Mentors - Level39

  • Ajay Vohora

    Ajay Vohora is a Partner at Heydon Capital Management ("HCM") LLP in the Technology & Business Services practice. Based in London and Los Angeles he specializes in working...

    Alain Falys

    Alain is an entrepreneur, startup advisor and technology investor. He started his career in the computer services industry by managing a consortium of European IT companies and...

    Aleka Bhutiani

    Aleka currently leads the growth of the London technology team for a global PR agency. For the last seven years, Aleka has provided strategic communications advice to both...

    Alex Batlin

    Current: Alex Batlin, Senior Innovation Manager, runs UBS's FinTech Innovation Lab based in UK's Level39 accelerator and leads UBS's Crypto 2.0 Pathfinder research into...

    Alexis Thieriet

    Alexis is the Founder and Managing Director of Financial Technology Consulting Limited (FTCL), a London-based firm providing independent and bespoke corporate finance and...

    Andreas Bauer

    Andreas is a Growth and Innovation Business Partner in Technology, specialised in new service and growth strategies, business and channel development, growth acceleration...

    Andy Honess

    Andy has a passion for building and guiding start-ups and small companies into high-speed growth and market leadership positions; helping them make the leap to the next phase of...

    Anil Hansjee

    Anil is an experienced technology/Internet investor and corporate development strategist/M&A executive. He is currently an advisor to Private Equity fund EQT and merchant bank...

    Bill Chute

    Bill has spent decades in Financial Technology and Financial Operations Management in North America, Asia, and Europe. He started work on market data feeds for Reuters and for...

    Bindi Karia

    Bindi has devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem. She currently leads Silicon Valley Bank’s early stage efforts in Europe as "Vice President –...

    Birendra Agarwal

    Birendra is a results oriented, entrepreneurial banking and financial services IT executive with global work experience in US, UK and India. His business domain expertise spans...

    Bob Schukai

    Robert Schukai is the Head of Advanced Product Innovation for Thomson Reuters. In addition to overseeing the development and execution of the mobile growth strategy across...

    Carl Rogers

    Drawing on over 20 years' experience in sales, marketing and leadership roles for companies such as Thomson Reuters and S&P, I now help SMEs acquire profitable clients in the...

    Charles Radclyffe

    Charles Radclyffe is the former Chief Executive of BIPB, the Capital Markets focussed Big Data & Analytics consulting firm. Charles is a career technologist and...

    Chris Michael

    Chris graduated from Imperial College in 1989 and, in his final year, setup a research and publishing business. Since the mid 90's he has been at the forefront of digital...

    Claire Zhuang

    Claire currently is a director at Morgan Stanley and works in Business Management team. She has been with the firm for over 7 years and now manages various workstreams and...

    Claudio Casarotti

    Claudio spent years in the old school energy and finance economy with some of the biggest names in energy trading, investment banking and management consulting. When the...

    Colin Gallick

    Having graduated from Bath University with an M.Sc, Colin has over 30 years sales, marketing and general management experience in the Enterprise Software sector. Since 1991 Colin...

    Cyrus Mewawalla

    Cyrus Mewawalla is an investment strategist covering the global technology, media and telecom sectors. In 2010, he founded CM Research, an independent research house providing...

    Daniel Steeves

    A Canadian-born tech-focused consultant and entrepreneur, Daniel connects business, sales, product and client roadmaps and visions, tactically and strategically...

    Daryn Edgar

    Daryn is a senior business leader whose progressive career in the software and services sector has been developed on the international stage operating at both the global...

    Dave Weller

    Dave is the chief enterprise architect for Thomson Reuters, a position he has held since the beginning of 2012. He is responsible for defining the future state architecture and...

    David Murray-Hundley

    Former LinkedIn European Business Leader of the Year, Tech world and Smarta Winner, David Murray-Hundley is a chairman, adviser and NED of a number of tech companies such as...

    David Naylor

    David is a partner and co-heads the technology practice at Wiggin LLP. He specialises in working with technology, media, communications and IP-focused businesses and...

    David Randall

    David has had a hugely successful & varied career to date with experience in both blue-chip companies and later in London's vibrant Tech City start up scene. He started work...

    Dean Demellweek

    Dean works at the intersection of marketing communications, technology and innovation. He works closely with innovation programs and start-up accelerators where he leads design...

    Donald H Lawrence

    Donald Lawrence is a visiting professor and SME in capital markets, risk management and financial software engineering. A contributor to Level39, NYFTS, IDEALondon, & Start-up...

    Doug Morrison

    A former government advisor on Science and Technology, Doug has worked with computers for over thirty five years. As a software consultant his clients include Bank...

    Farid Tejani

    Farid has over 18 years experience creating, developing and leading high-performing software engineering teams for complex IT programmes, including pivotal roles in creating three...

    Farshad Nowshadi

    With over 25 years of practical experience in Finance and Technology, Farshad can advise and support and source investment for internet start-ups especially in areas of Financial...

    Fredrik Hult

    Fredrik is an executive advisor with Cyber Resilience Ltd, providing leadership, implementation and advise on technology & cyber strategy, operating model and...

    Garry Leacock

    With over 19 years’ experience spread across research, the UK defence industry and technical outsourcing, Garry has been involved with technology from the earliest point in his...

    George Evans

    George is the Portfolio Manager for one of the largest and oldest banks in the MENA, Arab Bank. George is working with the new Group COO to overhaul the Group’s retail customer...

    Gilbert van Roon

    Gilbert van Roon is a consultant specialising in assisting and advising FinTech start-ups on FCA authorisations and ongoing compliance. He has specific experience in working...

    Greg Carter

    Greg is an investor at Arts Alliance, a venture capital organisation that supports high growth technology companies in Europe.  Arts Alliance has invested in over 40 companies...

    Helen K H Mitchell

    Helen is a business development specialist in the financial services and tech sectors. After nearly 20 years leading digital transformation initiatives for established...

    Huy Nguyen Trieu

    Huy is a Managing Director at Citi, and a former CEO of a Tech startup. He has been working in financial services for 10 years, was previously the founder of Ukibi, a VC-funded...

    Ian Ogilvie

    Ian has over 30 years experience leveraging technology for competitive advantage in Financial Services and retail distribution. He is an experienced Chair and Board member who...

    Jacqui Taylor

    Jacqui has 25 years of implementing technology across the world. After implementing a banking regulatory change programme with Web 3.0 tools she co-founded FlyingBinary. An...

    Jan Maciejewski

    Jan has many years of senior management experience and extensive international experience in the Technology, Media and Telecom sector. He has held senior marketing and...

    Jeremy Tracey

    Jeremy has 9 years of corporate finance experience in the UK, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He is now a startup mentor, advising technology companies on growth...

    John Eggleston

    John has an entrepreneurial tech sector & financial services background, with particular experience in information businesses. John is currently Operating Partner & Head...

    John Mitchell

    In 2010 John Mitchell left RBS, where he was a senior IT vendor relationship manager, to create sell IT better having recognised that there was a huge need for IT Software...

    Jon Koplin

    Jon has been leading the business development team of Google Wallet in EMEA for the past two years. Before joining the Wallet team Jon spent four years at Google working with...

    Jon Vollemaere

    Jon is an FinTech Entrepreneur - always working with new financial technology in its early days. From executing the first trades of Reuters D22 and the launch team of Currenex...

    Jules Ratcliffe

    Jules is an experienced investor, consultant and mentor to European technology companies. He founded Vertex Partners in 2010 to advise high growth companies on business...

    Keith Moses

    Since 2004, Keith has been helping to transform small innovative companies with great potential into proactive international businesses with the capability to deal with the...

    Lucy McClements

    Lucy has almost 20 years experience in financial regulation undertaking a variety of strategic, advisory, and operational roles.  She currently provides freelance compliance...

    Manolo Abrignani

    Manolo Abrignani is co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Qurami, the first mobile time management platform. In 2013 Qurami was awarded the UK Trade and Investment...

    Marco Mirko Morana

    I am a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in cyber as part of start-ups and corporations. My career in cyber-security started in USA while...

    Mark Bradbury

    A former professional squash player, Mark has founded and worked in a number of innovative financial software companies since the late 1980's. In these roles he has...

    Mark Greenwood

    Currently an Associate with Beer and Young, the leading provider of business funding for small to medium sized businesses, Mark advises new and established companies on...

    Martin Hobbs

    Martin Hobbs acts as Group Commercial Director for Monitise and provides commercial legal advice on an ad-hoc basis. Martin formerly acted as a board member and General Counsel of...

    Michael Jacobsen

    Michael Jacobsen is an Australian born serial entrepreneur based in Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from UTS in Sydney and a financial Diploma from the Australian...

    Michael Mellinghoff

    Michael Mellinghoff is a seasoned investment professional with over 15 years of experience, spanning both the traditional banking and fintech world. Michael’s career covers a...

    Mikele Brack

    With a career of over twenty years in sustainability, technology and the built environment in Europe, North America and Asia, Mikele is a recognised leader in urban...

    Morgan Salmon

    Morgan Salmon is Director of Commercial Cards Product Management for Citi’s EMEA Treasury and Trade Solutions division in London. He owns the strategy for Citi’s Commercial...

    Nasir Zubairi

    Nasir Zubairi has more than 15 years of experience in Financial Services and was named one of the 40 Innovators Shaping the Future of Financial Services by Financial News / Wall...

    Niamh Corbett

    Niamh has been in investment banking for 8 years, working with companies ranging from early stage start-ups to global multinationals. She is on the Steering Committee of...

    Nicholas Heller

    Nicholas Heller is co-founder of Fractal Labs, a finance and analytics focused technology company, connecting investors and entrepreneurs, and helping them make better decisions...

    Nick Pedersen

    Nick Pedersen is Managing Director – Equiniti International Payments – the FX/payments arm of Financial Technology company Equiniti Group.  He has extensive experience in...

    Nicolas Steiner

    Nicolas is a representative of FinTech Circle, Europe 1st FinTech focused Angel Network. He is a serial entrepreneur, highly connected in the EMEA area with over 15 years of...

    Nicole Anderson-Mort

    Nicole has enjoyed a 20 year career to date, spanning multiple global regions in technology, software and services at senior management and executive level in such companies as...

    Oliver Bussmann

    Former UBS Group Chief Information Officer Former UBS Group Managing Director Oliver Bussmann joined UBS as Group Chief Information Officer for Group Technology in June 2013. He...

    Priyanka Malhotra

    Priyanka has experience in financial regulation including exposure to banking, financial markets, exchanges and infrastructure regulation. She has worked at the FSA since 2009...

    Randeep Grewal

    Randeep read Medicine and also Computer Science at university. After training for 8 years as a vascular surgeon he joined a major hedge fund where he worked as an analyst covering...

    Richard Brys

    Richard has over 15 years’ experience in the technology sector in the UK and Australia. He has had experience in high growth environments going from start-up to IPO, as well as...

    Richard Goold

    Partner and Global Head of Tech Law – EY Richard Goold specialises in international M&A and fundraising transactions – from buyouts through to growth capital and venture...

    Rick Tolfrey

    Rick is passionate about Fintech and StartUps. He is presently Country Manager for Aubay, a European IT Services and Staff Augmentation business headquartered in Paris. He has...

    Rohit Bhatnagar

    Rohit is a Strategy Consultant and an Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association in the UK, helping firms in retail financial services, develop and execute business...

    Ron Atzmon

    Ron is Managing Director of AU10TIX Limited, a secure customer on boarding company. AU10TIX is a pioneer of multi-channel ID authentication and record generation, helping...

    Russell Champion

    Russell has been involved with start ups since 1997. At 15 he founded his first start up which over a period of 4 years of incubation developed into managed services and cloud...

    Russell Sheffield

    Russell was one of the founders at Paythru and the Innovator of their software-as-a-service, m-commerce platform. In 2004 Russell was part of the team that launched CoverMe...

    Ruz Chishty

    Ruz is a international entrepreneur/investor with strong professional networks in over 60 countries. Having lived in 7 countries, he is an expert on business development...

    Sam O'Connor

    Sam O'Connor, is the European Commercial Director of Confirmation.com, the world’s largest bank and accounting firm network, and a former Level39 member. After training...

    Sami McCabe

    Sami has 10 years' experience delivering high-profile PR campaigns for some of the world's biggest tech startup success stories. Sami has built Clarity PR on a commitment...

    Sole Chirco

    I have a decade’s experience in marketing, PR and business consulting. The tech sector has been my home for a number of years, but I’ve also worked for consumer...

    Sophie Guibaud

    Sophie started her career in investment banking in New York before joining TIME Equity Partners, a Growth Capital fund in Paris. Along with investing in startups, she...

    Stefano Tresca

    Programmer turned lawyer turned serial co-founder. Stefano has more than 15 years experience in startups, from apps to big corporations (mobile operator, internet...

    Stephanie Allen

    Stephanie Allen is by day, a trader & Managing Director at a West End-based hedge fund and, in career spent in finance, has vast experience in fixed income, equity and private...

    Stéphanie Hospital

    Founder of One Ragtime, a global technology investment fund and advisory company, Stephanie Hospital is a senior executive with a proven track record in the Internet & Telco...

    Steve Jackson

    Steve is an entrepreneur and business strategist, and has over 16 years experience starting, building and selling companies. His businesses have spanned consulting, outsourcing...

    Stewart Noakes

    Stewart has been an IT consultant since 1998 and joined QualiTest in October 2012 as the CEO for the UK and India divisions. The move to QualiTest was included in the...

    Susie Hughes

    Susie leads UK media relations efforts for Allison+Partners global clients including Public Interest Registry, Dropbox, TuneIn, Rally Software and others. Her media prowess has...

    Tanya Laird

    Tanya Laird has been working in the digital industry across entertainment IP and innovation for the last ten years working primarily with global gaming and entertainment...

    Thomas De Souza

    // About me Thomas is a strategic, multidisciplinary technologist and management consultant with an eye for business model innovation and leading edge technologies. // My...

    Tim Summers

    Tim is a co-founder and partner at Temple Bright LLP, a law firm with a London office in Shoreditch which has a particular focus on advising the technology...

    Tim West

    Tim is CEO and co-founder of Towerstone Partners, which provides services such as Legal, Marketing, Finance and HR to early stage venture-backed companies. He has long...

    Tom Moore

    Tom is a Financial Services Partner at Kingston Smith, a top 20 firm with offices in London and the South East and part of KS International, which has offices in over 60...

    Tom Samodol

    Tom Samodol has 12 years of experience in advising technology startups, companies (private and listed) on investments, acquiring and selling technology businesses and fundraisings...

    Tony Boobier

    Tony Boobier is a Fellow of the Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers and is additionally qualified in supply chain management and insurance.  A...

    Vincenzo La Ruffa

    Vincenzo La Ruffa is Head of the Financial Technology Group at Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York investing globally in financial services...

    Vishnu Amble

    Vishnu Amble is a principal investor focused on strategic investments and technology-enabled innovation sourcing for E.On SE, one of the world’s largest utility companies based...