Mitek announced that industry veteran Chris Briggs has been named Head of Product to expand and advance the company’s biometric and fraud detection capabilities.
Briggs will steer Mitek’s product strategy including integrations stemming from recent and future acquisitions. The announcement comes at a pivotal time as the industry rapidly evolves to empower consumers to control their own portable identities.
The identity industry is growing exponentially as consumers continue to choose digital. In recent years, Mitek has invested heavily in organic product development and inorganic acquisitions in the areas of biometrics and identity orchestration. In the last year, Mitek acquired both the UK’s pioneering know your customer (KYC) technology pioneer, HooYu, and award-winning AI-based voice and face biometrics provider, ID R&D. Combining these technologies helps organizations across the identity lifecycle – from onboarding through ongoing authentication. Using Mitek technology, customers can now bind document verification and biometric authentication with other real-time data, such as credit bureau and sanction database checks to achieve this true identity of the consumer.
“Bringing in a seasoned veteran to lead the integrations of these investments is a natural next step for Mitek as the company innovates to help organizations onboard more consumers, faster, and streamline the digital experience for both businesses and consumers,” said Mitek CEO Max Carnecchia. “We are thrilled to have Chris join the Mitek team.”
Briggs brings with him more than 25 years of experience in deploying mission-critical products for technology services, data, and analytics firms such as Experian, Equifax, and most recently Airside Mobile. At Mitek, he will execute his vision of protecting consumers and helping companies measure risk in a landscape with constantly evolving government regulations. Working closely with customers, partners and consumers, Briggs will lead the development of innovative solutions that evolve with an increasingly digital world to provide adequate safeguards for sensitive customer data.
“There are other players working to make a name for themselves in the identity space; however, Mitek’s demonstrated success in executing its development plans was a primary driver in my decision to join the team,” said Briggs. “I am honored to be working alongside other leaders with a clear vision for taming the wild west of the identity industry and the right capabilities, tooling, and support to execute on those goals.”