W2 appoints Sara West as Chief Commercial Officer

Press Release: 5th May 2017

Sara-West CCO

W2 Global Data (W2) announced today that it has appointed Sara West as its Chief Commercial Officer.

W2 Global Data (W2) is a provider of a range of Software as a Service (SaaS) products for the Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti Money Laundering (AML) and fraud prevention due diligence. Since 2011, W2 has almost doubled its revenue every year. It recently announced a substantial funding round to allow it to accelerate plans to expand the team, develop new products and extend its global reach.

W2 offers customers the ability to perform real-time identity verification and anti-money laundering checks against consumers and corporates during the process of opening an account.

The company targets firms in the regulated, government and business community across the globe, and is primarily focused on selling to the gaming, payments, foreign exchange and emerging markets.

Cardiff based W2 was founded by CEO Warren Russell in 2011 after building significant experience in the anti-money laundering, fraud and identity verification markets.

Commenting on the appointment, W2 CEO, Warren Russell, said “W2 are delighted to have been able to secure Sara West for the position of CCO. Sara has previously held senior positions within related industry leaders such as Oberthur Technologies, allpay and FIS. Her knowledge of the emerging payments market, extensive industry network and well defined commercial focus will be invaluable in driving W2 towards its goal and the next exciting growth stage for W2 in new markets.

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