GeoComply appoints new CFO & CHRO in pursuit of ‘continued’ growth

Lindsey Drake & Kelly Schaefer will be 'critical' in the firm's aim of maintaining its position as a global leader

Geolocation provider GeoComply has confirmed the appointments of Lindsey Drake and Kelly Schaefer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), respectively.

The new hires form an important part of GeoComply’s push to ‘drive continued growth’ as the Vancouver-based firm plots further expansion opportunities.

GeoComply completed the acquisition of its first technology and solutions platform – OneComply – earlier this year, and has also received minority investments from Norwest Venture Partners and Arctos Sports Partners, deals which have enabled the company to expand into new verticals and accelerate innovation.

Commenting on the appointments of Drake and Schaefer, Anna Sainsbury, CEO of GeoComply, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Lindsey and Kelly to the GeoComply team. Their extensive expertise and leadership in their respective fields will be instrumental in guiding our financial strategy and strengthening our talent capabilities.

“As we continue to expand our market presence and develop groundbreaking cybersecurity solutions, their contributions will be critical in driving our growth and further solidifying our position as a global leader.”

Joining GeoComply as CFO, Drake has been tasked with overseeing all of its financial operators, including financial planning, budgeting and capital management.

Drake arrives with an ‘extensive’ background in finance and a ‘proven track record’ of driving growth and profitability, as well as a ‘deep understanding’ of the technology industry.

She most recently served as CFO and Director of Finance, Analytics and Science, AWS Sales and Marketing at Amazon Web Services.

“So excited to share my next adventure as GeoComply’s Chief Financial Officer,” wrote Drake on LinkedIn.

Schaefer, meanwhile, has been recruited to lead GeoComply’s human resources strategy, with a focus on talent acquisition, development and engagement.

Formerly Chief People Officer at Clutter, Schaefer also previously served as Director of Human Resources at Amazon Web Services, where her time overlapped with Drake’s.

Her expertise in talent management, organizational development, and employee engagement has been described as ‘invaluable’ by GeoComply, with the aim of attracting top talent to the firm.

Schaefer wrote on LinkedIn: “I am excited and honored to join the industry-leading experts at GeoComply.”

GeoComply further noted that women will account for over 60% of GeoComply’s leadership team, following the appointments of Drake and Schaefer.

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