Amazon Product Manager Stephen Benedict Joins as Product Manager | State

MCLEAN, Virginia, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / –, the secure digital identity network with more than 66 million members, announced today Stephen benedict joined as Chief Product Officer. Benedict’s track record as a product leader and technology innovator with a focus on personalization will accelerate’s mission to deliver a trusted digital identity to everyone.

Benedict brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to large technology companies. In his most recent role as Head of Product Management for Personalization at Amazon, he used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to create, launch and scale new experiences. of electronic commerce.

Prior to his work at Amazon, Benedict led the development and scale-up of the cloud computing industry’s first fully integrated platform for governance, automation and visualization of cloud workloads in a startup funded by venture capital. In other leadership roles, Benedict led the development and scale-up of AOL’s flagship messaging product, AIM, and several of Apple’s early graphics and human interface technologies.

“We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the leadership team,” said Blake hall, founder and CEO of “Stephen is a brilliant product manager and technologist. His in-depth knowledge of AI and ML, along with his focus on the personalization of technology, aligns precisely with our vision of empowering consumers to be in control of their own data and frictionless access to the things they want. . “

“I chose to come to because I am inspired by the experiences that digital identity makes possible.’s innovative approach to making every interaction more reliable and secure through public-private partnerships and cutting-edge technology is truly transformative. , said Benoît. “I’m excited to lead the product teams to deliver seamless and inclusive experiences to our users. “

Benedict holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida A&M University, a master’s degree in computer science and engineering University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Benedict’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for The company recently expanded its digital network to serve over 66 million members and launched a in-person identity verification service in partnership with Sterling to enable more people to verify their identity and to streamline access to benefits and services.

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About simplifies the way people prove and share their identity online. The secure digital identity network has over 66 million members with over 145,000 new subscribers who join daily, as well as partnerships with 29 states, 10 federal agencies and over 500 branded retailers. The company provides proof of identity, authentication and group membership verification for organizations across all industries. The company’s technology meets federal consumer authentication standards and is approved as a NIST 800-63-3 IAL2 / AAL2 Compliant Identification Service Provider by the Kantara Initiative. ID.meIdentity Gateway also has a Moderate Operating Authority (ATO) of the Federal Risk Management and Clearance Program (FedRAMP). is the only video chat provider and is committed to “No Identity Left Behind” to enable all people to have a secure digital identity. To find out more, visit

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