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Socure, the leader in high-assurance digital-identity verification, today announced the appointment of two, highly experienced industry veterans to leadership positions. Rivka Gewirtz Little joins Socure as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, while Garient Evans has been appointed Vice President of Growth.

“We are very pleased to add two leaders with such outstanding depth of experience to our growing team,” said Tom Thimot, CEO, Socure. “Rivka is known across the industry for her depth of knowledge of the payments and identity spaces, and we will rely on her keen insights as we refine our marketing strategy. Garient is a proven veteran who will help drive the growth of the solution consulting, business analysis, implementation and account management functions to support our customers across the entire lifecycle.”

A financial crime and payments solution expert with nearly two decades of fintech market experience, Gewirtz Little was previously an industry analyst responsible for the Global Payment Strategies practice at IDC Financial Insights. In this role, she focused on the intersection of payments modernization, fraud and identity. Prior to joining IDC, she was Senior Director of Product Marketing, Financial Crime at NICE Actimize.

Her technology coverage has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York TimesUSA Today, CNET, Vox, The Verge and a number of technology trade journals. She studied economics at Antioch College and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Houston.

Prior to joining Socure, Evans was responsible for ID Analytics’ client services functions and served as a product leader, helping lead the company through a period of rapid revenue and client growth, while producing industry-leading customer-retention rates. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has contributed to multiple white papers as an identity, fraud and credit expert.

Evans was formerly with Deloitte Consulting, concentrating on global, financial-services clients with a particular specialty in credit, collections, and payments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of San Diego, and an MBA in Finance from Duke University.