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We’re thrilled to announce Matt Thompson, Socure’s SVP & GM of Public Sector, has been named to the StateScoop 50 for Industry Leadership. The StateScoop 50 is an annual award that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the public good through government IT. 

During the last year and a half, Thompson has helped Socure become a leading identity verification and fraud risk management solution provider in the public sector. He has worked tirelessly to halt identity fraud in government programs and ensure all Americans, regardless of demographic or background, can verify their identity to access government services. 

Thompson is a proven business leader, successful entrepreneur, Ironman triathlete, and decorated combat veteran. He served as an Army Special Operations Officer, completing four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with multiple awards for valor and distinguished service. After transitioning to civilian life, Thompson has made identity the focal point of his career. His civilian experience includes positions at McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, and Capital One and IDEMIA. Thompson also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Kantara Initiative, the leading global community improving the trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and best practices. 

“Matt is tireless in his work to advance the adoption of industry-leading identity verification standards by government agencies and we are proud of his extraordinary accomplishments,” said Johnny Ayers, founder and CEO of Socure. “It’s been an honor partnering with Matt and his team as we work with government agencies to uniquely eliminate fraud, increase equitable access that no one else can, and modernize systems for all Americans.”

However, Thompson’s recognition by StateScoop is also a testament to Socure’s work in the public sector and its place as a leader in the identity verification industry. For the last 10 years, Socure has established itself as a leader in digital identity verification and fraud risk management. After successfully helping the largest banks and fintechs in the industry with identity verification through its predictive analytics platform, Socure has repeated its success in the public sector. Socure now provides identity verification services for state agencies in California, New York and Florida. More state and federal agencies are on the way. 

We’d like to thank everyone who voted for Matt Thompson and helped earn him the recognition he deserves. We’d also like to warmly congratulate the other 49 awardees in the StateScoop 50 Awards for their public service and contributions to state government IT. If you want to learn more about how Socure can transform digital identity for your government agency, feel free to reach out to us.

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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.