Who we are

Meet the executive team taking fraud protection to a whole new level.

Simility provides a holistic, end-to-end fraud and decisioning platform to empower businesses battling to contain fraud in a digital-first world. It’s a powerful, highly usable platform which enables organizations to make data-driven decisions and grow faster. Simility provides businesses with the flexibility to adapt as fraud evolves, ensuring that those on the frontline always have the information they need to make the right decisions.

Fraud prevention isn’t a product, it’s in our DNA. Simility’s solution is informed by years of experience fighting fraud for Google. We have become a trusted partner for some of the world’s best known and most innovative financial institutions and e-commerce firms. And as part of the PayPal family, Simility is now on a mission to build next-generation secure payment and commerce solutions for businesses everywhere.

Tushar Shah

VP Enterprise Services Platform at PayPal

Tushar is VP of Enterprise Services Platforms, and leads Product and Engineering for the Global Risk, Regulatory, and Operational Platforms at PayPal. Tushar focuses on the performance, scalability, and availability to ensure the platforms support PayPal’s growth. A seasoned leader, Tushar leverages technology and business process management to effectively deliver desired business case outcomes. His international experience enables him to view and support various business units to deliver strategic objectives.

Rahul Pangam

VP Risk Strategy & Simility

As a fraud detection industry veteran, Rahul founded Simility to empower front-line fraud fighters with bleeding-edge tools without the need to code. Under his leadership, the company grew to serve customers in six continents by providing unparalleled fraud prevention services, ultimately culminating in its acquisition by PayPal. Prior to founding Simility, Rahul spent over seven years as a director at Google, where he led a global team of 200, responsible for fighting fraud. Prior to Google, Rahul was the Lead Project Engineer at GE Energy.

Kedar Samant

Senior Director, Simility Risk Platform

Kedar is a seasoned technologist and a fraud and risk management expert. Kedar co-founded Simility and crafted the vision for Simility’s disruptive approach to fraud management. He has been key in establishing Simility’s product superiority and driving innovations leading to Simility’s acquisition by PayPal. Kedar brings a wealth of experience from his prior stint at Google, where he built the platform for fighting fraud and abuse across Google’s products. Prior to Google, he held technology leadership positions across industries including banking and online services.

Uttam Phalnikar

Senior Director, Simility Architecture

Uttam brings to Simility an extensive track record in the successful development and deployment of client-specific software solutions for large organizations. Before co-founding Simility, he worked at Jive Software where he was responsible for the creation of the Jive Apps Market cloud service.

Vanita Pandey

Senior Director, Simility Product Strategy and Marketing

Vanita is responsible for establishing Simility’s brand globally and drives the go-to-market strategy as well as product and market positioning. Prior to Simility, Vanita worked at ThreatMetrix where she was responsible for the strategic vision and go-to-market for ThreatMetrix products and solutions. With extensive experience in strategy, innovation, product management and analytics within the payment industry, Vanita led merchant development and global go-to-market for Visa’s digital products. Prior to Visa, Vanita held a range of diverse positions at some of the world’s leading financial institutions including Capital One, Standard Chartered Bank and ABN AMRO Bank.

Swastik Bihani

Head of Products & GM, India

Swastik is a seasoned Silicon Valley business leader with more than a decade of experience in the high-tech industry. He has a long, successful tenure in cyber security and is an expert in technologies used to thwart cyber attacks including fraud, spam, malware, DDoS and hacking.

Mick Martin

Director of Simility Sales

Mick brings in deep expertise in the areas of Big Data, Analytics, and Software. He bears the responsibility of growing Simility’s top and bottom lines. Prior to joining Simility, Mick was a Vice President of Sales for FICO. He earlier served as SVP of Sales for Experian’s consumer information and decision sciences divisions, and VP General Manager for Trans Union. Mick has also worked as VP Sales for two start up organizations SecureKey based in Toronto and Earnix which has it’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mick is a seasoned sales leader who excels at building and managing high performing sales teams.

Eric Newman

Director of Sales and Operations

Eric brings to Simility a rich experience in the fraud and cybersecurity industries. Eric has held executive roles and advisory positions at both early stage and publicly traded companies. Within Simility, Eric is responsible for all international sales as well as global pre-sales and post-sales support. With twenty years of sales and operational leadership experience in fraud prevention and information security, Eric brings deep expertise in driving and managing high growth. Previously, Eric was the COO for the fraud and risk intelligence division at RSA, and held executive roles at Pindrop, Silver Tail Systems, Phoenix Technologies, and TrustedID, amongst others.

Jayan Tharayil

Director, Simility Product

Jayan has leveraged his deep expertise in product, operations and fraud prevention to build the core Simility product offering. He is responsible for the growth and management of the Data Analytics team. He also bears the responsibility of deploying Simility’s solution for all its customers. Prior to Simility, Jayan served as Manager, Trust and Safety at Google for over eight years where he built and managed fraud-fighting and abuse prevention teams. He is proficient in working with big data, advanced analytics, statistical models and is a subject matter expert on a variety of online fraud and abuse.

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