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Meet the Team

Non-Executive Directors

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Andrea Davis
NED

Andrea Davis is a Managing Director at Investcorp where she leads the European Operating team. Andrea has held the role of CFO at TDX Group, CEO at Fellowes (a privately owned US manufacturing company), and Head of Corporate Strategy at BAA plc.

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Joey Garcia
NED

Joey is a Partner at Isolas in Gibraltar, and is recognised as one of the top lawyers globally in crypto. He is on the Board of Xapo and representative on the Diem Foundation (previously Libra), as well as at relevant Wharton and Stanford University think tanks.

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June Aitken
NED

June has been an MD at UBS Investment Bank and Head of Strategy for HSBC Global Banking and Markets. She brings current and extensive knowledge of markets (particularly global macro, EM and Asian), institutional and intermediary investor marketing, the investment process including ESG integration, and an understanding of risks, regulatory and governance frameworks required to support a successful and regulatorily compliant business.

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Executive Team

Sean Kiernan
Sean Kiernan
Founder & CEO

Held various roles in executive management in financial services within Credit Suisse and Zurich Financial Services. COO of the London office of the first bank in the world to offer crypto products to clients - Falcon Private Bank. Prior experience in successfully setting up a regulated UK bank within Credit Suisse.

Iain Watson
Iain Watson
Chief of Staff

An Experienced COO, CAO, Head of Operations and Enterprise Program Manager. Iain has held executive and management positions leading strategic activities and coordinating critical issues in financial institutions based around the world including NCB Capital, Lehman Brothers, CIBC and Goldman Sachs. Iain is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Mark Pickering
Mark Pickering
CTO

Mark has worked in the IT Industry for over 25 years, starting his career at Unisys and moving up through the ranks to Technical Architect before starting his own specialist Financial Services Consultancy company. A natural tech entrepreneur with a head for business.

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Glenn Palmer
Glenn Palmer
Client Operations Director

Glenn has spent over 20 years in the wealth management and trading sector servicing the requirements of high net worth clients. His career spans periods at institutions such as Barclays Wealth, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Glenn is FCA CF30 registered, CISI PCIAM Level 6 qualified and is also FINRA registered in the United States.

James Tewes
James Tewes
Chief Information Security Officer

James is experienced in the technology space having a 24-year history working specifically within infrastructure architecture and security. James has worked as a consultant for banks of various sizes with specific focus on banks which often require rearchitecting to transform their legacy infrastructure into highly resilient, modern, efficient and secure environment ensuring they meet current standards whilst using the latest technologies.

Samantha Blunden
Samantha Blunden
Accountant

Samantha has worked in Accounting for over 20 years, starting out in property accounting as a Service Charge Accountant and leading to Client Accounting where she gained her management expertise.Her skills include Payroll, VAT, Corporation Tax, Accounts preparation, Bank Reconciliation, Credit Control, Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger and the migration of data from numerous systems.

Gauri Jagdev
Gauri Jagdev
Risk Analyst

Gauri brings her understanding of risk management to provide assistance and shape policies regarding the different areas of risk that banks face. Using her knowledge of market trends, she provides support to the Risk department to enable the process of risk taking within an organisation. Gauri has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk and is PRINCE2 qualified.

Martina Grimes
Martina Grimes
Executive Assistant

Martina is a highly experienced Personal Assistant having worked in multiple industries over the past 30 years, providing an efficient and helpful service at Executive level. Martina works effectively on her own initiative, though equally takes a supportive and collaborative approach. A trusted corporate citizen, that understands how to prioritise in a complex international business environment with competing priorities and stakeholders.

Liam Harris
Liam Harris
QA Tester

Liam is an ISTQB certified software test engineer with a bachelors degree, experience managing projects and excellent communication skills. When applied within the software-development lifecycle, his sought after blend between analytical and exploratory thinking enables thorough test design and coverage of risks whilst accommodating changes in organisational priorities. From test planning to execution, his focal point is quality.

Heather Bourgeois-Arthur
Heather Bourgeois-Arthur
Treasurer

Heather has over 25 years of experience in the financial services Treasury function, at a diverse number of top tier banks such as Credit Suisse (head of EMEA Treasury Oversight), Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Nomura International and ICBC Standard Bank. Heather, as Treasurer, led the implementation of the treasury function at a small private bank. Additionally, Heather was a senior specialist contractor at Grant Thornton Business Risk Services, as a treasury SME, where she performed assurance work at a top 5 US financial institution as well as challenger banks.

Suzanne Molloy
Suzanne Molloy
Marketing & Community Manager

Suzanne brings over 16 years of marketing management, digital marketing, loyalty and partnerships experience across a variety of sectors including financial and education both client-side and agency. Suzanne has experience of designing strategies to generate leads in multi-million pound companies such as GL Assessment, Global University Systems and the Collinson Group. She has a long track record of delivering SMART goals, executing integrated digital marketing campaigns as well as broadcast media and print campaigns to drive high response rates.

Linda Darnton
Linda Darnton
Financial Services Administrator

Linda is a highly experienced Financial Services Administrator. Having worked in various roles within the wealth management and banking sectors for over twelve years, including with the first bank in the world to offer crypto products to clients, she has a passion for client satisfaction and a strong focus on relationship building and regulatory requirements. She holds a Level 4 IAD qualification.

Bruce Goodwin
Bruce Goodwin
Digital Sales

Bruce began his City career at another famous merchant bank, SG Warburg & Co, in 1982 at the height of Paul Volcker’s fight to bring inflation down, so his career has truly spanned the full cycle. As a bond trader for many years specialising in Emerging Markets and later as an Investment Manager, he has a strong all-round knowledge of markets and asset classes.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
Technical Business Analyst

Paul has worked in the IT industry for more years than he is willing to admit and arrived in the UK from Australia in 2015. Although his early career was as a software developer, he also designed several bespoke manufacturing and accounting systems before being trained in Business Analysis and Project Management while working for a major Sydney bank. Paul has an Economics degree and an MBA (majoring in IT Management), both from the University of New England.

Yang Yu
Yang Yu
Financial Controller

Yang is a technically strong and commercial minded professional accountant with great experience in accounting, financial and regulatory reporting, financial control, auditing and taxation. He is member of both ACCA and ICAEW, he is also a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Most recently, he was associate director in Finance and Accounting of the London branch of a Swiss private bank.

Robert Andersen
Robert Andersen
Digital Asset Sales

Robert brings over 25 years of capital markets experience in trading and sales of financial instruments across asset classes having worked for leading investment banks and brokerages globally. Robert's clients benefit from his expertise in financial analysis and market risk management coupled to his mediation and negotiation skills. He holds a BSc in Philosophy and Mathematics.

Aemiro Habte
Aemiro Habte
Research Analyst

Aemiro is a Fintech postgrad at Imperial College Business School who previously studied Geology at Imperial College London. He has been involved in the blockchain space for over 3 years and has experience with various programming languages including R, Python and Solidity.

Lloyd Kelleher
Lloyd Kelleher
Digital Asset Sales - Analyst

Lloyd brings over 7 years of financial industry experience, having worked in a brokerage in the commodities sales space. He brings experience of performing within a fast paced and highly regulated industry. This coupled with his strong work ethic and attention to detail ensures client satisfaction. He holds a BSc in Economics.

Jake Bluston
Jake Bluston
Digital Assets Sales Assistant

Jake is an engineering graduate from Imperial College London. He has been involved in the blockchain space for the last two years with a specific interest in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).