Joseph Paresi is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IDSS Holdings, which was founded to incorporate Technology and Service Solutions based on his previous company experience.  IDSS is comprised of three primary sectors: Government Services, focused on the Intelligence Community; Security Solutions, developing the "Checkpoint of the Future"; and Data management, offering solutions in the identity management area.   Previously, he was Chairman of AMP Electric vehicles, a leader in electric vehicle conversion.  He was also Executive Vice President of L-1 Identity Solution, where he was co-founder and officer.  He was also Co-founder and Partner in L-1 Investment Partners, where he developed strategy, analyzed companies and opportunities and raised funding to acquire companies that resulted in L-1 Identify Solutions, Inc.  He Started L-3 Security & Detections Systems and developed FAA/TSA Certified eXaminer 3Dx Explosives Detection System.  At Lockheed Martin, he was the Director of Technology, responsible for managing and overseeing the company New Business Funding R&D and Bid and Proposals.  He was directly involved in reviewing new technology plans and assisting the development of new products and technologies.

He is the member of board of various organizations, including Rand Worldwide, Inc.; QRS Technologies, Inc.; AnnisTech, Inc.; Core Software, Inc.; and International Association of Airport Executives.

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