Onfido brings world-class talent on board

July 19, 2018 Niamh Cassidy

Onfido brings world-class talent on board as Identity Verification goes global 

-Kevin Trilli, Andy Wilde, Andy Leaver and Lila Tretikov join to steer Onfido into its next stage of growth
-New senior leaders and $30m Series C funding will drive vision to open up access to online services

Onfido has hired Kevin Trilli, Andy Wilde, Andy Leaver and Lila Tretikov to its senior leadership team. The new Chief Product Officer (CPO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Independent Board Director bring over 8 decades’ collective experience to the 5 year old company as it scales into new global markets.

The new team members join as Onfido enters its next stage of international growth, having recently raised a Series C round of $30m from investors including Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and others. With a vision to open up access to online services using a photo of an identity document and a selfie, Onfido already services 1,500 clients globally. These latest senior hires will provide guidance as Onfido builds its machine learning-based Identity Verification platform further into the US, and drive expansion into India, Latin America and other international markets.

Kevin Trilli, CPO, joins from leading Data Privacy Management company TrustArc, where he served as SVP of Product. Kevin has over 20 years of product and entrepreneurial experience  in digital data security, privacy and governance, having led the full process from strategy to execution to scale at companies including VeriSign (acquired by Symantec), TrustArc (formerly TRUSTe) and AssertD. He will lead the strategic evolution of the Onfido product platform to a leading provider of identity trust services.

“I am very excited to build upon Onfido’s first chapters of  success, and to seize the immediate global opportunity to solve a critical problem for businesses” said Kevin. “Onfido's hybrid technological approach offers a strong foundation for building a complete market-leading platform, that reduces identity fraud and builds trust for the next generation of businesses”.

Andy Wilde, CTO, has built, managed and led exceptional engineering teams across a range of technologies and markets. A specialist in consumer mobile and SaaS, Andy will lead Onfido’s 60- strong engineering and research teams as they continue to develop machine learning-based identity verification and trust solutions. Andy has acted as Advisor to several early stage London tech companies, and was previously VP Product Development at SwiftKey (acquired by Microsoft).

“One of the most significant challenges in an increasingly digital world is establishing identity and trust between parties" said Andy. "Onfido has quickly established itself as a leader in this space, with an ethos that exemplifies the best in tech. I'm excited to lead and work with the technology team as we grow from early stage through scale-up, to develop technology, products and services that build on Onfido’s achievements to date and bring us closer to our long-term vision.”

Andy Leaver, CRO, has extensive experience in leading disruptive technology companies, having led international sales teams at Workday, Bazaarvoice, SuccessFactors and Ariba, as well as Hortonworks – the fastest software company ever to reach $100m in revenue. Andy has been an advisor to Onfido for the past 18 months, and now joins the team to scale Commercial operations through the company’s rapid growth. 

“It’s humbling to see what’s been achieved thus far at Onfido, and I can’t wait to join the talented team to help drive the next stage of growth”, said Andy. “I’ve been fortunate to see disruptive companies grow to be world leaders – Onfido clearly has that growth path ahead of it”.

Lila Tretikov, Independent Board Director, is the former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation and also sits on the boards of Rackspace, Crunchbase and Privacy Shell. A recognised authority in machine learning, Lila has founded and sold multiple startups as well as leading SugarCRM’s technology function as CPO and CIO. 

“I am drawn to companies that demonstrate innovative ideas and intelligent teams; Onfido has both”, said Lila of her decision to join the company. “Onfido is a truly tech-led company that is revolutionising the way we utilise, and more importantly, protect our personal identities. They are ambitious in their purpose of enabling everyone to prove their legal identity online, and I’m very pleased to join them on that journey”

Onfido, headquartered in London, has offices in San Francisco, New York, Lisbon and New Delhi. Founded in 2012, the identity verification company has grown from 25 to 150 employees in just over 2 years, while growing revenue 5x year over year for the past three years. 

Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder of Onfido, said: “We’ve always been very proud of the exceptionally talented team we’ve built at Onfido. With Kevin, Andy L, Andy W  and Lila joining the ranks, that team is now stronger than ever before. Being a young company has its advantages, but when scaling globally, experience is invaluable – so it’s a privilege to be bringing these seasoned leaders on board. Their guidance will enable us to deliver on our vision to drive trusted interactions worldwide.”

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