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Get to Know Us

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Chaya Hendrick

President & CEO - Board Member

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Jay Needelman

CFO / CPA - Board Member


Teresa Suarez

Independant Board Member


Elizabeth Nightingale

Independant Board Member

Chaya has 30-years experience as a Serial entrepreneur and business-builder

–Founder and former CEO of Australia Air, Smart Micro Chip, Inc.,  Smarticom, Inc., Applied Computing Science, Computing 2000 and a private property developer Asset Developments.

–Founder of SmartMetric, Inc. and Founder of Smart Biometric Technology, Inc.

Jay a CPA, has served as a Director of our company since August 2023 and as Chief Financial Officer of our company since October 2023. Since 2007, Mr. Needelman has been the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of SmartMetric, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company (trading symbol: SMME). Mr. Needelman has over 29 years of experience in public accounting. A 1991 graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, Mr. Needelman began his career in public accounting in Miami, Fl, in 1991. After working for two different firms, Mr. Needelman founded his own firm in late 1992.

Teresa has been a Director of our company since August 2023. Ms. Suarez has been working in the technology industry for the past ten years. Providing administration and marketing skills to a company in the biometric product manufacturing industry. Prior to her working in the technology industry she worked as a medical care nursing provider in a major hospital in Argentina. She is highly experienced in the day to day operations of a technology company and brings these skills and understanding to the board of Smart Biometric Technology. Her medical background brings an understanding of the medical industry which will be highly valued in future product innovation for the medical sector by Smart Biometric Technology.

Elizabeth has been a Director of our company since October 2023. From 2015 to the present, Ms. Ryba has been Vice President of Marketing at the Design and Decoration Building in New York, one of the premier destinations for luxury interior design showrooms in the country. From 2006 to 2015, Ms. Ryba had marketing positions at two luxury home decor brands. Ms. Ryba was a promotion director at Hearst Publishing from 2002 through 2005. Between 2001 and 2004, Ms. Ryba was a consultant at Stratus Rewards Credit Cards where she launched a Visa Luxury credit card where points were redeemable on private jets. Between 2000 and 2001, Ms. Ryba worked as a Marketing Consultant for SpaFinder. From 1991 through 1999, Ms. Ryba worked at Master Card where she launched a Smart Card in Australia. Since 2006, Ms. Ryba has served as a Director of SmartMetric, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company (trading symbol: SMME). Ms. Ryba received her M.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois, and her B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.



Smart Biometric Technology is first and foremost an inventing powerhouse.  Chay Hendrick, the company founder and technologist, is a leading inventor of cutting-edge technologies in the consumer and corporate security space. Offering scalable solutions for users and integrators of wishing to enhance security. Founded by Chaya Hendrick a world leader in miniature and nano electronics invention and manufacturing.

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