OARO Advances Aviation Industry Commitment with Addition of New Leader
Halifax, NS, September 30th, 2020 – OARO is pleased to announce Mike Maxwell, a technology leader with extensive experience in the aviation sector, will join the OARO leadership team as Senior Vice President, Digital Security Solutions, for the Americas. OARO creates truly secure, enterprise-grade applications that allow clients to thrive in the digital economy.
Maxwell joins OARO with a focus on how to deliver solutions and innovation to the aviation sector at a time when the industry needs to overcome huge impacts caused by the pandemic. Mike formerly held the role of Chief Information Officer at both the Calgary and Minneapolis/St Paul International Airports. His background in strategy and delivering industry transformation will be critical as OARO continues to provide solutions to help their customers across all industries.
"Mike and I have collaborated together for the past few years and I know he will bring the vision, technology acumen and leadership skills necessary for our company to grow and reach even higher levels of success. One of OARO’s missions is to attract exceptional leaders, absolute masters of their individual craft, to our growing company and get out of their way. It is an honour and a milestone to attract this level of talented professional to our team,” said Joel Leetzow, CEO of OARO.
“I have been impressed with the people and services at OARO for a long time, so I am thrilled to join the OARO team. Their accomplishments and recent successes, like the CATSA air passenger temperature screening program, are going to be so important for organizations as them move forward in the era of COVID-19,” said Maxwell.
Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. His career has taken him across North America working for large and small organizations leading business transformation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Alberta Electric System Operator and has been an active member in the community, volunteering to coach youth sports and supporting charitable organizations.
OARO is leading global provider of biometric and cryptographic technologies headquartered in Halifax, Canada. Founded in 2017, our technology is revolutionizing how leading organizations authenticate and authorize the flow of their digital information. In 2020 OARO was selected by the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA) to provide body temperature screening systems for Canada’s 15 largest airports. OARO also works with some of the world’s largest financial services institutions, life sciences, and public sector organizations.