Based in Silicon Valley, Joan Ziegler is the CEO of Sequent, Inc., a verified global partner of Visa and MasterCard. Sequent secures data on the move by tokenizing Personal Identifiable Information (PII), and renders such data useless to cybercriminals while simultaneously providing a frictionless, improved customer experience.
Ziegler is currently a member of the board at fintech licensing consultancy, Innov8 Firm, and co-founder and board member at PrivaSys, a patent licensing portfolio company. She was co-founder and a member of the board at FiTeq, where she designed, developed and licensed FiTeq secure wallet technology on mobile devices and interactive payment cards. Ziegler closed dozens of complex licensing agreements granting intellectual property and technology rights, including 50 US and overseas patents in payment technologies spanning dynamic authentication, tokenization, electronic card assembly and dynamic magnetic strips. Ziegler has led innovative licensing that drove massive consumer adoption of software and video games with consumer entertainment brands including Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Mattel’s Barbie, Warner Brothers’s Looney Tunes, and the NBA. Ziegler also headed up the Home and Kids studio software business at Mindscape, which was sold to Pearson Plc for $500 million. Ziegler also served as CEO at ePlay, where she repositioned the multiplayer online game company to achieve profitability. Ziegler earned an MS degree from Florida State University.