March 31, 2023 3 min read


GeoComply Hires Ex-Meta Director Vadim Jelezniakov as CTO

The appointment helps the company strengthen its executive-level team amid ongoing growth and expansion

Geolocation, fraud and risk solutions provider GeoComply announced a new senior-level appointment. On Friday, the company strengthened its C-suite by hiring Vadim Jelezniakov, an expert within the technology vertical, for the role of chief technology officer (CTO).

Overall, Jelezniakov brings more than two decades of experience. As a part of GeoComply, he will help oversee the development of new products, as well as services. Moreover, the new CTO will play a key role in driving GeoComply’s technology strategy.

The appointment marks a strategic announcement as Jelezniakov has a deep understanding of innovative technologies, as well as market trends. This makes him a key addition to the company’s executive-level team and he will undoubtedly play an important role in its continuous growth.

The recent appointment comes on the heels of another announcement from GeoComply. Earlier this week, the company revealed it joined forces with the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) to help with new research that focuses on self-exclusion programs. Per the terms of that collaboration, GeoComply agreed to fund the two-year research that seeks to determine what is the long-term effectiveness of such programs, implemented by online and land-based gambling operators.

The New CTO Delivers Significant Experience and Skills

Sharing his excitement Jelezniakov said that he is delighted to join GeoComply and deliver his extensive experience to a growing team of talented and dedicated experts. He said: “My goal is to help drive innovation and growth in new and existing market verticals by leveraging new technologies and developing products and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers.” Last but not least, Jelezniakov pointed out that the opportunity to join GeoComply is unique.

I am so excited to join GeoComply and work with such a talented and dedicated, industry-leading team.

Vadim Jelezniakov, chief technology officer at GeoComply

Jelezniakov has extensive experience in managing and building reliable, as well as scalable technology platforms. Throughout his professional career, he was a part of global companies such as Google, Amazon, as well as the New York Times. His professional background also includes a Director of Engineering role with Meta.

We are thrilled to have Vadim join our team.

Anna Sainsbury, co-founder and CEO of GeoComply

Anna Sainsbury, GeoComply’s co-founder and CEO, welcomed Jelezniakov to the company’s team. She acknowledged that he brings a unique skillset complemented by a track record within the technology industry. Finally, Sainsbury predicted that Jelezniakov will help GeoComply continue to grow.


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