Mark Beeston

Mark Beeston

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

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.

Stuart Connolly

Stuart Connolly

CEO

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 McHardy

Stuart McHardy

Co-founder

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 Marconi

Steven Marconi

COO

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.

David White

David White

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.

Helen Nicol

Helen Nicol

Head of Product

Helen joined the company in 2021 as Senior Vice President, Head of Product, with more than 20 years of experience in collateral management, financial markets and law, including senior positions at two global banks. She served for more than 14 years as Global Product Director for Lombard Risk, which was acquired by VERMEG in 2018, responsible for the firm’s collateral management, clearing and optimisation solution.

Simon Millington

Simon Millington

Head of Business Development

Simon joined the company in 2015 as Senior Project Manager and quickly rose through the ranks to Head of Product Management, and ultimately Head of Product and Business Development. With more than 13 years of experience in collateral management and financial services, Simon has had significant impact on the vision, strategy and execution of the CloudMargin platform and the company’s commercial success. Prior to CloudMargin, Simon worked at JPMorgan’s agency collateral business for seven years in an Operations and Client Implementation function.

Kari Litzmann

Kari Litzmann

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.

Yasmin Ullah

Yasmin Ullah

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.

Miriam Marascio

Miriam Marascio

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.

Clinton Elston

Clinton Elston

VP of Engineering

With over 25 years of international IT experience, Clinton has worked in a diverse range of industries in the UK, including Banking, Retail, Defense and Healthcare. Clinton has advised numerous businesses on various disciplines such as DevOps, IT Compliance and IT Security, possessing a multitude of professional qualifications and wide-reaching global experience in IaaS and SaaS Solutions.

Armando Hernandez

Armando Hernandez

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.

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