Who We Are

A wealth of experience matched with a passion for driving change

Mark Thompson CEO

Mark has over two decades of financial markets experience and has transacted billions of pounds worth of business for individuals, companies, and institutions. After graduating from the University of Leeds, Mark started his career at Price Waterhouse before moving into brokerage where he was pivotal to the growth of a number of bank challenger teams. It was here that he grew a reputation for delivering positive results for clients with his consultative style.  Mark is an experienced market commentator and has appeared on BBC News, the Today programme, Bloomberg, and CNBC as well as being featured in the FT, Observer, and Telegraph. Mark believes strongly in Fintech as a means to remove friction and improve experience in financial services. He is an alumnus of the University of Oxford Fintech programme, a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and studied for his MSTA at the LSE. When he isn’t helping clients to achieve their goals he enjoys spending time with his three spirited young children, cycling in the countryside and skiing. 

Simon Birt CTO

Simon has a 20-year track record in creating large-scale technological change across complex financial systems. Having started out at Sun Microsystems, which became part of Oracle, Simon has worked extensively within the Financial Services sector delivering real-world solutions for consumers and operators within the financial ecosystem. He has 20 years of experience working at HSBC, UBS, Trafigura and more recently Morgan Stanley where he was instrumental in the implementation of their Mifid II reporting system.  Simon is passionate about the power of technology to transform processes and improve lives. He holds a Bachelors degree from UCL in Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. Outside of technology, Simon loves all things mechanical and has an impressive collection of rare breed chickens. 

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