Charlie spent 4 years working for Morgan Stanley in their Prime Brokerage department, managing risk oversight, operational efficiencies and commercial optimisation of the hedge funds he covered.
Geoffrey brings over 13 years’ experience working as a Finance professional serving a large range of international clients. He is passionate about innovation and has an extensive expertise in financial reporting, controlling, planning and structuring. Prior to HQLAᵡ he was Director at RSM Luxembourg.
Chief Financial Officer
Maurizio worked in 7 different countries around Europe. He discovered his passion for Distributed Ledger and Financial Technology while working as a Project Manager Assistant at Natixis Corporate Investment Banking.
Olly is an Investment Banking veteran having spent over two decades at Goldman Sachs.
Co-founder and Advisor
Matthew has over 12 years of experience in both the US and Europe in corporate governance, administration, securities, finance, compliance, strategic contracts and regulatory affairs.
Raoul has been creating innovative software for over 25 years. He has worked in academia, government, and industry, developing high-speed network protocols, big-data forensic processing engines, banking security software, and blockchain solutions.
Julien has worked on a wide range of projects, from writing software to manage and automate multi-tier cloud infrastructure to developing highly available applications.
Yacine has worked for almost 13 years in IT support & engineering covering a broad range of technologies. Before joining HQLA-x as an IT System Administrator, he worked as an IT Support Engineer for a famous Swiss private bank and as a Infrastructure Administrator for a FinTech bank, both located in Luxembourg. He became a specialist in providing a high-quality level of support as well as managing, developing, and improving IT Infrastructure in the financial sector.
IT Support Engineer
Aly has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Media, a Master’s Degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Digital Marketing. She has international experience progressing from graduate program trainee in the European Investment Bank and then more recently moving into brand and e-commerce marketing at Wunderman Thompson Luxembourg.
Ali is a Software Engineer with a wide range of experience in both the academic and professional worlds. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Networks while joining HQLAᵡ as a part-time engineer.
Michael is a Business Analyst from the United States. He grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York with a degree in Economics.
Daniel has experience across a range of industries from IT Services to Travel and Financial sector. With good communication skills, consistently builds positive working relationships at all levels within the company and maps business needs into IT operations. Highly flexible, always keen to learn new technologies and apply them to solve business issues / problems.
IT Support Engineer
Richard is a post-trade solutions expert with over 20 years’ experience with leading financial institutions in London and Frankfurt.
Over 20 years experience delivering innovative software solutions to the financial industry – primarily focusing on Collateral-Management, Clearing & Settlement and Custody. Multiple roles, Project Management, Business & Functional Analysis & Specification, Test Management. Most recently as a Senior Project Manager in the Deutsche Boerse group.
Head of Business Development
Thibault has 6 years of experience supporting distributed systems in the banking sector.
Robert is a software engineer with 8 years of experience in the banking industry, specifically in settlement and regulatory reporting. He is focused on delivering value to the client through test automation and clean code.
Martin has led business and technology change in the Repo and Securities Finance markets for 22 years, originally at UBS and more recently with HSBC.
Jenni is a secondee from Clifford Chance LLP and is experienced in negotiating strategic commercial contracts. Her particular area of focus is contracting for emerging technologies and advising on complex technology and services arrangements in the financial services sector.
Legal Counsel (Secondee)
Olga is an experienced Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the information technology and services industry.
Elisa has over 17 years of experience in market, financing and collateral management services and has held various sales and business development roles at key market custodians and triparty agents over the years. Most recently Elisa worked as a funding and financing business developer at Deutsche Börse Group, helping both sell- and buy-side customers to optimise, finance and mobilise their assets.
Over the last 20 years, Serhiy has shipped various software products in different industries. He likes to contribute to innovative and open-minded start-up teams and is always ready for new challenges.
Dmitry works with Java and web technologies for 13 years, of which last 9 in financial industry in Switzerland. He is passionate about algorithms and data structures.
Tianyi has degrees of law, economics and finance with working experiences in law firm, international bank and investment fund. Most recently as a treasury associate at Blackstone Real Estate.
Nick spent 17 years project managing and building liquidity management technology solutions for Goldman Sachs.
Guido is a financial market veteran with over 25 years of professional work experience in a variety of trading, risk management and senior leadership positions, most recently as global head of repo trading at UBS.
Co-founder, CEO and Chairman
Anja has experience in various fields. She originally worked in sales in the shipping and logistics sector but has also enhanced her competences in administration, financial support, and human resources over the last decade. Anja supports the Management Team of HQLAᵡ.
Massimiliano has gained extensive experience in Italy and Switzerland in the design, installation and management of business-oriented IT technologies, specializing in providing support to users and managing IT infrastructures for companies, especially in the financial market.
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