Keith has 40 years of global technology business experience from publicly listed and large multi-nationals to start-up businesses.
As well as being Executive Chairman and CEO of the Company, he is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AIM-listed Amino Technologies plc a provider of digital TV entertainment and cloud solutions to network operators.
From 2002 to 2017 he served as Executive Chairman of FFastFill plc (“FFastFill”), provider of SaaS to the global derivatives community. Keith retained this position even after FFastFill was acquired by Ion Group in 2013.
He also served as Non-executive Chairman of UK Broadband Stakeholder Group (a UK Government advisory board), Easynet PLC and Chief Executive of ICL PLC.
Stephen has over 20 years in the “Fin-Tech” industry with tremendous scale-up experience.
In 2010 he co-founded and became CEO of Hazeltree – transforming the internal technology team of a New York based hedge fund into a global provider of Treasury Management Technology for alternative managers who collectively manage over $1 trillion in AUM.
From 2005 to 2010 he was CEO of AIM-TO, a fin-tech company that created a multi-asset class “near-time” value at risk systems for prop traders.
In 1999 he became CEO of a Dallas based, venture backed technology company Picasso Software and from 1990 to 1997 helped lead Quantra deliver a property management system that is still used today by thousands of real estate managers.
Karen is an entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director with strong international technology and transactional expertise. She is one of the three founders of KRM22 and was appointed executive COO at IPO. From 31 July 2019, Karen became Non-Executive Director.
In addition, Karen is Chairman of Amino Technologies plc, a provider of digital TV entertainment and cloud solutions to network operators, and non-executive director of Escape Hunt plc, an entertainment business based on escape rooms. Karen was Independent Chairman for seven years of IXCellerate, a Russian datacentre business.
As an executive, Karen was founding CEO of KalliKids, a B2C digital marketplace for six years and prior to this, she was CFO at fast-growing technology businesses IXEurope plc, ACS plc and Kewill plc.
Matt serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Member of Business Growth Fund plc.
Matt joined BGF at its launch in 2011 and is responsible for the finance, compliance, and the operations of the business.
His role also encompasses risk and corporate governance oversight. He was previously a Director of Risk and Finance at the firm.
Matt served as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at CCMP Capital Advisors UK. He was responsible for the local finance department and for covering CCMP Capital’s European portfolio activity and transaction execution.
Prior to joining CCMP in 2006, Matthew was the Global Product Controller for Clearance and Trust products in the World Wide Securities Services business at JPMorgan Chase. He spent six years at JP Morgan, performing numerous roles, including Financial Controller positions in both Luxembourg and London.
Matt served as the Chief Financial Officer at private equity firms including, CCMP Capital Partners UK, Trilantic Capital Partners and Santander Infrastructure Capital. He is a Chartered Accountant.
Sandy was previously Non-Executive Director of AIM listed regulatory reporting and collateral risk management solutions company, Lombard Risk Management plc, which was recently acquired by Vermeg Group.
Prior to Lombard Risk Management he was CEO of DTCC DerivSERV, where he led the roll-out of its Global Trade Repository in Europe and Asia, as well as holding the CEO position of New York Portfolio Clearing, where he oversaw its development and successful sale to ICE.
During Sandy’s trading career at Societe Generale and Bank of America, he was at the centre of several industry initiatives in clearing and market infrastructure, including development of the LCH Clearnet SwapClear system.
Sandy was Chairman of the OTC Derivnet Board from 2011 to 2012.
Garry Jones has over 35 years experience in financial services , and has been CEO of three of the largest derivatives and OTC exchanges in Europe : BrokerTec , LIFFE and the LME. Educated at Oxford University and Stanford Business School, he then embarked on a long career in investment banking and hedge funds as a multi asset derivatives trader and risk manager, entering the exchange space in 1999. He has contributed to the business change, growth ,and globalisation in the exchange world as technology has fundamentally changed the way that we trade, driving the momentum behind electronic trading and increased efficiency in the post trade environment through straight through processing and clearing.
He was part of the initial management team at BrokerTec, becoming CEO and President of BrokerTec Europe, before running ICAP Electronic Broking (Europe) – the forerunner of NEX. Brokertec became the largest global OTC trading platform, with major strengths in government bonds and repo. He joined NYSE Euronext in 2005 and was Global Head of Derivatives (overseeing derivatives markets in Europe and the USA ) and CEO of the NYSE LIFFE exchange. In 2013 he became Co-Head of Markets at HKEX and CEO of the London Metal Exchange (LME), based in London but with an office in Hong Kong and spending considerable time in Asia , with a major focus on China. He left HKEX in 2017, remaining an advisor to the company until 2018.
Garry was a founder member of the Futures and Options Association’s European Industry Council and was a member of the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) senior Practitioner Panel that advised on new policy initiatives under the UK’s former regulatory regime. He was on the Board of FESE (The Federation of European Security Exchanges) and alternate Board member of the WFE (World Federation of Exchanges). He served as a Director of The London Clearing House (LCH.Clearnet) as well as the Qatar Exchange. He was part of the UK’s trade delegation to China with the then Prime Minister David Cameron in 2013.
He now is an advisor and director of several companies, including Horatio Ventures , a private investment firm.
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