Data Zoo broadens its identity with new CEO appointment

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Data Zoo has named Charlie Minutella as its new CEO, with hopes of broadening the firm’s identity and tackling complex challenges.

With 20-years of experience in leading risk, identity, and compliance teams, the former London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) executive will be tasked with guiding Data Zoo to further capitalise on its strengths and broaden its identity, with a focus on fraud prevention solutions to address increasingly complex customer needs.

As part of the new appointment, Tony Fitzgibbon, Founder and CEO of Data Zoo, will transition to the role of Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. Under Fitzgibbon’s leadership the company launched operations in the US, entered the European market and grew the Sydney-based company to over 80 employees worldwide.

Fitzgibbon commented: “As a founder, selecting someone to take the helm is no small task. However, Charlie’s expertise and alignment with our core values and vision made him an obvious choice.”

In former roles, Minutella spearheaded the Refinitv risk division at the LSEG and also led the World-Check, Giact, Global Data Consortium and RDD businesses at LSEG, spending the past six months as a partner at tech-focused VC Tritium Partners. 

“I am immensely proud of the heights Data Zoo has reached and am thrilled to continue working alongside our exceptional team, customers, and partners under Charlie’s leadership as we embark on the next phase of our global expansion journey,” said Fitzgibbon. 

The new CEO will work out of the global identity provider’s New York office,  where he is  “eager to capitalise on the company’s strengths, tackling complex challenges and filling the gaps the industry has struggled to address”.

Minutella added: “I am truly excited to join Data Zoo as CEO. My career has taught me that the key to success lies in a company’s passion and purpose, qualities that Data Zoo embodies in its unique blend of agility, innovation, and unwavering commitment to compliance.

“We have an exciting opportunity to leverage our distinct capabilities to solve more issues for our customers, further solidifying our position as a leader in the industry.”