Executive Team

  • Jeff Ronaldi

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jeff Ronaldi has 25 years of experience managing and successfully growing technology-based businesses including ImageExpo, a division of SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, that provided software to the publishing and transportation industries, Concentric Networks, now XO Communications, and UUNET, now a major part of Verizon.

    As Product Manager at UUNET he oversaw the explosive growth of an industry standard-setting product that continues to generate billions of dollars in annual revenue. He was among UUNET's first 50 employees. Jeff also served as CEO of Newsletters.com which was sold to Marketresearch.com.

    As General Manager at ImageExpo Jeff oversaw a $60 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft. He also participated on behalf of SSL Services in a $20 million verdict against Citrix, and helped to manage a $50 million verdict against Genzyme. At Turtle Bay, an IP licensing firm, Jeff was responsible for defining overall strategy and for managing the company's approximately $50 million investment.

    Prior to the merger with DSS, he served as CEO of Lexington Technology Group.

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  • Philip Jones

    Chief Financial Officer

    Phil Jones  joined the Company in 2005 as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and has been the Company's Chief Financial Officer since May 2009. Jones also serves as the Company's Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.  Phil has 17 years of experience in the accounting and finance sector and brings a wide range of SEC and public company reporting experience and hands- on operation skills to DSS.

    Phil began his career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

    He has held financial management positions at Zapata Corporation, a public holding company, and American Fiber Systems, a private telecom company, where he was involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions and capital raises, including the successful spin-off and IPO of Zapata's internet subsidiary.

    Jones holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from SUNY Geneseo and a MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • Jeffrey D'Angelo

    Vice President, General Counsel

    Jeff has served as Vice President, General Counsel of DSS since February 2011. He is responsible for oversight of the company's corporate governance policies, regulatory compliance, and transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, domestic and foreign intellectual property filings and licensing, litigation strategy, employment matters, and outside counsel relationships.

    Prior to joining DSS, Jeff served as a member of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP's Business & Finance practice group and as a management executive for Prudential Financial.

    Jeff received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, located in New York City, and his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in General Management/Marketing.

    He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.

    Jeff is also an avid mountain biker and a past member of the International Mountain Biking Association.

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  • David Wicker

    Vice President of Research and Development

    Mr. Wicker is responsible for product awareness and the development of solutions for clients' documents and brand packaging needs. As a member of the Wicker Group from 1991 to 1998, he was involved in security printing licensing and implementation of newly patented technology to 104 forms printers in six countries.

    Brings over 24 years of experience in the commercial printing industry to his position.

    Developed trade techniques to provide user-friendly secure technologies, implemented through on-site technical training for web press operators around the country.

    Received U.S. patent No. 5,454,598 for perforations designed to thwart fraud in October 1995.

    Contributed to the development of document security initiatives and introduced "safety paper" to over 400 paper distributors worldwide.

    Created Document Security Consultants, Inc. (DSC) in 1995 to design security documents that applied Wicker technologies. Later Sold DSC to DSS in 2002.

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  • Michael Caton

    Chief Technology Officer, Research and Development / Emerging Technologies

    Mr. Caton directly serves the technical needs of the DSS-patented anti-counterfeiting system with licensees. He joined DSS in 2004 and has worked closely with Mr. Wicker to develop some of the most sophisticated anti-counterfeiting technology in the world for documents such as currency, car titles, and travelers checks.

    Has contributed to new product development and the refinement of existing patents, and has several international patents to his name.

    Brings over 29 years of experience in pre-press and printing, 25 of which have been in the security field.

    Consulted for the Wicker Group and Thomas Wicker Enterprises as a DSC partner while continuing his work for a variety of large printers and pre-press houses.

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