NEW YORK, NY – February 11th, 2020 – Socure, the leader in Day Zero identity verification, today announced the appointment of Rong Cao as its new Senior Vice President of Technology. Cao, a seasoned industry veteran, brings more than 15 years experience of launching mission-critical enterprise and consumer products and services within security, media advertising, device management and e-commerce verticals.

“Rong deciding to join us in a very competitive market is a testament to our outstanding tech culture as we continue to attract top talent,” said Johnny Ayers, CEO of Socure. “As one of the top identity technologists currently working in our industry, we are extremely proud and excited to welcome Rong to our leadership team.”  

Cao brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience across multiple areas including software architecture and development, big data processing and analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and enterprise software. Reporting to the CEO, she will be responsible for managing Socure’s Engineering, QA, Infrastructure and DevOps organizations while scaling the team across multiple geographies.

In her new role, Cao will be in charge of Socure’s technology stack with a focus on growing and maintaining the company’s Socure ID+ platform. She will partner with executives leading GTM, security, compliance, product and data science initiatives while overseeing quality, monitoring and uptime, capacity planning, security and compliance requirements.

“I am excited to join Socure and become part of the company’s mission to eliminate identity fraud while verifying 100% of good IDs on the internet,” said Rong Cao, SVP of Technology. “Throughout the interview process I was truly inspired by the team’s passion, collaboration and dedication. I am very much looking forward to becoming part of this award-winning culture.” 

Prior to joining Socure, Cao was the Vice President of Engineering for Auth0, an identity management platform for application builders. Before joining Auth0, she served as the Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect for Nielsen, where she led five global engineering organizations with 270+ engineers. Cao holds a patent for Ticket-based strong authentication with web service, and has a patent pending for Single Action Authentication via Mobile Devices. She received her Master’s in Computer Science from The University of Houston. Also an active angel investor and former co-founder of a startup, Cao previously participated in Y Combinator Startup School, Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars.

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Socure is the leading platform for digital identity verification and trust. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, device, velocity, and the broader internet to verify identities in real time. The company has more than 500 customers across the financial services, gaming, healthcare, telecom, and e-commerce industries, including four of the top five banks, seven of the top 10 card issuers, three of the top MSBs, the top payroll provider, the top credit bureau, the top online gaming operator, the top Buy Now, Pay Later provider, and over 100 of the largest fintechs. Marquee customers include Chime, Varo Money, Public, Stash, and DraftKings. Investors include Accel, Commerce Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Flint Capital, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Synchrony, Sorenson, Two Sigma Ventures, and others.

Socure has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers 2021, being awarded Best New Technology Introduced over the Last 12 Months – Data and Data Services at the 2020 American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs), being ranked number 70 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, being listed as a Gartner Cool Vendor, being recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Machine Learning Startups to Watch, being named to CB Insights: The FinTech 250, and being awarded Finovate’s Award for Best Use of AI/ML, to name a few.


Janine Savarese
Savarese Communications
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