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.

Executive Leadership

Rob Eleveld Ekata CEO

Rob Eleveld

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.

Varun Kumar Senior Vice President, Engineering Ekata

Varun Kumar

Senior 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.

Beth Shulkin Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Ekata

Beth Shulkin

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.

Spencer McLain Senior Vice President, Global Sales Ekata

Spencer McLain

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Spencer leads Ekata’s expansion efforts across our global sales teams. He 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.

Ute Miller

Ute Miller

Senior Vice President, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions

Ute leads product management and product strategy at Ekata. She has worked in the identity space since its early beginnings in 2000 and held key roles in identity and fraud prevention at Mastercard over the last 4 years. Ute is driving a holistic vision for our best-in-class identity products to bring the most impactful solutions to market and to our customers.

Suki Hayre Vice President, Finance Ekata

Suki Hayre

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.

Global Offices

Ting Van Osdol Senior Vice President, Global Account Services and GM, EMEA at Ekata

Ting Van Osdol

Senior Vice President, Global Account Services & GM, EMEA

Ting leads Ekata’s Account Service and Customer Success orgs globally and leads Ekata’s expansion efforts in our Amsterdam office. As a member of the executive leadership team, Ting oversees Ekata’s customer base across all regions, responsible for building enduring customer relationships 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.

Nicholas Stipp

Nicholas Stipp

Vice President and General Manager & APAC

Nick Stipp is the VP and General Manager Asia Pacific for Ekata, a Mastercard company.  He leads the company’s expansion efforts in the region where Ekata has had customers since 2017 and a physical presence since 2020.  Originally from Canada, he has been based in Asia since 2008, having lived first in Beijing and now Singapore since 2015.  He has held business leadership roles driving new products and regional expansion in both MNC and start-up organisations here.  He holds Bachelors degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York University.

Julie Hsiao

Julie Hsiao

Director of Sales & APAC

Julie currently leads Ekata sales team in APAC. Her team is dedicated in defeating fraudsters and reducing friction to good customers for FinTech, neo banks and eCommerce marketplaces. She has 10+ years of client-facing experience across financial service, payment fraud detection and compliance solution in APAC region.
Julie has a BA in Economics from National Taiwan university and an MBA degree from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.