Neil MacDonald joins VoiceTrust leadership team

November 17, 2017

VoiceTrust Strengthens Leadership Team with Neil Macdonald as new CCO


VoiceTrust, the biometrics platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, recently announced the arrival of new Chief Commercial Officer Neil MacDonald. MacDonald’s task will be to push VoiceTrust’s expansion as an industry leading developer of biometric authentication technology in an age where biometrics are becoming a mandatory element of proving users’ identity and securing their personal information.


As an internationally recognised leader, MacDonald brings more than 20 years of experience in the speech, HCI and Artificial Intelligence industries and has been closely involved in ground-breaking advances in the consumer-use of speech and language technology. Prior to joining VoiceTrust, MacDonald led commercial teams at large consumer electronics and telco organisations, early-internet companies and AI-related startups, most notably heading the sales team at SwiftKey, contributing toward the $250,000,000 acquisition by Microsoft.
Bettina Stearn, CEO of VoiceTrust explains, “At VoiceTrust we have long-established relationships to our partners and customers and essentially stand for three things: excellent knowledge, outstanding customer service and high security. With Neil on board, we are focusing on driving forward into new disruptive markets where Neil has shown a clear ability to lead and achieve. I feel extremely fortunate to have found someone of Neil’s stature to add to our leadership team”.


“It is an exciting proposition to become part of the leadership team and to support VoiceTrust in its next phase of growth. Being long-time established, having such a deep technical research pedigree and a loyal blue-chip client base – I can’t wait for the opportunities that lay ahead”, said Neil Macdonald.
Neil MacDonald previously served as Chief Revenue Officer at Speech Recognition start-up Speechmatics. As General Manager and VP at Sequent Software, he led the international expansion of their mobile-contactless-payments capability. In late 2012, he took over as VP Sales at Swiftkey and until its eventual exit to Microsoft.


About VoiceTrust
Headquartered in Munich, VoiceTrust a market leader in biometric authentication technology, was founded in 2000. VoiceTrust revolutionizes the way how we think about passwords, authentication and data protection. By using what you are: biometrics, VoiceTrust adds a new dimension to cybersecurity, enabling enterprises to safely authenticate users, clients or employees worldwide. VoiceTrust is currently active across Europe, the Middle East and the USA.


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