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.
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
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.
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.
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.
As member of the Linux Foundation, we are leveraging the distributed ledger technology supported by our partner IBM. Our platform lowers risk and costs of trade transactions by enabling parties to transact directly, instantly and securely. Trade finance application providers and B2B networks are partnering with us to increase their value proposition to their clients, and to join the growing, global network of financial institutions on our TIX Platform.
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.