Signzy hiring dozens to respond to video eKYC demand, biometrics industry appointments announced

StoneLock, Acceptto, Pindrop, NEC and Precise Biometrics add talent
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Signzy hiring dozens to respond to video eKYC demand, biometrics industry appointments announced

Several biometrics providers have added new leaders to their teams, with StoneLock appointing a new GM, Acceptto welcoming a new advisor, Pindrop appointing a CPO and NEC bringing in an executive, while Precise Biometrics has brought on its summer staff. Employment opportunities were also announced by Signzy.

Demand for its video eKYC solution in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Signzy to begin hiring close to 70 new employees over the next six months, many of them to its technology team.

Signzy has already hired 35 new employees since March, but is now seeking a backend engineer, full stack engineer, product manager, frontend developer, SDET 2, product marketing manager, engineering manager, and other positions.

The Bangalore-based company works with more than 90 leading banks and financial institutions in India, and also has offices in New York and Dubai.

“The ongoing pandemic has driven an extraordinary pace of digital transformation for the banking and financial services sector,” says Signzy Co-founder Ankit Ratan. “In the last four months, the demand for digitalised workflow solutions, including video-KYC, has gone near universal among the BFSI players. Naturally, we have to scale up our team strength in order to meet this demand.”

Biometrics and identity companies unveil new team members

StoneLock has appointed Yanik Brunet as its new General Manager to lead the company’s expansion and drive its culture and vision forward, ahead of an anticipated product launch.

Brunet has three decades of experience, including leading the implementation of go-to-market strategies for an access control product that generated revenues of over $40 million. His responsibilities with StoneLock include overseeing operations, such as product development, marketing, sales, and customer success programming.

“Yanik has been at the highest levels of enterprise security for many years and is regarded as one of the finest leaders and innovative trailblazers amidst his industry peers and colleagues,” says StoneLock CEO and Co-founder Colleen Dunlap. “His wide-ranging experience across the security industry and emerging new technologies will accelerate StoneLock’s recognition as the preferred provider for the design and manufacturing of advanced biometric products for access control.”

“The work we’ve done in the past will help revolutionize the biometric space. Our new product is defining the gold standard for the ease of use a client should expect, while setting new expectations on how a biometric solution can be used to both protect user privacy and strengthen building security without compromise,” comments Brunet. “I expect StoneLock to become the market leader because of it.”

Former Department of Homeland Security CIO Dr. John Zangardi has joined Acceptto’s Board of Technical and Strategic Advisory.

Zangardi is president of Redhorse Corporation and previously held the role of senior vice president for Leidos.

“Whether your organization is a small business or a large enterprise, cybersecurity and controlling access will always be a top priority.  As a three-time CIO of large federal organizations, I recognize that the frequency of data breaches is increasing,” says Zangardi. “It is just a matter of time before our credentials and personally identifiable information (PII) are compromised. The right steps to protecting credentials and PII start with a paradigm shift from the decades-old identity access management practices that are proven insufficient. We need a platform that provides continuous authentication and is built on a robust AI/ML powered risk engine.  Acceptto delivers the right security controls to protect against data breaches and ensures the right individuals are able to access required information when needed.”

Acceptto’s flagship solution It’sMe has been recognized with inclusion in Gartner’s Market Guide 2020: User Authentication.

“Our continued efforts and momentum in providing the best authentication technology to the market continues as we deliver state of the art AIML powered solutions to our clients and technology partners,” states Acceptto CEO Shahrokh Shahidzadeh. “It’sMe brings a unique approach to delivering a passwordless authentication experience through intelligent Continuous Behavioral Authentication across web, mobile, cloud and IoT.”

Pindrop has announced the appointment of Christine Kaszubski as Chief People Officer to foster a recruitment strategy and culture that supports the company’s innovation and strategic growth.

Kaszubski previously held the same role with sales engagement platform SalesLoft, which was declared the best place to work in Atlanta twice during her time there. She launched programs for parents, women, and diversity and inclusion, and expanded employee benefits while with SalesLoft.

“We’re living in a new tech-driven era with a multigenerational workforce. Each generation has its own distinct workplace needs, habits and expectations that dictate different paths to success. Christine’s experience and proven success aligning corporate culture and recruitment with the goals of the business are proof that she’s a forward-thinking and effective leader who will champion Pindrop,” says Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO and Co-Founder of Pindrop.

“As the leading voice security and authentication company, Pindrop is poised for significant growth as the rapid adoption of voice technology continues. I’m inspired by the team’s work and am looking forward to working together to optimize Pindrop’s unique culture and success,” comments Kaszubski.

NEC Corporation has named former Goldman Sachs Japan Managing Director Ikuo Matsuhashi as a corporate executive.

Matsuhashi will play a lead role in the formulation of the company’s medium-term management plan, and then evaluate the plan’s progress and participate in its execution.

Precise Biometrics has introduced half a dozen summer employees in a blog post. The students and recent graduates comment on how they became aware of Precise Biometrics, and some background about the company’s relationship with Swedish academia is included.

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