|Friday, 20 February 2015 11:38
|Oppenheimer becomes advisor to Finsphere
Financial services veteran appointed by mobile authentication provider
Mobile identity authentication services provider Finsphere has appointed Deanna Oppenheimer as a strategic adviser.
Oppenheimer is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based global consultancy CameoWorks. She was president of consumer banking at Washington Mutual for five years before leaving in 2005 to become CEO of UK retail banking operations at Barclays. She then moved up to vice chair of Barclays global retail banking and ultimately to vice chair and CEO of UK and European global retail banking.
Michael Buhrmann, chairman and CEO of Finsphere, said Oppenheimer's long history and extensive experience in financial services dovetails with the customers that Finsphere is targeting with its ID-authentication solutions for mobile-payment, financial and E-commerce transactions.
Oppenheimer returned to the Seattle area in 2012 and started CameoWorks which advises companies on "improving executive- and board-level decisions, making global connections to identify new opportunities, strengthening stakeholder relationships and developing strategies to refresh (their) business."
Founded in 2007, Finsphere has developed a geo-location precision-analytics engine designed to enable global financial services companies and enterprises to help protect their customers by securing access to sensitive information, preventing accounts from being compromised and reducing financial loss due to fraud. The company holds 11 patents, including six granted in the US.