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TeleSign Board Appoints Co-Founder Ryan Disraeli as CEO

March 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2019--TeleSign, the leading provider of customer identity and engagement solutions, today announced co-founder Ryan Disraeli has been appointed CEO. As co-founder, Disraeli has helped guide the company from a Silicon Beach startup to a global powerhouse acquired by BICS in 2017.

“I am incredibly proud of everything this team has accomplished and am truly honored to lead this company into its next phase,” said Ryan Disraeli, CEO of TeleSign. “Looking forward, TeleSign will continue focusing on the company’s core business areas, while investing in new solutions for our customers and fostering the growth of our employees.”

“Ryan has demonstrated tremendous leadership qualities, especially in helping to identify and optimize synergies between the TeleSign and BICS teams following the acquisition,” said Daniel Kurgan, CEO of BICS and Chairman of the Board for TeleSign. “With his deep understanding of TeleSign’s business and products, and the unique challenges facing our customers, we know Ryan is the best person to help guide TeleSign into the future and continue to deliver great results for customers, partners and employees.”

Disraeli, alongside Stacy Stubblefield and Darren Berkovitz, co-founded TeleSign in 2005. The trio were working together in a Los Angeles incubator and recognized the need for an online identity solution that enables business growth and technology adoption around the world. Since then, the company has grown to more than 300 employees and expanded its verification, communications and identity solutions, which are today used by many of the world’s largest online brands.

A Southern California native, Disraeli spends his spare time providing mentorship advice and guidance to young entrepreneurs throughout the greater Los Angeles area. His success as an entrepreneur landed Disraeli a spot on the Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 List in addition to the 2018 USC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award, alongside his fellow TeleSign co-founders.

About TeleSign

TeleSign connects and protects online experiences with sophisticated customer identity and engagement solutions. Through APIs that deliver user verification, data insights, and communications we solve today’s unique customer challenges by bridging your business to the complex world of global telecommunications. Learn more at www.telesign.com and follow us on Twitter at @TeleSign.

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