Onfido welcomes more expert talent

Niamh Cassidy

Onfido welcomes more expert talent to its growing global team

Chrissy Dal Porto, Amy Wallace and Ruth Penfold join fast-growing Identity Verification specialist’s senior leadership

Onfido has hired Chrissy Dal Porto, Amy Wallace and Ruth Penfold to its senior leadership team. The new VP Global Marketing, General Counsel and Director of People will add their extensive expertise to Onfido’s 200-strong team across San Francisco, New York, London, Lisbon, Delhi and Singapore.

Onfido delivers machine learning-powered identity verification services to over 1500 global clients. With $60 million in funding raised from investors including Salesforce Ventures and Microsoft Ventures, Onfido’s vision is create a more open world where identity is the key to access. The new hires will deliver strategic support to Onfido’s growing team as it expands into further global territories.

Chrissy Dal Porto, VP Global Marketing, brings 20 years’ experience in business-to-business marketing. Previously Director Global Revenue Marketing at OpenDNS (part of Cisco) and Director of Global Marketing at ServiceNow, Chrissy has deep experience in growing and developing global Marketing teams. Chrissy will lead Onfido’s go-to-market strategy and will be based in San Francisco.

“Onfido is already well established as the market leader, thanks to its unparalleled technology and world-class team. I look forward to building on the momentum Onfido has built over the last six years to bring us closer to achieving our long-term vision.”

Amy Wallace, General Counsel, joins from digital music solutions platform 7digital. An entrepreneurial technology lawyer with over 10 years’ experience working in technology and software as a service (SaaS), Amy trained at city law firm Olswang (now CMS), and previously supported the International General Counsel at Sony Music. Amy has been brought in to lead Onfido’s legal team, driving Onfido's world-class IP strategy, scaling Onfido's commercial contracting process, and overseeing corporate and business affairs.

“Onfido is at the forefront of a rapidly evolving RegTech ecosystem, and already established as a thought leader in the privacy space. I'm thrilled to be joining Onfido, and look forward to steering the team through developing regulatory requirements to deliver leading technology solutions.”

Ruth Penfold, Director of People, has extensive experience in growing international tech teams, having previously been Director of Talent Acquisition at Shazam. An ambassador for tech accelerator Huckletree, Ruth specialises in building diverse and inclusive global teams and will oversee Onfido’s people and culture as it continues to build out industry-recognised talent pool.

“Onfido’s growth over the past 12 months has been incredible, and continuing to nurture its impressive culture is hugely important as the business scales further. We’re committed to hiring the best people, and to doing so in a way that encourages diverse viewpoints, so that our culture and business continue to evolve in the very best way.“

Eamon Jubbawy, COO and co-founder of Onfido, said: “Our people are our biggest asset. As we continue our international growth, having the right people on board is crucial to enhance our culture, set our strategy and drive results for our customers. With Chrissy, Amy and Ruth on board, we’re in an excellent position to build on our successes as a team so far.”

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