Mitek Systems appoints Max Carnecchia to its Board of Directors as CEO

– USA, CA – Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK), a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions, announced today that Max Carnecchia has been named Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Carnecchia brings decades of success leading enterprise software, SaaS, and analytics companies, and he has deep experience driving revenue growth, consistent profitability, and margin expansion, resulting in significant shareholder value creation. Among other companies, he was CEO of publicly-traded Accelrys, where he achieved significant growth, increasing revenue from $75 million to $185 million, while successfully transitioning the company into the leading global provider of scientific product lifecycle management software and services. Max remained as the CEO of Accelrys (renamed BIOVIA) following its acquisition by Dassault Systèmes in 2014 for a significant premium.

“Powerful trends in digital transformation are creating major opportunities for our solutions,” said Bruce Hansen, Chairman of the Board. “With Mr. Carnecchia’s impressive record of shareholder value creation at multiple public companies, Max is joining Mitek at a pivotal time. His proven record of driving growth and operational excellence will propel Mitek to the next level.”

Most recently, Mr. Carnecchia was CEO of Illuminate Education, Inc., the leading cloud-based student assessment and reporting platform, where he led an overhaul in operations that resulted in significant EBITDA growth. Prior to Accelrys he served as interim CEO of Interwoven, a publicly-traded content management solutions company, which he led through numerous acquisitions and initiatives to significantly grow revenue while improving operating margins, profitability and cash flow. Under his leadership, Interwoven was acquired in 2009 for a significant premium.

“Mitek is an exciting company with market leadership in Mobile Deposit and on a path to accelerated growth with its digital identify verification solutions,” said Mr. Carnecchia. “I’m thrilled to join this team, which has consistently delivered outstanding results. Together, I am confident we can execute on the strategy and pursue all opportunities available to us to create value for shareholders.”

About Mitek Systems, Inc.

Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets in mitigating financial risk and meeting regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Mitek also reduces the friction in the users’ experience with advanced data prefill and automation of the onboarding process. Mitek’s innovative solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 6,100 organizations and used by more than 80 million consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening and more.

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