SEON appoints Björn Heckel as CTO


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SEON, a fraud prevention and AML platform, has strengthened its executive leadership with the appointment of Björn Heckel as Chief Technology Officer.

With over 20 years of experience at large technology corporations like Salesforce, Uber, Intuit and Ellie Mae, Heckel brings extensive expertise in software engineering and proven leadership in high-growth environments.

His appointment, according to the company, underscores its commitment to innovation and efficient operations as it continues to combat fraud and protect against revenue threats.

“Invaluable experience”

Tamas Kadar, CEO & Co-Founder, SEON explained: “We’re thrilled to welcome Björn to SEON with his invaluable experience among tech-industry behemoths.

“His addition to our leadership team will be instrumental in shaping the company’s future direction, leveraging his deep technical expertise in high-performance distributed computing and machine learning.”

Before becoming part of SEON, Björn Heckel held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Taxfix.

During his tenure, Taxfix successfully secured a $220m Series D round funding, emphasising the simplification of tax filing systems through chat interfaces.

Preceding his role at Taxfix, Heckel played crucial roles in Silicon Valley, contributing to the development of SaaS platforms and consumer-facing applications in executive leadership capacities at Salesforce, Uber and Ellie Mae, respectively.

SEON’s development

Heckel will spearhead the company’s research and development efforts, aiming to position the company as the end-to-end anti-fraud system of record for fintechs and large enterprises.

This strategic focus, as stated by SEON, aligns with its commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions in the ever-evolving landscape of fraud prevention.

Heckel concluded: “I look forward to playing an integral role in SEON’s mission to combat and prevent fraud by deepening the company’s R&D capabilities.

“To stay ahead of the increasingly sophisticated challenges faced by our enterprise clients, it’s important to diversify and fortify our engineering prowess.

“My experience serving enterprise clients brings crucial synergy to the company as we continue scaling our solution to meet the complex needs of large enterprises.”

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