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Forter appoints Sharda Caro Del Castillo & Scott Schenkel as board members
Tue, 26th Apr 2022
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The company announced the appointment of two new board members, Sharda Caro Del Castillo and Scott Schenkel.

Caro Del Castillo and Schenkel bring digital commerce, financial, operational, legal and compliance expertise to Forter.

"We're excited to welcome these two visionary leaders to the Forter board," Forter CEO and co-founder Michael Reitblat says.

"Both Sharda and Scott have helped build and guide some of the world's most renowned companies, including Affirm, Airbnb, eBay and GE. Forter will benefit from their expertise as we continue to extend our impact in the digital commerce ecosystem."

Caro Del Castillo is a globally renowned fintech leader focused on the intersection of law, technology and financial services. She formerly served as the chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Affirm, managing legal, corporate, secretarial, ethics and enterprise risk management teams, and as general counsel and chief compliance officer of AirBnB Payments, as well as the Interim global head of payments for the company. She also serves on the Board of Directors of GoFundMe.

"I'm delighted to join the Forter board and help the company strengthen and expand the legal, risk management and governance capabilities needed to scale a global business," Caro Del Castillo says.

"With a passion for financial inclusion, I believe that Forter's mission to bring trust to digital commerce will prevent the false declines and fraud that hurt both businesses and consumers everywhere."

Schenkel is the former CFO and interim CEO of eBay, where he oversaw the company's finance, analytics and information technology functions. Prior to eBay, Schenkel served as the CFO of multiple GE businesses, including GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, GE Medical Information Technologies, GE Plastics Europe and GE Lighting Europe. He now serves on the board of NetApp, where he is the Audit Committee Chair.

"It's an exciting time at Forter as the company continues to grow and extend the impact of its Trust Platform to meet the needs of merchants all over the world," Schenkel says.

"I'm pleased to join Forter's board of directors to advance the cross-functional capabilities needed to serve the company's customers, innovate new products and deliver exceptional service."