The TradeIX Team
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Tsang, Senior Program Manager
Johnny is a certified and accomplished project professional. He held senior project leadership positions at JPMorgan, ANZ, RBS/ABN AMRO and Citigroup delivering global trade finance and cash transformational platforms successfully for business clients during the past 20 years. Prior to this, he held technology and management positions in Fortune 500 corporates like CIGNA insurance, American President Lines and Motorola Inc. where he drove changes by leveraging new technology and implementing integrated system solutions for businesses.
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.
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.
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
Owen Coonan, Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Owen has over 20 years of experience in software development and quality engineering. The last 15 years he spent designing and building frameworks to improve product consistency and quality. He has worked on the Solaris Operating System for Sun Microsystems as a developer and quality engineer, and then moved to AOL as a release engineer for Netscape, before working as a developer on their Personal Finance suite of products. Subsequently he worked on their search engine as an automation engineer.
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.
Cormac Bonner, Lead Business Analyst
Cormac is a Lead Business Analyst with over 10 years of Fintech experience delivering best-in-class products in areas like Enterprise Data Management, Regulatory Reporting and Fund Accounting. Working holistically with all stakeholders to maximise the quality and timeliness of deliverables across the TradeIX development lifecycle, he is also passionate about bringing his deep business and technical expertise to bear on re-engineering business workflows using Agile methods to ensure they are as flexible, dynamic and effective possible.
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.