SEON moves to strengthen senior team with key hires 


Fraud prevention company, SEON, has announced the new hires of Ben Ortman as its new Global VP of Sales and Andrew McAllister as its new VP of Customer Success. 

It comes after what the company described as ‘a year of success’, with Ortman bringing experience from LinkedIn and Slack during the periods of hyper growth and acquisitions by Microsoft and Salesforce respectively.

Meanwhile, McAllister will serve as the company’s new VP of Customer Success following a period working for fellow software company, Splunk. 

Prior to joining SEON as Global VP of Sales, Ortman has built high-performing global sales teams in Europe and the US on behalf of LinkedIn and Slack. Now, he will leverage that experience to help SEON as it continues to grow commercially around the world. 

Specifically, his work will focus on helping the fraud prevention company to continue scaling its global revenue growth, with special attention given to the company’s expansion in the US and LaAm.

Commenting on his new role, Ortman explained: “I’m honored and excited to join SEON and contribute to the company’s continuous growth and momentum. I am thrilled to lead the Global Sales organization across all regions, including our fast-expanding U.S. market. SEON’s approach, status in the market and product roadmap uniquely positions us to act as trusted advisors to our customers and partners, from small ecommerce merchants to large multinational enterprises.”

Speaking on his new role, Andrew McAllister commented: “It’s fantastic to join SEON at such an exciting moment in the company’s journey. In the past year, many of us have become more familiar with the challenges posed by online fraud and the issue is now high on the agendas of many companies. 

“In my new role, I will work tirelessly to ensure our customers have the right tools to address this challenge, and to get even more value from SEON. In turn, that will mean more growth for SEON, which will help to take the company to the next level.”

Speaking on the new hires, Jimmy Fong, Chief Commercial Officer at SEON commented: “Andrew and Ben bring decades of highly relevant professional experience to SEON, which should put us in an amazing position to continue our exciting growth in 2023. They join us from two of the biggest tech and software companies in the world and therefore, have exceptional knowledge on what’s required when undergoing significant global scaling and amazing existing relationships with key strategic figures and businesses in the markets and regions we’re targeting.

“What’s more, we believe these high-caliber hires underline once again the potent excitement, which exists within the industry to work at SEON, and is yet further testament to the faith and belief that genuine industry experts put in our fraud prevention solution. We were already very excited for 2023, but now with Andrew and Ben on board, we feel better equipped than ever to make it our best year to date.”