Our story began a decade ago as sales, product, and engineering leaders at Ekata primarily focused on identity-based risk products. Over the years, we have gained a deep understanding of customer pain points associated with the lack of trust in online interactions, and we believe identity data can maximize efficiency for both consumers and businesses.
At Trestle, our mission is to accelerate trust and enable personalization through enterprise-grade identity data. We are committed to being the leader in accurate, low latency APIs to maximize efficiency in digital interactions.
We have established a core set of values through years of experience building technology businesses.
What Sets Us Apart
Alex Algard is a long-time visionary for trust and identity in mobile calls, having launched the first caller ID and spam blocking apps for mobile. Currently the CEO of Hiya, Alex previously founded and bootstrapped two companies: Ekata, a leader of ID verification to enterprises via SaaS (sold for $850M) and Whitepages.com, which he started in the 1990s while at college. He holds a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University.
Whitney Bouck is a 30+ year software executive, advisor, investor and board member with 30 years of experience in leadership, strategy, sales, marketing and business operations. She held executive leadership roles at EMC, Box, HelloSign and Dropbox in various capacities and is on the board of directors for BlueOcean, Mutiny, Paycor, PlayPlay and Trengo. Whitney is a Managing Director at one of the world’s best VC firms, Insight Partners, helping build the next generation of great companies.
Derrick Ongchin is Chief Product Officer at FuseIgnited. Prior to that, he led Afterpay’s Product Management efforts in risk, identity, security and Machine Learning. Prior to Afterpay, he founded and led the risk, abuse and security product teams at Uber, where he pioneered solutions for the on-demand, sharing economy industry. Derrick graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an MBA and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, he earned B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.
Matthew Staudt is a noted visionary associated with the development, growth and sale of several organizations that have supported numerous global brands. Staudt has the unique knowledge and perspective associated with a 30-year career as an entrepreneur and C-level executive working with many FORTUNE 1000 companies in support of data monetization, custom data sourcing and strategies, lead development, omni-channel marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and many IT innovations in the areas of AdTech and MarTech.