CEO of Sensible Vision Inc. in Covert, Mich. Sensible Vision provides continuous access control solutions for securing computers and saving power with facial recognition. The company recently exceeded 3 million paid installations of its flagship product, FastAccess. An entrepreneur in the computer, security, and communication industry for nearly 30 years, Brostoff was one of two founders in 1997 of Ensure Technologies, which helped pioneer computer security using radio frequency badges. In 1981, he founded Symplex Communications, a worldwide manufacturer of data communications and internetworking equipment. Under his leadership, the company grew to more than $22.5 million in annual sales and employed more than 100. Brostoff transitioned Symplex from an innovative startup to an established company, attracted outside capital, and successfully positioned the firm for the next stage of growth, including an initial public offering. Brostoff began his career as a manufacturers' representative for ARC Associates and became the highest producing salesperson in the company. He frequently speaks at trade shows and industry conferences, including Networld+Interop and COMDEX. Among his several industry awards and accolades number Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch; Inc.
magazine's Fastest Growing Companies; Michigan Business
magazine's Fastest Growing Company; Michigan Leading Edge Technologies Award presented by Arthur Anderson, the Detroit Free Press
, and Michigan Technology Council; Outstanding Entrepreneur by the University of Michigan; and the Governor of Michigan Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Business Achievement. Brostoff studied economics at the University of Michigan and is a lifetime member of the Institute of American Entrepreneurs.