Former Citi Fintech CPO Carey O’Connor Kolaja becomes CEO of AU10TIX
AU10TIX, a global ID verification and authentication platform, announced today that Carey O’Connor Kolaja, current president and chief operating officer, has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. O’Connor Kolaja has more than two decades of experience working at the intersection of payments, identity and adaptive technologies.
As CEO, O’Connor Kolaja will be responsible for establishing and driving the overall business strategy and day-to-day operations, leading a team charged with enabling companies to onboard faster, prevent fraud, meet compliance mandates and establish trust with customers.
Throughout her career, O’Connor Kolaja has been known as an innovator, disrupter and operator who can drive from startup to scale-up. Before joining AU10TIX, she was the global chief product officer at Citi Fintech and vice president of global consumer products at PayPal. In these roles, she was responsible for the global product vision in service to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world.
She led international teams charged with designing, deploying and operating global product and commercial strategies for consumer products to effectively serve the local needs and interests of customers in the 200-plus markets they serve.
As O’Connor Kolaja assumes her new role, former CEO Ron Atzmon will transition to active deputy chairman and lead strategic client relationships, M&A activities and outlining strategic direction for AU10TIX.
“I am honored to be named CEO of AU10TIX, where innovation thrives, our technology is remarkable, our employees are passionate and the future is bright. Together we can create a more inclusive and secure world,” O’Connor Kolaja said. “I look forward to leading the next stage of growth and am grateful for the leadership that has brought us to our prestigious position in the identity space.”