Encompass expands into the North American market.  The market entry is headed by Alex Ford, President, North America,  who recently arrived from Australia to establish the firm as the number one provider of corporate KYC automation. 

Alex Ford is no stranger to the industry. She was part of the lead team which set up Encompass’ operations in the UK.  As an industry volunteer she serves on the board of the Australian RegTech Association and is a member of BIIA’s marketing committee.

Alex Ford is now busy building her team to establish the firm as the number one provider of corporate KYC automation. In conjunction with the building up of resources comes the announcement of the appointment of industry veteran Howard Dilworth as Head of Sales for its North America operation.

Howard brings more than 20 years of financial services and technology expertise, joining from Exiger, where he was VP and Global Head of Tech Sales. Prior to that, Howard held leadership roles across the investment banking industry, working at Merrill Lynch, Thomson Financial, Alacra (now NICE Actimize) and Fenergo respectively.   In this position, Howard will focus on serving and leveraging the business’ existing US clients and opportunities within the region, guiding local sales staff and the overall strategy. Alex Ford said: “We are delighted to have someone with Howard’s industry experience and leadership skills join the team at this crucial juncture, as we work to establish ourselves as the solution of choice in the US.  His extensive knowledge of the local market, as well as how to foster relationships and deliver for customers across leading financial services organizations, will be invaluable to us as we take the next steps on our journey.”

Other senior members of the team working globally but based in the US include executive team member and VP, Product, Alan Samuels, Global Head of Industry & Regulatory Affairs Dr Henry Balani, and Head of Data Sourcing Cyndi Festa.

This coincides with Encompass’ onboarding of its first top 5 US-headquartered bank, alongside other US firms and top 20 global banks using the Encompass platform to truly streamline and optimise KYC operations. It is these foundations for growth that will see Encompass dominate the US market for KYC automation over the next few years.”

About Encompass:  Since the launch of Encompass in 2012, we’ve been helping bankingtechnology and legal firms to fight financial crime and streamline their KYC processes to comply with AML regulations and requirements.  

Source:  Encompass Press Release