Validity Welcomes New Financial and Technology Executives To Support Rapid Growth

Validity Inc. | November 2, 2022

Andrew Lazarus and Geoff Charron bring decades of experience to the company leadership in advance of plans for strategic growth


Today Validity, the leading provider of data quality and email marketing success solutions, announced two new additions to its leadership team as part of the company’s rapid growth and momentum. Andrew Lazarus was named Chief Financial Officer and Geoff Charron was named Chief Technology Officer.

With these two strategic leadership changes coming at the heels of recent product expansions and offerings, Validity is positioned to offer world-class solutions to businesses of all sizes in 2023. In an increasingly competitive email landscape, Validity helps companies target, contact, engage, and keep customers by using trustworthy data in ethical ways.

Andrew Lazarus, Chief Financial Officer
As Validity’s Chief Financial Officer, Andrew will leverage his experience in finance and investor relations to scale the company for its next stage of growth. With a focus on strategy and execution, Andrew will pull in his past experience in building financial infrastructures and enabling strategic business growth, to elevate the documentation and processes to ensure clarity and alignment across teams as Validity scales its business. Previously, Andrew has served as Chief Financial Officer at Electric, Pilot Freight Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and more.

Geoff Charron, Chief Technology Officer
Geoff will oversee Validity’s engineering, DevOps, security, compliance, and privacy teams, with a particular focus on innovation as the organization continues to scale for growth. His primary goal will be ensuring Validity continues to expand and improve its world-class, critical solutions. Throughout his career, Geoff garnered extensive experience with acquisitions and supporting global technology teams through periods of growth and change, with technology leadership roles at Inovalon, ABILITY Network and a number of leading security products companies.

“I am excited to welcome two remarkable leaders to the Validity executive team as we enter a massive period of growth within the company,” said Mark Briggs, CEO of Validity. “Validity has a longstanding commitment to empowering customers with the right tools and leadership team to navigate an evolving data and marketing landscape. Andrew and Geoff both bring exceptional skill sets and knowledge that enable Validity to continue providing innovative, people-first solutions – and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to expand with their guidance.”

All new hires are effective immediately. Additional Validity career opportunities can be found here.

For over 20 years, tens of thousands of organizations throughout the world have relied on Validity solutions to target, contact, engage, and keep customers – using trustworthy data as a key advantage. The Validity flagship products – DemandTools, BriteVerify, Everest, GridBuddy Connect, and MailCharts – are all highly rated solutions for CRM data management, email address verification, inbox deliverability and avoiding the spam folder, and grid CRM applications. These solutions deliver smarter campaigns, more qualified leads, more productive sales, and ultimately faster growth. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

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