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Authentication Expert Zally adds new CDO and CTO Ahead of Beta Launch

Continuous authentication expert, Zally, has announced the hires of Paul Wilshaw as its Chief Design and Product Officer (CDO) and Prabhu Prakash Ganesh as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The strategic additions underline the company’s keen focus on building an expert leadership team ahead of its forthcoming Beta launch.

Manchester-based Zally has made a statement of intent by hiring two senior executives with extensive experience in technology and innovation. Paul Wilshaw and Prabhu Prakash Ganesh have joined the company as CDO and CTO respectively, bringing proven track records within senior leadership positions with them. Alongside the company’s broader leadership team, the two experts will play a key role in guiding the product development and strategic direction of Zally as it looks to power the internet with continuous authentication.

With a deep background in designing industry-leading applications, Paul’s extensive experience will be crucial in helping Zally refine the design, product development, and marketing of its solution prior to its Beta launch. An energetic senior leader, Paul has previously served as the Head of Creative Technology and Innovation at Barclays, working on projects like Barclays Pingit and Barclays’ Mobile Banking, as well as holding leadership positions at ANS Group, Blue Prism, and mbna.

A well-rounded CTO with more than a decade of startup leadership, Prabhu’s knowledge of building both technological function and high-achieving teams from the ground up will be invaluable as Zally embarks on its global expansion journey. Prior to joining Zally, he spent close to ten years at MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies, serving as its CTO as the company scaled from a bootstrapped startup all the way to a global leader recording over USD $500m in revenue.

Speaking on the new appointments, Patrick Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Zally commented: “Bringing Paul and Prabhu onboard underlines the outward ambition of Zally and provides us with the strategic expertise to grow rapidly on launch. Together, we all share a mission to power the internet with continuous authentication, which will be achieved through Zally. Our advanced and sophisticated model is designed to facilitate more secure online transactions, deliver enhanced user experiences, and ensure compliance.

“Over the past decade, Paul has established a reputation as an innovative strategic leader, leveraging creativity and technology to deliver award-winning digital products and lead start-ups in new and exciting directions. The combination of his passion for accessibility and incredible ability in creating user-loved products will be vital in our upcoming product launch and Alpha testing phase. He is a major asset for Zally and plays a significant role in our ambitious yet informed expansion plans.

“Prabhu’s accomplished track record in leadership positions within the world of technology will be similarly crucial to this effort. He understands so much about the journey we are about to embark on and will be integral as we navigate the path to global expansion. His experience of recruiting and leading teams of over 1000 people provides us with the structural capabilities to move forward with real purpose. Together with Paul, his abilities are helping to drive us forward.”

Alongside their status as seasoned industry professionals, Paul and Prabhu share a passion for the power of innovation to enact real and positive change across peoples’ lives. In Zally, they have found a business that meets this description. By leveraging continuous authentication, and enabling a new way to authenticate users online, Zally’s innovative platform is helping to slash fraud, boost conversions, ensure compliance and deliver a seamless customer journey, while changing the way people login forever in the process.

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