Two of my fundamental goals are to find ways to simplify and improve the user experience, while keeping people and data safe.
John Sanders President, Emerging Industries

As Daon’s President of Emerging Industries, John leads the company’s worldwide efforts for market expansion of Daon’s industry-leading identity platform capabilities. Over his 30-year career, John has built a reputation as a driver of innovation and a trustworthy partner. He has been a key executive at three start-ups with a track record of success at working closely with customers, building sales revenue, and developing and deploying pioneering security technologies. As co-founder of Reveal Imaging Technologies, he was instrumental in growing the company from a start-up to an industry leader for security threat detection and screening solutions until its acquisition by SAIC.

After working in the private sector, he joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and held multiple positions, including Chief Technology Officer for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In this role, he was a key member of the team that established and implemented TSA PreCheck, the agency’s flagship transportation security program.

More recently, John served as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where he oversaw 60,000 employees, managed a budget of nearly $15 billion, and ensured the effective operations of CBP’s mission to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity.

In addition to serving as a member of the Daon Board of Directors, John has been a member of the Board of Directors for Evolv Technology, OGSystems and American Science and Engineering. John has a Master of Science in Physics from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California San Diego.

John’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading and golf.