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Meet the team

Rajen Madan | Founder & CEO

Rajen Madan | Founder & CEO

FOUNDER & CEO

Rajen Madan

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

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Peter Wallqvist

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.

 

Maria King | ESG Associate

Maria King | ESG Associate

ESG ASSOCIATE

Maria King 

Maria has experience working on sustainability research projects in Peru and environmental research in Beijing. She has achieved a 2:1 degree in Civil Engineering, from Newcastle University, specialising in Environmental Civil Engineering in her Masters.

 

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

BUSINESS TECH DELIVERY & REG TECH

Ivan Sellen

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

REG CHANGE

Dan Clarkson

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.

 

Celeste Thexton | Design

Celeste Thexton | Design

DESIGNER

Celeste Thexton

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. 

 

Anes Motam | Junior Data Analyst

JUNIOR DATA ANALYST

Anes Motam

Ines has achieved a fist class degree in Economics from the University of Warrick and has experience from the Big City Bright Future programme.

 

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer

CO-FOUNDER &
CHIEF SOLUTIONS OFFICER

Thushan Kumaraswamy

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.

 

Severine Raymond Soulier | Advisor

Severine Raymond Soulier | Advisor

ADVISOR

Severine Raymond Soulier

Severine is the recently appointed Head of EMEA at Symphony.com – the secure, cloud-based, communication and content sharing platform. Severine joins Leading Point to support them expand their product portfolio and their reach across international markets.

 

Hayley Amin | Operations & Sales

Hayley Amin | Operations & Sales

OPERATIONS & SALES

Hayley Amin

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.

 

Ronel Khan | Data Solutions Engineer

Ronel Khan | Data Solutions Engineer

DATA SOLUTIONS ENGINEER

Ronel Khan

Ronel has 7 years’ experience in Financial Services spanning roles across data analysis, regulatory reporting and financial crime. He has a passion for big data and is an expert in Python, SQL, IBM Cloud (Db2/Watson), Excel and Power BI.

 

Kelly Kahlia | Data Management

Kelly Kahlia | Data Management

ASSOCIATE

Kelly Kahlia

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.

 

Nadyah Ibrahim | Marketing Assistant

MARKETING ASSISTANT

Nadyah Ibrahim

Nadyah has a strong background in social media marketing and content creation and a BA in Cultural Studies and Media.

 

Luke Wade | Sales Development Representative

Luke Wade | Sales Development Representative

SALES DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Luke Wade

 

Dishang Patel | Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Dishang Patel | Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

CO-FOUNDER &
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Dishang Patel

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.

 

John Macpherson | Advisor

John Macpherson | Advisor

ASSOCIATE

John Mcpherson

John Macpherson was the former CEO of BMLL Technologies; and is a veteran of the city, holding held several MD roles at CITI, Nomura and Goldman Sachs. In recent years John has used his extensive expertise to advise start-ups and FinTech in challenges ranging from compliance to business growth strategy. John is Deputy Chair of the Investment Association Engine which is the trade body and industry voice for over 200+ UK investment managers and insurance companies.
John is working with Leading Point to manage their intense growth phase.

 

Charlotte Watt | Head of Marketing

Charlotte Watt | Head of Marketing

HEAD OF MARKETING

Charlotte Watt

Charlotte is a marketing practitioner, 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.

 

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

REG CHANGE, DATA SME, REGTECH PROPOSITIONS

Alaric Gibson

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.

 

Clodagh Campbell | Operation Risks Solution Specialist

OPERATION RISKS AND SOLUTION SPECIALIST

Clodagh Campbell

Clodagh has a strong background in both Operational Risk & Governance gained from several years of experience in top tier organisations such as JP Morgan & Citi.

 

Mandy Lam | Executive Assistant

Mandy Lam | Executive Assistant

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Mandy Lam

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.

 

Our Values

Passion

Transforming the future of our clients’ business needs more than just expertise, it needs passion.

Collaboration

We are greater than the sum of our parts. Together we can achieve far more, and reach greater heights.

Entrepreneurship

Everyone of us has an entrepreneurial spirit, exploring new ideas and driving the business forward.

Curiosity

We are insatiably curious, always looking for new ideas, new opinions and new ways of working.

ESG

ESG plays a vital role in every business, and at Leading Point we ensure that it is at the heart of our company. We ensure that we not only talk the talk, but walk the walk

Our Rationale

At Leading Point, we acknowledge the need for corporations to transition into a more sustainable future. This includes us, and we want to be seen as ESG leaders across the fintech industry. We believe that ESG is an essential framework to incorporate a measure of stakeholder responsibility across every type of business and we all have to do our part in building a better and brighter tomorrow.

Our Action Plan

We are systematically integrating environmental, social and corporate governance considerations across our operations and within our service offerings. We are also developing a comprehensive ESG framework to ensure we are constantly progressing as a responsible company. Furthermore, we are committed to using our expertise in technology in helping firms design and achieve their ESG goals.

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