Who we are?
With the convergence of technology and finance, we have both the opportunity and the tools needed to transform and rewire the world’s global trade infrastructure.
TradeIX is rewiring trade finance by providing the most connected and secured platform infrastructure for banks, asset managers, B2B networks and value added service providers.
We are driving a paradigm shift in the way we facilitate the flow of goods, money, and credit in global trade. Built on distributed ledger technology, our platform’s applications, developer tools, and core protocol represent the dawn of the “internet of trade”.
For the first time in history, we have both the opportunity and the tools needed to transform and rewire the world’s global trade infrastructure. In doing so, we can make fundamental improvements to the benefit of the entire trade ecosystem, bring millions of currently excluded businesses online, and create and deploy entirely new businesses and business models for global trade.
TradeIX is proud to be working with leading investors in the financial services space such as Kistefos, a private investment company wholly-owned by Christen Sveaas. Kistefos has a strong track record with investments in the financial industry and is an active partner to the management team of TradeIX.
TradeIX has operations in the UK and the US and is managed by a team of leaders in the financial technology and trade finance industry.
The experienced team behind TradeIX is the strong foundation behind the company and the driving force behind the changes of an entire industry.
Managed by a team of leading experts in trade finance, blockchain technology, and API solutions, TradeIX has the strong foundation to be the driving force in the market. The TradeIX team has complementary skills with unique capabilities:
- Deep understanding of the trade finance and B2B ecosystem
- Distributed ledger and API technology expertise
- Ability to attract blue-chip global partners
- Proven track record of delivery
Our Company Culture
We believe in the need and opportunity to transform and rewire the world’s global trade infrastructure. Our mission is drive a paradigm shift in the way we facilitate the flow of goods, money, and credit in global trade. Our company culture is grounded in an environment of innovation, collaboration and celebration and we are always on the lookout for passionate and creative people to join the TradeIX team.
How we approach the world
We’re building the world’s first shared platform powered by distributed ledger technology. We do work that matters, changing the way the $8 trillion trade finance market is managed. We are creating new solutions for the market that makes us proud.
How we collaborate
Passion and personality matter. We work with creative and curious people across the globe, and we want everybody to feel comfortable being themselves.
How we do our work
At our core – we are problem solvers. We innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We’re a learning organization with a growth mindset, and we’re always looking for ways to improve our product and ourselves.
How we communicate
We are all passionate and enthusiastic about our products and customers. We value communication and everyone is able to have their say, share their story and celebrate an achievement together.
Robert Barnes, CEO
Rob Barnes is co-founder of TRADEIX. Rob’s trade finance experience and expertise started in the logistics and financial technology sectors. In 2002, he founded PrimeRevenue Inc and was the CEO of one of the pioneers of supply chain finance (SCF) applications. He developed the largest non-bank SCF application with over $120B in annual processed volume through a combination of technology and services. In 2007, Robert founded the consulting company, Aradya and advised banks including HSBC, RBS, Morgan Stanley and Westpac on supply chain and trade finance.
Andrew Berti, CTO
Andrew Berti is a co-founder of TRADEIX. Andrew has spent over 20 years creating leading edge software solutions for the financial and media sectors including companies such as JP Morgan, HSBC, Sony, Warner Bros., and Disney. Andrew has a track record of turning complex processes into scalable efficient software solutions. In 2010, Andrew founded Geodiction, service software consultancy with operations in Europe, USA, and Asia.
Daniel Cotti, CFO and Bank Partner Relationships
Dani has over 30 years of experience in Global Trade Finance, Transaction Services, Banking and Technology. Dani was the European Trade Finance Head at Citibank and Global Head of Trade Finance and Transaction Products at ABN AMRO/RBS. Subsequently, he managed and build out the Global Trade Finance and Loans business at JP Morgan. In 2015, he founded Cotti Trade & Treasury, a consultancy firm for global trade finance. Dani is a Trade Finance industry expert and had industry wide, global engagements with SWIFT, BAFT, ICC and WTO organizations and is currently the non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Bolero Intl. Ltd.
Frank Ruscio, COO
Frank is an accomplished Information Technology Executive. Most recently, he was the Chief Information Officer for Insurance Australia Group (UK), Toyota Financial Services (Australia and Asia Pacific) and Ardent Leisure Group. Prior to this, Frank had career engagements with financial institutions such as Westpac Banking Corp and Macquarie Group. Frank is recognized for effectively managing operations and delivering change across business and IT domains for the last 20 years.
Oliver Belin, CMO
Oliver has over 15 years of experience in supply chain finance and account receivable finance solutions. He has worked for numerous leading organizations in trade finance and had key roles with PrimeRevenue, GSCF and Sumitomo Bank. In 2008, he founded Swiss Commercial Capital, a company specialized in trade finance solutions, which was successfully sold to Macquarie Bank in 2011. Oliver is the co-author of the book Supply Chain Finance Solutions and a frequent speaker on this topic.
Richard Tynan, Managing Director
Richard Tynan is a co-founder of TRADEIX. Richard has over 25 years of Investment Banking experience in both Fixed Income and Capital Markets. Richard was Head Debt and Equity Syndication at RBS, Head of Corporate Debt Syndication at Morgan Stanley, and ran Private Placements at Lehman London. Prior to co-founding TRADEIX Richard established PRCM in London, a Capital Management business that successfully raised a significant institutional balance sheet, and focused on origination and distribution of Trade Assets.
Marcus Wade, Head of Platform Development
Marcus is a co-founder of TRADEIX and an experienced web developer, consultant and architect with a passion for technology. He has over 25 years of experience focusing mainly within the Microsoft technology stack and producing solutions for the financial, travel and insurance sectors for global corporations. He was an early pioneer within the Internet start-up phenomenon in the early 90’s, helping small companies become global players. Marcus displays an in-depth understanding of the business requirements and how these challenges can be met through rapid and agile development techniques.
David Sutter, Head of Platform Strategy
David is an experienced Fintech entrepreneur, expert in distributed ledger technology and trade, and a veteran of the blockchain industry who helped pioneer the technology’s application in trade finance. Most recently, Dave served as COO and co-founder of Hijro, a blockchain platform for global trade and supply chain finance. He has worked and consulted with many of the world’s leading financial institutions, technology providers, and corporations on understanding, designing and implementing cutting edge distributed ledger-based solutions.
Harry Stanley, General Counsel
Harry has over 25 years of experience in a number of senior roles, including Senior Legal Counsel at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Head of Transaction Management at Morgan Stanley and UK General Counsel for a Monoline Guarantor. He qualified as a solicitor with the law firm Slaughter and May.
Dan Duncan, Product Management – Applications
Dan Duncan has over 14 years of experience with Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Open Account and Invoice Finance products in a variety of leadership roles including VP Product Management, Head of QA and Product Management and SCF Consulting. In 2003, Dan developed the core solution for PrimeRevenue, a leading Supply Chain Finance provider as VP Software Product Management and later had leading roles at Aradya and HSBC in software management, development, quality assurance and project management. Expertise: Software, Trade Finance, Quality Assurance
Matthew Layton – Senior Developer
Matthew is a blockchain advocate and an experienced developer focusing on enterprise architecture with the Microsoft technology stack. He has worked in various technology sectors including healthcare, retail, mission critical systems and travel. Matthew strives to write the most elegant and maintainable code possible, strictly abiding to the SOLID and DRY principles.
Terry Robinson – Senior Developer
Terry is a Senior Developer that is constantly aware of the “bigger picture” and is passionate about the processes and procedures needed to enable agile quality development. Terry has an extensive skill set that encompasses not only multiple application stacks but also the communications across those stacks. He has successfully conceived and led multi-disciplined software development teams completing high profile and high priority projects.
Grant Nunn – Senior Developer
Grant is a Senior Developer / Architect with over 22 years experience designing and developing enterprise systems for Banking, Insurance and Retail clients amongst others. His main area of expertise has been in the Microsoft ecosystem however recent experience has seen this diversify building modern micro services architectures on top of the best of breed open source technologies and languages.
TradeIX solutions are blockchain agnostic. We are a member of the Linux Foundation and partner of the two key blockchain protocol providers IBM and R3. In 2017, TradeIX was selected as technology platform for the Project Marco Polo, a joint undertaking by R3, TradeIX, and many of the world’s foremost financial institutions including BNP, ING, RBS, Barclays, Natixis, Commerzbank, Wells Fargo, and ING.
The project is dedicated to the rewiring of open-account trade infrastructure. The platform consists of powerful trade finance solutions, APIs and developer tools, and an open technology infrastructure powered by Corda distributed ledger technology.
The Marco Polo platform enables trading parties and their financiers to dramatically cut back-office costs, eliminate operational friction, reduce fraud and compliance risk, open up new revenue streams, and enable entirely new ways of managing and financing trade.