Security outfit ComplyAdvantage hires Watson

ComplyAdvantage has appointed Mark Watson has been named as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and newest addition to the leadership team.

In his role, Watson will lead all engineering and technical innovation efforts including the expansion of the company’s proprietary knowledge graph called ComplyData which contextualises insights across the company’s award-winning Transaction Risk Management and KYB solution sets.

CEO of ComplyAdvantage Charlie Delingpole said: “We’ve spent the last eight years helping our customers find and mitigate the hidden threats of money-laundering and related financial crimes. We’re now at a place in the company’s evolution where it takes someone with Watson’s background, vision and expertise to lead our next wave of technical innovation. So we welcome Mark and look forward to his contributions as we continue to scale globally.”

Watson joins ComplyAdvantage from WorldRemit where he held the role of CTO since 2018. Prior to WorldRemit, He co-founded several companies across a range of B2B businesses across a number of business sectors including mobile apps, cloud, advanced analytics, systems management and customer experience management. He was theĀ  founder and technology leader at the mobile middleware pioneer, Volantis Systems, and subsequently at the machine learning-based cloud performance company, Skipjaq.

He also led the technology function at the AI-based customer experience platform, Causata, through its sale to NICE Systems.

Watson said: “My goal over the coming quarters is to expand our data and technology footprint so that we can continue to be the leading and most trusted anti-money laundering resource to our tier one banking, crypto, fintech and financial services customers around the world.”