Leigh Lones Helms U.S. Equiniti Riskfactor

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Leigh Lones joins EQ to lead U.S. Riskfactor business expansion

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Equiniti Riskfactor, a global provider of risk management and fraud prevention analytics for commercial finance lenders, is excited to announce the selection of Leigh Lones as Director, to lead the launch of its new U.S. business expansion.

This decision demonstrates Equiniti Riskfactor’s commitment to the U.S. market and is part of their strategy to expand EQ Riskfactor to a wider global audience. Leigh will help develop and shape the core EQ Riskfactor proposition for the U.S. market and expand upon U.S. efforts to drive business growth and further product developments.

Leigh has significant experience in the financial services industry and specializes in the Asset-based Lending and Factoring space. Prior to her employment at Equiniti Riskfactor, she was Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Financial Services’ North American businesses and held strategic roles within Congress Financial and Citizens Business Capital.

Additionally, Leigh has held Director positions within the Commercial Finance Association and American Factoring Association and actively participates in supporting women in the industry through the Women In Commercial Finance.

Equiniti Riskfactor has twenty years of experience and is recognized as a leader in the market, with 90% of U.K. commercial lenders using EQ Riskfactor. The plan is to combine their risk expertise, unique risk algorithms and software capabilities into a compelling risk proposition for U.S. commercial lenders, replicating their U.K. success.

Aaron Hughes, Managing Director at Equiniti Riskfactor, comments:

“I am delighted to announce Leigh’s appointment and the launch of EQ Riskfactor in the US. There is immense potential for our specialist risk software in the US market and I am confident that Leigh’s outstanding experience, strategic insight and industry knowledge will drive significant expansion in the US market.

“This is an important milestone in Equiniti Riskfactor’s history and I’m proud to build on our existing client base and launch our unique fraud prevention proposition to an ever-widening audience.”

Leigh Lones, Director of Equiniti Riskfactor in the US comments:

“I believe that Equiniti Riskfactor will revolutionize the US commercial lending market and provide lenders with a unique risk and fraud prevention tool that will surpass existing risk processes. While at Bibby Financial Services I implemented, and then used, EQ Riskfactor over an eight-year period. Its unique risk analytics delivered above and beyond expectations, generating a positive impact across the business.

“Throughout my time at Bibby, EQ Riskfactor became an integral part of the risk management and business processes. I am looking forward to taking EQ Riskfactor out to new lenders and leading the business to success in the US market.”

For more information:

EQ (US contact)
Kristin Baker
Tel:  612 703 1567
Email: kristin.baker@equiniti.com 

Temple Bar Advisory (UK)
Alex Child-Villiers/William Barker / Sam Livingstone
Tel: +44 (0) 207 002 1080
Emailwilliamb@templebaradvisory.com / saml@templebaradvisory.com

Notes to Editor:

About Equiniti Riskfactor

Equiniti Riskfactor is the leading provider of risk management and fraud analytics software for the global commercial finance market including factoring organizations, banks and alternative lenders. In the U.K., over 90% of the receivables finance market use the leading application, EQ Riskfactor.

Equiniti Riskfactor is part of the FTSE 250 firm Equiniti Group, a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the best-known brands and public-sector organizations in the U.K., including c.70 of the companies in the FTSE 100.