Today we are talking to Rob, the CEO of Ekata. And we discuss autonomous teams that operate within their own envelope, advice for CTOs making the transition to CEO, and actionable steps you can take to sell your ideas to an executive team.
All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Rob Eleveld is the CEO of Ekata, Inc., where he brings his 20+ years of hands-on B2B executive strategy, market-driven product development, and operational experience to lead the charge in Ekata’s global expansion. As CEO, Rob navigated Ekata through the spin off of their B2B identity verification API business from the company’s previous direct-to-consumer business.

Prior to that Rob served as CEO of other Seattle tech firms including Optify and Vykor. He started his business career in enterprise software sales at Onyx Software Corp. A proud veteran, Rob spent 5 years on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy, serving a 3-year tour aboard the USS Batfish, a fast attack nuclear submarine. Rob has a BA in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an MSE and MBA from Stanford University.

ABOUT Ekata:

Ekata is the new standard in global identity verification, providing businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital transaction to the human behind it. We help cross-border digital commerce companies grow their revenue by maximizing predictability using our global identity verification product suite, powered by the Ekata Identity Engine (EIE).  Businesses leverage our product suite to increase approvals of more good transactions, reduce customer friction at account opening, and find fraud.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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