Exclusive: Jumio swaps CEOs after examining its books


Jumio, a mobile identification company whose clients include United Airlines and Airbnb, has quietly said goodbye to founder and CEO Daniel Mattes, Fortune has learned, following an internal investigation into possible financial irregularities.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company isn’t commenting on Mattes or the investigation, with one source saying that a confidentiality agreement is in place. Mattes did speak with Fortune, saying he made a “voluntary decision to resign” because he is better at starting companies and getting them in position to execute toward profitability, than he is at managing said execution. A source familiar with the situation, however, says that had Mattes not resigned of his own accord, he would no longer be CEO.

Mattes also acknowledged that “at one point” Jumio hired outside auditors to reexamine its books, but says nothing out of the ordinary was found. He adds that he will be available to advise new…

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