We believe the best decisions are made when people understand the full picture
Wayne Johnson | CEO & Co-founder
KYC regulation is evolving and so are the costs and impact on the global financial industry.
Encompass’ intelligent process automation platform for KYC dramatically improves the client experience, significantly speeding up KYC processes.
Encompass automates gathering, processing and collation of primary and premium information and news discovery for KYC purposes – be that for new customer onboarding, event-driven refresh, or remediation.
Using customers’ existing internal KYC policies and processes, Encompass constructs corporate ownership structures, discovers beneficial owners, and comprehensively screens entities and persons for risk – be that across structured watchlist data sets or unstructured adverse media sources.
Our platform builds a comprehensive KYC profile from multiple sources, facilitating fast, confident decisions for many clients – from large corporations through to small and medium sized enterprises and individuals.
Through personal experience, we know that access to the full picture can empower businesses to fight global financial crime.
Following the successful exit of their big data visualisation company, our founders, Wayne Johnson and Roger Carson, became investors themselves. One of those investments proved very costly when they became victims of financial crime.
Frustratingly, information on the parties involved that would have flagged this risk was available, but inefficient, manual processes meant it was overlooked. With the full picture, Wayne and Roger would have walked away from the deal.
This experience led them to set up Encompass, with the mission of enabling regulated firms to comprehensively detect and prevent financial crime and reduce regulatory risk.
CEO & Co-founder
Wayne co-founded Encompass in Sydney and took the Encompass product to market there in 2012. Since then, as CEO he has led the international expansion of Encompass, including the launch in the UK in 2015 and Singapore in 2018, and recognition as one of the UK’s most influential RegTech firms.
Prior to Encompass, Wayne was co-founder and CEO of Software Associates, until the company’s successful exit to a Hong Kong listed Company.
Executive Director & Co-founder
Roger co-founded Encompass and has brought the company’s vision to life expanding its reach and impact from Australia to the UK. His global outlook is informed by a highly successful international sales career with Andersen Consulting and then Unisys in the USA, South Africa, and Australia, as well as leadership roles in Asia.
Prior to Encompass, Roger founded Pacific Advantage Services, raised Capital from Europe for Asian distribution, and completed a trade sale to IM Invest.
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