01.06.2020Press Release

Fourthline strengthens team with new leadership hires

Fourthline announced today the additions of Michael Bevan as Head of Marketing and Malou Evers as Head of People.

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Introducing Michael Bevan as Head of Marketing

Fourthline announced today the appointment of Michael Bevan as its Head of Marketing. Michael brings experience from a 20-year career at venture-backed SaaS providers, agencies, and global tech companies, and has joined Fourthline to scale the company’s growth to the next level.

As Head of Marketing, he will be responsible for leading, developing and implementing Fourthline’s brand, marketing, and communications strategy, growing Fourthline’s global revenue base. “We are thrilled and honored to add such well-seasoned marketing expert into our management team. Michael will help us accelerate Fourthline’s growth, scale our marketing channels and deepen our global brand presence,” said Krik Gunning, CEO of Fourthline.

Prior to joining Fourthline, Michael held several senior marketing roles, most recently as Global Marketing Director at MessageBird, following several years as Vice President of Marketing at Apto, where he drove business growth and refined marketing tactics, expanding the company’s overall footprint. Prior to Apto, Michael served in a wide range of senior marketing, strategy and executive management roles at Placeable, First Data and Comverse.

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Yale University.

Introducing Malou Evers as Head of People

Malou Evers has been named Head of People at Fourthline, overseeing the company’s global human resources operations from May 1 onwards.

Malou most recently served as Chapter Coach at KPN, a leading Dutch telecommunications company. During her 6 years with KPN, she led the Technium’s (Network & IT) culture during the Agile transformation, designed a multi-year HR strategy, and created a learning platform within Technium. Prior to joining the HR department at KPN, Malou served in various human resources and business consultancy roles at First Consulting, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and KPN.

Malou holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an MBA from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

“Malou’s guidance and strategic thinking will ensure our dedicated colleagues around the world have the resources they need to drive the success of our customers and partners every day. Malou is joining our team during a pivotal time of growth and transformation at Fourthline. Her goal is to fuel our momentum as we work to maximize the potential of our greatest asset – our people,” said Krik Gunning, CEO of Fourthline.

About Fourthline

Fourthline is one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies for digital KYC (Know Your Customer). Trusted by banks, online brokerages, insurers and leading fintechs, Fourthline verifies millions of identities for customers like N26, DeGiro, solarisBank, Flatex, ING, and many more. We provide best-in-class fraud detection at industry-leading conversion and compliance levels.

Our mission is to protect the online financial system by using the most innovative technologies to develop the safest and most customer friendly digital KYC solution. We share a love for fighting financial crime and building a beautiful product with a positive impact on the world.

Fourthline is part of Safened-Fourthline BV which is regulated as a Payment Institution by the Dutch Central Bank and the Financial Conduct Authority. Our executive team has a combined experience of more than 80 years at top banks and consultancies. Investors include Finch Capital and Rudolf Booker.


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