BeehiveID was conceived in the summer of 2013 during the Microsoft Accelerator program held in Seattle and powered by TechStars. Both founders had previously worked for the DoD in large scale biometric identification systems and wanted to take that expertise to solve the problem of online identity fraud. The company is part of the Austin Technology Incubator, which is part of The University of Texas at Austin.


Meet our team

Mary Haskett

CEO & Co-Founder

A seasoned entrepreneur with a string of successful start-ups, Mary Haskett brings a wealth of experience with her strong technical background and over 8 years of experience managing security-related software projects. When she is not evangelizing BeehiveID, she focuses on executing the company's vision and tactical operations.

Haskett has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from The University of Texas at Dallas, followed by an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University. A former competitive skydiver, Mary grounds herself in Austin, TX with her husband, three daughters and an urban beehive.

Dr. Alex Kilpatrick

CTO & Co-Founder

As an uber-geek and a former USAF Officer, Dr. Alex Kilpatrick has been developing biometric applications for over 2 decades. He has led several sensitive biometric projects in the US and abroad that include facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris matching. He is the architect of the Social Authentication Engine that is the technical soul of BeehiveID.

Alex has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the U.S.A.F Institute of Technology. Also working as a volunteer EMT, Alex has made a home in Austin with his wife and son.

Rich Orcutt

VP of Sales

A consistent top performer, Rich Orcutt is an accomplished executive sales leader with extensive management experience in the software industry. He is experienced in fraud detection, identity management, device detection and operations and has worked with some of the largest web businesses in the world. Rich has opened sales offices all over the world including, London, Macau, China, Manila and South Africa. He has proven his aptitude for building world-class inside sales and field based sales teams and is focused on building a solid sales team for BeehiveID.

Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Northern Illinois University, is a graduate IBM's President's Institute, and is a certified administrator of the Professional Selling Skills series. Rich married his high school sweetheart and now lives in Florida. He has consulted with many online companies over the past several years.