Blue Umbrella Appoints Brad Gates as Senior Vice President of Client Development

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Gates will be responsible for the new business acquisition and account management teams as Blue Umbrella deepens its commitment to the U.S. market.

Blue Umbrella, a leading RegTech provider of global due diligence and compliance technology, today announced that Brad Gates has joined the company in the role of Senior Vice President, Client Development, Americas. Gates joins the organization at a time of significant growth as Blue Umbrella deepens its commitment to the U.S. market by providing enterprise compliance program management technology coupled with high quality, high volume due diligence capabilities. Blue Umbrella has 9 global locations and employs 250 researchers worldwide.

As SVP, Client Development, Gates will be responsible for the new business acquisition and account management teams throughout the Americas. An experienced compliance professional, Brad understands the compliance challenges multinationals face, and delivers tailored solutions that align with both their business goals and regulators guidance for credible and defensible programs. “Brad’s knowledge and experience in the third-party compliance space, along with his decades in executive and client focused roles, will prove invaluable to us as we continue our expansion in the North American market,” said Allan Matheson, CEO and Managing Director of Blue Umbrella. “Blue Umbrella has built a truly global organization, network and client base. With an intense focus on the U.S. market, we are being rewarded with the opportunity to work with amazing clients, helping them achieve their business objectives.” said Gates.

Prior to joining Blue Umbrella, Gates was the Chief Marketing and Customer Officer for STEELE Compliance Solutions, Inc. and Securimate. His experience spans 25 years in client facing, executive management capacities for companies such as BCCI Construction, Turner Construction and The Koll Company.

About Blue Umbrella:
Blue Umbrella is a leading provider of cutting-edge third party compliance and employment screening technologies. Combining research excellence with disruptive RegTech SaaS solutions, Blue Umbrella serves Fortune 1,000 companies, top tier investment banks, insurance companies, law firms and governments. With a global presence and a local focus, Blue Umbrella allows clients to increase the automation and efficiency of their internal processes while intimately understanding the backgrounds of their clients, third parties and employees. Learn more at

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