Rival Technologies Recruits Hyperwallet Veteran Venetia Verdicchio to Lead Security

Andrew Reid’s New Market Research Technology Company Attracts New Enterprise Clients, Grows to 25 Employees

Vancouver, BC - May 8, 2019 - Rival Technologies (Rival) today announced the appointment of Venetia Verdicchio as Senior Security Manager. In this new role, Verdicchio will lead security, compliance and privacy efforts for the company’s insight platform.

Prior to joining Rival, Verdicchio was Senior Manager, IT Security and Compliance, at Hyperwallet, a Vancouver-based fintech company acquired by PayPal in 2018. Her specialization is governance, risk, and compliance with a focus on data protection and audits, including SOC 2, PCI-DSS, and ISO 27001.

Verdicchio’s appointment is timely as Rival recently announced the official launch of its platform Chat Lab and is quickly adding new global brands to its growing client-base.  

“The technologists and researchers that make up Rival have a long history in market research innovation, and we understand that security and privacy are big priorities to our clients,” said Andrew Reid, CEO and Founder of Rival Technologies. “We’re very excited to welcome Venetia — her impressive experience at Hyperwallet and PayPal will be incredibly valuable as we accelerate scaling our platform, add more innovative features, and bring in more clients and partners.”

“The pedigree and caliber of Rival’s technology and people are super impressive,” said Venetia Verdicchio, Rival’s Senior Security Manager. “I am looking forward to working with the team to ensure that security and privacy are baked in into our platform and meet the evolving needs of our clients for data protection and security.”

To respond to the growing demand for its chat, voice and video solutions, Rival recently welcomed a significant number of new members to its product engineering, sales and customer success teams in Vancouver and Toronto. As it continues to gain market traction, Rival plans to double its workforce by end of 2019: https://www.rivaltech.com/careers.

About Rival Technologies

Rival Technologies is rethinking research with chat, voice, and video solutions that integrate into technologies that people actively use on a regular basis. The company’s platform, Chat Lab, makes it easy for companies to create mobile agile communities of customers, fans, and employees that can be engaged continuously for insights into their preferences, opinions, and habits. The company’s innovations rival traditional surveys and online communities by employing conversational technologies that reach a broad range of demographics through SMS, social media and messaging apps. Andrew Reid, Founder and Former President of Vision Critical, serves as the CEO of Rival Technologies. Rival is part of the Reid Campbell Group and a sister company to Reach3 Insights, a full-service consultancy that uses immersive and in-the-moment research and dynamic digital storytelling approaches to deliver experiential insights that inspire action. For more information, visit www.rivaltech.com.

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