Russell E. Perry, Founder & CEO, email@example.com (https://www.kompany.com/pr/team/russell-e-perry/)
Mobile: +43 699 1800 8000
Russell co-founded kompany together with his long-time friends and business partners. He drives the direction of the business and loves finding business opportunities others might have overlooked.
Prior to a short exec stint where he returned to the telco world in South Africa, Russell was the start-up CEO of the largest people-search engine 123people.com with more than 50 million monthly uniques, operating in 13 countries in 11 languages. He expanded the company from a garage operation to a profitable business within six months and oversaw the sale to the Goldman Sachs and KKR backed French yellow-pages for EUR 15 million, generating a 5x return for investors within 18 months. For this transaction he received the 2010 Austrian Venture Capital and Private Equity Award. For nearly six years, Russell was member of the senior management team at online gaming company bwin, now bwinparty. He led product management betting with more than EUR 2.5 billion in wagers, established strategic and media partnerships in 25 countries and was instrumental in establishing bwin as the dominant player in mobile live betting. Russell’s mobile and telecommunications roots go back to 1998 when he joined Austria’s third mobile operator ONE (which first became Orange Austria and then Hutchison 3 Austria) as head of product management data. There he oversaw several European firsts, such as mobile banking, SMS content services, SMS payment for vending machines and the first real-time multi-user gaming platform. Russell joined Telefonica Movile’s 3G Mobile AG in Zurich in 2001 as Director of Products & Services where he defined and led the launch portfolio of the 3G green field mobile operator.
Russell was born in New York City but lived in Austria for half of his childhood. He holds a BA in International Studies from Maryville College, a Master’s in European Integration, and a dual MSc/MAS graduate degree in Telematics Management. Russell has enjoyed teaching several post-graduate courses on telecommunication and business modeling at his Alma Mater, Danube University Krems and other universities.
kompany.com is the trusted service for live access to commercial registers in 80 countries and jurisdictions. Under the government clearing house license issued by the Federal Republic of Austria (2014-2018), and as official distributor of the European Business Register (EBR), and other State and federal authorities, kompany services more than 21,000 companies and institutions in 99 countries. Company enables compliance with Know-Your-Customer (KYC), Know-Your-Business (KYB), Anti-Money-Laundering (AML), and Address-Verification (AVS) regulations. kompany provides the following official and authoritative company documents and filings: Register Extracts & Certificates of Incorporation, Annual Accounts & Returns, Shareholder Lists, Certificates of Good Standing or local equivalents, as well as Shareholders Agreements. The availability of company filings is specific to the country and local regulation.
Topic of presentation:
Building the global clearing house for commercial registers.
Summary of presentation:
kompany is connected to commercial registers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions with the goal of connecting 120 countries and covering 100 million companies worldwide. Early success and strong traction in providing access to commercial registers to more than21.000 business customers and being the trusted source for GRC data already proves them growing need of official data access, The global GRC market is expected to double to over EUR 8bln by 2018 through to a fundamental shift towards automating the GRC back office of payment service providers, eCommerce and B2B platforms as well as companies from small to enterprise. kompany is preparing to build out the platform and government licenses to become the leading global clearing house, interconnecting commercial registers. This will allow company to move beyond providing services to becoming the effective backbone of commercial registers. A global clearing house. kompany is in the process of raising EUR 5-7m in expansion funding.
‘kompany is a global gateway to commercial registers and ensures significant time & cost savings for customers to meet regulatory requirements – this is compliance made easy!’ ‘With increasing trade risks resulting from globalization and its effects, it has become crucial to check suppliers, customers and partners. kompany offers a time and cost efficient way of doing so, whilst ensuring reliable and authoritative data, directly from official sources.’ ‘With kompany, customers can easily overcome issues resulting from diverse local business register implementations and language barriers. kompany is THE one-stop-shop for authoritative and official business information for compliance activities.’ ‘A KYC process that would have taken weeks and would generate costs of a couple of hundred Dollars each time, can now be automated and authoritative company documents accessed within seconds and at a fraction of the costs via kompany’ ‘Increasing regulatory requirements and higher risks through international trade activities result in greater compliance needs. And back office optimization efforts and the availability of ERP / CRM cloud platforms drive automation in this area. This is where kompany adds instant value – we deliver the necessary official input data quicker and cheaper in a structured and immediately usable format.’