Meet Our Leadership
Our Mission: Be the global standard in digital identity verification with a primary focus on high scale/very low latency transaction processing, to combat cyberfraud and enable a frictionless customer experience.
Chief Executive Officer
Rob leads Ekata in its continued growth and global expansion efforts. He previously was the CEO of Whitepages, Inc. and has served as the CEO of other Seattle tech firms including Optify and Vykor. Rob is a proud veteran as an officer in the United States Navy, where he served aboard a fast attack nuclear submarine. Rob has a BA in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an MSE and MBA from Stanford University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason oversees the financial, human resources, legal, and administrative functions at Ekata “With the depth of our underlying data, the immense amount of traffic we see across our products, and a rock solid and growing team, I truly believe we have unique opportunity to transform how the world thinks about trusted interactions online.” Prior to Ekata, Jason was a principal at HIG / Bayside.
Chief Product Officer
Kushal leads Ekata’s global product development strategy. He enjoys understanding the market and customer needs to ensure strong product-market fit and alignment. Kushal has a Masters in Computer Science and his MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ting Van Osdol
Senior Vice President, Global Account Services
Ting leads Ekata’s Account Service and Customer Success orgs globally. As a member of the executive leadership team, Ting oversees Ekata’s customer base across all regions, responsible for building enduring customer relationship and delivering best in class services to drive maximum value for every customer. Under her leadership, Ekata has been able to maintain over 120% revenue net retention rate year over year.
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
Beth leads Ekata’s global marketing team of product marketers, marketing operations, demand generation and field marketers, and partner marketers. She has 20+ years of experience in strategy, product, marketing, and thought leadership, spanning several industries including, finance, communications, digital marketing, and data API technologies.
Vice President, Sales & Partnerships
Will leads our sales operations and customer strategy. He has experience scaling technology and marketing sales organizations in Seattle and is passionate about helping customers discover new solutions. Will earned his MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, though he remains a loyal Oregon Duck fan.
Vice President, Engineering
Over Varun’s career, he has worked as a software architect within several tech and business verticals, at both big enterprises and startups. He has a diverse skill set covering data stores, big data analytics, Spark, Java, and enterprise software design. Varun has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Kelly serves as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, managing legal affairs and keeping tabs on data security and privacy trends. She previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations and General Counsel at ScreenLife, where she managed operations and legal services, and was a liaison with corporate parents Paramount Pictures and Viacom. Kelly attended the College of Saint Benedict and received her law degree from the University of Michigan.
Vice President, People
Samantha leads Ekata’s team of global Recruiters, HR business partners and program managers, as well as Learning & Development. Samantha brings her data driven approach to scaling global teams for high-performance via her previous leadership roles at Katerra and Schlumberger. Samantha has a B.S. in Geological Engineering from Cornell, and Master from Heriot-Watt in Management.
Vice President, Finance
Suki oversees accounting, financial planning and analysis for Ekata. She joined the company’s pre-spinoff business in 2004 and has extensive experience managing the financial and administrative operations of fast growth companies. Suki received a bachelor of science in commerce degree with a major in accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President & General Manager, EMEA – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spencer leads Ekata’s expansion efforts in our Amsterdam office. He supports multiple fraud platform partnerships, collaborates with Product Management to improve Ekata API products to ensure that they provide maximum lift in risk models and/or rule-sets, and acts as a key liaison to complex data customers who require specialized testing/analysis.
Vice President & General Manager, APAC – Singapore
Tom leads the efforts to expand the global recognition of Ekata as we migrate into APAC in 2020. He focuses on key partnerships and strategic accounts in eCommerce, online lending, and fintech. Prior to Ekata, Tom was the Director of the Merchant Risk Council.
Vice President & General Manager, Budapest – Hungary
Daniel oversees the Hungarian financial, legal, operational and HR functions as the head of our Budapest office. He has 20 years of finance and management experience working in different industries and companies. Daniel holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a Law Degree from Eötvös Lóránd University.
Board of Directors
Founder, Chairman of the Board
Alex advises Ekata on strategy and product development in his role as Chairman. He is also CEO of Hiya and Chairman of Whitepages. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Engineering, both from Stanford University. He was selected as Software Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Whitney Bouck advises Ekata through her comprehensive experience and knowledge in marketing and growth. Whitney is currently Chief Operating Officer at HelloSign, where she leads the Sales, Marketing, Customer Operations and Business Development teams. Before joining HelloSign, she ran the global marketing organization at Box and built Box’s Enterprise business from the ground up, helping pivot the company from being SMB-oriented to Enterprise-focused.
Chief Executive Officer
Rob leads Ekata in its continued growth and global expansion effots. He previously was the CEO of Whitepages, Inc. and has served as the CEO of other Seattle tech firms including Optify and Vykor. Rob is a proud veteran as an officer in the United States Navy, where he served aboard a fast attack nuclear submarine. Rob has a BA in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an MSE and MBA from Stanford University.