Tom Sarihan

Vice President, Engineering

Tom Sarihan brings decades of experience and leadership in software and hardware engineering, security, privacy, and user centric design. He works with U.Group’s federal and commercial customers to leverage digitalization to impact their organizations, operations, and communities. This helps you–our customers, clients, and partners–to unlock new possibilities for innovative digital ecosystem solutions.  

Before joining U.Group as Vice President, Engineering, Tom served as the Chief Technology Officer of KOBIL—a German company that provides high trust identity and security solutions to banks, insurance companies, and governments. As the innovation and strategy lead for KOBIL, Tom created secure cloud-based digital enterprise ecosystems used by millions worldwide. 

He holds several patents and is the inventor of many products related to high trust digital identities, digital signatures, biometrics, federation, secure data storage and analytics, and robotic business process automation. 

Tom is also an active member of several professional communities–including a senior member and past PACE chair of IEEE Oregon, an exam development committee member of ISC2, a member of blockchain standards working group for Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and a leader on various engineering and charitable initiatives. 

Tom holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University, an MBA from the Marmara University, and completed the Engineering Technology Management program at Portland State University.