Q5id, a leader in identity proofing services, announced today that Peter Lymm has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to founder and CEO Steve Larson.

Peter brings over 30 years of IT and operations experience, with a strong background in the healthcare and insurance verticals. Peter has held CIO and COO executive roles for companies such as Aetna, Samsung and Community Health Network. Most recently, Peter was Chief Operating Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

“With our latest round of funding, our company is in a hyper-growth mode. Peter’s vast IT, operations and compliance experience will help us scale from early-stage start-up to growth company and beyond. In addition, Peter’s experience in our key verticals like healthcare will help us develop solutions tailored to the vertical market needs,” said CEO and founder Steve Larson.

“Choosing to join the Q5id team was a no-brainer. Verifying identities is a challenge in both the healthcare and insurance industries. There is not only fraud to be concerned with, but there are also compliance challenges because of all of the personal information used by those industries. Q5id not only eliminates fraud, but it also ensures a person’s personal information isn’t shared with someone who shouldn’t have access to it,” said Q5id’s newly hired Chief Operating Officer Peter Lymm.