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As a licensed attorney and qualified solicitor, Carolyn has focused the past ten years of her career on providing regulatory compliance advice to financial market infrastructure, financial institutions and proprietary trading firms active in both ETD and OTC markets.
Carolyn was previously the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a London-based trade repository, and thus she can provide a unique external perspective to market participants. Carolyn’s expertise includes the EMIR, SFTR, REMIT and Dodd-Frank reporting regimes.
She is passionate about working alongside people who value honesty, openness, commitment, and the ability to have a good laugh every now and then. She cares about quality communication, in both verbal and written form, and the ability to be decisive in uncertain situations. She absolutely loves to see and experience the world through travel and food (especially when those come together!).
One Piece of Advice: “In the words of Teddy Roosevelt, “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far”. It is not always the biggest or loudest person in the room that generates the most value.”
Jeff has spent over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has spent his career building and scaling up businesses, particularly in the financial technology space. Starting at Ernst & Young where he led the financial management consulting team for financial services for eight years, he went on to serve as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for 10 years.
Following this, he spent nine years as an Executive Committee member at Markit, including serving as CEO and Chairman of MarkitSERV and most recently as Group CFO before retiring. He has joined Quorsus as a Non-Executive Director to assist with governance and input into the strategic direction of the firm as it grows.
He is passionate about wine, cheese and travelling and, now that he has retired, spends a lot of time watching rugby and cricket with friends.
One Piece of Advice: “Risk getting fired for something you DID do rather than for something you DIDN’T do!”
Kieran has more than 25 years experience working with investment banks, and other major financial services firms, to deliver large scale global transformation initiatives.
He has extensive expertise building and leading large, high performing consultancy and programme teams, and successfully developing innovative solutions to complex industry challenges.
Kieran’s experience includes operational and technology transformation, operating model design, regulatory change, front to back process improvement, client outreach and onboarding, post merger integration and programme management.
He is passionate about problem solving and people development. As an engineer at heart, he loves tackling complex problems and delivering practical, sustainable solutions. Providing the opportunities, training, support, tools and the inclusive environment to help people realise their potential is something that is extremely important to him.
One Piece of Advice: “Always keep looking for opportunities to challenge yourself. Developing new ideas, taking on stretching roles, seeking out different perspectives and constantly learning, are all very important in work and life in general.”
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Keith is a financial services technologist with over 30 years’ experience working with some of the largest financial institutions. He has seen the industry change from manual processing, through multiple phases of automation and hardware commoditisation, to data’s position as the next driver of innovation.
He believes that today’s financial services landscape is ripe for opportunity if these technologies are harnessed in the right way, but in order to achieve this it is essential to have a breadth of knowledge across the trade lifecycle and depth of knowledge of the detailed operational and technical issues.
He is passionate about making sure that decisions are based on clearly understood and accurate data, and that solutions are pragmatic and implementable in the real world.
One piece of advice: “I’d stress the importance of being open. It can be difficult, especially when you are starting your career, to admit if you are struggling. From my experience, being willing to admit that you are overwhelmed by a project helps build trust with your team, your manager and your clients.”
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Nick is a Chartered Accountant with thirty-five years’ experience in financial services as a product accountant, business manager, programme director and CFO, principally at Director or Managing Director level. His focus has been on transaction capture, processing and control, operations control, financial control, operational risk management and business strategy.
As well as operating as a leader at senior levels in large financial services organisations, Nick has supported three financial services businesses from early start-up phase to achieve multi-year business goals. Nick therefore has an unusual breadth of experience ranging from front to back financial services processing through to financial and business management within businesses ranging from start-up to Tier 1 investment banks.
Nick strongly believes that practical, relevant experience remains key to any business as it faces up to and resolves the many issues confronting financial markets participants today; Quorsus is dedicated to providing that relevant experience across a range of key operational activities and delivering real and relevant results for its clients.
One Piece of Advice: “Never leave addressing a genuine issue because you are too busy – it will likely take far more time and effort to fix later.”
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Ryan has over 15 years’ worth of experience working in Financial Services with various clients from major financial institutions and market infrastructure providers to technology vendors and industry associations.
Having worked with multiple market participants, Ryan has extensive knowledge across the financial market ecosystem, alongside his deep subject matter knowledge of the post trade lifecycle, regulatory reporting and market infrastructure landscape. Ryan has been involved in some of the most transformative market-wide programmes that we have seen in the post trade derivatives ecosystem.
He is passionate about creativity and results. He believes in a consulting experience that values and prioritises client success. This is not possible without an environment that promotes talent development and emphasises the importance of transparency. By approaching a problem creatively, and with a hands-on technique, he believes Quorsus can reach the optimum outcome for our clients, helping them achieve their overarching business goals
One Piece of Advice: “In such a dynamic industry, it is important to accept that you can’t know everything, and you really shouldn’t even try. But what you can do is endeavour to learn. Never stop asking questions of those you are working with and always ask their advice. If you’re constantly open to new ideas, you’ll find value in every conversation.”
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For the first decade of his career Simon worked in some of the most recognized financial institutions, following which he has spent the last 20+ years working within consulting and business development.
Simon has partnered with market infrastructure providers on various projects over the past few decades and has an extensive understanding of the ecosystem’s various products and services. Throughout his career Simon has worked with clients across the industry ecosystem and utilizes his extensive network across the industry landscape to help individual clients and the ecosystem as a whole develop and optimize transformative solutions.
Aside from classic cars and motorbikes, one of his passions is helping people develop from the start of their career, and enabling them to take ownership of initiatives.
One Piece of Advice: “Don’t try to be the smartest person in the room. Recognising your knowledge gaps, and getting a diversity of opinions means that whatever you are working on will be better for it.”