Verafin is led by a team of diverse people who have strong education, research, industry, and business experience. Their professional credentials are only outweighed by their desire, passion and dedication to Verafin and its customers. Their commitment to working together and with their teams to achieve continuous growth and innovation has led to Verafin’s current success.
Jamie is President and CEO of Verafin Inc. He co-founded the company in 2003 with two other postgraduate Electrical Engineering students, Brendan Brothers and Raymond Pretty. Since then he has been establishing the long term vision of the company and leading Verafin’s product development efforts. He is an industry expert in the application of technology to the detection and prevention of money laundering and fraud and he is dedicated to continuously developing innovative ways to combat financial crime. He is equipped with an extensive background in probabilistic networks, behavior based analytics, robotics, and has an expert knowledge of fraud and money laundering detection and the financial industry. He is frequently asked to speak at a number of anti-money laundering conferences across North America. His focus is often on the convergence of fraud and money laundering detection within financial institutions and the emerging use of advanced technologies to fight financial crime.
Brendan is a technical expert in the application’s functionality and usability. He has a comprehensive understanding of customer needs and how the Verafin application technically functions to solve the growing and ever-changing problems faced by compliance specialists. His background is in software development and he holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering with specialized knowledge in robotics, behavior based analytics, and probabilistic networks. Since co-founding the company in 2003 he has been hands on dealing with customer-related aspects of the business, from customer support and training to sales and marketing.
Andrew is the Vice President of Customer Relations. He has an unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction which has made him successful as the leader of Verafin’s Customer Support Team. His commitment extends to ensuring that every Verafin customer receives the greatest value from their software application. Andrew also has a vast knowledge of financial core processing systems and leads the Training, Documentation and CRM teams. Andrew joined Verafin in 2003 and initially focused on training and implementing new customers on Verafin’s system himself. He quickly became experienced in fraud and money laundering detection and understood the Canadian and US regulatory environments inside and out. His focus and dedication has been instrumental in gaining a superior reputation among Verafin Customers.
Brian joined Verafin in the fall of 2010. After completing an MBA at Saint Mary's University, he began working in the banking industry. There he worked through various positions in the commercial sector and eventually joined one of the largest communications companies in Atlantic Canada in mergers and acquisitions. During this time he also received a CMA designation and taught finance at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Most recently he was the CFO of an international marine technology company where he was responsible for financial operations.
Jacquelyn is the Vice President of Sales. She is highly skilled in diagnosing customer problems and designing solutions to meet the compliance needs of financial institutions across North America. She has obtained an extensive knowledge of the AML regulatory environment in the US and been aligning software solutions with customer needs since 2006, when she joined the Verafin team. Recognizing the compliance challenges faced by financial institutions she employs her regulatory knowledge, in-depth understanding of the financial services industry, and core processing systems to help her team assist customers re-engineering processes to become industry best practices. She has helped numerous customers save precious time and made work life easier for many compliance professionals in North America.
As the Vice President of Engineering, Raymond leads the team of software engineers and programmers that create the Verafin software. He has dedicated his career to incorporating advanced technologies into innovative products for financial institutions across North America to fight financial crime. He has a comprehensive research background in probabilistic networks, behavior based analytics, and robotics, and is an expert in money laundering and fraud detection. This unique combination enables him to deploy products that are second to none. Raymond’s passion for understanding how customers interact with the Verafin solution has fueled the constant effort to improve the user experience and deliver applications that are truly user-friendly.