November 21, 2016
New executive to accelerate growth in international markets and financial services
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., – November 21, 2016. Aravo Solutions, the leading provider of SaaS based GRC solutions to support the complex third party risk and compliance demands of the Global 2000, today announced the appointment of Anna Mazzone as Managing Director, International and Global Head of Financial Services.
Reporting to CEO Michael Saracini, and bringing over 20 years of financial services industry experience in the international markets, Ms. Mazzone will lead Aravo’s global expansion, building operations as well as direct and partner channels internationally. She will be based in Aravo’s London office.
As former Global Head of KYC Managed Services for Thomson Reuters, Ms. Mazzone founded and grew Thomson Reuters’ ORG ID KYC Managed Service. There she led a team of more than 150 individuals and managed clients in more than 80 countries.
Anna’s deep domain expertise in Technology for Financial Markets (FinTech), Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Supplier/Vendor (KYS/KYV) technologies has contributed to significant growth at companies such as Thomson Reuters, CME Group, Markit and Trunomi.
“We are fortunate to have Anna join our team at Aravo,” said Mr. Saracini, CEO, Aravo Solutions. “As an accomplished and well-respected leader in the financial services and risk management space, her strength of vision, innovation and ability to execute internationally will help accelerate our continued growth and expanding global footprint. Anna’s experience and success in launching the financial industry’s first global Know Your Customer (KYC) Managed Service, will serve our client base well, as they look towards efficiencies of scale, and her financial services expertise will support our growing roster of clients within this industry and beyond. We’re delighted to welcome Anna, who reinforces our commitment to helping customers address some of the most pressing risk and regulatory concerns of their boards.”
Ms. Mazzone says: “Third parties pose significant risk and reputational exposure to companies across all industries today. Regulators, through increased scrutiny and enforcement, are making it clear that organizations cannot delegate their responsibility to a third party. Joining Aravo will allow me to help Global 2000 organizations close their execution gap between risk and readiness through a dynamic combination of my domain expertise and Aravo’s dedicated and proven technology. I am convinced that no other provider can do what Aravo does in this space and am excited to be joining a team that is passionate about the broader social good that Aravo supports in its efforts to eliminate corruption and social injustice from supply-chain and third party relationships.”
Ms. Mazzone is on the Board of the Non-profit, Junior League of London, having supported the organization for over 14 years, on the Advisory Board for Trunomi, and is a business mentor for Level39 London Accelerator. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Insurance from the University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business.
Aravo delivers market-leading SaaS solutions for managing third party risk and compliance at scale. We help Global 2000 companies protect their business value and reputation by managing the risks associated with third parties and suppliers, and to build business value by ensuring that their third party relationships are optimized.
Aravo has assembled unique domain expertise and best practice approaches from more than 15 years of delivering successful implementations to global companies with the most complex supply and third party networks in the world. Accenture, BHP, Cisco, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and Visa, among others, count on Aravo for end-to-end enterprise third party risk management together with specialist applications to support anti-bribery and anti-corruption, data privacy and security, responsible sourcing, and registration and qualification/know your supplier programs.
Providing unrivalled regulatory agility and ease-of-use together with actionable executive reporting, Aravo supports a user base of 88,000 corporate users managing 3.1 million third parties in 33 languages and 154 countries. Aravo is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices and partners across the US, Europe and Asia.