Stuart Barnard Becomes First CFO of Encompass Corporation

Scotland-based fintech Encompass Corporation, a leader in the field of Corporate Digital Identity (CDI), just announced the appointment of Stuart Barnard as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Stuart joins the company with over 15 years experience in the industry. He brings extensive expertise in finance, particularly in growing start-ups and scale-ups, to look after Encompass' global financial strategies and operations. His new role at Encompass will see him lead finance, legal, human resources, revenue operations, IT, and information security.

Barnard's appointment recognises his pivotal contributions to the company since joining the team in 2016. Initially serving as Head of Finance, and later as VP of Finance and Business Operations, Stuart has been instrumental in driving Encompass' rapid growth and international expansion.

Reflecting on his new role, Stuart Barnard remarked,

“I am delighted to continue what has been a remarkable journey at Encompass by taking up the role of CFO. It has been a privilege to be part of establishing the organisation as a global leader, with the foundations in place to continue to go from strength to strength, supported by a first-class team and innovation. It is a truly exciting time, and we are well placed to continue to flourish as a top player in the market, fuelled by our focus on unlocking the benefits of CDI for our customers."

Wayne Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Encompass Corporation, expressed his enthusiasm about Barnard's promotion, saying,

“Stuart has been instrumental to the success of Encompass, from the early days until now, as we have developed our offering, operations and culture – all of which have allowed us to scale internationally. His knowledge, expertise, and business acumen have been vital to ensuring Encompass remains ahead of the curve, and the diverse, high-performing talent that he has brought into his teams has been central to not only how we operate on a daily basis, but to instilling the values that we pride ourselves on as a forward-thinking employer that enables individuals to thrive”

Stuart's appointment to the executive team follows other significant hires this year, including Neil Acworth as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Job den Hamer, former CEO of CoorpID, as Head of Business Development, highlighting Encompass' ongoing commitment to strengthening its leadership team and enhancing its market position.