Deception Technology Company Converus Adds CTO to Executive Team
Ben Stout, a veteran developer with substantial start-up experience, is Converus’ new CTO. He previously helped grow MediConnect, which sold for $377 million in 2012.
LEHI, Utah – Oct. 21, 2014 – Technology startup Converus, creators of a new lie detection technology called EyeDetect, has added to its executive ranks. Ben Stout has joined as the new chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to Converus, Stout served as the CTO for MediConnect Global for 14 years.
“Ben is a very talented developer,” said Converus President & CEO Todd Mickelsen. “He’ll play a key role in helping us move the EyeDetect technology forward. A major part of his role will be building and managing our future engineering team.”
At MediConnect Global, Stout was instrumental in designing software systems, infrastructure and products that helped the company grow into a 1,000 employee corporation, which sold in March 2012 for $377 million. The applications and workflow processes he developed are used today by some of the country’s largest health insurance companies to manage their records.
“I’ve had experience building start-ups and making them successful,” said Stout. “As our customer base grows, part of my job is to make sure the technology department keeps up with the demands of our EyeDetect customers.”
EyeDetect, released earlier this year, is the first ocular-motor deception test. It monitors eye behavior as subjects answer true or false questions. Using sophisticated algorithms, EyeDetect determines the credibility of the person taking the test with 85 percent accuracy.
For more information on EyeDetect, visit www.converus.com.
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Converus (“with truth”) is committed to providing trustworthy credibility assessment solutions. Its flagship product, EyeDetect® is the first ocular-motor deception detection solution. It’s an accurate, cost-effective, efficient, secure and nonintrusive method that detects deception in 30 minutes by analyzing eye behavior. The same scientists credited with computerizing the polygraph in 1991 developed EyeDetect. It’s a new way for organizations to manage risk and ensure workplace integrity, and for law enforcement agencies and governments to detect deception. Ultimately, it helps protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, fraud and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Visit www.converus.com.
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