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 Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG and Board Member of Eurex Frankfurt AG & Eurex Zürich AG. He is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Man Group plc, Independent non-executive Director of Rothesay Life plc. and is a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee in Washington. 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 McHardy co-founded CloudMargin in early 2014. He is managing director of Client Services & Client Onboarding at the cloud-based firm. Prior to founding CloudMargin, Stuart held numerous senior positions at firms such as HSBC, JP Morgan, and Omgeo.
Steve is an angel investor and independent director who has worked primarily in the financial services software space. Current investments include Rivo Software – a UK company in the GRI space, Dovetail a payments software solution and Point9 – a cloud based mid and back office solution.
Global Head of Sales
Karl has spent a majority of his career involved in collateral management and clearing with various institutions. Prior to this position Karl spent 18 years at JPMorgan in both London and Hong Kong where he held regional/global sales roles in the collateral management and clearing businesses.
MD, North America
Lis joined CloudMargin from FIS where she was part of their securities finance and collateral sales team with a focus on attracting new clients. Previously, Lisbeth had senior roles at Citi and spent over 13 years at JP Morgan Chase.
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 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.
Filipe is a multi-skilled and extremely 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 outstanding values.