Cheltenham cyber company Ripjar appoints Chief Product Officer

Ripjar Gabriel Hopkins

Ripjar Ltd, the Cheltenham based global leader in financial crime detection and data intelligence, has appointed seasoned technology and financial services professional Gabriel Hopkins,  as Chief Product Officer.

Gabriel brings more than 20 years of experience in product management and software development. Before joining Ripjar, he was Vice President of Product Management within the fraud and financial crime team at FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) for almost ten years. At FICO, he led development of the company’s market-leading fraud and financial crime product, Falcon X. Prior to FICO, Hopkins held various product leadership positions at WorldPay (now FIS) and Adeptra.

Gabriel will oversee product strategy and execution across Ripjar’s portfolio of innovative adverse media, watchlist, investigations and intelligence products. He will work with Tier-1 financial services customers and key strategic partners to deliver best-in-class solutions to address a broad range of financial crime and intelligence challenges.

Jeremy Annis, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Gabriel brings a wealth of experience in building marketing-leading products. His expertise in understanding customer needs and market trends, and delivering category-defining products, will be invaluable to our customers.”

Gabriel  said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the talented team at Ripjar as we begin the next stage of our exciting growth journey. Ripjar brings a unique approach to combating financial crime and helping governments and organisations fully utilise and understand their data to detect and track illicit activity. I look forward to helping customers re-imagine how technology can be used to transform their businesses.”

Ripjar helps governments and enterprises automate the detection, investigation and monitoring of threats from criminal activity. Founded in 2013 by experienced technologists from Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the company is an innovator in entity resolution, multi-lingual natural language processing, machine learning and data fusion. Utilizing Ripjar solutions, leading financial institutions, governments and businesses around the world are able to effectively analyse and mitigate threats quickly and effectively.