Contact us

UK

The Arts Building,

2nd Floor, Morris Place

London, N4 3JG 

Tel: +44 20 3793 4521

 

POLAND

Krzywickiego 34

02-078, Warsaw 

Tel: +48 694 907 080

 

USA

999 3rd Avenue,

Suite 700

Seattle, WA 98104 

Tel: +1 206 368 3178

Fax: +1206 331 4876

Key Team Members

Passion for technological innovation, superior customer service and rigorous adherence to deadlines and product quality is what drives our organization. And here are some of the people leading these efforts.

Ziaur Rahman

Ziaur Rahman

Founder & Chairman

Manages and provides leadership to the Board of Directors of Decatur.

Ziaur has proven experience as a founding businessman, familiar with the strategic operations needed to develop and market a successful business.  He began his career with early international successes as the President of International Operations and Director of the US-based company Seet Internet Ventures Inc (SIVI), a technology incubator. Ziaur led the development of SIVI’s most successful project, ‘Auditude’, a video advertising network used to recognise video content with hash algorithms. Ziaur then co-founded the start-up Therap Services, a web-based service organisation that provides an integrated solution for documentation, reporting and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with developmental disabilities.  Ziaur has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was recently awarded 'ICT Businessperson of the Year 2015' by the Daily Star, Dhaka.

Michel Goffin

Michel Goffin

President & Director

Oversees business strategy and overall execution of operations. Michel previously worked as Chief Operations Officer of Atlas Accelerator, the largest venture accelerator in the US with investments in over 100 companies. Michel was the president of Seet International Ventures Inc. (SIVI), an incubator of technology companies. In 2002, Michel co-founded VoloMedia, a platform for the distribution of media and integrated advertising to portable devices. Prior to VoloMedia, Michel was CFO at QDesign, the developer of the original QuickTime technology for Apple. Michel is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

Dariusz Kaliszewski

Dariusz Kaliszewski

Chief Executive Officer


Responsible for leading business strategies to meet long-term objectives of the company. Dariusz is also working with a few national stakeholders to help modernize the respective government ICT infrastructure.

Since 2002, Dariusz has worked in various Marketing and Sales Director roles in B2C and B2B markets within the chemical and security industries. 

Christina P. Bogatsky

Christina P. Bogatsky

Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for operations and business development. Prior to joining Decatur, Christina ran operations and production for global content partnerships at Twitter, Inc., collaborating with broadcasters, networks, and political organizations to drive engagement and conversation. Previously, Christina ran Business Development at digital agency Moxie and oversaw digital distribution initiatives at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Christina launched her career in private equity and investment banking, focusing on the semiconductor space. Christina earned her Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In her spare time, Christina takes every chance she gets to log dives around the world and is working on her pilot license.

Slobodan Cvetkovic MS EE

Slobodan Cvetkovic MS EE

Chief Scientist

Over 20 years of experience in data and signal processing, image processing/analysis, control systems, real time multithreading applications, and enterprise applications. At Decatur, Bobby is the chief research scientist for iris recognition and biometric solutions. He also leads the R&D team in document security features. He has been granted 12 US patents, and has previously designed custom optical devices for the authentication of optical watermarks and other security features, such as lenses built into polycarbonate documents. He contributed to major projects such as the UK passport, US passport, Bangladesh driver's license and Bangladesh passport.

Andrey Nikiforov Ph.D

Andrey Nikiforov Ph.D

Lead R&D Scientist

Specializes in signal and image processing, and pattern recognition in biometric applications. Andrey has developed and supervised our fingerprint recognition algorithm. He also developed and supervises other biometric matching modalities such as our, iris, finger vein, palm print and facial recognition systems. He previously developed one of the first speech and speaker recognition engines in Russia.

Galina Nikiforova Ph.D

Galina Nikiforova Ph.D

Lead R&D Scientist

Specializes in software engineering, algorithms development, and business management. Galina has over 30 years experience in the industry. She joined Decatur in 2011 after working at Oracle as a Principal Application Engineer, where she designed and developed software for various OS and software/hardware architectures. Galina has developed four successful full-cycle software projects in the US. She previously worked as the Business Manager at Aladdin Software Security in Russia, and had led the company's triumphant reorganization during a major financial crisis in the country. She now manages our projects, and develops biometric algorithms and software.

 

Ilia Nikiforov Ph.D

Ilia Nikiforov Ph.D

R&D Scientist

Ilia joined Decatur in 2015 after specializing in classical and quantum materials simulations during his graduate and postdoctoral studies. He is currently contributing to and improving Decatur’s fingerprint and iris matching algorithms. He was the winner of the Distinguished Masters Thesis Award 2010-2011 from the University of Minnesota. Ilia also has 10 publications and has presented at various conferences across the world.

Goutam Bhattacharya

Goutam Bhattacharya

Head of Implementation

Manages project implementation and is responsible for achieving the best in operational efficiency throughout our global operations. Goutam has 30 years of experience in managing business operations in multicultural environments, having set up and run multiple personalisation centers, print shops and smart card factories in different countries. He previously worked for renowned companies such as IBM Global Services, Oberthur Technologies and Entrust Datacard. He has a Diploma in Video Engineering from George Telegraph Training Institute, Kolkata and later became a Certified Netware Engineer from Novell Inc.