Scott Slipy appointed CPO, Socure

Slipy has been associated with Microsoft, Cisco and UnitedHealth Group in his over two decade-long career

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Socure, the global digital identity verification and fraud solutions provider, has appointed former Microsoft and Cisco executive, Scott Slipy, as chief people officer (CPO).

In his new assignment at Socure, Slipy will lead the Company’s growth strategies to draw quality talent, and also help retain and develop high-performing teams as part of the impact-driven Socure culture.

Slipy, who possesses a master’s degree in HR development and cultural anthropology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, has served the longest stint of his career at Honeywell, where he joined in 1995 as manager – HR and quality, and climbed up the ranks to reach the position of HR director, technical services and marketing, in 2002. In the eight years that he spent at Honeywell, Slipy got to work in Mexico, Minneapolis, Beijing and Singapore.

From 2003 to 2008, Slipy was associated with Microsoft. He joined as HR director, US Enterprise Partner Group, and was promoted to senior director – HR within a year. After a successful five-year long tenure at Microsoft, Slipy moved to Cisco Systems. There, he spent two years at Shanghai, as senior director – HR Asia Pacific and then was posted in the San Francisco Bay Area for three years, leading a team of 40 professionals with accountability for global total rewards, executive compensation, programme and policy development, training, and communications. By the end of his stint at Cisco, he was vice president, compensation, benefits, and M&A.

His next stop was Jabil, the electronics design, manufacturing, and product management services company, where he was CHRO for two years, based in St Petersburg, Florida from 2013 to 2015.

He joined UnitedHealth Group as senior vice president – human capital, corporate & international, in 2015, for two years. Since 2018, he has been CHRO, Symphony.com

Johnny Ayers, founder and CEO, Socure, expressed his confidence in Scott’s ability and “deep commitment to developing a high-performance culture, where everyone on our team can reach their highest potential.” Ayers looks forward to “working closely with Scott to continue to build a world-class working environment that attracts, engages, develops, and retains the most talented people in the industry on our way to eliminating fraud and ensuring 100 per cent trust on the Internet.”

Scott is also an executive coach and consultant for private equity-backed startups through his affiliation with the Institute for Contemporary Leadership in New York.

“Inspired by the mission and business momentum” created at Socure, he is eager to help this “performance-driven organisation” grow and continue to lead “the identity verification and fraud mitigation marketplace because of the innovation and value we bring to our customers.”

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