Mike Barrett Named CEO of Identity Authentication Technology Company, Cozera
Updated: Mar 30
Veteran executive and technology investor joins founder and president, Abrar Ahmed,
in expansion to new markets.
Portland, OR--Cozera, the leader in providing low-code/no-code identity authentication technology, has announced the appointment of Mike Barrett as the new chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, Barrett will join the founder, Abrar Ahmed, and his team in growing the company and expanding into new markets. As the president of Cozera, Ahmed will focus on product development, business development, and thought leadership. Both executives will remain on the board of directors.
Barrett will help the company move into new vertical markets including community banking and healthcare, industries where customer identity and account take over fraud is expanding rapidly. Barrett’s responsibilities include leading the go-to-market planning and execution as well as operational leadership and investor relations.
“Mike has a successful track record leading fast growing technology companies. As a founder and past CEO of Unosquare, he helped lead that company from a few local employees to nearly 1,000 employees in five countries,” said Ahmed. “We will continue to build out a high functioning executive team to help us expand into new markets and increase the value of the technology for our customers.”
Barrett joins Cozera after nearly 30 years of sales and marketing leadership with tech companies like TCS, Xavient, and Centerlogic. Most recently he served for 10 years as a co-founder and CEO of Unosquare. “My wife, Donna, and I were early investors in Cozera and we fully believe in the company’s ability to stop account take over fraud for credit unions, banks, and fintechs,” said Barrett. “I also see this technology solving real fraud problems within healthcare and the mortgage industry, among others.” Barrett is an active technology startup investor and a charter member of TiE Oregon.
Cozera, www.cozera.io, delivers an identity authentication platform as a service. The flagship product is called “id-go” which provides a simple to deploy no-code/low-code solution utilizing the FIDO (fast identity online) authentication protocols without the need for passwords or secrets. Business clients can deploy id-go within 45 minutes without using extensive IT resources or integration programming. Consumers can use id-go to help protect their accounts from fraud without downloading an application or using a password that can be hacked.