Global Rainmakers, Inc. (GRI), the world’s leader in advanced biometric technology solutions and services for the global business community, financial services and virtual/physical convergence, announced today that Jeff Carter, Boston, MA business leader, and former founder of the Center for Future Banking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Members of the board serve as external advisors to the management team and the company’s board of directors to help identify and launch current products, as well as provide strategic direction to new ventures.
“Proprietary IR iris illumination and optics developed by GRI have high person throughput capabilities, ranging from 15 people up to 50 people per minute. The scalability of iris scanning becomes very important when considering fields of use such as physical/virtual identity convergence, online and traditional payment processing, and access control where high person throughput capability is essential,” says Jeff Carter.
Jeff Carter is an advisor to multiple companies around the world and the founder of the Center for Future Banking, a visionary research center created in 2008 to explore the future of the Banking industry. He is currently CEO of Azigo, Inc., a cutting edge identity company based in Cambridge, MA. Azigo has a vision to allow people to take control of their virtual and physical presence and own their own information. Prior to joining Azigo and creating the Center, Mr. Carter led an effort for Bank of America examining the future strategy for leveraging the company’s vast information cloud, stores and platforms.
Mr. Carter has worked for nearly 20 years in the high tech, banking and financial services industries. He received his BA degree from the University of Texas in Austin, held an official appointment to the MIT Media Lab, been the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and serves on the board of directors of a variety of companies. Prior to Bank of America, he held executive roles in multiple venture capital backed startups with experience in an IPO and several liquidity events.
Mr. Carter loves multi-channel work including strategy, creation, and implementation and what he refers to as “deal making.” He has been recognized in numerous publications for his business and technical leadership, awarded Chief Technology Officer of the month by InfoWorld in 2002, 40 Under 40 Innovator Award in 2004, and was a nominee for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
He is also involved in a variety of community service programs including the Arts and Science Council, Habitat for Humanity and the United Way.
Mr. Carter is a prolific reader who has co-authored, No Limit -The Texas Hold’em Guide to Winning in Business, with Donald Krause. Their book offers practical advice for outmaneuvering opponents and achieving success, and applying tactics for winning from Texas Hold‘em poker to every competitive arena.
Global Rainmakers, Inc. Strategic Advisory Board is intended to promote the overall quality and effectiveness of GRI’s strategy for the company’s bank, internet, mobile and identity clients. “Players in the cloud, identity, disruptive payment players and non-bank contenders represent an incredible opportunity to redefine the traditional landscape, profit pools and consumer services. As a key leader on our Strategic Advisory Board, Jeff brings incredible leadership and provides invaluable insight into the needs of the banking, mobile and identity markets. We look forward to improving our current technology and developing new technologies that enable the transformation of the banking industry,” says Hector Hoyos, CEO of Global Rainmakers, Inc.
About Global Rainmakers, Inc. (GRI)
Global Rainmakers, Inc. (globalrainmakersinc.com) was established in Puerto Rico in 2006, and also has offices in New York, Virginia, Florida, Latin America, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. GRI is the sole owner of the revolutionary iris-biometric-based HBOX® line of products and software (biometric enrollment, acquisition and matching). The products developed by GRI fulfill key requirements for mass deployment with their accuracy, multi-modality, ease-of-use, mass-throughput of individuals and vehicles, and scalability. Since 2007, GRI has established various strategically significant relationships and has direct tactical accounts in industries/applications ranging from transportation, the US Government/public sector, to transactional services including banking.