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Kantara Board President Matt Thompson Joins Socure as Public Sector Solutions General Manager

Matt Thompson, president of the Kantara Initiative’s board of directors, has been named general manager of public sector solutions at digital identity verification technology provider Socure.

He will be responsible for helping drive Socure’s growth initiatives in the government market and brings a track record of digital project leadership experience to his new role, the company said Wednesday.

Thompson most recently served as senior vice president of IDEMIA‘s civil identity business in North America and previously led ID.me, an online identity verification platform he also helped establish.

“The public sector continues to move more interactions online while the proportion of those interactions that are risky is increasing and has been exacerbated by the pandemic,” Thompson said.

“This isn’t a cresting wave – it is a rising flood of interactions, and the legacy ways of determining who is on the other end of an interaction for fraud prevention and inclusion aren’t sufficient.”

His industry experience also includes time at McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs and Capital One.

He also served in the U.S. Army as a special operations officer and was deployed to support the branch’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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