Lior Blik is the CEO of Matrix USA covering Matrix-IFS, Matrix-NIT and Matrix Global Services USA. Lior has successful track record, of over 30 years, of working in the finance and healthcare domains serving Information Technology, Business, Compliance and Advisory groups of businesses. Lior is passionate for new growth and strategy along with his commitment to our customers worldwide through value delivery, creative solutions and large scale partnerships. Prior to this position, Lior led Matrix NIT as CEO and was responsible for its multi million dollars growth within Healthcare domain. He also served as CIO in Hoboken University Medical Center till 2012.
Vice President of Human Resources
Laura James is the Vice President, Human Resources for Matrix Global Services. Laura has a successful track record, of over 20 years, of working in the finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technical, and consulting industries. Laura is an expert in all areas of Human Resources and passionate with delivering on continuous improvement. In addition, she has held various Board of Director positions, most recently at the American Cancer Society of Central NJ.
Chief Business Development Officer
Anshul Arora, with his 15 years of experience in Financial Crime space, leads the growth and relationship management for Matrix-IFS’s customers and alliances. Anshul has been a part of the Matrix-IFS leadership team for more than 11 years and initiated, then led, our FL Delivery Center. With over a decade of Professional Services Delivery experience and 100+ successful projects, within Compliance and Supervision space, Anshul’s expertise allows our customers to get required subject matter expertise throughout. Before Matrix-IFS Anshul has held Technology and Business oriented positions with Genpact, NICE Actimize and more.
Varatharaj (Raj) Sankararaj
Chief Customer Success Officer
Raj Sankararaj is responsible for the management and growth of the AML practice at Matrix-IFS. His responsibilities include building service offerings around new regulations and emerging technologies, identifying and establishing new technology partnerships, and expanding Matrix-IFS’s global presence in thought leadership. Raj has more than 12 years of experience in the field of financial crime risk and compliance and in developing and implementing large-scale AML programs at both small and large banks. This includes conducting risk assessments, performing regulatory controls management, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and managing AML governance and emerging risks. Prior to coming to Matrix-IFS, Raj held a managerial position at PWC in the field of advanced risk and compliance analytics, developing and managing strategic-compliance initiatives, and providing leadership expertise to several regulatory remediation programs for financial institutions. Raj holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University. He is based out of Canada.
Managing Partner, Professional Services
Yury is a Managing Partner with 18+ years assisting financial institutions with regulatory and risk management services focused on Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions. Yury has led multiple Transaction Monitoring, sanctions and fraud system implementations at major US and European financial institutions. Prior to Matrix Yury was head of Compliance IT for a major German bank driving and defining institution’s compliance program and application infrastructure across areas of Model design, Architecture, Product management, Implementation, Migration and Maintenance. He brings strong technology leadership experience from many years of working closely with both regulators and top executives in the compliance space.
Managing Director, Professional Services, EMEA & APAC
Eshel Bar is the Director of Professional Services for the EMEA region and is responsible for managing client relationships as well as building a strong offshore delivery team for financial institutions across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Eshel has more than 18 years of experience in business intelligence with domain expertise in AML, compliance, and fraud prevention. Prior to his work at Matrix-IFS, Eshel spent more than 10 years at Deutsche Bank (Wall Street) as a senior manager, assisting major US financial institutions with financial crime and compliance technology needs. Eshel holds a BSc degree in information systems engineering from Ben Gurion University. He is based out of Israel
Senior Sales Director
Mark’s focuses are on continually growing Matrix-IFS in North America while driving higher levels of customer satisfaction and on the adoption of new technologies through business development. Mark has more than 25 years of sales management experience with deep expertise in the financial services and banking sectors. He has held senior positions at Ness, Ciklum, and Pitney Bowes, among other companies. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Syracuse University. He is based out of New Jersey, US.
Senior Sales Director
Scott has been working in the AML/FinCrime space since 2003. He has been assisting financial institutions of all sizes in implementing AML, Fraud, Surveillance, and Case Management solutions for the industry’s leading providers. Prior to joining Matrix, Scott has worked at firms like Fortent (Acquired by Actimize) LexisNexis, and IBM. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Long Island NY with his wife and 2 daughters.
Senior Director, Sales
Susan has extensive experience engaging top-tier financial institutions globally. She is a hands-on leader who is adept at initiating and cultivating meaningful business relationships. As a Senior Director at Matrix-IFS, she is focused on helping clients to find effective solutions to the challenges they face when fighting financial crime. Prior to joining us, she held leadership positions at Bloomberg LP, was the president of 360kompany USA, Inc., and a senior director at Moody’s Analytics. She is a graduate of St. John’s University where she sits on the Board of Governors, holds a FinTech certification from Harvard University, and is the co-chair of the ACAMS NY Chapter Executive Board. Fun facts: Susan was a flight attendant for a brief time, lived in the Caribbean for a year, backpacked around the world for 14 months and founded a startup that manufactured and sold aromatherapy products.
Senior Director, Compliance Professional Services
Senior Director, Compliance Professional Services Offir Omer spearheaded Matrix-IFS’ Compliance Advisory and Implementation Solutions for the past 6 years and is responsible for delivering regulatory enforcement solutions for Risk, Compliance, and AML in the financial market. Offir has over 20 years of success in delivering enterprise solutions to large corporations and government agencies in North America, Latin America, APAC, and Europe, and has held managerial positions at Deutsche Bank, Bottomline Technologies, and Ness Technologies. Offir holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ruppin Academic Center. He is based out of New Jersey, US.