Mitek appoints SaaS industry veteran René Hendrikse as VP and Managing Director for EMEA to accelerate growth in Europe

SAN DIEGO, CA and LONDON,UK, 25th July 2017 – Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK) (, a global leader in mobile capture and identity verification software solutions, today announced the appointment of SaaS industry veteran René Hendrikse as Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA. René has been appointed to accelerate Mitek's growth in Europe and bring its market-leading mobile identity verification solutions to new vertical markets.

“Businesses across Europe need to drive digital transformation while complying with a raft of new regulations, and digital identity verification is critical to making that happen,” said Kalle Marsal, Chief Operating Officer, Mitek. “With René’s expertise and proven track record in the European market, he is a perfect choice to further solidify Mitek’s position as the dominant force in the European identity verification market.”

René’s experience lies in bringing innovative technology to the European market and helping businesses to increase market share and grow revenue. Prior to Mitek, he was Managing Director in EMEA for Lilee Systems, provider of advanced wireless communication solutions in industrial IoT and an emerging innovator in cloud-based network solutions. Before that he was Head of Global Sales for iPass, a cloud-based service that provides customers access to the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.

“Establishing a trusted digital relationship with a customer from the outset is the foundation for digital transformation,” René added. “I look forward to bringing Mitek’s world-class digital identity verification solutions to financial services, telecommunication, travel, gaming and other market vertical’s in Europe to help them achieve their digital transformation goals.

Mitek’s flagship product in EMEA is Mobile Verify®, a solution that verifies identity using a smartphone or tablet camera to check the authenticity of ID documents, performs facial comparison, and links the customer to the ID. The information gathered when verifying an ID can also be used to pre-fill forms, making account opening and onboarding painless, and ensure payments are compliant with regulations. Mobile Verify uses machine-learning technology, built on experience gained from ID document experts from Interpol and military intelligence, to give it the very best intelligence on identity document forgery, with AI that can respond to ever-changing fraud techniques.

Mitek’s solutions are used by more than 80 million consumers, and is embedded in over five thousand apps by banks, insurance providers, payments providers, and other financial services to provide a unique and seamless experience, and meet strict Anti-Money Laundering regulations.


About Mitek 

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is a global leader in mobile capture and identity verification software solutions. Mitek’s ID document verification allows an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a mobile transaction, enabling financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets to transact business safely while increasing revenue from the mobile channel. Mitek also reduces the friction in the mobile users’ experience with advanced data prefill. These innovative mobile solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 5,600 organizations and used by more than 70 million consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening, insurance quoting, and more.

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