Aware has been a leading innovator of advanced signal processing technologies since its founding in 1986. Processing and analysis of digital data and image "signals" has vital applications in a diverse range of large and growing industries, including telecommunications, biometrics, and medical imaging. Aware has been successful in providing products and services around our core signal processing expertise to address these diverse markets. While the applications of Aware's technologies are varied, there is a high degree of commonality across our product lines in terms of functionality requirements and architecture. Our products perform advanced processing and analysis of digital data and images and then distribute the results in various ways throughout a client/server network.
Aware's Biometrics & Imaging Group provides biometrics software products and services that address a variety of security applications including law enforcement, border management, national defense, secure credentialing, and access control (see Markets). Our medical imaging software products enable the transport and viewing of diagnostic medical images like x-rays and CAT scans. Our advanced imaging software products address image and data processing and distribution applications across a diverse range of industries.
Aware's DSL Service Assurance Group offers test and diagnostics software and hardware products that enable broadband service providers to manage their DSL networks. Operators use our centralized Line Diagnostics Platform software to reduce operational costs, extend service reach and improve the quality of their IPTV service. Suppliers of DSL testers and probes use our Embedded DSL Test Hardware for verification and troubleshooting of DSL access and home networking services.
Chief Financial Officer Rick Moberg has more than 30 years of financial experience, with 23 of those years as a senior financial executive in the technology industry. Mr. Moberg first joined Aware in 1996 and was responsible for completing the company's IPO in addition to managing all administrative functions including investor relations, legal, tax and treasury, IS and HR. After seven years with the company, Mr. Moberg left Aware in 2003 and served as CFO for Crossbeam Systems for several years before rejoining Aware as CFO in early 2008. Prior to Aware in 1996, Mr. Moberg spent six years at Lotus Development Corporation where he started as director of financial services and departed as corporate controller. Before Lotus, he served as vice president of finance and administration at Crystal Products, Inc. and treasurer and CFO at Foster Medical Supply, Inc. Mr. Moberg holds a B.B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.B.A. from Bentley College.
Kevin T. Russell
co-Chief Executive Officer & co-President
Kevin T. Russell has been Aware's co-chief executive officer and co-president since April 1, 2011. He has served as Aware's general counsel since September 2005. Mr. Russell previously served as Aware's corporate counsel from April 2000 to September 2005. Prior to joining Aware, Mr. Russell served as legal counsel at IRIS Graphics, Inc. from November 1994 to April 2000. Mr. Russell received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.