Opus Appoints Emanuele Conti as CEO
NEW YORK and LONDON, September 6, 2016
Opus Global (“Opus”), the leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, announced today the appointment of Emanuele “Manny” Conti as Chief Executive Officer. Conti brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the risk management and data analytics industries, with a proven track record of building global growth-oriented businesses. He was most recently CEO of Kroll Inc. and before that, President of the North America and International divisions of Dun & Bradstreet.
Opus was co-founded by GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm and Doug Bergeron, former CEO of VeriFone, who will now serve as Executive Chairman. Since 2014 Opus has more than quadrupled in size and now includes a fast-growing and impressive number of the world’s largest corporations as customers.
Conti said, “I am proud to join a company whose mission is anchored in helping its clients solve important and complex compliance risks such as AML, KYC, ABAC (anti-bribery and anti-corruption) and third party management. I look forward to continuing to drive innovation at the company and helping our clients address their ever-changing regulatory requirements.”
Opus has rapidly built its SaaS-based compliance platform through the successful acquisitions of Hiperos and Alacra (acquired in June 2014 and September 2015, respectively). The company has already created an unmatched combination of reference data, third party management software and know-your-customer workflow solutions. Opus’s vision is to build the preeminent regulatory technology, risk and compliance business and has a $500 million commitment to fund the strategy.
Bergeron said, “We are excited to have Manny join Opus at this important stage of growth for our company. I believe his extensive experience in the risk and compliance space will help accelerate the innovation efforts required to meet the dynamic compliance needs of our clients. He is a strong leader with a proven track record of results that I believe will help us achieve our full potential.”
Opus is a compliance platform provider headquartered in Palo Alto, California, created through a $500 million partnership between GTCR, one of the world’s leading private equity firms, and Doug Bergeron, former CEO of VeriFone. Through direct investments and targeted acquisitions, Opus’s mission is to build the world’s leading compliance platform by integrating leading technology solutions addressing the increasingly complex compliance requirements and risks faced by companies across all industries. Currently, these include our Alacra KYC/AML and Reference Data business information solutions for large financial services customers, and our Hiperos 3PM solutions for large corporate clients across several large end market verticals including energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, life sciences, and technology.