April 01, 2020 10:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Socure, the leader in Day Zero digital identity verification, is presenting a complimentary webinar with SoFi, Varo Money, and Lili to discuss how fintechs and challenger banks are navigating these turbulent times. Join leading challenger bank executives on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT for a panel discussion around strategies for managing an uptick in identity fraud during times of financial crisis.

“Challenger Banks Weigh In: Fraud, Growth, and Innovation in Turbulent Times”

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“Challenger Banks Weigh In: Fraud, Growth, and Innovation in Turbulent Times” webinar will feature challenger bank executives who will share insights on:

  • Fintech business models built for uncertain times
  • Preparing identity verification and fraud prevention strategy as stimulus funds are disbursed
  • Educating consumers and preparing internally for COVID-19 scams
  • Aligning fraud, growth, and innovation strategies



  • Tim Davis, Director of Fraud Strategy, SoFi
  • John Mearls, Sr. Director of Fraud Operations & Customer Dispute Resolutions, Varo Money Inc
  • Alex Faivusovich, Sr. Risk Analyst, Lili


  • Rivka Gewirtz Little, SVP of Marketing & Strategy, Socure


Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT. The webinar will also be available on-demand following the live presentation here.


Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6168660859869897484

About the Panelists and Moderator:

Tim Davis

Director of Fraud Strategy, SoFi

Tim is a long time Risk Management Executive with experience managing all aspects of payment risk including credit, fraud, and brand. Currently, he is focused on providing the fraud prevention strategy for a number of financial products including payment cards, cash management accounts, student loans, and unsecured personal loans.

John Mearls

Sr. Director of Fraud Operations & Customer Dispute Resolutions, Varo Money Inc

John has built a career on transforming cultures and aligning processes to achieve improved operating practices, financial results, cost savings and brand efficiency gains. Currently, he holds leadership responsibility for strategic development, implementation, and oversight for all anti-fraud initiatives for Mobile Only Banking start-up.

Alex Faivusovich

Sr. Risk Analyst, Lili

Alex has spent more than a decade focusing on fraud analysis and anti-fraud solution implementations.

Rivka Gewirtz Little

SVP of Marketing & Strategy, Socure

Rivka Gewirtz Little is a financial crime and payments solution expert with nearly two decades of fintech market experience. Rivka was an industry analyst responsible for the Global Payment Strategies practice at IDC Financial Insights.

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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
(908) 461-5767