Blog > Ripjar appoints Joe Whitfield-Seed as Chief Technology Officer to oversee its technology and strategy

10th January 2023

Ripjar appoints Joe Whitfield-Seed as Chief Technology Officer to oversee its technology and strategy

LONDON, 10 January 2023 – Ripjar, the trusted provider for tackling financial crime, has today announced the appointment of Joe Whitfield-Seed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Whitfield-Seed will be responsible for the vision, strategy, and delivery of solutions across Ripjar’s technology stack. He will lead the engineering team, implementing new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to drive growth and give customers the upper hand in the fight against terrorism, cyber-crime, money laundering and corruption.

Whitfield-Seed has been an integral part of Ripjar since its inception in 2013. He worked in national security for five years before joining Ripjar as a founding member of the engineering team, where he played a key role in evolving each generation of Ripjar’s technology.

In his previous role as Chief Architect, Whitfield-Seed launched new technologies, scaled the engineering team, and formed lasting relationships with Ripjar’s customers across all sectors. As CTO, he will continue building on these relationships to solve enduring challenges and accelerate the evolution of Ripjar’s technology, leaning on his extensive experience in designing and building complex data processing, AI, and ML systems.

This appointment reflects substantial growth within the business, and the desire to prepare for its future successes. Whitfield-Seed was the clear choice for this position through his unparalleled experience and technical background.

Jeremy Annis, CEO, Ripjar said “Joe has been an integral part of the team since the start and there is nobody who has a better understanding of Ripjar’s technology and our mission. Joe is in an ideal position to focus on expanding the engineering team and evolving our existing technology stack as we prepare to solve future challenges our customers may come up against.”

Joe Whitfield-Seed, CTO, Ripjar added “I was first attracted to Ripjar by the strength of the founders’ vision and the opportunity to counter criminal activity through technology. Ripjar’s commitment to preparing its customers for evolving threat landscapes is a unique proposition and one I’m thrilled to be a part of. As we move into our next chapter, this principle remains at the heart of our technology and the challenges we are helping organisations overcome.”

About Ripjar

Ripjar is a data intelligence platform company whose mission is to help organisations and governments automate the detection, investigation, and monitoring of threats from criminal activity. Founded by former members of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Ripjar develops software products that combine automation, artificial intelligence, and data visualisation to help companies solve the most complex risk and security management problems at scale.

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