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Our leadership team

Our leaders bring deep industry experience, passion for innovation, proven operational excellence, and total dedication to a collaborative, customer-centric culture.

Outseer Leadership

  • Reed Taussig, Chief Executive Officer

    Reed Taussig

    Chief Executive Officer

    Reed is a 35 year technology industry veteran, responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the Outseer business. He was most recently an operating executive at Marlin Equity Partners. Prior to that Reed was CEO of ThreatMetrix, a SaaS company and a leader in fraud prevention solutions based on digital identity intelligence where he drove innovation and led growth.

  • Jim Ducharme, Chief Operating Officer

    Jim Ducharme

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jim is responsible for product strategy and leads the associated product management and engineering teams at Outseer. He has nearly two decades of experience leading product organizations in the Identity marketspace, and has held executive leadership roles at Netegrity, CA, and Aveksa.

  • Armen Najarian, CMO + Chief Identity Officer

    Armen Najarian

    CMO + Chief Identity Officer

    Armen is a 15-year Silicon Valley veteran with deep experience leading the marketing function for fast-growing fraud prevention, predictive analytics, and cybersecurity companies. His most recent leadership roles include CMO positions at Agari and ThreatMetrix, the latter of which he established as the definitive category leader for digital identity solutions.

  • Ellen Purdy Chief Financial Officer

    Ellen Purdy

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ellen is a seasoned financial executive with a track record of driving growth and achieving profitable returns for middle-market businesses. She has over 25 years of financial and operations management experience including middle-market, high-growth information services companies, an early stage clean technology company, and a multi-billion dollar global chemical company.

  • Rick Froehlich Chief Revenue Officer

    Rick Froehlich

    Chief Revenue Officer

    A go-to-market CXO (CEO/CRO/COO) with a sharp focus on transformational leadership and financial results, Rick Froehlich has worked as an “Intrepreneur” in Fortune 50 Corporations in the development of their most strategic global initiatives. He has created and executed strategic plans that have launched multiple mission-critical businesses and has a proven success attracting, recruiting, mentoring, managing, and retaining productive teams and leading them in the execution of the corporate vision. Rick was voted one of top 100 Global Sales Leaders for 2018 by Modern Sale Magazine.

  • Daniel Welch, Vice President of Global Client Services

    Dan Welch

    Vice President of Global Client Services

    Vice President of Global Client Services is an award-winning executive whose tenured experience in the cybersecurity space includes leadership roles at ThreatMetrix and Adara. Dan began his career in field sales, then migrated to technical roles in product management and engineering. He has spent the last 20 years focused on managing client services leading to multiple successful exits.

  • Leah Evansky, Global Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances

    Leah Evanski

    Global Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances

    Leah Evanski, Global Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances has spent her career building successful teams in sales, channels, strategy, product management and services. She brings a wealth of go-to-market experience in data, analytics, identity and fraud decisioning, having led teams at FICO, Experian, BioCatch and ThreatMetrix.

  • Shiri Schneider Vice President of Engineering, Outseer 3-D Secure

    Shiri Schneider

    Vice President of Engineering, Outseer 3-D Secure

    Shiri Schneider, Vice President of Engineering and Israel Site Lead, manages the engineering organization of Outseer’s ecommerce products in addition to managing Outseer’s biggest site, with over 200 employees. Shiri has 17 years of experience in engineering, including 14 years at NICE, where she was responsible for more than 200 engineers globally.

  • Lori Van Deloo Vice President, WW Market Strategy

    Lori Van Deloo

    Vice President, WW Market Strategy

    Lori is a global product, marketing and innovation executive with deep experience in Fintech and Payments. She spent a number of years at Visa and later founded and led a real-time, video banking SaaS startup.

    Previously, Lori held leadership roles at BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), Openwave Systems and Accenture. Lori received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Payments and Fintech Innovation.

  • Lesley Samara, Head of Human Resource

    Lesley Samara

    Head of Human Resource

    Lesley is the global HR Director for Outseer, bringing more than 15 years HR experience to the team. She has extensive experience in all areas of HR to include Strategic HR Business Partnering, Leading Global Organizational Development and Change Programmes. Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Workforce Planning & compensation & benefits.

    Before joining Outseer she spent 7 years working as the Senior Global HR Business Partner, supporting the Senior Leadership teams in the Marketing, Finance, Legal & IT functions for Sophos, a developer and vendor of security software and hardware, providing endpoint, encryption, email, web, mobile and network security as well as Unified Threat Management products. Prior to this she spent 6 years working as the HR Manager for a small Pharmaceutical company.

    Lesley is a member of the CIPD and received her MSc in Human Resource Management & Development from the Nottingham Trent University.

  • Albert Choy Head of Legal

    Albert Choy

    Head of Legal

    Albert Choy is a highly motivated and proactive commercial attorney with 15+ years of experience representing public and private companies in the software, telecommunications, and technology service industry.

    Albert brings high value-add pragmatic legal advice and business judgment to Outseer’s leadership. Exhibiting a track record of excellent leadership and effective negotiation skills, Albert brings significant contributions to strategy and execution.