Leading Point blends financial expertise with proprietary IP to improve our client’s decision making and transform their business.

Meet the team

Rajen Madan | Founder & CEO

Rajen Madan | Founder & CEO

Rajen Madan
Founder & CEO

Change leader with over 20 years’ experience in helping financial markets with their toughest business challenges in data, operating model transformation in sales, CRM, Ops, Data, Finance & MI functions, and delivery of complex compliance, front-to-back technology implementations. Significant line experience. Former partner in management consulting leading client solution development, delivery and P&L incl. Accenture. Specialities – Operating Models, Data Assets, Compliance, Technology Partnerships & Solutions in Capital Markets, Market Infrastructure, Buy-Side, Banking & Insurance.

 

Peter Wallqvist | Chief Product Officer

Peter Wallqvist | Chief Product Officer

Peter Wallqvist

Chief Product Officer

Peter has extensive experience building and delivering platforms that drive digital transformation in the professional services sector. He has delivered high profile data-tech projects in the US & Europe for blue-chip companies including Bloomberg, BT and GSK. He joins Leading Point to help us with our product roadmap, go-to-market strategy, and internationalisation.

 

Ziko Townsend | ESG Consultant

Ziko Townsend | ESG Consultant

Ziko Townsend

ESG Consultant

Ziko is an ESG investing consultant with buy-side experience in fixed income, equity research and multi-asset fund management in the UK, US and the Caribbean. CFA-ESG and MBA qualified with specialities in investment management and strategy. Ziko is growing our ESG service offering and helping clients build their ESG philosophies, integrate solutions and measure progress over time.

 

Mitchell Robertson | Exchange Traded Derivatives SME

Mitchell Robertson | Exchange Traded Derivatives SME

Mitchell Robertson
Exchange Traded Derivatives SME.

Specialising in fixed income futures and options. Experienced Product/Project Manager on derivative and equity projects including order management, exchange specific functionality and complex spread trading across global exchanges for both the buy-side and sell-side.

Former bond and interest rate option broker on London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and natural gas OTC option broker.

Prince2 Project Management Practitioner.

 

Vibhaa Lalji | Change & Automation

Vibhaa Lalji | Change & Automation

Vibhaa Lalji
Change & Automation

8+ years Financial Services experience in middle office and technology change. Examples include delivering trade and transaction reporting compliance across three different organisations, and designing a regulatory reporting dashboard with Regtech that won an Industry Change Award.

 

Mandy Lam | Executive Assistant

Mandy Lam | Executive Assistant

Mandy Lam

Executive Assistant

Mandy joins us as part of the government Kickstart scheme to be our new EA to the CEO and Founding Partners. She comes with a BA(Hons) in Drama & Theatre and experience in customer service.
 
 

 

Mamta Saini | Marketing & Brand Lead

Mamta Saini | Marketing & Brand Lead

Mamta Saini
Marketing & Brand Lead

Senior Marketing Professional with over 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Brand Management and Strategy for leading global organisations in Financial services , FMCG and Fashion. Believes in sharp focus on Growth Strategy led by strong Branding and Brand proposition. She has advised startups in branding from scratch, pricing strategy, social media presence, business models and strategy roadmaps.

 

Kelly Kahlia | Data Management

Kelly Kahlia | Data Management

Kelly Kahlia

Associate 

Kelly is a highly experienced Business Analyst/Project Manager in leading large-scale system implementation and change initiatives through all phases of the project lifecycle. She is an experienced Agile practitioner with excellent business requirements gathering and business process documentation skills. She has strong knowledge of financial markets, reference data, data management, governance and modelling, as well as extensive experience in regulatory compliance, internal controls, audit and risk analysis.

 

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Head of Solutions

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Head of Solutions

Thushan Kumaraswamy
Head of Solutions

Architecture lead with over 20 years’ experience helping the world’s biggest financial services providers in capital markets, banking and buy-side to deliver practical business transformations in client data, treasury, sales, operations, finance and risk functions, and major firm-wide efficiency initiatives. Mastery in business and technical architecture, with significant experience in end-to-end design, development and maintenance of mission critical systems in his early career. Specialities – business and technical architecture leadership, data warehousing, capital markets, wealth management, private banking.

 

Hayley Amin | Operations & Sales

Hayley Amin | Operations & Sales

Hayley Amin

Operations & Sales

Hayley has over 7 years’ experience in sales and account management, primarily in recruitment, where she set up and led a Data & Analytics practice. As a result, she has a network of experienced talent and will help us expand our client relationships, and develop new business & solution sales.

 

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

Alaric Gibson
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Analyst with expertise in regulatory analysis and implementation, customer reference data management, and data driven transformation & delivery. Has worked for a number of RegTech start-ups within Capital Markets.

 

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

Ivan Sellen
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Delivery professional with over 20 years’ hands on experience in managing Change Projects. Delivery Manager in DLT / Blockchain real time Treasury solutions to manage Inter Company lending and Virtual Account cash pooling flows.

Expertise in Equity, Derivatives and Fixed Income asset classes. Extensive knowledge of Trade lifecycle, implementing Target Operating Models in pre and post trade to serve Automation, Connectivity, System Change and Regulation Agenda. Enjoy working with multiple stakeholders and environments from Start Ups to well established organisations.

 

Daniel Clarkson | Reg Change

Daniel Clarkson | Reg Change

Dan Clarkson

Reg Change

Daniel has experience in onboarding, repapering and client outreach projects across operations and legal services; scenario analysis and risk mitigation in global investment banks. His experience spans operational risk assessment, margin and collateral management and project management, for the likes of Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital. His specialities include: Prime Brokerage, Client Onboarding, Brexit Planning, Financial Regulation and Operational Risk.

 

Luke Wade | Sales Development Representative

Luke Wade | Sales Development Representative

Luke Wade

Sales Development Representative 

 
 
 

 

Richard Dunlop | Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Richard Dunlop | Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Richard Dunlop
Banking Advisory Partner

Senior banking practitioner with over 35 years’ industry experience in technology, banking operations and risk. A former CIO, CRO and COO at HSBC, most recently responsible for major restructuring to meet ring-fencing and banking reform, and significant assignments working as a change agent implementing projects globally. Specialties – Technology, Banking Operations, Operational Risk Management, Business Continuity, Service Management, Banking Reform, Cyber Security, AI and technology futures.

 

Paul Charmatz | Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Paul Charmatz | Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Paul Charmatz
Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Growth Leader in Subscription Sales, Market Data, UBO, ID Data and News to the Financial Services Sector. Highly experienced MD and CEO within Financial Services. A specialist in growth and turnaround to create stakeholder value leading a number of re-funding and PE backed sales based on growth over base of circa 40 plus % CAGR over his last few assignments. Specialties – Business strategy, Agile methodology, Payments, Business Information, Market Data, UBO

 

Dishang Patel | Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

Dishang Patel | Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

Dishang Patel
Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

For over 20 years, Dishang has proved himself a highly skilled delivery practitioner working with FinTechs, Upstarts, and Large & Alternative FIs. From delivering cutting edge tech solutions into large institutions to reducing operational drag for FinTechs, he has the demonstratable expertise in unearthing and generating alpha for clients. Dishang has a deep understanding of Upstart challenges and how to maximise value for Corporates in adopting emerging technologies. As an Entrepreneur and ex-VC, Dishang has achieved multiple exits and understands business challenges from both sides. He is also kept busy by his two boys and questionable golfing ability, and loves to learn through factual reading & travel.

 

Charlotte Watt | Strategic Relationships Lead

Charlotte Watt | Strategic Relationships Lead

Charlotte Watt
Strategic Relationships Lead

Charlotte a marketing practitioner with 8 years of experience, specialising in corporate communications. Highly experienced working across a broad range of disciplines including advertising, strategy, CRM and communications planning. She is is passionate about helping brands communicate more effectively and strengthening their relationships with their clients.

 

Ronel Khan | Data Solutions Engineer

Ronel Khan | Data Solutions Engineer

Ronel Khan

Data Solutions Engineer

 
 
 

 

Nick Fry | Strategy & Post-trade SME

Nick Fry | Strategy & Post-trade SME

Nick Fry
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Experienced financial services professional and consultant with 25 years’ experience in the industry. Extensive and varied business knowledge both as a senior manager in BAU and change roles within investment banking operations and as a project delivery lead, client account manager, practice lead and business developer for consulting firms

 

Mareen Rauf | Reg Change

Mareen Rauf | Reg Change

Mareen Rauf

Reg Change

Mareen is an MSc graduate with 5+ years of experience in fintech, specifically in financial regulatory trade and transaction reporting on EMIR, MIFIR and SFTR. This includes business analysis, regulatory product development, project management (Agile), documentation of technical (business logic) and functional specs, data analysis and data transformation, mapping, interpretation of regulations, as well as client-facing and client-advisory skills, all gained as part of roles and responsibilities as an analyst within product, BA, implementation, service delivery and bespoke client onboarding positions.

 

Celeste Thexton | Design

Celeste Thexton | Design

Celeste Thexton

Design

Celeste is a designer who has previous experience working with start-up businesses, helping them introduce their brands for the first time. Her experience is cross-disciplinary, ranging from Illustration, Graphic Design, Film, Photography and Animation. 

 

Steve Jones | Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Jones | Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Jones

Chief Commercial Officer

Stephen had 25+ years in Financial Services working across multiple disciplines for organisations varying from blue chips to SMEs.  He joins Leading Point as Chief Commercial Officer to help drive business expansion.

 

Jill Calderon | CFO Propositions

Jill Calderon | CFO Propositions

Jill Calderon
CFO Propositions

Chartered Management Accountant focused on delivering strategic projects with 12+ years experience in Tier 1-banks. Lead analyses on several finance, product control, client and reference data transformations. Extensive experience in P&L, Balance Sheet, Regulatory Reporting, Remediation and Operating Model Changes. Specialities – Data, Regulatory, Finance in Banking, Capital Markets, Training and Team Development.

 

Our Values

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Easy

There is nothing more important to us than being authentic and easy to work with. We strive that our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. We believe trust, sincerity, and honesty are all imperative to build strong long-lasting working relationships. It is why our clients trust as a safe and re-assuring partner rather than a service provider.
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Agile

We place a premium on expertise and attitude. We believe domain matters, experience matters. We thrive in constantly sharpening ourselves as practitioners at the coal face through business delivery. Our approach is based on action as we strive to simplify rather than complicate. We believe an agile, yet data-driven approach to identify and delivery solutions works well for us and our clients.
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Playful

We are proud of our self-starting culture and ownership of outcomes. We are ‘doers’ and recognise the value of collaborative working whilst maintaining a focussed mindset. As entrepreneurs, we venture to ensure a fun yet self-disciplined environment both at our offices and on client sites. We know how to scale projects and businesses alike and believe in the power of our network to achieve success.
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Rigorous

Diversity in thought and action is something we take very seriously and recognise how vital it is for growth, for superior decision-making and for creating more open and empowering environments. We also identify humility, respect and openness as key success factors. This means our solutions embody rigour and an integrated approach.
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Empathetic

Our approach is driven by the will to incorporate what our clients see ahead for themselves and their business. Our solutions are not there to decide on your organization’s path, but to support your vision and integrate ourselves into it. We have been in your shoes, boot-strapped and scaled. We are there as reliable experts who you can delegate your stress points and be confident.

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