Our vision

Identitii is on a mission to improve financial inclusion and eliminate financial crime

Identitii was founded in 2014 to bridge the gap between the increasing demand from regulators and customers for more information on financial transactions, and the legacy technology systems that make it difficult to identify and share that information.

Know Your Transaction is the idea that KYC is no longer enough to prevent money laundering.

Easier access and securely share the information needed to perform financial crime due diligence internally and for regulators, without needing to upgrade existing systems, is helping our customers simplify financial crime compliance and ultimately do more business.

Nick Armstrong
Co-founder and Non-executive Director

Leadership Team

John Rayment

John Rayment

Chief Executive Officer

John brings a wealth of experience to Identitii, having supported many early-stage ventures through sharp periods of growth. He has held board and executive roles at Travelex across the globe and has proven success in helping businesses to scale in line with rapidly expanding customer demand. John also serves as an Executive Director on Identitii’s Board.

Trent Jerome

Chief Financial Officer

Trent has spent his career helping innovative Australian companies including AAPT, Ingogo and Evolt build and execute organisational strategy and corporate governance processes that enable rapid growth. He has a passion for empowering companies and teams to excel and driving long term business success via a hybrid leadership approach to finance, operations and workplace culture.

Joe Higginson

Chief Commercial Officer

Joe has a wealth of payments experience having held strategic positions at Investec Bank, Western Union and Travelex. His focus on using ways to introduce innovation and technology in the payment space has resulted in exceptional revenue growth and he forms an integral part of our leadership team. When he’s not thinking about customers, payments or innovation he’s a proud dad and mad Star Wars fanatic.

Gustavo Garcia

Chief Technology Officer

Gus is a strategic enterprise technology leader that loves simplifying complex technology problems for fast-paced enterprise businesses. He leads Identitii’s growing technology team, and brings ten years of experience in customer led technology transformation, most recently at Travelex, where he oversaw the strategy and architecture of hundreds of complex and interconnected technology systems and a global team of talented architects, as Global Head of Architecture. 

Ben Buckingham​

Ben Buckingham

Chief Product Officer

Ben has a strong background in advising companies at various stages of growth, having started his career as a banking and finance lawyer before joining McKinsey and Company. Ben has been integral in Identitii’s rapid expansion to date and is responsible for supporting its growing global customer base as well as driving product strategy to meet customer needs.

Clare Rhodes

Clare Rhodes

Marketing and Communications

Clare has spent her career helping financial services and technology companies in the U.S., UK, Asia and Australia take advantage of growth opportunities and reach their full potential. She has worked with companies of all sizes but specialises in supporting fast growing B2B companies. Clare’s international experience and focus on financial services and technology businesses is key to driving Identitii’s go-to-market and growth plans both locally and globally.

Elissa Hansen

Elissa Hansen

Company Secretary

Elissa is a Chartered Secretary with over 15 years’ experience as a company secretary and corporate governance professional. She has worked with boards and management on a range of ASX and NSX listed companies including assisting a number of organisations through the IPO process. Elissa is experienced in the specific requirements of companies in industries including resources, information technology, industrials and biotechnology. 

Andrew Creighton

Business Development

Andrew is the former Global Transformation Head for IMO at Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for creating and executing the banks’ transformation program across Banking Platforms. Prior to SCB, Andrew held roles with UBS  and NAB in Melbourne, leading transformation, compliance and robotic process automation (RPA). Andrew is based in Melbourne.

James Andrew-Smith

James Andrew-Smith

Products and Projects

James brings a wealth of experience developing innovative technology systems in both corporate and start-up environments and is instrumental in driving the success of blockchain as a way to solve issues associated with bank and corporate financial messaging. James has significant experience in developing distributed systems and databases and is responsible for ensuring Identitii’s systems and processes stand up to the needs of complex organisations.

Board of Directors

Steve James

Chairman

Steve has held senior leadership and Board positions at multiple public and private organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CommSec, Aston Consulting, Motorcycling Australia and Seer Asset Management. He also played a pivotal role in developing the first online stockbroking business for financial planners, which was later sold to Commsec.

John Rayment

CEO and MD

John brings a wealth of experience to Identitii, having supported many early-stage ventures through sharp periods of growth. He has held board and executive roles at Travelex across the globe and has proven success in helping businesses to scale in line with rapidly expanding customer demand. John also serves as an Executive Director on Identitii’s Board.

Nick Armstrong

Co-founder and NED

Nick Armstrong co-founded Identitii in 2014 and serves as its Chairman. He has helped grow the company from start-up to multi-award winning, ASX listed FinTech. Nick was an early proponent of blockchain and has been at the forefront of developing some of the most successful use cases for the technology in the financial markets today.

Tim Phillipps

NED

Tim is a FinCrime and RegTech expert with 45 years of experience. He has held Global and Asia-Pacific roles in FinCrime compliance and analytics at Deloitte, and was Director of Enforcement for ASIC. Because of this experience, Tim recognises the opportunity for Identitii to help regulated entities and law enforcement in FinCrime prevention.

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