INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Socure, the industry leader in digital identity verification and anti-fraud solutions, today announced the arrival of Brendan Peter as Vice President of Government Relations. Peter will work with government stakeholders to implement strong foundational policies that emphasize the demand for robust identity proof and verification balanced with the need to reduce friction, reduce fraud and maintain high standards of confidentiality.
“As the market leader in commercial identity verification, there is no company better positioned to help the public sector onboard citizens while solving fraud and building trust,” Peter said. “I look forward to promoting Socure as the partner of choice for government agencies that increasingly face identity and fraud issues.”
Her work will initially focus on the public sector to bring inclusive access to government services and benefits and ensure they go to the right people in the most reliable way. Peter will also spearhead policy engagement and advice in other markets Socure serves, such as the online gaming, crypto and e-commerce markets.
“I’m thrilled to bring another industry veteran and long-time colleague to partner with me to help policy makers and program managers understand the level of expertise Socure brings to the table and accelerate the adoption of identity verification solutions that promote fairness and access for all,” said Matt Thompson, general manager of public sector solutions at Socure.
For 25 years, Peter has worked at the intersection of public policy and strategic business growth in the area of technology and identity verification. Prior to joining Socure, Peter served as US Government Relations Manager for Seagate Technology, a leading company in advanced storage technologies. Peter also served as Vice President of Government Relations for IDEMIA, one of the world’s largest biometric security and identity companies, and Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Affairs for CA Technologies, one of the world’s largest independent software companies in the world. Peter has also held leadership positions at LexisNexis, Daon, the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and the Jefferson Consulting Group.
Peter earned his BA in English from James Madison University and his MA in English from Georgetown University.
Socure is the leading platform for digital identity verification and trust. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with reliable online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP address , device, speed and the wider internet to verify identities in real time. The company has more than 1,000 customers in the financial services, gaming, healthcare, telecommunications and e-commerce industries, including four of the top five banks, seven of the top 10 card issuers, three of the top ESMs, the leading payroll service provider. , top credit bureau, leading online gaming operator, leading Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) providers, government agencies and over 250 of the biggest fintechs. Marquee customers include Chime, So-Fi, Varo Money, Public, Stash and DraftKings. Socure customers have become investors in the company, including Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Capital One Ventures, MVB Bank, Voyager and Synchrony. Other investors include Accel, T. Rowe Price, Bain Capital Ventures, Tiger Global, Commerce Ventures, Flint Capital, Scale Venture Partners, Sorenson, Two Sigma Ventures and others.