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GeoComply has recruited former Meta director of engineering Vadim Jelezniakov as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Jelezniakov boasts quite the Silicon Valley CV. A one-year stint at Meta in Seattle was preceded by four years with Google as director of engineering for Google Cloud.

Prior to that, he spent more than five years as a senior manager for software engineering at Amazon Web Services.

Jelezniakov also rose through the ranks of the New York Times’ technology division, starting out as a senior software engineer in 2007 before eventually being promoted to executive director of digital infrastructure and engineering in 2011.

GeoComply said Jelezniakov had proven himself as a leader during an impressive 20-year career spent building and managing reliable and scalable tech platforms.

As the geolocation specialist’s new CTO, he will be responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy and overseeing the development of new products and services.

Vadim Jelezniakov: “This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale a market-leading company.”

“My goal is to help drive innovation and growth in new and existing market verticals by leveraging new technologies and developing products and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Jelezniakov.

“This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale a market-leading company,” he added.

According to its official website, GeoComply provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help to verify a user’s true digital identity.

Founded in 2011, the company’s geolocation solutions are installed on more than 400 million devices and analyse over a billion transactions every month.

The tech was developed for the regulated US online gaming and sports betting industry, but the company also provides solutions to sectors such as streaming and online banking.

On the appointment of Jelezniakov as CTO, GeoComply CEO Anna Sainsbury said: “With his impressive track record of innovation and leadership in the technology industry, I am very confident that he will help us continue to grow and stay ahead of the competition.”

The company secured private equity backing from two US groups at the start of the year and has since pledged to expand into cryptocurrency compliance.

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