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.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Jamie King’s background in robotics and artificial intelligence is what eventually led him to start Verafin back in 2003 along with two other post-grad electrical engineering students, Brendan Brothers and Raymond Pretty. Being an industry expert, technology innovator, and lifelong learner, Jamie has created a place for Verafin’s fraud detection and anti-money laundering software in the world of financial crime, and he consistently works to help financial institutions protect their customers from fraudulent behavior in new and creative ways.
Brendan, a Software Engineer, has been a part of Verafin since its inception in 2003, and has used his expertise in various aspects of the company. With a specialized knowledge of robotics, behavior-based analytics, and probabilistic networks, he is a technical expert who knows the product inside and out. He is also a seasoned public speaker, salesperson, and marketer who is constantly immersed in the customer side of Verafin from support and training to sales and marketing.
VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
As the Vice President of Product Development, 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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Andrew joined Verafin in 2003 and immediately focused on training and implementing new customers on Verafin’s system. 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 played an instrumental role in Verafin’s reputation for providing superior customer service.
Jason’s knowledge of marketing and sales has given him many homes at Verafin since he started in 2011. His newest role as Vice President of Sales comes after he spent some time as Director of Professional Services which allowed him to grow his knowledge base of the implementation process and customer needs. A natural leader, he has moved multiple teams through different initiatives and has overseen various projects to success. Strategic thinking, business acumen, strong knowledge, and customer service are some of his strengths.
VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS
As Vice President of Customer Success, Matthew brings a diverse background in shaping the customer experience at Verafin. A Software Engineer, Matthew has spent time with Verafin’s Software Development, Cloud, and Sales teams which has allowed him to immerse himself in the full Customer Experience with Verafin. He is a passionate public speaker, problem solver and customer evangelist. His dedication to Verafin’s customers is fuelled by a belief that successful customer partnerships and a commitment to working together are key in staying ahead of fraudsters in the world of financial crime.
Ellissa brings many different skills and assets to her role as VP of Finance at Verafin. Once an Assistant Comptroller at a leading satellite communication provider and the Chief Financial Officer of a local not-for-profit organization, she has a broad range of experience that includes international business, mergers, and acquisitions. She holds a CPA designation as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. In her new role she is responsible for financial planning, accounting, and cash management.
Since starting in Sales in 2008, Erin’s expertise in sales strategy and extensive product knowledge has been invaluable to Verafin’s high-performance Sales and Marketing teams. In her role as Director of Product Marketing, she made significant gains in key business metrics by focusing on customer-centric messaging. Now, as VP of Marketing, Erin is responsible for guiding all lines of business on communication strategy and product positioning across all branded channels.
VP, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
As the Vice President of Corporate Development, Robert leads a team focused on business development, strategic partner relationships, and new market opportunities. Prior to joining Verafin, Robert spent four years in the financial services industry with CIBC World Markets in Calgary and London. His comprehensive background includes investment banking, corporate finance, and strategic consulting. Robert earned a B. Eng. from Memorial University and an MBA from the University of Toronto