Leading Risk and Compliance SaaS platform Opus appoints Lee Kirschbaum as SVP, Product, Marketing, and Alliances

London and New York - 6 March 2017

Compliance and Risk Management SaaS technology leader Opus announced today the appointment of Lee Kirschbaum as SVP and Head of Product, Marketing, and Alliances. Kirschbaum will be responsible for accelerating the level of innovation in the company and delivering market-leading compliance and risk management solutions to clients and strategic partners. Kirschbaum will be combining the collective strengths and expertise across the Hiperos and Alacra product lines to further the level of innovation within the company.

With almost two decades of product, marketing, and strategy experience in the risk, compliance and information services industries, Kirschbaum was most recently President of Kroll Compliance where he worked on accelerating Kroll’s growth within the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Bribery and Corruption markets. Previously, at Kroll, Kirschbaum held the role of Senior Vice President, Operations and Marketing, where he led business operations, marketing, and oversaw the Identity Theft Protection and Breach Notification business. Prior to joining Kroll, he held a number of senior leadership roles at Dun & Bradstreet. Most notably, he helped launch and lead Dun & Bradstreet’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance Solutions business.

“We are delighted to welcome Lee to Opus, as we continue to accelerate the development of new, innovative solutions for our clients and expand our business globally,” said Emanuele Conti, Chief Executive Officer of Opus. “Lee’s breadth of experience in the risk and compliance market make him an ideal fit to continue to drive innovation at Opus and build a pre-eminent global risk and compliance business.”

Opus was co-founded by GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, and Doug Bergeron, Executive Chairman of Opus. Since 2014 Opus has more than quadrupled in size and now includes a fast-growing and impressive number of global corporations as clients. 

Opus has rapidly built its SaaS-based compliance platform through the successful acquisitions of Hiperos and Alacra (acquired in June 2014 and September 2015, respectively). The company has already created an unmatched combination of reference data, third party management software and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) workflow solutions. Opus’s vision is to build the leading regulatory technology, risk and compliance business, and has a $500 million commitment to fund this strategy.

Kirschbaum said: “I am extremely excited about joining Opus at such an important time for the company and the market. With external risks to an organization becoming increasingly more complex and harder to recognize, Opus is helping clients to identify and mitigate these risks quickly and efficiently.  I am very much looking forward to providing our clients with innovative solutions that enable them to make better decisions, faster than ever before.”

Opus was founded on a simple premise: that faster, better decisions in compliance and risk management give businesses an extraordinary advantage in the marketplace.

Today, the world’s most respected global corporations rely on Opus to free their business from the complexity and uncertainty of managing customer, vendor, and third-party risks.   

By combining the most innovative SaaS platforms with unparalleled data solutions, Opus turns information into action so your business thrives.

Formed through the $500M partnership of Doug Bergeron, Chairman of Opus, and leading Private Equity Firm GTCR, Opus is changing the landscape of risk management.

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