The Team

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. Our 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.


David Sutter, Chief Strategy Officer

David Sutter is an experienced Fintech entrepreneur and a blockchain/DLT expert. He was one of the first to foresee the benefits DLT could bring to financial services and in particular trade finance. Over the past years he helped pioneer and design the technology’s application for trade finance. He joined TradeIX in 2017 as Head of Platform Strategy to develop a roadmap for the trade and working capital finance platform and for the Marco Polo Network. He devised an ambitious and ground-breaking vision for the Trade Finance Industry, for the Marco Polo Network and for TradeIX which fundamentally differentiates them from other players and networks in this field. As the Chief Strategy Officer, he will continue defining and designing the future of TradeIX and the Marco Polo Network.


Tawfique Hamid, Chief Revenue Officer

Tawfique Hamid has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise software industry. He oversees all revenue-generating activities including Sales, Sales Support and Enablement, Demand Generation and Account Management. He was recently Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba Asia Pacific, Japan and over his SAP career has held several direct sales and sales leadership roles in North America.


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.


Diane Gray-Smith, CFO

Diane is a CFO, passionate about businesses who leverage technology to drive transformation and innovation. Most recently she was CFO for Public Mint, a fiat blockchain and stable coin start up, and the Global CFO for Uphold, a next generation fx and global payments technology platform.

Prior to this she has spent the last 13+ years as an Interim Executive advising Boards and leading the finance function through periods of great change, whether start up, fast growth, mergers & acquisition, fundraising or restructure.


Sean Bonner, Implementation Engineer

Sean has over seven years experience delivering solutions to customers primarily in the telecommunications industry. He has worked on various platforms ranging from bare metal hardware to both public and private cloud deployments. Collaboratively involved in network roll-out, product and development teams, and with customers, to plan and deliver end-to-end deployment projects worldwide.


Daniel Cotti, Managing Director,
Center of Excellence, Banking & Trade

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 and member of the board of the GLEIF Foundation.


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.


Lorine Sigwarth, VP People

With over 15 years in the HR and staffing industry, Lorine is specialised in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce strategies. Throughout her career, Lorine has supported multinationals such as IBM and Microsoft. She has was the leader of one of the most successful workforce transformation engagement in Ireland. Before joining TradeIX, Lorine was managing the outsourced EMEA Onboarding and HR Compliance team for Google via Aramark. She believes that operational success stems from employees engagement, communication, innovation and a well-structured framework.


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.


Mark Wood, Account Delivery Executive

Mark has over 20 years of experience gained within Digital Finance Transformation, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Global Services & Operations, and Account Management. Mark has held a variety of leadership roles including Head of Services & Account Management at Taulia (B2B Network) and VP Global Services & Customer Success at Trintech (R2R Software), all within the FinTech software industry.


Cyril Broutin, Account Delivery Executive

Cyril started his career within the French Ministry of Economy. After holding several positions in Specialized Finance Departments. within BNPP Group, he joined GE Capital for 15 years, where he contributed to the implementation of innovative financing solutions based on new technologies. In 2009, he sets his own consultancy company, focusing on Working Capital Optimization and Sustainable Development and later joined B-process in 2011to develop a new collaborative Supply Chain Finance platform. In 2013, after the takeover of B-Process by SAP Ariba, he was missioned to elaborate the SAP Ariba Strategy to enter the Supply Chain Finance space.


Leon Scott, Head of Operations APAC

Leon Scott has a strong background in trade & commodities finance, banking and supply chain management. Prior to TradeIX, Leon was a Director at PrimeRevenue where he was responsible for 30+ bank partnerships in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the company’s global capital markets product. Leon also held senior roles at HSBC in Hong Kong and London where he focused on product strategy and delivery for trade & commodities finance. Leon started his career with DHL in New Zealand after obtaining a degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics.


Silvio Bartel, Project Manager

Silvio Bartel is a consulting and project management professional with a proven ability to lead end-to-end transformation and process automation projects that drive working capital and trade finance initiatives. He is a seasoned veteran who has successfully delivered value creating B2B platforms with Fortune 500 customers.


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


Sarah Clark, Office Manager

Sarah is the Office Manager of the Kettering office and has over 12 years of experience working in Business Administration, predominantly supporting at Director level in small private companies. This has enabled her to get involved in every aspect of business and thrives on no two days being the same. Sarah is passionate in ensuring the office runs as smoothly as possible for our busy team of developers.


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.


Nick Chikore, Senior Developer

Nick is the senior UI developer, he brings his experience of developing websites and applications to the development team and as the designated styles architect on the TradeIX platform, he takes the lead in building the foundations for the look of all of the apps we develop.


Anna Holmes, Executive Assistant

Anna has a background in events and marketing, working for JP Morgan in the Fixed Income division and for over 10 years at Morgan Stanley on the equity side. Anna looked after deal roadshows, IPO’s and global conferences, working with senior internal directors and external clients. Having worked at Prime Revenue with Rob Barnes and Richard Tynan, Anna moved to TradeIX to help run the London office.


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.


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.


Joseph Lee, Development Lead

Joe is a software engineer with a consultancy background who helped build large projects for blue chip clients from major retailers to pharmaceutical companies. He believes that high quality software is a function of giving a team the right culture to work in.


Anish Vadher, Software Developer

Anish is a Software Developer at TradeIX. He has several years of experience in software development and in sales. He worked as Full Stack Developer at General Assembly, Regional Manager at 3P Learning and Business Development manager at Education City.


Paul McGovern, Quality Assurance Manager

Paul has expertise in managing all aspects of the end to end QA lifecycle with over 20 years Quality Assurance experience. Most recently, Paul set up and managed the QA function for The Now Factory a startup in telco data analytics, which grew rapidly and was acquired by IBM. Paul has managed both large and small QA teams across a broad range of industries including Finance, Telecoms, Gaming and Social Media. A genuine passion for quality, with particular interest in automation, innovation and new generation technologies


Aimee Jones, QA Automation Engineer

Aimee Jones is a QA Automation Engineer with particular experience in telecommunications, which she gained in Openet Telecoms. She is well versed in all aspects of QA with a passion for Automation, particularly high performance testing. Aimee revels in the cycle of discovering issues, getting to the root cause, analysing for the right solution, verification right through to deployment and most crucially automating for regression.


Aidan McKenzie, Financial Controller

Aidan is a CPA with previous experience across mining, engineering, manufacturing and retail sectors. He has managed finance teams of varying sizes both domestically and internationally. During his career he has been responsible for strategic and organisational planning, finance and commercial management, business process improvements, IT system implementations, contract management and all key aspects of internal control and compliance.


Chris Woodley, Lead Business Analyst

Chris has over 12 years of experience in a variety of lead analysis and product management roles within the capital markets, commodities and futures trading sectors. These include Lead Commodities Business Analyst and FX Product Manager roles at inter-dealer brokers GFI Group and Tullett Prebon respectively, as well as a variety of business analysis consulting roles in the proprietary trading sector. Chris is passionate about applying Agile delivery techniques to support the successful implementation of cutting edge software solutions.


Eduardo Lemes, Business Analyst

Eduardo Lemes is a Business Analyst with 14 years of experience in IT. Passionate about Agile methodologies and Scrum, Eduardo has successfully delivered software development projects in an Agile and also has extensive experience with financial services by taking several roles at HSBC under Compliance and Risk IT.


Dan Cronin, Development Operations

Dan Cronin is a Development Operations engineer with over nine years of experience delivering automation and process improvements utilizing tools like GitHub, Ansible, Puppet, Kubernetes and scripting languages like Powershell, Python and Bash. Working closely with networking, operations and product teams to optimise the delivery of infrastructure through infrastructure as code, and creating continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines.


Wajahat Abbasi, Full Stack Developer

Wajahat Abbasi has over ten years of experience in various phases of software developement across multiple sectors including finance, cloud computing and government projects. Most recently, he was working for Microsoft. His main area of expertise is Microsoft technologies.


Shane O’Flynn, Head of Product & Engineering

Shane joins TradeIX as Head of Product & Engineering in Dublin with over 30 years experience of Product Management and Software Development. In this role, he is responsible for all Product Management and Software Engineering functions in TradeIX including Product Definition, UX Design, Architecture, Application Development, DevOps and QA. Scaling the development capability and building an industrial strength team is a key success factor for TradeIX. Shane was part of the team that grew a Dublin-based start-up from 60 to over 600 engineers. His work has taken him to all corners of the globe having delivered projects across multiple industries in over forty countries.


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