ComplyAdvantage picks ex-Funding Circle and Photobox duo to lead its technology teams

By Aisling Finn on Friday 25 September 2020

Digital Banking

Richard Orme and Anna Keren are the latest additions to ComplyAdvantage’s executive team.

ComplyAdvantage picks ex-Funding Circle and Photobox duo to lead its technology teams
Image source: Anna Keren/ComplyAdvantage

UK-based fintech ComplyAdvantage has expanded its executive team as the demand for regtech hots up. 

Richard Orme, who will step into the role of chief technology officer, has over 20 years industry experience, most recently he was Group CTO of online photo printing company Photobox Group, working across the firm’s five brands, including Moonpig.com. 

In his new role, Orme will focus on scaling and developing ComplyAdvantage’s data infrastructure, using machine learning and natural language to identify, analyse, and categorise millions of risks across the world. 

Incoming CTO Orme said: “ComplyAdvantage has a compelling vision and a culture of innovation that is inspiring. I cannot wait to work alongside the outstanding talent we have in our organization.”  

“There are very few applications where machine learning is used to solve societal problems of this scale and I’m humbled to be part of the solution.”  

The regtech has further strengthened its technology team, hiring former Funding Circle engineer Anna Keren as its VP of technology.  

Most recently, Keren held the position of director of engineering at Babylon Health and before that was the engineering lead at Funding Circle UK. 

Charles Delingpole, founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage, said: “We continue to accelerate the development of our industry-leading data and suite of products to serve the world’s largest institutions with diverse clients and complex risk exposure.” 

“As highlighted by the recently leaked FinCEN Files, money laundering continues to be a major problem worldwide. We’re incredibly excited to have Richard and Anna on board to lead our technology team, a group of highly talented individuals dedicated to our mission of eliminating financial crime across the globe.” 

Last month, AltFi was able to exclusively reveal that ComplyAdvantage had further bolstered its executive leadership team, adding Vatsa Narasimha, its COO and CFO to the company’s board. 

ComplyAdvantage also added Amanda Ward as vice president of People and Elizabeth Bramlage as its chief marketing officer, formerly of Amazon, American Express and Klarna. 

The new hires come two months after the fintech closed a $50m Series C funding round, which was led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, one of the largest pension plans in the world with over $207bn in net assets.

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