Board of Directors

Frank P. Slattery

Chairman Mr. Slattery currently serves as the Chairman of Privakey’s Board of Directors. He is also a founder and Chairman of the Board at Probaris. Previously Mr. Slattery served on the boards of two publicly held companies, serving as Chairman of PolyMedix, Inc., and as a Director of Clarient, Inc. Mr. Slattery is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Health Systems, Inc., and a former CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association. Mr. Slattery serves on the board of several emerging companies including NanoSelect, Inc., Knite, Inc., and MinusNine, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
For twenty-five years, Mr. Slattery was President, Chairman and Director of LFC Financial Corporation.


Adolf A. Paier

DirectorMr. Paier was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Healthworks Alliance, Inc which he recently sold to Passport Health Communications. Healthworks Alliance is an information technology firm that is a leading supplier of medical software.From 1980 to 1992 Mr. Paier was President and Chief Operating Officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company. During his tenure as President, Safeguard made over 25 acquisitions or investments, sold a number of businesses, established two multi-million dollar venture capital limited partnerships, completed five public stock offerings and a number of bank or institutional debt transactions. Safeguard’s revenues increased from $47 million in 1980 to $667 million in 1991.

Mr. Paier serves on the Board of Directors of Deltapaper Corporation and Analytical Graphics, Inc. He is also on the Board of Trustees of The University of the Arts and several other non-profit boards. Mr. Paier has served on the Board of Directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Novell, Inc., and four other public companies. Mr. Paier graduated with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Pamela Strisofsky

DirectorMs. Strisofsky currently serves as Chairwoman of Ardica Technologies, and as a member of both the board and the finance committee of the First Hospital Foundation. She also serves as an advisor to Guardian Capital Partners, Madison Bay Partners, MVS Management, and WealthForge.Previously, Ms. Strisofsky spent more than 15 years as managing director and chief financial officer of TL Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with $1.5 billion under management, while also serving as an advisor to EnerTech Capital Partners, an energy-focused venture fund with $500 million under management. During her TL tenure, she assisted the firm in raising more than $1.2 billion of capital, administered the investment of more than $1.3 billion, and returned more than $1.5 billion to TL’s partners. Pam also served for eight years as the chief financial officer of EnerTech Capital Partners.

Ms. Strisofsky graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Finance and International Business. She is a certified public accountant, as well as, an investment advisor. She is also an emeritus board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association, an organization she assisted in founding.


Charles Durkin

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive OfficerCharlie has over 25 years of experience leading successful technology businesses, including more than 12 years leading businesses in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Privakey, and he serves on the company’s Board. Charlie co-founded Privakey in 2015, and is responsible for the company’s strategy, its communication, and its execution. He has served in the same capacity at Probaris since 2008. Prior to joining Probaris, Charlie led a large Ecommerce and Business Intelligence consulting business at General Electric.
Charlie earned a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with High Honors from Drexel University. He also received extensive formal management training while rising through the ranks at GE.