Daon Hires New SVP Marketing
Company Names George Skaff as Senior Vice President of Marketing
Seasoned B2B SaaS Marketing Leader to Expand Company’s Global Marketing Strategy
FAIRFAX, VA (March 31, 2021) — Daon, a global leader in identity assurance technology, today announced that George Skaff has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing. Skaff joins the company’s management team in this newly created role to lead the strategy, execution, and operations for Daon’s global marketing efforts of its industry-leading identity platform capabilities.
Skaff brings more than 30 years of experience at both publicly and privately held companies, primarily in the B2B SaaS space. Skaff joins Daon from Nuance Communications, where he was the General Manager of the Digital Line of Business. Prior to that role, he served as the VP of Worldwide Marketing at Nuance where he was responsible for all inbound and outbound marketing activities for the Enterprise Division, which included the security and biometrics business. Skaff joined Nuance as part of its acquisition of TouchCommerce, where he was the CMO and helped grow its business, customer base, and industry recognition.
“George Skaff brings a wealth of both marketing and industry expertise, with demonstrated success in delivering brand awareness, pipeline growth, and sales enablement with measurable results,” said Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon. “George joins Daon at a pivotal time for the company, and we believe he is the right leader to take our global reach and demand to the next level.”
Skaff has held various senior marketing positions at global companies including SGI (acquired by HP), DigitalPersona (acquired by CrossMatch), Wyse (acquired by Dell), and NEC computers.
“I am excited to join Daon at this critical stage of its growth curve, as it rapidly expands into new markets and verticals,” said Skaff. “I was impressed from day one, with the technology, culture, and business drivers at Daon, and believe the company has the right formula to continue being a leader in this ever-evolving industry. Fraud and security are at the forefront of business leaders’ minds, and Daon’s identity solutions bring peace of mind, trust and assurance to its millions of users.”
Daon’s IdentityX® platform has more than 100M active users for iconic companies around the world protecting individuals’ life savings, banking accounts and other consequential transactions. VeriFLY™ powered by IdentityX, which launched in 2020, is now the world’s first widely adopted mobile health credential.
Daon, www.daon.com, is an innovator in developing and deploying biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions worldwide. Daon has pioneered methods for securely and conveniently combining biometric and identity capabilities across multiple channels with large-scale deployments that span payments verification, digital banking, wealth, insurance, telcos, and securing borders and seamless travel. Daon’s IdentityX® platform provides an inclusive, trusted digital security experience, enabling the creation, authentication and recovery of a user’s identity and allowing businesses to conduct transactions with any consumer through any medium with total confidence. Get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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