add solutions that are key modules within the Microsoft Dynamics 365 product stack. He has a strong passion for assisting the youth in the Southern California community and frequently gives back through his organization, Gentlemen of Orange County.

Mr. Khoshniyati holds an MBA from Cal State Fullerton and degrees in Business Management, Operations, International Communications, and Finance from the University of Arizona, Nanjing University, and Harvard Business School.