CEO and Co-Founder
In 2006, siblings Steven Bearak and Judy (Bearak) Leary co-founded IdentityForce, Inc. Since then, the two have continued a nearly 40-year family tradition of pioneering the identity theft protection industry. Under Steven’s leadership, the U.S. government awarded IdentityForce with elite Tier-One status as an approved provider of identity protection services for data breaches affecting over 21.5 million people. He is often sought out by members of the press as a source for various security topics spanning consumer and business audiences, and writes regularly for HR and security publications. Steven was born and raised west of Boston, MA, and currently resides there with his wife and three kids (two of which are out of the house now). As a dedicated sports fan, Steven enjoys golf, tennis, and skiing. Steven’s also a loyal supporter of all New England teams.
President and Co-Founder
As President, Judy has led IdentityForce to receive its first Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Credit Monitoring Services in 2006, and another GSA BPA for “Tier One” Government Wide Identity Protection Services in 2015. With Judy, IdentityForce has also earned a 95% customer satisfaction rating, a 98% renewal rating among its members, and a 100% success rate in restoring the identities of confirmed identity theft victims. Thanks to her commitment to members and their families, IdentityForce is the only identity protection provider to earn the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal. A passionate world traveler and a dedicated volunteer, Judy also supports the Alzheimer’s Association, Mazie Mentoring Program, and Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. Judy sits on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Better Business Bureau for Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. She’s also a proud mother of two grown daughters and two rescue dogs. In 2017, Judy was named a Stevie Award Bronze Winner for Female Executive of the Year.
Chief Strategy Officer
Over seven years ago, Heidi joined IdentityForce after running her own consulting business. Heidi has helped a wide range of high-tech companies streamline their product marketing, product management, and development to accelerate time to market and improve customer experience. At IdentityForce, Heidi’s role is to drive strategy and process across all business units from operations to product development to sales and marketing. Heidi is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of IdentityForce’s product roadmap. She also works closely with strategic partners and members to incorporate cutting-edge technology and member feedback into IdentityForce’s new products. When she isn’t working to drive value for IdentityForce and its customers, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, improving her golf game, and traveling.
Steve joined IdentityForce in 2017, with over 20 years of experience as a leader of award-winning software development teams at both small and large companies throughout England, Japan, and the U.S. Steve is responsible for maintaining IdentityForce’s leading position in providing world-class identity protection technology. He also manages the company’s security teams and continuous improvement initiatives around the security of IdentityForce’s IT systems. When he’s not laser-focused on IdentityForce’s technology and security operations, he’s having fun making artisan bread, playing with the Internet of Things, and exploring New England with his wife.
Donna joined IdentityForce in 2016. She is a high-energy marketer with proven experience leading value-added integrated programs designed to accelerate the trajectory of fast-paced, growing businesses. Donna has held a number of senior marketing positions at emerging software vendors spanning application performance monitoring, real-time business intelligence solutions for SOAs, and online intelligence applications for monitoring business activity through open Internet. She is responsible for IdentityForce’s global marketing initiatives, and works closely with the enterprise marketing organizations of IdentityForce’s clients to rollout meaningful programs to help educate employees globally about identity theft protection. When she’s not focused on strategic marketing plans and execution, Donna enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two sons.
SVP, Business Development
IdentityForce welcomed Scott to the team in 2017. Most recently, Scott ran a large technology company and he has previously held leadership positions at a wide-range of technology and finance organizations. Throughout his career, he has built high-performance sales and operations teams while guiding company growth through strategic business planning and execution. Scott’s powerful entrepreneurial mindset, combined with his passion for uncovering new revenue channels and structuring cost centers into profit centers, enables him to excel at supporting the growing market demand for identity theft protection. At IdentityForce, Scott focuses on expanding the company’s global footprint while optimizing existing revenue-generating channels and identifying high-growth partner opportunities. In addition, he is focused on ensuring that IdentityForce’s members and customers everywhere receive a world-class experience. When he isn’t working to advance IdentityForce’s growth and entry into new markets, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and traveling across the Southern U.S. to watch his kids play sports.