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Martin Ferenczi

Strategic Relationships

Martin Ferenczi is responsible for developing strategic relationships at Ellipse. Until June 2017, he was CEO of Oberthur Technologies of America Corp (now Idemia). During his 10-year tenure, he developed extensive relationships with the largest financial institutions in the US.  His deep knowledge of the US payments sector and his development of 3 key strategic alliances allowed Idemia to grow its market share by 30% under his leadership.

Prior to joining Oberthur in the US, Martin was Chief Financial Officer of Oberthur’s holding company in Paris. At the beginning of his career, following 13 years with JP Morgan Chase (previously the Chase Manhattan Bank NA) in London and New York, he joined the Oberthur Group to start its first international subsidiary, Banknote Corporation of America, from the ground-up.


Martin now provides advisory services to global private equity firms and startups, with a focus on the payments, authentication, and identification spaces. In addition to Ellipse, his start-up clients include Trusona, the no password solution, and 1Kosmos – BlockID, an identity vault solution on the blockchain. Martin's life goal is to eliminate fraud and counterfeiting through technology.

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