Guildford-headquartered RegTech Semafone has appointed a new chairman and a pair of US-based board members.

Semafone, which provides data security and compliance solutions for call centres, said UK-based Carlos Sartorius will chair the company.

Denise Parker and Michael Sterl, both based in the United States, join as non-executive directors.

It said the trio of appointments will help with strategic direction, the identification of new channels and partnerships, and expansion of Semafone’s customer base.

Sartorius has held several executive leadership positions, most recently serving as the executive VP of worldwide sales and services at Citrix. 

“I am honoured to join Semafone’s board of directors to help steer the organisation through its next stage of strategic development and growth,” said Sartorius.

“Semafone is a leader in security and compliance, taking an impressive approach in educating and ensuring organisations handle consumer information safely and securely.”

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Parker is the SVP, global head of partners and ecosystem for Finastra, the largest pure-play software vendor that serves the entire financial services industry. 

Sterl currently serves as the SVP of sales at Intelisys, a provider of technology services and solutions. He co-founded Cloud Optik and Carve Digital, two companies focused on delivering data and analytics platforms to channel partners. 

He also co-founded SimpleSignal, a unified communications service provider that was acquired by Vonage, where he served as regional vice president of channel sales post-acquisition.

“The appointments of Carlos, Denise, and Michael bring extensive experience and fresh perspective that will fuel our go-to-market strategy and grow our organisation in the coming years,” said Gary E. Barnett, CEO. 

“Each come with their own take on how to accomplish our goals supported by Carlos’ operational and IT security knowledge, Denise’s strong channel and fintech experience, and Michael’s contact center insight. 

“We’re excited to have them be part of our team and to make Semafone even more successful.”