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Directors

Simon Wajcenberg – CEO

Simon is an entrepreneur with a stellar track record in founding pioneering global digital businesses. Simon has founded and built build numerous successful businesses including Stocknet.co.uk, one of the UK’s first online stock brokerages, in 1998. In 1999 Simon founded Freequotes.co.uk, the UK’s first real-time share price information provider, and TMN Plc, one of the first online direct marketing companies, which was listed on AIM in 2000. TMN today has a market capitalization in excess of £70M. In 2010 Simon founded StrikeAd, the worlds first global, mobile Demand side Platform (DSP). StrikeAd operates in Europe, U.S and Asia. In 2013 Simon launched K1T Capital a systematic quant based hedge fund asset management company. Simon has extensive international board-level expertise, vast experience in M&A and was a winner in the finals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Ben Heaton – CIO

Ben started his career in the quantitative research department at Paribas London in 1994, followed by trading in fixed income instruments and equity derivatives. He then founded TMN Group PLC with Simon Wajcenberg and Peter Coveney, one of the first online direct marketing companies, which was listed on AIM in 2000. TMN today has a market capitalization in excess of £70M. Ben then qualified as a medical doctor and worked for the NHS as a junior doctor for 3 years until leaving in 2013 to set up K1T Capital.

Peter Coveney – CFO

Peter is a Chartered Accountant with an entrepreneurial bias who has held many senior roles in general practice and industry exposing him to a wide range of commercial experiences in fast growing environments. More recently including seven years as CFO for TMN Group PLC, one of the first online direct marketing companies, which was listed on AIM in 2000. TMN today has a market capitalization in excess of £70M. In 2007 TMN was voted Online Business of the Year at the Fast Growth Business Awards. Since then Peter has focused on supporting and investing in a number of start-up opportunities.

david furse-roberts BSc, FCA – CTO

David is a true tech veteran with over 20 years in the industry. After gaining a degree in Electrical Engineering from London University David qualified as a chartered accountant, and practiced with Spicer & Pegler (Delloittes). Whilst finance director of an engineering company providing tooling related equipment he saw an opportunity for computerising the control and management of tooling and founded David Maxwell Consultants to develop and sell the software. David was successful in building a profitable software development company which was sold in 2000. Since 2000, David has worked for B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq BEAV) as a systems developer and analyst. David has a very unique balance between technical and commercial skills, being able to delve and resolve the most complex tech issues as well as tightly aligning tech strategy with company’s commercial goals. He has experience in building complex solutions in multiple industries, with strong Big Data and Cloud environment background.

Craig Morgan - Advisory Board Member

Craig has spent his entire career so far at Morgan Stanley. Joining in 1997, he spent 15 years in the Prime Brokerage area, most recently as a Managing Director running the single name and structured Swaps desk in Europe. Craig has a deep knowledge of the structure and workings of hedge funds, their operational, risk, and financing requirements. Craig is also a Non-executive Director of Synapse Electroceuticals, a small biotech company established to exploit groundbreaking research in the use of micro current electricity in wound healing.

James Hogbin – Advisory Board Member

Respected as a commercially astute Technology professional, with extensive experience of working with Boards and Senior Corporate teams operating in risk-driven and regulated marketplaces to develop and implement end to end technology solutions, support frameworks, business continuity, information security, operational risk systems, and resilient infrastructures. Previous roles include: Royal Bank Of Scotland (Global Head of Systematic Asset Management), Aspect Capital (Head of Production IT), Lansdowne Partners (Chief Technology Officer).

Kapil Khandelwal – Advisory Board Member

Kapil is a business leader with standout success in positioning global business units for growth and profitability in the Emerging Markets. He has played various roles in influencing public policies in health, education, finance and inclusive growth with various government panels in the Emerging Markets. He is driving business results through mentoring leaders and his passion is connecting people and making an impact on the lives of people in this region. He runs his own early stage fund that invests in health, education, clean-tech, ICT and agri in the emerging markets and a boutique investment banking firm. In his 25 years of his career, he has carried out over 30 large transactions in the Emerging Markets, including cross-border.

Alex Rahaman – Advisory Board Member

Alex Rahaman is the Vice President, Programmatic for Sizmek Inc (SZMK) a global ad management platform and specializes in the field of programmatic trading. Prior to this he was the CEO and founder of StrikeAd, the first
programmatic, algorithm driven demand side platform (DSP) dedicated to Mobile, which he sold to Sizmek in May 2015. Prior to StrikeAd, Alex led the 2009 sale of Unanimis to France Telecom, taking on responsibility for the Orange mobile ad business. Joining Unanimis in 2005, Alex helped the company become the leading independent Ad Network in the UK and also led its spinout and Series A VC funding of a subsidiary, OpenX, one of the first and now largest global programmatic media platforms (SSP). He received his MA from Oxford University.

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