Financial marketeer with a passion for creative ideas. Founder & CEO of Traders Education ltd, a pioneer in online financial education, providing a wide range of financial educational, highly converting and volume oriented tools in over 30 languages for brokerages around the world.
Nicc Lewis is VP Marketing at Leverate. He is responsible for the company’s marketing endeavors including product launches, strategy, campaigns, online and offline marketing and branding. Nicc brings more than 10 years of executive level marketing experience in the digital marketing industry.
Nicc holds a BA in Business Studies from Croyden College. Prior to joining Leverate, he worked for several years in the field of retail management, including positions with Body Shop and Morgan Fashions. As part of his role with Body Shop, Nicc was a member of the team which opened the chain’s first store in Israel.
Justyn Trenner has been Global Head of Strategy since February 2014. He joined EBS’s
Executive Team as Global Head of Liquidity Optimization in December 2012.
Previously, Justyn was CEO of ClientKnowledge, which he established in 1993 to provide expert advice and consultancy services in the FX market.
Justyn has extensive experience working with wholesale financial institutions around the world, helping banks and other trading firms to innovate in trading risk measurement, business and
technology workflow management, and sales measurement, management and analysis.
In 2007, Justyn was named by Global Finance magazine as one of the 50 leading figures in the global FX industry – the only business advisor/analyst to be listed.
Howard Bick, Optimove’s Director of New Business and Legal, is responsible for developing business relationships with strategic clients and partners, and also for providing legal guidance on commercial contracts and corporate governance policies. He previously spent three years as Head of Legal and Compliance at Leverate, a leading developer and provider of financial technology and liquidity solutions for Forex and Binary brokerages. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bick managed business development, partnerships and strategic acquisitions for a large Israeli law firm. Upon relocating to Israel ten years ago, Mr. Bick managed the English-language media department for the Spokesperson Production Unit of the Israel Defense Force.
As COO, Stephen Lehay’s responsibilities include risk management, operational process re-engineering, and evaluation of strategic opportunities for the company. Stephen has been involved in the FX industry since 1996, starting with asset managers State Street Global Advisors and Wellington Management Company, and then with senior roles at a series of successful margin trading firms that he has either founded or joined in their infancy. Previous companies include IFX Markets, Back Bay FX, CMAP, and oneZero Financial Systems. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ithaca College, and an MBA –Finance/Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Dinis Guarda is Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM, that he created and manages hedgethink.com, tradersdna.com and intelligentHQ.com. He is also founder ofopenbusinesscouncil.com, socialmediacouncil.org and tradingfloor.com (Saxo Bank). Dinis Guarda’s background experience is in international management, marketing / communications, web, publishing and content working in initiatives with UN, governments, financial companies, hedge funds and asset management. He has been working with Reuters, MasterCard, P&G, Philips, Bloomberg, Vodafone, Nike amongst other.
Recently Dinis has been creating, and co-managing a new bank, investing and wealth bank targeting Africa and Asia – Fabbanking.com. During 2008 and 2011, he co-managed Saxo Bank’s web / online marketing global plan of action, its localization, video and tech related subjects. He defined & managed social media strategy for the organization. He created tradingfloor.com and co-developed the business web platform of the Chinese websitechinese.tradingfloor.com and Spanish / Latin America websites saladeinversion.es andsaladeinversion.com.
He is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and an active speaker in conferences and other educational events and workshops. With an Master in New Media, he writes regularly in websites such as fool.com, cityam.com industry websites about the future of business, trading, investing and how social media and technology are disrupting and opening new opportunities for the financial world and the trading and hedge fund industries. On a business, creative and entrepreneurial level, Dinis has worked / collaborated with people such as David Bowie, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Michel Gondry, Steen Jakobsen, Brian Solis and many others.
A professional footballer and co founder of the innovative fin-tech trading company silicon markets. Ryan competes at the highest level representing the senior England national team and competed in the London 2012 Olympics as part of team GB. Ryan’s career has seen him acquire many accolades including the prestigious champions league trophy, playing for the champions league winning Chelsea F.C in Munich 2012. He was Born in London and raised just a stones throw away from one of the major financial centres, Canary Wharf. Early visits to Canary Wharf left him inspired and he started investing aged 18. The term football and finance naturally goes hand in hand with Ryan staying present throughout His career.
James is Sales Director at ThinkForex and ThinkPrime and has 15 years’ experience in sales and trading roles within the retail derivatives industry. James is charged with building out the sales and partners function at ThinkForex, within their recently established FCA arm, and has held senior roles at other major players within the industry. ThinkForex and ThinkPrime provide retail and Institutional brokerage services respectively across the following asset classes: CFDs (Indices, Commodities, Equities, and Metals) and Spot FX.
Advocate and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron is one of the most influential lawyers in the FX and Financial Technologies legal industry. Tal graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc). Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm in 2003, focusing on Forex, Binary Options, Fin Tech, Online Gaming, Offshore Company Formation, Digital Currencies, Affiliates, Hi Tech and Online Capital Markets, advising top-tier international clients in these fields.
Over the years, Tal gained extensive knowledge in Financial and Gaming regulation, International Taxation and Payment services. Today his team of 18 highly seasoned attorneys and partnering professionals operating from Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Limassol, London, British Anguilla, Curacao and Dubai offers an international one-stop shop for incorporation, banking, regulation and ongoing legal, banking and compliance services. Tal, a member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP), provides legal consultation and representation to worldwide companies and assists numerous start-ups to become significant players in the industry.
Cyril Tabet, Partner & CEO at JFD – one of the industry’s most transparent, disruptive and fastest growing global providers of Electronic Trading, Prime Brokerage and Asset Management solutions – brings a strategic vision and in-depth knowledge of the FX & CFD brokerage industry combined with 15 years of hands-on expertise with global Go-To-Market initiatives. Prior to JFD, Cyril successfully spearheaded the international launches of two of the now most recognizable brokerage brands worldwide – Alpari and Interbank FX. Launched in December 2011, Franco-German owned and already ranked among the 25 largest online brokers worldwide, JFD empowers sophisticated investors, family offices, funds, banks, brokers and other financial institutions across 5 continents via 3 distinct divisions: JFD Brokers, JFD Prime and JFD Wealth.
Mr Baggioli has over 23 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to joining ADS Securities he was
Global Head of FX Prime Brokerage at BNP Paribas. Before BNPP he was at Deutsche Bank, as
Head of FX Prime Brokerage Sales for Europe and Asia-Pacific. He has also held a number of
senior institutional sales roles at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan, where he acted as Head of Fixed
Income Prime Brokerage EMEA. He also acted as COO of MonteTitoli SpA, the Italian Central
Securities Depositary, which he lead through its privatisation from The Bank of Italy in 2000.
Jan De Schepper has started his marketing career in 2000 at Swiss subsidiary of the
Carlsberg Breweries. 3 years later he switched to more serious drinks, developing
brands of the Bacardi Group. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2004 and became a driving
force of the agency’s stunning rise in Switzerland, winning and supervising clients such
as Orange, SEAT, Carlsberg and Nestlé. In 2008 he entered McDonald’s Switzerland to
lead the food and family marketing team and to initiate the digital transformation. Since
May 2015 he is heading the marketing department of Swissquote, the Swiss leader in
online banking. Jan graduated the Executive MBA program of the University of Geneva as
best in class. He passionately lectures at the HEG Business School of Geneva and writes a
regular column at Cominmag.
Robert is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the ayondo Holding AG (formally Next Generation Finance Invest AG). Robert was CEO of ABN AMRO marketindex, and prior to that he held trading management positions at Goldman Sachs International and Dresdner Kleinwort.
Solomon Amoako Sedo is an executive of Sedo – one of the largest Domains marketplace companies in the world, with over 2 million member accounts, 18 million Domains and over 6 million USD of transaction volume per month. Solomon has extensive domain industry and sales experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Business Development for Rightside Group. Prior to his time with Rightside, Solomon was the Director of Global Sales and Account Management at the global Internet services company, Tucows. Solomon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and Governance from Ryerson University.
An energetic financial markets professional that has over a decade of experience in banking and finance. Adil has held senior management and director level roles at leading financial services providers and cherishes the complex dynamics and challenges of the current volatile marketplace. He has also worked as the Institutional Editor of Forex Magnates.
Joe is the Global Head of FX Sales for INTL FCStone Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. He joined the company in 2007. Currently, he holds the responsibility of growing and maintaining both FX Prime Brokerage and execution clients. Previously, he was Currenex’s Senior Vice President of North American Sales and was instrumental in growing Currenex’s business from 2003 to 2006. Joe began his career in 1986 as a Fixed Income trader after receiving a BS from Villanova University in Finance and an MBA from Fordham University.
Susanne Chishti is the Chief Executive Officer of FINTECH Circle, Chairman of FINTECH Circle Innovate and Co-Editor of The FINTECH Book. Susanne is a senior capital markets manager, entrepreneur and investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She also acts as a mentor, judge and coach at FINTECH events such as SWIFT Innotribe, Barclays TechStars and Fintech Startup Bootcamp Accelerators. Susanne has more than 14 years’ experience across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong. She has also been selected among top UK FINTECH Influencers by City A.M, one of the 100 leading Women in FINTECH and top 15 FINTECH UK twitter influencers.
David is an experienced FX trader with good knowledge of Fixed Income and related matters gained through a variety of roles in the industry. David is Chair of the Committee for Professionalism at ACI – The Financial Markets Association as well as Vice-Chairing the ACI FX Committee and has broad knowledge of and experience in writing Codes of Conduct in Ethical, Fair & Transparent OTC Markets. David is passionate about education in Ethical matters.
After working for a number of banks between 1977 and 2003, specialising in e-FX from 1998, David did a stint at FXall leaving when it was sold to Thomson Reuters to take up his current position as Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Eurobase Banking Solutions.
Ms Sophie Gerber is the owner of well-known legal and compliance business Sophie Grace based in Sydney, Australia. The firm provides specialist support for those looking to enter the Australian financial services markets or maintain their current licensing, and can provide further support for expansion into New Zealand, Mauritius, Cyprus and other popular licensing jurisdictions. She has recently launched TRAction Fintech (along with Quinn Perrott) which is a specialist service for brokers in Australia for reporting their trades under the new legislation. Sophie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and studied finance for a year at Boston University.
Andrew Ralich, CEO and Co-Founder of oneZero Financial Systems, has a degree in Computer Science and extensive experience in developing low latency software systems for enterprise FinTech organizations. Over the past 6 years, Andrew has grown oneZero from a leading MT4 Bridge provider into a globally recognized connectivity solution for Retail margin trading brokerages, clearing entities and institutions. Andrew holds multiple patents for work done during his time at EMC and also oneZero. Andrew works out of oneZero’s US office, located in Cambridge, MA.
Mike Tindall, MBE, is a former International Rugby player, playing outside centre for Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby. Mike served as captain of the English national Rugby team, and was a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning squad.
In 2013, Mike signed on with UFX as the firm’s UK Brand Ambassador, and serves as an integral part of the online broker’s marketing material, re-branding programme from
UFXMarkets, social presence, and educational centre.
Mike has since signed on for a second year with the broker and has become an avid UFX trader.
Started his career in logistics implementing IT projects for shipyards, mines and power plants. Further to that he joined the FX industry setting up and managing forex operations in India, China, Ukraine and Latin America. Shortly before moving to the institutional arm of the business, he experienced managing retail forex as a CEO of UK, Mauritius and Belize regulated companies. Together with XTB Group he set up and currently operates in X Open Hub as its Managing Director.
Lee Goldwater is the UK Sales Director of international sports marketing giant SPORTFIVE. In his role, Lee helped broker the Atletico Madrid and Plus500 shirt sponsorship agreement, and is also responsible for two of the current English Premier League shirt partnerships.
Lee has been involved in various sports sponsorship deals in the UK and internationally throughout his time in the industry, including household properties such as Manchester United, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA European Championships among others.
Gil Neihous, Fluent Trade Technologies founder & CEO is an experienced financial technology executive. Fluent is a technology firm that specializes in low latency and pre- trade risk solutions . Prior to Fluent Gil founded and led a successful FX hedge fund and provided consulting to several leading banks & hedge funds on execution,risk management, technology and infrastructure
James has over 20 years senior level experience in the FX industry, working in the UK and the US.
He joined ADS Securities in October 2014 as the Managing Director of the London Office. Prior to
this he was Head of FX Transactions, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Thomson Reuters, having
moved into the group when they took over FXAll, where he had been head of EMEA new business.
Before FXALL he worked as Executive Director (SVP) Head of Sales for Equity Electronic Trading with
Morgan Stanley, following roles at Société Générale, in the Corporate and Investment Banking
division and at Lehman Brothers and the GFI Group.
James grew-up in Australia and studied business administration at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
Seperia is an online marketing company focused on measurable digital performance. We help savvy marketers target and convert the right audiences and increase leads and sales, working on both service and affiliation models.
Brandon Mulvihill is FXCM’s Global Head of Institutional Sales and Service, a business unit known as FXCM Pro. Mr. Mulvihill’s team works with retail and institutional brokers, emerging market banks, low-latency trading houses such as Funds and HFTs, asset managers, as well as strategic partners such as affiliate, white label, and introducer relationships. FXCM Pro’s wholesale business represents nearly $1Trillion in trading volumes annually which includes trading in multiple asset classes such as FX, metals, indices, and energies. In 2015 FXCM Pro launched FXCM Prime, an infrastructure which allows customers access to multiple trading venues with a centralized clearing mechanism that captures both pre and post trade credit checks.
Mr. Mulvihill is a ten year veteran of FXCM. Prior to his role as global head, Mulvihill spent four years in London as FXCM’s MD of front office strategy and operations of EMEA. Prior to London, Mulvihill was credited for the launch of FXCM’s Active Trader division, the acceleration in revenue growth with FXCM’s white label customer Deutsch Bank, known as dbFX, and the startup and growth of FXCM’s regional office in San Francisco.
Jason is the Client Solutions Manager for Facebook and is leading the development of the Binary and Forex Trading vertical at Facebook. Prior to working with the Facebook team, Jason built up his vast experience working in the ad tech industry in Dublin.
Peter Randall is the SETL’s COO, Credited with revolutionising the equity exchange market in Europe through the establishment of Chi-X Europe Ltd, Peter led the company’s growth as founder and CEO, from an unknown multilateral trading facility to become one of the top 5 trading venues in Europe by volumes traded. Subsequently, Peter was appointed CEO of Equiduct, where he restructured the business, and turned it into the fastest growing trading platform in Europe in 2012. Prior to Equiduct and Chi-X, Peter was COO at Instinet Europe Ltd, and Executive Director of FIX Protocol Ltd.
Based on years of research and industry experience, Noam Grinberg, Head of Risk Management at SafeCharge will detail the specific fraud challenges that brokerages contend with as well as provide solutions which not only combat fraud but also help increase conversions.
Christian joined Saxo Bank in 2007 and is responsible for our client trading platforms. Christian has more than 10 years of experience in financial services. He has held various commercial positions at Saxo Bank: Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Private Sales and Head of Product Management. Prior to joining Saxo Bank Christian worked as Head of Sales in two Danish software companies and as a consultant at Accenture. Christian holds a MSc in Economics from Copenhagen University, is a Fulbright Scholar and has attended executive courses at IMD, INSEAD, University of Illinois and Stanford.sity.