Marco is a globally seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience successfully building and growing numerous multi-million-dollar data, analytics, and software businesses and products used by thousands of companies around the world.
Based on a passion for resolving global societal challenges such as obstacles to financial inclusion and preventing money laundering, he has become a leading advocate of global approaches to identity, credit, and due diligence screening. He is focused on building innovative data and technology driven products that create seamless efficiencies for on-boarding consumers all the while mitigating compliance and financial risk for companies. He has been involved with some of the most successful companies in this space including: ChoicePoint (now LexisNexis); BridgerInsight (now LexisNexis); Global Data Company (now Trulioo); CBCInnovis; and VIXVerify.
Marco has been recognized by the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, in a 2002 State of the Nation Address. He has produced a documentary set in South Africa about the daily challenges of life in a poverty-stricken informal settlement. Marco served as an army intelligence officer with special reconnaissance training. He consults with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank and is a Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
Marco serves as a Board Member, Investor, or Advisor to several start-up technology, data, analytics, mobile app, and fintech and regtech companies.