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GeoComply appoints Drake as new CFO

| By Robert Fletcher
Geolocation and risk solutions provider GeoComply has appointed Lindsey Drake as chief financial officer and Kelly Schaefer as chief human resources officer.

In the role, Drake will lead all financial operations at GeoComply including financial planning, budgeting and capital management.

Drake joins GeoComply from Amazon Web Services (AWS), part of the wider Amazon group of companies. Here, she served in a number of senior, finance-based roles.

Prior to this, she spent five years at Amazon, including two years as finance manager for Kindle. She also worked in finance roles at Intel and Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Meanwhile, Schaefer will take up the position of CHRO at GeoComply. Here, Schaefer will lead GeoComply’s human resources strategy, focusing on talent acquisition, development and engagement. 

Schaefer has a background in human resources leadership having worked across talent management, organisational development and employee engagement during her career.

The double appointment means women now account for over 60% of the GeoComply leadership team. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Lindsey and Kelly to the GeoComply team,” GeoComply chief executive Anna Sainsbury said. “Their extensive expertise and leadership in their respective fields will be instrumental in guiding our financial strategy and strengthening our talent capabilities. 

“As we continue to expand our market presence and develop ground-breaking cybersecurity solutions, their contributions will be critical in driving our growth and further solidifying our position as a global leader.”

The appointments come after GeoComply completed its first acquisition with the purchase of compliance and licensing management company OneComply.

GeoComply’s co-founder and director, special projects, David Briggs, recently spoke with iGB about the deal and the company’s wider growth strategy. 

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