Who's Who?


Craig Corrigan​​
 

​Craig Costigan

CEO, NICE Actimize
As the CEO of NICE Actimize, Craig Costigan is responsible for the division’s market strategy & vision, leading all facets of the organization, including sales, product, R&D, international services and marketing. Craig is passionate about new growth, creating value and developing innovative solutions for NICE Actimize clients worldwide, while helping them address their most important challenges in regulatory compliance for financial crime as well as in customer risk & life-cycle management.

Prior to joining NICE Actimize, Craig worked at FIS as President of Capital Markets & Credit (CMC), a $1.1B segment at FIS, where he managed a team of 4000 (est.) staff worldwide, overseeing risk, compliance, credit, security finance, securities processing and market data solutions and services for over 2000 banks, broker dealers, investment firms, hedge funds, insurance companies and clients in the financial market.

Prior to FIS, Craig served as President of the Risk, Compliance and Global Securities (RCGS) Business at SunGard. RCGS was a $650M global business with over 2,000 staff that provided front, middle and back-office solutions & services to large and mid-tier banks and broker dealers globally.

As an Executive at FIS and SunGard, and Founding Partner(s) & President at K-Tek International, Craig brings senior leadership and expertise to NICE, and will help the company provide superior solutions and servides to our clients globally.

“Front and center to me each day is being focused on teamwork and collaboration to produce value and innovative solutions for our clients, protecting their business and accelerating growth strategies globally.” - Craig Costigan

Achi Hackmon​​
 

Achi Hackmon

Vice President Technology, CTO
Achi Hackmon, Vice President Technology, has been with NICE Actimize since 2004 and was appointed as CTO in August 2017. In his role, Achi is responsible for NICE Actimize Technology, working with customers, product management and R&D on shaping the next generation of NICE Actimize solutions and products. In previous roles at NICE Actimize, Achi served as chief architect and as a senior director managing the Actimize Platform R&D. Prior to NICE Actimize, he served in various development roles at NICE and as an officer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in one of the elite technological units in the intelligence corps.​​

Eli Chamoun
 

Eli Chamoun​

Vice President, Sales and Customer Success – Americas
Eli Chamoun, Vice President of Sales and Customer Success in the Americas, leads all NICE Actimize’s sales and business development activities in the Americas region including strategic accounts, named accounts, emerging solutions, presales support, line of business overlay and account management. Eli is responsible for the sales engine of the organization, delivering NICE Actimize’s portfolio of products across the financial crime and compliance solutions platform to the market in the United States, Canada, Central America and South America. Eli has been with the organization for the past 12 years, where he started as a Financial Compliance Solutions Architect and held various progressive roles including Business Development Manager, Sales Account Executive, Director of Sales and Head of Sales in Major Accounts. Previously, Eli ran Project Management for Mercury Interactive/HP and was a Consultant for Accenture Technology Solutions. Eli is a graduate of DePaul University with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology. ​

Steve Bill​​
 

Steve Bill

Vice President, Sales – EMEA
Steve Bill, Vice President, Sales – EMEA, joined NICE Actimize in 2018. He brings with him a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to deliver success for his clients. Steve has held a number of sales and leadership positions at organizations such as IBM, where he managed the WebSphere business for financial services in the UK; IPsoft, where as managing director for the UK, he was at the forefront of the ‘future of digital work’ with artificial intelligence and cognitive virtual agent technology and Pegasystems, where he managed their Northern European business, helping successfully guide the organization to being a leader in digital solutions for customer engagement and relationship management. Steve has teams across the EMEA region and is based in our London office. He is focused on building valued relationships with our clients, and ensuring that we are aligned to our customers’ business outcomes.

Erez Zohar​​​
 

Erez Zohar

Head of Product
Erez Zohar, Global Head of Product, leads the NICE Actimize product organization, driving vision, strategy and development for an integrated portfolio of anti-money laundering, fraud and authentication and financial markets compliance solutions. Erez sets the strategy and plans for the NICE Actimize financial crime and compliance platform, which applies data-driven, advanced analytics and automation to transform the way financial services organizations mitigate, control and investigate risk. Prior to his current role, Erez was the General Manager of the NICE Actimize Fraud and Authentication Management line of business, where he brought to market the next-generation Integrated Fraud Management (IFM) platform, arming FSOs with real-time, omni-channel protection. He also held the positions of CTO and VP of Global Technical Services at NICE Actimize and had ownership of global technical and architecture resources as well as customer support. Before joining NICE Actimize, Erez was a Development Manager at Always-On, a SaaS company, and held several technology leadership positions in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Erez holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Beeri Mart​​​
 

Be’eri Mart

Vice President, Head of Fraud
Be’eri Mart, Vice President, Head of Fraud has been with NICE and NICE Actimize for over 15 years. During this time, he has held a variety of leadership roles including product management, business development and R&D. Be’eri started his career as a software developer and continued to manage an R&D organization, later leading a product group. During this time, Be’eri led the development of a new speech analytics product for call centers which quickly became the market leading solution. In 2013, Be’eri formed a new business for NICE by introducing an innovative passive voice biometrics solution. In 2014, Be’eri relocated to the U.S. from Israel to personally lead sales and business development with several strategic financial services customers, resulting in significant expansion of the business and number of customers. Be’eri joined NICE Actimize to lead the Fraud and Authentication Management line of business in January 2018. Throughout his career, Be’eri has focused on partnering with customers and industry leaders to provide best in class solutions while maximizing business value.

Cenk Ipeker​​​
 

Cenk Ipeker

Senior Director, Head of Cloud
Cenk Ipeker, Senior Director, Head of Cloud, joined NICE Actimize in 2013 and led the development of NICE Actimize’s long term strategy and M&A efforts. Prior to joining NICE Actimize, he founded a SaaS business providing payments, billing and cash flow management applications for SMBs and lenders. Cenk was also the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Fundtech, a leader in transaction banking systems.

Cenk Ipeker​​​
 

Lee Garf

General Manager, Compliance
Lee Garf, General Manager, Compliance, is responsible for the award winning holistic trade compliance solution suite, which combines communications capture, trade and communication surveillance capabilities. Lee oversees product strategy, product marketing, product delivery and go-to-market planning across all NICE compliance solutions. As the leader of this business, he is responsible for growing our market-leading position and ensuring continuous innovation to meet the needs of financial firms around the world. Just prior to joining NICE Systems, Lee was Executive Vice President, Product, at Charles River Development (CRD). Lee holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Stephen Taylor​​​
 

Stephen Taylor

General Manager, Anti-Money Laundering
Stephen Taylor, General Manager, Anti-Money Laundering, has worked within the global financial services industry helping firms manage their risk and compliance obligations for over 20 years. He has held a variety of roles in product management and business development. Steve started his career at Lexis Nexis in London providing legal and compliance information to the top five law firms, known as the “Magic Circle.” While at Lexis, Steve helped develop some of the company’s initial online research engines and legal data solutions. After Lexis, Steve moved to a small London-based startup called Complinet, where he headed up product development for their Reference Services and AML products. In 2004, Steve relocated to the US. to help set up Complinet’s New York office. The business quickly expanded and was eventually acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010. After Complinet, Steve joined Wolters Kluwer and became the Global Market Manager for their GRC product (OneSumX). Steve helped develop the solution and was tasked with growing new business in the U.S. as well as EMEA and Asia. Steve’s last position before joining NICE Actimize was Chief Commercial Office for MyComplianceOffice (MCO). At MCO, Steve drove new business development globally.

Jason Vinson​​​
 

Jason Vinson

Head of Platform
Jason Vinson is the Head of Platform which enables all capabilities across the NICE Actimize portfolio. Jason has 18 years of experience in both product management and technology, and 15 years of experience in FinTech, focusing on financial crime and compliance. He is an alumni from Clemson University where he studied computer science.

Chad Hetherington​​​
 

Chad Hetherington

Vice President, Global Services
Chad Hetherington, Vice President, Global Services leads NICE Actimize’s services and support organizations with ultimate responsibility for customer success. He has more than 20 years of global enterprise software experience in financial services. Previously, Chad led the Enterprise Risk Case Management line of business, overseeing product creation, solution delivery, go-to-market planning and client relationship management activities. He was responsible for growing our market-leading position and ensuring continuous innovation, decision-making and agility to meet the needs of financial services firms around the world. Previously, Chad led delivery and consulting services for NICE Actimize fraud and cybercrime solutions. Before joining NICE Actimize, Chad was part of Citibank’s e-Citi division helping various Citibank businesses launch their online banking and payment products

Richard Malish​​​
 

Richard Malish

General Counsel
Richard Malish is General Counsel and Head of Partnerships at NICE Actimize. He has over 15 years of experience advising major financial institutions, broker dealers and corporates on regulatory, M&A, finance and technology matters. Richard previously worked at a premier interdealer broker and played a lead role in advising on the establishment of their Swap Execution Facility (SEF), an electronic derivatives trading platform established pursuant to Dodd-Frank Act. He also helped found the NY desk of Allen & Overy’s China practice and was the Chief Counsel, Greater China for Nielsen in Shanghai. Richard Malish’s research has been published in media such as the Financial Times and has been taught in several universities and business schools.
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