IDair’s agile leadership team is providing biometric solutions to industries’ “What if?” access/security challenges. Software product innerID for mobile devices, and hardware products AIRprint and ONEprint, use fingerprint biometrics to provide secure, accurate, rapid and touchless access control solutions for commercial, government and non-profit organizations across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries. Simultaneously, IDair’s intuitive customer service facilitates seamless implementation, from concept to execution and training.
Chief Executive Officer
Jim Cantrell is an entrepreneur who was on the founding team of SpaceX, MoonEx and Skybox Imaging and was the founder of Strategic Space Development and Vintage Exotics Competition Engineering. Jim has been involved in every aspect of these start-ups ranging from equity financing to engineering and sales. He is a well known expert in growing companies and increasing sales and developed the widely attended business development seminar “Secrets to Success”. Jim has lived abroad, working for the French Space Agency and on joint U.S./Russian defense programs and speaks four languages. His international management experience spans high tech, aerospace, telecommunications and the automotive industries.
Even when he isn’t working, speed and accuracy are paramount to Cantrell; he lives to drive his vintage Can Am cars and compete in SCCA GT1 fender-to-fender track competitions.
Joel Burcham, Ph.D., PMP
Chief Technology Officer
Joel Burcham leverages his physics expertise with market opportunities to apply leading-edge technologies to commercial applications. He is an inventor and multi-faceted subject matter expert, spanning biometrics, image processing, information technology and aerospace. Well experienced in the government-contracting world, Burcham’s skill in developing cross-functional solutions is now advancing IDair in the commercial sector.
“Communication with the customer is the key to achieving profitable business solutions. Developing clear, explicit and implicit expectations, providing ongoing status reports and proactively identifying areas of concern will create win-in scenarios,” said Burcham.
He is also a skilled lecturer and has several patents pending.
Customer Development Director
Jay Ange has launched new products and developed sales pipeline management systems in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. He has built highly successful sales teams in the biotechnology industry and represented a number of manufacturers toward supplying customers with timely and cost-effective products and services. At IDair, Ange is excited to advance the use of biometrics in the lives of a wider population.
“Speed, convenience and security are important to businesses and individual consumers,” said Ange, “and IDair is growing to meet opportunities and productivity demands that are currently identified, as well as those we have yet to discover.”
Director of Sales
Kyu’s background is in business development, systems engineering and program management. He specializes in identifying and developing new accounts for highly unique and technically demanding clientele.
Kyu is a seasoned pro within the aerospace industry, having thrived in both technical and strategic leadership positions at DARPA, FAA, and commercial space companies. “I am very excited to be a part of this exceptional team and ready to tackle the ever fast-growing market.”
IDair Advisory Board
Vice President MoonEx
Chief Operating Officer, Rocket Racing League
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DRE Financial
Chairman of the Board of Advisors,
University of Arizona Eller School Center for Leadership Ethics
Advisor in Intelligence and Defense to President Ronald Reagan