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Zally bolsters leadership team ahead of anticipated Beta launch
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024

Manchester-based Zally, a specialist in continuous authentication, has fortified its top-tier leadership team, securing the services of Paul Wilshaw as its Chief Design and Product Officer (CDO) and Prabhu Prakash Ganesh as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The strategic hires arrive ahead of Zally's anticipated Beta launch, marking a crucial milestone in the company's evolution. The company aims to power the internet with continuous authentication and these two accomplished professionals will be at the helm of this industry game-changer.

Paul Wilshaw will leverage his deep background in designing acclaimed applications to refine the design, product development, and marketing of Zally's platform. Paul's previous roles have seen him crafting innovation at Barclays as Head of Creative Technology, leading projects including Barclays Pingit and Barclays Mobile Banking. His leadership has also been evident at ANS Group, Blue Prism, and mbna.

Prabhu Prakash Ganesh, a stalwart CTO with over a decade's worth of startup leadership, will bring his invaluable experience to Zally. Prabhu's unique understanding of building tech functions and high-performing teams from the ground up is expected to be instrumental as Zally embarks on a new path. Before joining Zally, Prabhu served CTO at MiQ, where he played a pivotal role as the programmatic media partner jumped from a bootstrapped startup to a global leader with over USD $500m in revenue.

Zally's CEO, Patrick Smith, reflecting on the latest appointments, said, "Bringing Paul and Prabhu onboard highlights Zally's ambition and equips us with the strategic expertise to grow rapidly on launch. We share a common mission to power the internet with continuous authentication through Zally. Our innovative and advanced model aims to facilitate secure online transactions, enhance user experiences, and ensure compliance."

Smith expressed high confidence in Paul, who over the past decade, has earned a renowned reputation as an innovative strategic leader bringing creativity and technology together to deliver award-winning digital products. He believes that his passionate and innovative approach combined with his skill in creating user-loved products will play a vital role in Zally's product launch and Alpha testing phase.

Smith further acknowledged Prabhu's impressive track record in leadership positions within the tech world. He mentioned how Prabhu's deep understanding of the journey they are about to embark on and his experience of leading teams of over 1,000 people would be crucial in accelerating Zally's global expansion and setting its strategic direction.

Besides their long-standing industry status, Paul and Prabhu share a mutual passion for innovation's power to enact real, positive changes across people's lives. At Zally, they have found a platform to leverage continuous authentication, which is set to revolutionise online user verification. The aim is to reduce fraud, boost conversions, ensure compliance, and provide a seamless customer journey, whilst altering the conventional approach to logging in.