Fico, the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that two leaders of the European fraud solutions market have joined Fico in Europe.
Paul Eagles, who has worked extensively for both SAS and Visa Europe, has joined FICO's fraud professional services team as a senior consultant, while Brian Kinch, most recently of Lloyds Banking Group, has joined FICO as a senior partner working with FICO's global fraud clients. Both executives will be based in the UK.
Paul Eagles has extensive knowledge of the cards and retail banking industry, and most recently served as principal fraud consultant for SAS Institute. From 2000 to 2005, he worked for Visa Europe Ltd, first as a senior manager in product risk and due diligence and then as the head of product risk and fraud services. Eagles also worked for HNC Software Inc., the creator of the industry-leading FICOTM Falcon Fraud Manager solution for card account fraud; HNC merged with FICO in 2002. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at HSBC, both in fraud and in branch operations.
Brian Kinch has spent the last three years with Lloyds TSB and Lloyds Banking Group, initially designing and implementing the bank's fraud management target operating model, and most recently as head of customer account fraud. From 2005-2007, he worked for FICO, and served as global fraud consulting director. He spent 2001-2005 with Visa Europe's risk management group with specific responsibilities for driving reductions in both issuing and acquiring fraud across the region, and previously spent 15 years at HSBC Card Services.
"Banking leaders across Europe are prioritising fraud prevention, and we're building our fraud team in Europe with the best talent around," said Mike Gordon, FICO managing director and vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Paul Eagles and Brian Kinch know the fraud schemes, know the issues, know the technology and know our clients. They bring immeasurable insight and innovation to our fraud team and our clients' challenges."
"Brian Kinch and Paul Eagles are seasoned fraud managers in the European banking industry," said Robert Littas, a senior fraud consultant who works with leading financial services providers in Europe. "FICO has added two top-quality fraud managers to its team with these two appointments."