Former Google, Meta executive joins Trulioo to lead compliance
Zambia native to bring expertise acquired from global tech giants to a local one.
Vancouver-based unicorn Trulioo has hired former Meta and Google executive Reno Mathews as its chief compliance officer.
In the role, Mathews will build and oversee compliance programs that support Trulioo customers’ regulatory needs as the company expands its identity platform.
“Reno’s global compliance expertise is perfectly aligned with the Trulioo mission and will be integral to our continued growth and success around the world,” said Trulioo CEO Steve Munford in a release. “His deep understanding of regulatory and compliance needs from a customer’s perspective will inform our product development and ensure we’re continuing to be trusted partners to our clients.”
Mathews has 20 years of experience in building global compliance programs and leading remediation efforts related to regulatory enforcement actions in the banking and money service businesses as well as the crypto and broker-dealer industries.
As director of product integration and compliance at Meta, Mathews led the legal obligations program that oversaw the design and implementation of compliance controls globally. Prior to that, Mathews was COO of Robinhood Money and global chief compliance officer of payments at Google.
“Now more than ever, innovation in digital identity across the world is critical, whether it's navigating across the metaverse, or moving money between countries,” added Mathews. “I was born and raised in Zambia, and the Trulioo mission of global financial inclusion is core to my values. Joining a team that is at the cutting edge of this effort and is committed to infusing compliance in its product design is incredibly exciting.”
The hire comes nearly a year after Trulioo raised CAD $476 million (USD $394 million) in a funding round led by venture capital firm TCV, with participation from existing investors Citi Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Mouro Capital and American Express Ventures.
The company has upwards of 420 employees and more than $100 million in annual revenue.