Todd Merrill brings operating excellence and a deep technical background to HireIQ. Todd combines executive leadership experience with deep technical knowledge in advanced speech and security technologies. As HireIQ’s CTO, Todd guides the research and development effort responsible for the creation of commercial software applications that use advanced speech technologies to extract emotional characteristics from recorded candidate interviews and agent interactions to determine job fit and predict performance and tenure. Prior to joining HireIQ, Todd served as CEO of Global Crypto Systems, having been a part of the founding team from 2007.Todd‘s background includes notable security companies including ISS, nCircle and AirDefense which gives him a great perspective into the value that innovative uses of advanced technologies can bring to enterprise organizations. Todd holds a B.S. and M. Eng. From University of Florida and holds several US and international patents relating to audio analytics, fundamental cable modem design, as well as steganography and cryptography.