Mark Beeston is Managing Partner and Founder of Illuminate Financial Management LLP, the Fintech Venture Capital firm. Previously he was CEO of ICAP’s post trade risk and information business and sat on the ICAP Exco. Mark has been responsible for industry platforms such as Reset, ReMatch, TriOptima and Euclid Opportunities. Prior to ICAP he launched T-Zero (now ICELink) growing the company from start-up to exit and sat on the Exco of Creditex prior to its acquisition by ICE in 2008.
Mark’s career began as a fixed income derivatives trader at Deutsche Bank in 1992 where his roles included COO for Global Credit Trading and COO for Global Rates. Mark represented Deutsche Bank at board level across numerous industry companies and associations including ISDA, Markit, Swapswire, OTCDerivNet and DTCC DerivServ.
In addition to his involvement with CloudMargin, Richard’s non-executive activities include Chairmanship of TP ICAP plc as well as being Senior Independent Director & Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Man Group plc. He was formerly also Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG in Germany. Prior to retirement from full-time executive activity in 2011, Richard worked with JPMorgan for 23 years in various roles within the Investment Bank in Europe and the US. Most recently, he ran JPMorgan’s Global Cash Equities business, the Prime Services group of businesses (including Futures & Options, Prime Brokerage & Broker Dealer Services) and led the Firm’s Market Structure Committee.
Prior to Illuminate Financial Management, Alexander worked at Bain & Company where he worked in the Private Equity and Financial Services practice in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Nigeria. Alex focused on commercial due diligence (mainly TMT and FinTech), fund strategy and bank restructuring projects. Prior to this, Alex worked in the Technology division at JPMorgan, an Agri-food social enterprise in Ghana, and co-founded the online booking system provider, Teamup. He has a Master’s degree (first class honors) in Engineering from the University of Bristol.
Stuart joined CloudMargin as CEO in June 2019, after serving as Group CEO for TriOptima AB for more than two years. He is a seasoned leader in fintech, OTC markets, trading risk management, credit risk mitigation, operational risk services, banking, equity finance and prime brokerage. Stuart worked at Goldman Sachs in both London and New York for 18 years as a Managing Director in the Securities Division, running various businesses focused on helping clients mitigate risks from their trading activities across credit derivatives, interest rates and foreign exchange, as well as shaping the firm’s response to the changing regulatory environment.
Stuart has over 12 years experience in collateral management covering client on boarding, client service and has led collateral management product teams in a number of companies. Stuart now focuses on the client experience.
Steven is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in global investment and retail banks, and also a FTSE 100 company. He is responsible for enabling CloudMargin’s strategy through financial discipline, efficient operations and strong governance, to give our clients the best collateral management experience.
Chief Commercial Officer
David joined CloudMargin in April 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer. He has extensive experience in capital markets sales and marketing and in financial technology to support over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. Most recently he was Head of Sales for the triResolve business line of TriOptima. David is a frequent speaker on OTC derivatives for industry conferences.
Head of Product Management
Simon is considered a subject matter expert in the OTC derivatives space and has been instrumental in expanding CloudMargin’s offering in both a feature and functionality perspective.
Filipe is a multi-skilled creative technology leader, with a solid background in development and extensive experience across various business sectors. He has built agile teams with a strong customer focus which always deliver.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kari joined CloudMargin with more than 12 years of experience leading branding, marketing and design projects as a consultant, entrepreneur and marketing strategist based in New York City. Many of her clients have been in the financial services industry, including J.P.Morgan and Nomura. Kari has joined CloudMargin to lead the company’s global marketing strategy.
Chief People Officer
Yasmin has been a human resources leader since 2003 with an extensive background within investment banking and the wider financial services industry. At CloudMargin, she is responsible for partnering with the leadership team in all aspects of human capital strategy. Core areas of accountability include culture and empowerment, employee engagement, recruitment and retention, talent management, learning and development, reward and recognition.
Executive Director, Head of North America
Armando has over 20 years experience in finance, specializing in derivatives collateral management and joined CloudMargin in March 2018. After serving as the Director for Business Development, he is now the Executive Director, Head of North America. Armando is responsible for the entire North American operating unit, including sales, relationship management, strategic partnerships and client onboarding.
Head of Client Services
Miriam has nearly 15 years of experience in client services and financial services. She joined CloudMargin in March 2020 as the Head of Client Services, overseeing onboarding, support, and ongoing relationship management.