Richard Ayres, CEO and co-founder, has over 24 years experience in finance and consulting with the likes of UBS, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital in London, New York and Singapore.

Richard was previously the Global COO of Research at Nomura. He has a background in financial modelling, analytics and software engineering. Richard specialises in business analysis, deal structuring and negotiations and also mentors technology start-ups in the software, online and mobile business sectors.

Richard holds an MBA (High Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSc (Joint Hons.) in Pure Mathematics and Computation from the University of Manchester, England.

Tel: +44 20 7097 5191

Ben Watson, Australia CEO, has also been the APAC regional head of Quantitative Analyics for the Royal Bank of Scottland (RBS).

Ben has over 20 years experience as a Quantitative Analyst with RBS, ABN Amro, Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney and Natwest Markets. Ben has also worked as an analyst with Gas and Grain trading companies.

Ben has a MSc. In Decision Sciences (with Distinction) from the University of Westminster London in the UK and a B Com in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Tasmania.

Tel: +61 (0)410 474 984 (Sydney)