Our Team:

CEO | Co-Founder

Jim Drolshagen is the co-founder and CEO of Verie, a revolutionary digital security solution that turns smartphones into verified, virtual ID cards. A successful serial entrepreneur, Jim has vast experience in pioneering innovative software and cloud-based solutions across a broad range of industries. Having spent his career serving within leadership at both high-performing startups and Fortune 500 corporations, Jim brings a unique understanding of the data security challenges that large organizations face, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to deliver innovative results.

President | Co-Founder

One of the world’s foremost experts in online security, Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam brings more than two decades of experience across a wide spectrum of both government and private industry to his position as Chief Strategist and Director of Online Security at Verie. An advisor to both the White House and the United Nations, Hemu has served as a federal prosecutor for child and Internet crimes, worked with Microsoft and the international law enforcement community to create anti-virus programs, and held positions as Chief Security Officer for News Corporation and MySpace. He is a regularly featured as an expert on BBC, Businessweek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and the CBS Early Show.

Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs

Jamie Schumacher comes from crisis management experience at Weber Shandwick and Fleishman-Hillard prior to becoming head of Public Affairs at MySpace and then NewsCorp. Jamie built corporate social responsibility programs at MySpace and handled all safety, security, privacy public affairs. Since launching her boutique PR firm, JMS Public Relations, Jamie has been working with her clients to build their CSR story, develop NGO partnership strategies, handle proactive and reactive press where public affairs is front and center, and implement a SSP PR leadership strategy, with the goal of positioning companies as leaders in these areas. She also interfaces with government entities when public relations concerns occur. Jamie also led Public Affairs and Public Relations efforts for SSP Blue working closely with co-founder, Hemanshu Nigam.