The Team at Rivetz has a very deep understanding of the Trusted Computing and Trusted Execution Technologies. The ability to apply that to the Crypto Currency market, Identity market and cloud services solutions makes us very unique. Trusted computing is itself a complex topic with many of its own great challenges and we are very focused on leveraging this technology and the key hardware partners to help users have a simpler and safer experience on the Net.
The Rivetz Team
CEO and Co-founder
Steven is one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as President and CEO for 14 years at Wave before transitioning to the board of directors. A popular speaker on cybersecurity and trusted computing, Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms.
Steven has a passion for making trusted computing’s best-in-class security solutions accessible, understandable and easy-to-use, and has helped some of the world’s largest enterprises secure their data and networks. He was influential in the development and application of the self-encrypting drive industry standards, supporting the technology early and leading in the commercialization of the drive management and recovery capabilities. During his tenure at Wave, over 130 million copies of licensed software were delivered globally through multiple PC OEM partners, and the US and European governments took clear strides to standardize on the use of trusted computing. Steven holds a number of patents and continues to push for market adoption of industry standards-based security.
Steven graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He enjoys farming in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters, and a few too many horses.
CTO and Co-founder
Michael is an original web veteran. He’s developed and directed products spanning digital micro-transactions and trusted execution networks in the nineties, interactive TV and network video distribution in the naughts and more recently device identity and social media privacy. Michael’s career began as a developer and architect for a small but prestigious consulting firm contracted to redefine the global banking system for such clients as JP Morgan, Citibank and Fidelity.
Michael left Wave to work as VP of Services and later President of Wavexpress where he pioneered alternative video distribution and the integration of television with the interactive web. In 2008 Wavexpress delivered the Beijing Olympics to Microsoft Media Center customers in ground-breaking interactive HD.
Back at Wave in 2010 Michael devised and delivered Scrambls, a critically acclaimed service for encrypting social media interactions, and Knowd, a service for simplifying web authentication through hardware-backed device identity.
Michael is a long-time New Yorker where he lives with his wife and two kids.
Rich is a seasoned Chief Financial Officer, with 15 years of financial leadership experience. Rich has also been an active investor, advisor, and/or board member for numerous privately-held companies. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the defense firm Innova, Inc. Prior to this, Rich was the Chief Financial Officer of Pilus Energy, a renewable energy company that was acquired by publicly traded company Tauriga Sciences.
Rich has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Miami University and an MBA in Finance with honors from Otterbein University.
H. Peter Felgentreff
EVP of Sales
During his 20+ years of experience, H. Peter Felgentreff has built a solid listing of accolades for innovative software technology companies, both public and private. Focused on market entry and revitalizing business development efforts, Peter has served in a variety of turnkey roles for technology companies spanning the globe. Peter’s keen eye for efficient growth strategies has lead to breaking ground on operations in North America, preparing for acquisitions, launching global sales organizations, building Fortune 500 account rosters, and a myriad of other impact initiatives.
He has held various executive leadership positions with many prominent security and digital rights protection companies including Kerio Technologies, ShieldIP, Zone Labs and Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc.
Peter is fluent in German, and an avid aviation enthusiast.
Mark self taught BASIC in middle school on an Atari 8 bit computer. Later in early high school he wrote his first commercial applications in C for a multi-user bulletin board system. He developed application for hand held devices and wrote a forms processing program to publish tests to hand held devices and grade them for teachers. He went on to do database application conversions and then in the late 90’s started working for a successful internet hosting startup by creating a video streaming software. Lately he has been working around bitcoin technology.
John Chavez has over 15 years experience professionally dedicated to graphic design, mobile software interfaces, and application user experiences. He’s a highly motivated advocate for user-center design and always strive for the most simple, elegant solutions.
Author of 15 books: Knowledge&Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism (Regnery 2013); Men&Marriage; Wealth&Poverty (new edition Regnery 2012);The Spirit of Enterprise and Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise (Micron Technology history). Most recent are technology histories and prophecies: Life After Television, Microcosm, Telecosm, The Silicon Eye, and The Israel Test (reissued with foreword by Joe Lieberman, Encounter, 2012). Microcosm and Telecosm both listed among the era's top 10 technology books by VentureBeat in 2012 and Microcosm was ranked among the top two technology books by Wired. Knowledge and Power was honored as the libertarian "book of the year" by FreedomFest 2013.
For three years, owner and publisher of the American Spectator. For more than 10 years, wrote and edited the Gilder Technology Report. Began technology writing in the Rosen Electronics Letter and Release2.0. I have served on the boards of directors of private companies such as Berkshire Corporation (10 years; cleanroom products) and Seldon Technology (current; carbon nanotube filters) and public companies such as Wave Systems (20 years and active), K-12 (several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s), Mosaix (5 years in the 1990s). Number 27 Management Guru in Clayton Christensen’s Top 50. Founder and fellow of the Discovery Institute.
Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investment in many new alternative investments classes beginning with Hedge Funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He traded Government Bonds for EF Hutton on Wall Street before returning to Chicago to the Board of Trade.
Bradley has made numerous VC and PE investments, with a particular focus on internet and technology, spanning from hedge funds to satellites.