Lucinity Leadership Team
The Lucinity Growth Advisory Board and Executive Team are dedicated to advancing the company's strategy and fostering its business growth. This team is made up of notable industry leaders from some of the world's most renowned organizations, including Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Citi, HSBC, Amazon, Datadog, Currenycloud, McKinsey, and Chase. Working in close collaboration with the rest of the organization, this diverse and experienced group of professionals provides valuable insight and guidance to help Lucinity deliver the most loved AML product and achieve our mission to Make Money Good™.
The Executive Team at Lucinity is a dynamic force responsible for Lucinity's impact in the compliance space. Guided by their expertise, they ensure the development and deployment of Lucinity's AML solution and provide strategic direction on product development, customer relationship management, and overall Go-To-Market strategy. With their leadership, Lucinity is able to bring its vision and mission to life.
Guðmundur Kristjánsson (GK)CEO and Founder
Before founding Lucinity, GK served as the Director of Compliance Surveillance Technology at Citigroup. He was instrumental in charting Citi’s path to AI in surveillance and was responsible for a number of successful products across the compliance space. Before joining Citi, GK served as the Director of Product Management at NICE Systems, building and delivering compliance systems to top-tier banks worldwide.
Theresa BercichVP of Product
Theresa is the VP of Product at Lucinity. In her role, Theresa is responsible for continuously innovating the Lucinity platform and shaping the Lucinity product strategy. Before joining Lucinity, Theresa worked as a Machine Learning Expert for Realyse, where she was involved in developing various complex AI models. Theresa holds a Master of Science in Machine Learning and Deep Learning from the University College London and a Bachelor of Science from Queen Mary University of London.
Aðalgeir (Alli) ÞorgrímssonChief Operating Officer
Alli spearheads Lucinity's operational strategy and ensures operational excellence across all units. Alli‘s career in the fintech and banking software industry spans almost two decades and multiple management roles within companies such as RB, Teris, and Creditinfo Group. In his roles, he has commonly been in the role of a troubleshooter, solving operational challenges and identifying growth opportunities.
Cate WrightChief Customer Officer
Cate oversees the user experience and success of Lucinity's clients. Cate is a veteran of the anti-financial crime sector, with 17 years of experience from firms including BAE Systems, RiskScreen, and ALLIANZ. Cate's team is responsible for helping banks, fintechs, and payment service providers drive tangible improvements in the productivity and efficiency of AML compliance processes.
Daníel PálmasonChief Commercial Officer
Daniel is an experienced legal professional with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He is responsible for driving Lucinity's Go-To-Market strategy. Daniel's expertise lies in financial and regulatory affairs, AML, Administrative Law, and Legal Compliance. Prior to working at Lucinity, he served as the Head of Compliance and MLRO of Kvika Bank. He holds a Master's degree in Law from Reykjavik University.
Hjörtur Líndal StefánssonChief Technology Officer
Hjörtur oversees Lucinity's technology and software strategy, enabling Lucinity to grow and scale with its customers by providing high-performance compliance software. With 17 years of experience in the industry, he has led the design and implementation of distributed systems processing billions of transactions daily. Most recently, Hjörtur spent six years at Amazon and prior to that worked as software engineer for Ubisoft and CCP Games.
Guðlaug Sara GuðmundsdóttirVP of Finance
Gulla is a seasoned finance professional with over a decade of experience in the fintech industry. As VP of Finance, she oversees financial operations, develops growth strategies, and monitors risk to ensure financial stability. With a graduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and prior experience in the robotics field, Gulla brings a unique perspective to her role and leverages financial data to drive decision-making and strategy. She is dedicated to fostering streamlined and cohesive financial operations by connecting functions and organizations.
Growth Advisory Board
The Lucinity Growth Advisory Board brings together a diverse group of experts to guide us in delivering value to our customers, employees, and stakeholders. Each member of the Growth Board brings a wealth of experience and insights to help us accelerate our mission and impact on the compliance industry.
Ed WillsonPresident of the Growth Advisory Board
Ed is a partner at Venable with a broad practice assisting private and government parties in complying with and shaping the laws and policies governing interactions with the federal government. Ed brings deep knowledge about cross-border business and financial transactions, economic sanctions, AML/CFT rules, and anti-corruption standards. Ed has served in various government positions within the Executive Office of the US President and the White House Office, giving him profound insight into administration and regulation.
Tanya ZivGrowth Advisory Board Member
Tanya is the Chief Compliance Officer at Currencycloud. She brings to Lucinity her expertise on compliance program management and developing a culture of integrity. Tanya has a wealth of experience leading the compliance efforts of top finance, technology and telecommunications firms, having served as Head of Compliance for Lebara, eToro and Cornercard. She began her career as an M&A lawyer and holds a BA in Law and an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law.
Evan PetersGrowth Advisory Board Member
As the former VP of Growth Strategy at Datadog, Evan led revenue planning through the company's 2019 IPO and 10x expansion in four years from $100 million to $1 billion ARR. As the Chief Commercial Officer at Dandy, he led the sales organization to top-decile ARR growth. Evan has extensive experience in M&A, long-range planning, revenue strategy, and operations for software and technology businesses. Evan brings his experience driving hypergrowth results and will focus on building Lucinity's business model.
Frank LawrenceGrowth Advisory Board Member
Frank is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Meta with a wealth of experience in leading compliance teams for top tech firms. Frank is currently responsible for the Financial Services Compliance Team at Meta and Facebook Payments. With his hands-on background as the Chief Compliance Officer for Google Payments and Facebook Payments, Frank will be providing insight into the development of Lucinity's platform and overall strategy.
John McCarthyGrowth Advisory Board Member
John's career spans national security, law enforcement, and financial services regulatory compliance. He brings his experience from his time as the Chief Money Laundering and Sanctions Officer at Airbnb and experience in various roles at Citigroup, Bank of the West, Union Bank, and Bank of Hope. John was the former Co-Chair of the Board of the Northern California Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Chapter and a former member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).
Marshall LuxGrowth Advisory Board Member
Marshall brings extensive relationships across financial services and private equity and venture capital firms. With experience as the former Global Chief Revenue Officer for all consumer products at Chase, Marshall will provide insight into Lucinity's risk management, technology, and business growth. Marshall previously spent 20 years as a Senior Partner at McKinsey and as a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Marshall is also a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.