LONDON/NEW YORK/MADRID, 26th July 2022 – VoxSmart Ltd., a global leader in communications surveillance, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Robert Forrest, and a Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Martins.
Forrest gained invaluable experience in finance leadership positions with AirBnB and Salesforce, helping to rapidly scale both businesses during crucial periods of growth. He joins from global tech leader Softonic in Barcelona where he will continue to be based while frequently travelling to VoxSmart’s global offices in London, Madrid, New York, and Queenstown.
Martins, joins from cybersecurity firm Confiant Inc, where she held the post of Head of Marketing. She comes with more than 20 years’ experience in delivering innovative integrated marketing programs for both start-ups and global enterprises. She will be based out of the New York office.
The appointments have been made during a sustained period of global expansion for VoxSmart, after opening several international offices in the last year, including in New York, Melbourne, and Queenstown. This also represents a shift to a globally dispersed management team, with senior leadership now based in Europe, North America, and APAC.
Robert Forrest, Chief Financial Officer, VoxSmart: “The potential for value creation and international growth at VoxSmart is tremendous. From the moment that I met them, I instantly bought into the vision that Oliver and the rest of the senior leadership team have for VoxSmart. I am joining at a perfect time where I can leverage my experience to help the business to scale effectively on a solid platform that is already in place.”
Morgan Martins, Chief Marketing Officer, VoxSmart: “The way that surveillance technology is utilised and perceived by the wider market is at a crossroads. I am already relishing the chance to bring my storytelling experience to a firm who have such a strong story to tell. The global reach of the business, combined with VoxSmart’s position as one of the rising stars of RegTech, combined to make this a unique opportunity.”
Oliver Blower, CEO of VoxSmart: “The industry is at a point of reckoning when it comes to how it responds to increasing pressure from global regulators to ensure effective risk management and supervision. In this period of economic turbulence, Bob’s background in helping technology companies to rapidly scale, combined with Morgan’s rich marketing knowledge and storytelling skills, are going to be central to helping our business to reach the next stage in its development.”
These new hires mark another stage in the continued rapid growth of VoxSmart over the last 18 months, a period that has seen a $25 million investment from Toscafund, as well as a high-profile acquisition of GreenKey Technologies which expanded the firm’s NLP capabilities.
VoxSmart Ltd. is a global communications surveillance provider with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Madrid, Queenstown and Melbourne. VoxSmart designs, develops, and deploys cloud-based communications surveillance technology for global financial institutions to manage their business risks and regulatory requirements. Its rapidly evolving technology, with proven accuracy in financial voice transcription and real-time instant message capture, supports over 100 clients with regulatory requirements to monitor and reconstruct all trade communications from voice, mobile, email and chat.
VoxSmart has unparalleled expertise in unstructured data processing and indexing for complex technology environments and believes that by harnessing this data, a business will build a strong foundation for intelligent risk and control analysis. VoxSmart’s goal is to become the global reference for risk and compliance surveillance technology and offer end-to-end conduct and employee monitoring that connects a firm’s people, processes, and technology to drive significant operational efficiencies and enable smarter business decisions.