Mark Beeston

Mark Beeston

Chairman

Mark joined CloudMargin as Executive Chairman in 2017. He 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 Executive Committee. Mark has been responsible for numerous industry-leading technology platforms. Prior to ICAP, he launched T-Zero (now ICELink), growing the company from start-up to exit and sat on the Executive Committee of Creditex prior to its 2008 acquisition by ICE.

Stuart Connolly

Stuart Connolly

Chief Executive Officer

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 who came to CloudMargin with more than 20 years of experience in fintech, OTC markets, trading risk management, credit risk mitigation, operational risk services, banking, equity finance and prime brokerage. Stuart spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs in London and New York 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 co-founded and launched CloudMargin in 2014 with nearly 15 years of experience, including in collateral management covering client on-boarding and client service. Prior to CloudMargin, he led collateral management product teams and held roles at some of the largest banks in the world, including HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Northern Trust. Stuart now focuses on CloudMargin’s client experience.

Steven Marconi

Steven Marconi

Chief Operations Officer

A Chartered Accountant, Steven joined CloudMargin in 2015 after a decade of experience with global investment and retail banks including Nomura, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Macquarie Bank. He is responsible for managing the organization’s finances and driving CloudMargin’s delivery-focused culture and strategy through efficient operations, financial discipline and strong governance.

David White

David White

Chief Commercial Officer

David joined CloudMargin in April 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer, with 14 years of experience in capital markets sales and marketing and in financial technology to support OTC derivatives markets. Previously, he served for eight years as 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. During his time with CloudMargin, he’s risen to leadership roles that have focused on client success, product development and partnerships. Simon has had a significant impact on the vision, strategy and execution of the CloudMargin platform and the company’s commercial success. Previously, 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 in 2016 to build and lead the fast-growing company’s global marketing function and strategy, bringing in 13 years of experience leading branding and marketing for start-ups, middle-market companies and publicly traded firms. Kari has a wide range of experience in the financial services industry, including with large investment banks, such as JPMorgan and Nomura, and start-ups and global NGOs focused on financial inclusion, such as Prana App and Women’s World Banking.

Yasmin Ullah

Yasmin Ullah

Chief People Officer

Yasmin joined CloudMargin in June 2018, responsible for partnering with the leadership team in all aspects of human capital strategy. Core areas of accountability include culture and empowerment, diversity, equality and inclusion, engagement, recruitment and retention, talent management, learning and development, reward and recognition. She has been a human resources leader since 2003 with an extensive background within investment banking and the wider financial services industry. She came to CloudMargin with over 20 years of human resources experience.

Miriam Marascio

Miriam Marascio

Head of Client Services

Miriam joined CloudMargin in March 2020 to oversee onboarding, support, and ongoing relationship management. She came to the firm with nearly 15 years of experience in client services and financial services, including as Client Services Vice President and Global Project Manager for Clearstream Banking S.A.

Clinton Elston

Clinton Elston

Chief Technology Officer

Clinton joined CloudMargin in February 2020 as a Vice President in DevOps and later Engineering before assuming his current role in July 2021. With nearly 25 years of international IT experience prior to CloudMargin, he 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, with a wide range of professional qualifications and wide-reaching global experience in IaaS and SaaS Solutions.

Armando Hernandez

Armando Hernandez

Head of North America

Armando joined CloudMargin in March 2018 as the Director for Business Development before assuming his current role in early 2020. Armando is responsible for the entire North American operating unit, including sales, relationship management, strategic partnerships and client onboarding. He came to CloudMargin with more than 20 years of experience in the investment banking, derivatives and fintech industries, specializing in derivatives collateral management.

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