Mary Haskett

Blink Identity
Mary Haskett KNOW Identity 2020

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Mary Haskett, an experienced entrepreneur with previous startups in training and biometric identity, is the CEO and co-founder of Blink Identity.

Haskett’s first startup was a skydiving school she bootstrapped into a profitable business that owned multiple airplanes, taught thousands of students how to skydive, and hosted skydiving competitions broadcast on ESPN.

Haskett next founded HCI Training, a company that built dozens of innovative online courses for Fortune 500 companies. After acquisition by Ideal Innovations, Inc. in 2007, she continued as Vice President of Software and Training, leading integration teams that provided comprehensive biometric solutions to both U.S. and foreign governments. In 2010 Haskett again took on the mantle of CEO, building on her experience in the international security and defense industry with Tactical Information Systems, Inc.

A strong proponent of personal privacy, Haskett sought the opportunity to offer biometric solutions to commercial entities rather than governments. The belief in the value of individual rights led to the transparency and opt-in doctrines that define Blink Identity’s face recognition system.

Haskett holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics awarded by the University of Texas at Dallas.