Leadership Team


Meet the team!

Charles Durkin

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Charlie 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.

Brian Ross

VP of Product and Services

Brian Ross has 20 years of experience spearheading the articulation, development, and management of innovative technology solutions. He currently serves as Vice President of Product and Services of Privakey. Brian is responsible for ensuring that the promise of simple and secure authentication becomes a reality for businesses and consumers alike. He has served in a similar role at Probaris since 2010.

Prior to joining Probaris, Brian worked as a consultant at Groundswell and Enterpulse, developing and managing solutions for a diverse range of companies that included Coca-Cola, J. P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, Standard and Poor’s, BMW NA, and T-Mobile. Earlier in his career, Brian worked in product management in Citibank’s Global Transaction Services group.

Ben Hollin

Chief Software Architect

Ben has 15 years of experience in the software and cybersecurity industry. He currently serves as the Chief Software Architect of Privakey, and is responsible for the overall architecture and operations of its solutions. He began working at Probaris immediately after college, where he now serves in a similar role.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with honors from The University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Miles

Director of Software Development

Chris has over 23 years of full life cycle application development experience. He joined Probaris in 2006 and currently serves as Director of Software Development for Privakey. Prior to Probaris, he spent 9 years as a consultant, developing a complex line of business applications for Fortune 500 customers using Microsoft technologies. He also founded U.S. Computer Consultants and helped create Palarco Inc.’s e-commerce consultant division.

Chris attended Drexel University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis and Development.