Management Team


Sanford Bingham

Founder, President & CEO: Sanford directs product development aligned with his original vision of rights management based on open standards. He still helps with tech support as he finds that's the best way to stay focused on customers' needs and discover areas for product improvement.


Diana Holm

Co-founder and VP of Marketing:  Diana manages marketing, partnerships, and strategic growth initiatives. She is a big believer in the potential for SaaS solutions to transform entire industries.


Michel Coste

Chief Engineer: Michel is FileOpen's senior software architect and has been with the company since its inception. He one of the world's foremost experts in PDF document structure and encryption.

Malcolm Ellis

Chief Technology Officer: Malcolm is the author of FileOpen RightsManager and RightsServer and manages their ongoing development. He is known for his exacting standards and solid code.


Igor Svehla

Solutions Architect: Igor started writing software over 18 years ago and brings both depth and breadth to the FileOpen team. Igor’s solution-focused approach has enabled us to bring new products and services to the market.


Bob Koche

VP of Business Development: Bob has built sales organizations for Apple, Intel, Motorola and IBM over the recent decades.  At FileOpen, he works with companies of all sizes to match their unique needs with FileOpen technology. 


Zeke Fraser

Director of Operations: Zeke brings his deep experience working in banks to managing the company’s finances and ensuring customer accounts are in order. He splits his time between Quickbooks and Salesforce, when he's not hiking in the redwoods.


Austin Neff

Software Engineer: Austin develops new FileOpen products and services, with particular emphasis on the creation and management of code running on the AWS platform. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2013 with a BA in Network and Digital Technology.


Nick Kalscheuer

Support Engineer: Nick handles first-line support for the FileOpen product line, manages testing and QA and contributes to the development of several FileOpen technologies, especially MSOffice encryption.

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