Identity-authentication specialist Finsphere has appointed Deanna Oppenheimer, founder of US-based consultancy CameoWorks, as a strategic adviser to the company.
Oppenheimer was previously president of consumer banking at Washington Mutual for five years before leaving the savings and loan institution in 2005 to become CEO of U. retail banking operations at Barclays, based in London. She then moved up to vice chair of Barclays global retail banking and ultimately to vice chair and CEO of UK and European global retail banking.
She returned to the US in 2012 and started CameoWorks, a Seattle-based consulting firm that supports clients globally with strategic decision-making. In recent years Oppenheimer has received several recognitions for her work, including being named Britain's Business Communicator of the Year in 2007 and voted American Banker magazine’s Second Most Powerful Woman in Banking in 2010.
At Finsphere, Oppenheimer will serve as a strategic adviser to the board, focussing on helping the firm grow its footprint in the market. Finsphere provides identity-authentication solutions for among others mobile-payment, financial and E-commerce transactions, with a focus on players in the financial services market. For the coming years, the Bellevue-based company has set ambitious growth targets.
“Finsphere has benefitted from Deanna’s counsel for several years and we’re happy to take our relationship to a higher level in her new role as an adviser to our company,” says Michael Buhrmann, Chairman and CEO of Finsphere. “It’s especially timely because we believe Finsphere is poised to have a number of global financial services market leaders take advantage of our identity-authentication services that are simple, safe and secure for users, merchants and banks.”