Encompass Corporation welcomes Neil Acworth as new CISO

Encompass Corporation welcomes Neil Acworth as new CISO

Encompass Corporation, a pioneering force in the creation of real-time digital Know Your Customer (KYC) profiles for global banks, has recently appointed Neil Acworth as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

This strategic move aims to enhance the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional information security standards within the financial services sector.

Encompass Corporation stands at the forefront of the FinTech industry, specialising in the provision of cutting-edge KYC solutions. The company’s innovative approach helps banks and financial institutions to streamline the onboarding process and manage customer relationships more effectively, ensuring compliance and operational efficiency through the use of real-time digital data.

Neil Acworth brings to the table a wealth of experience, with an illustrious career spanning various senior roles including Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) across several RegTech organisations. His primary focus at Encompass will be to lead the information security team, promoting best practices in combating financial crime, supporting business growth, and consolidating Encompass’ position as a global leader in the sector.

Acworth’s expertise is not just limited to technical proficiency; he also embodies a customer-centric approach that aligns with Encompass’ mission to be a proactive and trusted partner for its clients. His track record of leadership and innovation makes him a perfect fit for driving the company’s security initiatives forward.

On joining Encompass, Neil Acworth expressed his enthusiasm, “I’m delighted to join an industry-leading business that is growing and strengthening its value every day. Information security is of the utmost importance to banks and financial institutions, and they need to see that we take it as seriously as they do. It’s clear that Encompass recognises this and is actively working to cement its place as a best-in-class partner.

“I’m excited to bring my leadership skills, perspective and technical expertise, gained from decades of experience, to this role and play my part in the business enhancing its reputation and success.”

Stuart Barnard, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations at Encompass, also highlighted the significance of Acworth’s appointment, “Compliance is at the heart of what we do, and hiring Neil as our new CISO brings this to life, in terms of how we operate internally and externally. For banks, we know security isn’t just about ticking a box, it’s business critical, and we are focused on being the proactive and trusted partner that our customers need.

“Neil has outstanding technical and business authority, gained from his vast industry experience. Neil’s customer-focused approach also means that he is the ideal leader to help our customers operate most effectively within what is a fast-moving and pressured industry landscape, ensuring they feel safe with Encompass.”

Following the recent acquisitions of CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC, Encompass continues to strengthen its strategy to revolutionise KYC through Corporate Digital Identity (CDI), offering swift and precise identity validation and verification services. These developments underscore the company’s commitment to enhancing customer experience, ensuring consistent regulatory compliance, and mitigating risk for the world’s leading banks.

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