HYPR Appoints Financial Services Veteran Michele Docharty to Board | News


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 15, 2022–

HYPR, the passwordless society™, today appointed Michèle Docharty to its Board of Directors. With nearly 32 years of experience at Goldman Sachs, including 10 years as a partner, Docharty brings deep expertise in financial services, strategic planning, sales and marketing, and client engagement – which are all essential to HYPR’s long-term growth strategy. . Ms. Docharty joins as the second independent director alongside Nicholas Donofrio.

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Ms. Docharty has held several senior positions at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of Execution Services for the Americas and Global Co-Head of Synthetics Distribution. His roles spanned all products and geographies, creating opportunities for customer engagement around the world. Ms. Docharty was a member of the Global Markets Operating Committee, in addition to founding and chairing the governance group responsible for overseeing the launch of outsourced data in the Global Markets business. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Docharty has built and led high performing teams and helped drive product innovation to solve customer challenges.

“I am very pleased to join the HYPR Board of Directors, especially at this crucial time when organizations are under increasing pressure to define, refine and improve their cybersecurity practices. Trust Service Providers will be essential for businesses navigating this complex cyber and regulatory landscape. I believe HYPR is uniquely positioned to bring passwordless Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to the Internet at scale, enabling both enhanced security and a world-class user experience.

Ms. Docharty will leverage her leadership experience to accelerate the adoption of passwordless MFA, particularly in the financial services industry. Also recent HYPR Research reveals, major financial institutions are leading passwordless adoption, with 4 of the Big 5 banks in the US partnering with HYPR today. HYPR CEO Bojan Simic is a board member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, alongside major financial institutions such as American Express, Bank of America, Mastercard and Wells Fargo.

“Michele’s versatile experience and background in financial services leadership will bring important new perspectives to HYPR, particularly with regards to customer engagement and the overall cybersecurity trajectory in this new work environment,” said Bojan Simic, CEO and CTO of HYPR. “Organizations in all markets can learn a lot from banking and finance, so his knowledge and passion will be instrumental in how we tackle one of the toughest security challenges of our time.”

Ms. Docharty has been named one of America’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas by the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) for the past 4 years, and has previously been named one of Latino’s 100 Most Powerful Latinas Leaders Magazine in 2020. She served on the Goldman Sachs Americas Inclusion and Diversity Committee and was a member of the Hispanic/Latinx Network. She will act as a key advocate, advisor and mentor to help further HYPR’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Ms. Docharty’s appointment to the Board of Directors is effective immediately.

For more information on HYPR, visit https://www.hypr.com.

About the HYPR

HYPR is fixing the way the world connects by breaking the trade-off between strong security and consumer-grade user experiences.

Our approach shifts the economics of attack and risk in favor of enterprises by replacing password-based MFA with passwordless MFA.

With HYPR, customers are providing users with a consumer-grade experience while finally enabling cross-platform desktop MFA, stopping phishing, and virtually eliminating fraud associated with weak or stolen passwords.

Welcome to The Passwordless Company®. Additional information is available at https://www.hypr.com

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