Your partner in digital identity protection, with a Comprehensive suite of authentication options

Intercede is a cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, its innovative solutions
enable organisations to protect themselves against the number one cause of data breach: compromised user credentials.

For over 20 years, global customers in government, aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare,
telecommunications, cloud services and information technology have trusted Intercede solutions’
expertise to protect their mission critical data and systems at the highest level of assurance.

The Intercede suite of products allows customers to choose the level of security that best fits their needs, from Secure Registration and ID Verification to Password Security Management, One-Time Passwords, FIDO and PKI. Uniquely, Intercede provides the entire set of authentication options from Passwords to PKI,
supporting customers on their journey to passwordless and stronger authentication environments.

Klaas van der Leest
Chief Executive Officer

Klaas van der Leest is an experienced executive with extensive sales, marketing, business development and general management experience in IT and IT services. He has significant international knowledge and experience as a result of various roles with remits across EMEA, Asia-Pac and North America.
Klaas has worked for a number of large and small, quoted and privately-owned organisations in market leading and turnaround situations including CA Technologies, Intelecom UK, Amulet Hotkey, Global Crossing, Attenda and Logica. He has proven expertise in the development and execution of national and international sales growth, ‘go to market’ initiatives and customer focused expansion strategies.

Klaas has a master’s degree from the Cranfield School of Management. He also is a Chartered Marketer as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was appointed Chief Executive of Intercede on 10 April 2018.

Nitil Patel
Chief Financial Officer

Nitil has been a CFO and a plc board member since 2001. Recently he was the interim CFO at D4t4 Solutions plc (2021), which helps global enterprises derive value via Celebrus, the company's flagship first party product suite. From 2016 to 2020, he was the CFO at Dods Group plc (now renamed Merit Group plc), a leading technology company specialising in data, business intelligence and media delivering content to more than fifty countries across six continents. 

Before Merit, Nitil was CFO of multi-media content creator Ten Alps plc (rebranded Zinc Media plc) from 2001 to 2016. During this time, Nitil managed three divisions of the group, driving growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. He was a key member of the team from the very start of Ten Alps in 1999 as Finance Director and was responsible for its listing on AiM in 2001.     

Nitil is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  

Dr Chris Edwards
Chief Technical Officer

Chris initiated the design of Intercede’s MyID product and retains overall responsibility for its architecture and technology. He was instrumental in making MyID the first electronic personalisation system to achieve FIPS 201 accreditation and has substantial experience of working on US and global government and commercial security projects.  Chris is directly responsible for Intercede’s Research & Development team, with a special interest in mobile identities, IoT and credential convergence.

Mike Weston
Chief Operations Officer

Mike has extensive executive operational experience within software engineering and system integration environments, together with strong general management and motivational skills with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.  He has significant international operational experience in turnaround and growth during both acquisition and mergers having performed COO and subsidiary CEO roles in UK, Asia, India and North America.

Mike is responsible for Intercede’s operations including product development, project delivery, associated consultancy services and customer support.  Mike is also the management representative for Intercede’s quality initiatives.  He has introduced stronger discipline and focus to organisational delivery and review, thereby ensuring greater efficiency and built-in robustness into the estimation and development processes.

Allen Storey
Chief Product Officer

Allen has 30 years IT experience, including roles at Prima Software Solutions, Labinal Group and Corah Plc, with more than 20 years focusing on digital identity. As Chief Product Officer for Intercede, Allen is responsible for the MyID Credential Management System roadmap and strategic technology partnerships including Microsoft, Thales and Yubico.

Allen has worked closely with many major Intercede customers including the UK, US, Dutch and Kuwaiti governments, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, BASF and Wells Fargo, helping them reach the highest levels of identity security.

Allen has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Computing.


Intercede is a cybersecurity software company specialising in digital identities, for over 20 years.
Global customers in government, aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, cloud services and information technology have trusted Intercede solutions’ expertise in protecting their data and systems at the highest level of assurance. It is our mission to help organisations protect  themselves against data breaches by deploying secure digital identities simply, securely and at scale.

Our ongoing success is built on:

  • Developing innovative, robust cyber security technology that is shaped around the needs of our customers and their end users
  • Adding value to our technology and commercial partners through a proactive, collaborative approach
  • Maintaining an engaging and rewarding workplace for our people
  • Delivering sustained growth for our investors

Our Vision

Our vision is to enable our customers to protect their systems and information by providing a suite of software products that are easy to use and deliver the highest levels of security.


We are driven to deliver innovation that continues to advance digital identity security. Our software and services have continued to evolve over the last twenty-years and it is that continuous drive for improvement that has enabled us to forge so many longstanding relationships with our customers.

As the digital world becomes increasingly connected and intertwined with our physical environment, the importance of secure digital identities will only continue to grow.

From interoperability across emerging technologies to securing the industrial internet of things, we will continue to strive for best practice digital identity issuance and management for our customers.


We are committed to meeting the highest standards of quality and information security. Intercede is externally audited and certified to the ISO9001:2015 quality management system and ISO27001:2013 information security management system.

Trusted by Governments and Enterprises Worldwide

Where protecting systems and information really matters, you will find Intercede.  Whether its citizen data, aerospace and defence systems, high-value financial transactions, intellectual property or air traffic control, we are proud that many leading organisations around the world choose Intercede solutions to protect themselves against data breach, comply with regulations and ensure business continuity.