PRWeb: Kount Adds Corporate Adviser, Industry Expert Linda Fayne Levinson to Board of Directors


Kount Inc., a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management, today announced that Linda Fayne Levinson has joined its Board of Directors, following an $80 million investment made by the CVC Growth Fund in December 2015. Levinson brings extensive board and business experience, along with a deep knowledge of the payments and security industries. Kount will look to her to provide guidance as the company continues to accelerate product innovation and expand its global footprint.

“Linda has an impressive portfolio of experience working with e-commerce, technology, and financial services companies where she has nurtured early-stage investments through periods of aggressive growth and profitability,” said Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount. “She will be an extremely valuable addition to our Board of Directors and will be able to offer crucial strategic guidance as we continue developing the industry’s most effective and efficient online fraud prevention solution.”

Levinson serves as Chair of the Board of Hertz and a Director at Ingram Micro, Jacobs Engineering Group, NCR, and Western Union. She is also the Chair of the Compensation Committee for Hertz, NCR, and Jacobs Engineering Group. Earlier in her career, Levinson worked at McKinsey & Company, where she became the first woman partner; an Executive at American Express Travel Related Services Co., where she ran the leisure travel and tour business; a Partner at Wings Partners, a merchant bank that took Northwest Airlines private; and a Partner at GRP Partners, a venture capital firm where she led investments in e-commerce, online travel and payments.

“As online and mobile commerce continues to explode, merchants and payment processors face new and evolving challenges,” said Linda Fayne Levinson. “With a proven track record of success in a quickly expanding market, Kount is uniquely positioned to further its momentum, and I look forward to providing guidance and support as Kount builds on the achievements it has accomplished so far.”

Levinson also sits on the board of trustees of Barnard College in New York City, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Russian studies. She earned a master's degree in Russian literature from Harvard University and a master's degree in business administration from the Stern School at New York University.

About Kount
Kount helps businesses boost sales by reducing fraud. Our all-in-one, SaaS platform simplifies fraud detection and helps online businesses accept more orders. Kount’s turnkey fraud platform is easy-to-implement and easy-to-use. Kount’s proprietary technology has reviewed hundreds of millions of transactions and provides maximum protection for some of the world’s best-known brands. Merchants using Kount can accept more orders from more people in more places than ever before. For more information about Kount, please visit