Blue Umbrella Appoints Porter Erisman to Board of Directors

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Blue Umbrella today announced that Porter Erisman, former Vice President of China's Alibaba Group, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Blue Umbrella, a leading RegTech provider of employment screening and due diligence research and technology, today announced that Porter Erisman has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective 1 February, 2018.

Mr. Erisman, former Vice President of China's Alibaba Group brings a wealth of experience working within the B2B technology space. He joins the organization at a time of significant growth as Blue Umbrella continues to cement its reputation as a market leader by providing enterprise compliance program management technology coupled with high quality, high volume due diligence capabilities. Blue Umbrella has nine global locations and employs 250 researchers worldwide.

“Porter Erisman’s extensive career and experience with a vast array of hugely successful, business to business multi-national organizations makes him a fantastic asset to Blue Umbrella’s Board of Directors,” said Allan Matheson, CEO of Blue Umbrella. “As we continue our growth providing cutting edge third party due diligence research and disruptive technology to our global client base, Porter’s knowledge will be invaluable to us and the future of the company.”

Erisman spent eight years inside China's Alibaba Group working as a vice-president in a variety of marketing and operational roles. After leaving the company, he went on to make a documentary film about the experience (Crocodile in the Yangtze) and spent two years touring the world, screening it to audiences in 20 countries. In May 2015 he released a book, 'Alibaba's World', which has been translated into 12 languages and was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2015.

He is currently undertaking multiple speaking engagements having released his second book, ‘Six Billion Shoppers’ covering the e-commerce boom in emerging markets, where he has also acted as a consultant and Angel investor for several companies.

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 500 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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