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Feedzai is the market leader in fighting fraud with AI. We’re coding the future of commerce with today’s most advanced risk management platform powered by big data and machine learning. Founded and developed by data scientists and aerospace engineers, Feedzai has one mission: to make banking and commerce safe. The world’s largest banks, processors, and retailers use Feedzai’s fraud prevention and anti-money laundering products to manage risk, while improving customer experience.

Recent Awards

Forbes Fintech 50 2018

Top 15 Machine Learning Companies 2018

Medici Top 21 RegTech edition

Tech Tour Growth 50 Alumni 2017

Most Innovative AI Startup by Silicon Valley Bank and In-Q-Tel 2017

Seal of Excellence in RTD by the European Commission 2017

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Executive Bios

Nuno Sebastiao
Nuno Sebastiao
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and Co-founder

Prior to starting Feedzai, Nuno was an engineer for the European Space Agency, and worked closely with several successful technology startups. In 2011, Nuno, along with his fellow co-founders Paulo Marques and Pedro Bizarro, established Feedzai to fight financial fraud with advanced machine learning technology. Fast forward to today, Nuno has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by London Business School, shared a stage with tech leaders such as Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak, and has been the driving force of Feedzai's global growth. Under Nuno's leadership, Feedzai has raised more than $82 million in venture funding, is on track to surpass 400 employees by the end of 2018, and continues to keep commerce safe for many of the leading banks, retailers, and payment processors around the globe. Nuno has an MBA from the London Business School.

Pedro Bizarro
Pedro Bizarro
Chief Science Officer and Co-founder

Prior to the inception of Feedzai, Pedro served as a Professor at the University of Coimbra. In 2011, Pedro, along with his fellow co-founders Nuno Sebastiao and Paulo Marques, established Feedzai to fight financial fraud with advanced machine learning technology. As a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an adjunct Professor at Carnegie Melon, Pedro has turned his technical expertise into entrepreneurial success. Pedro continues to advance Feedzai’s machine learning platform through the use of data science and research. Pedro has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Paulo Marques
Paulo Marques
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

Prior to the inception of Feedzai, Paulo was Co-Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Portugal Program on Software Engineering, and held a dual appointment between Carnegie Melon University and the University of Coimbra. In 2011, Paulo, along with his fellow co-founders Nuno Sebastiao and Pedro Bizarro, established Feedzai to fight financial fraud with advanced machine learning technology. Paulo is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and has managed major projects for the European Space Agency, Microsoft Research, and Siemens. Paulo holds a PhD in Distributed Systems from the University of Coimbra and has authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers and a best-selling book on C# programming. Paulo is responsible for Feedzai’s overall product development and technology strategy.

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Senior Vice President of Sales (International)

Before joining Feedzai in 2015, Richard held Vice President roles at both Experian and Accertify, where he built global sales teams and led regional expansion. Richard is a seasoned veteran in both the financial and technological industries and has been instrumental to Feedzai’s successful global expansion.

filipe neves
Filipe Neves
Head of Finance

Prior to joining Feedzai, Filipe was an adjunct professor at the University of Coimbra and worked in financial planning at IPN. Since Filipe joined Feedzai in 2013, he has managed the entire finance function for the company, and has helped Feedzai raise $82 million in Venture Capital funding.

Steve Liu
Steve Liu
Head of APAC

Prior to joining Feedzai, Steve held leadership roles at Ayasdi, CoreOne Technologies, and Netik. While Feedzai scales and increases momentum across the world, Steve and his team, based out of Feedzai’s Hong Kong office, are bringing machine learning tools for fraud prevention to some of the biggest financial services companies in Asia.

Jim Priestley
Jim Priestley
Chief Revenue Officer

Prior to joining Feedzai, served as the Vice President of Sales at SAP and Head of Revenue at BetterWorks. Jim was at Box where he was the Senior Vice President of Major Accounts and Strategic Verticals leading up to and through Box's successful IPO. Since coming to Feedzai in 2017, Jim has expanded the company’s sales and business development organization into North America, EMEA, and APAC.

Pedro Barata
Pedro Barata
Head of Customer Success

Prior to joining Feedzai, Pedro worked for Critical Software, where he helped design and develop systems for CMMi appraisals, globally supporting project management initiatives. Pedro is responsible for global solutions delivery, professional services, customer management, and customer support.

Kathryn Montilla
Kathryn Montilla
Senior Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining Feedzai in 2016, Kathryn served in management and operational roles at Bridgewater Associates and Pfizer. Since joining Feedzai in 2016, Kathryn has built the operations team supporting the worldwide expansion of Feedzai, managing people, talent, and recruitment, while ensuring efficient and cohesive processes across the organization. Kathryn has a Masters Degree from Columbia University.

Phong Rock
Phong Rock
Senior Vice President of Sales (North America)

Phong has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services, payments, and fintech industries, with roles with Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Visa, Mastercard, Obopay, Accenture, and Experian. Phong joined Feedzai in 2015, and since then has helped to ramp up the company’s expansion in North America.