Board and Advisors

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      Greg Meeks

      Board Member

      "Whilst I was at Reuters there was a very strong focus on data. For effective due diligence one needs not only data but strong automation, integration of existing systems, and audit trails which are essential to demonstrate real value. This is the focus at Arachnys and it is increasingly recognised by our major clients."

      Until 2004, Greg was CIO at Reuters. He has spent 30 years in the production, implementation, sales and operations of IT systems and services. Previously he worked for Logica, First Computer, and a number of technology start-ups.

      In addition to Arachnys, Greg chairs two pension schemes with combined liabilities exceeding £1.5bn. As well as being interested in technology he loves to walk, sail and play golf.

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      David Buxton

      CEO & Board Member

      David is a former investigator who has advised banks, law firms and leading multinationals on corruption, fraud, money-laundering and other risks. He is a regular speaker on the use of technology for collection, analysis and reporting in a KYC/AML context. He graduated from Oxford University.

    • Stewart Wilkinson

      Stewart Wilkinson

      Board Member

      Stewart Wilkinson graduated from Oxford University in 1991 and went on to work in the City of London, focusing on asset finance. A founding member of Fitch Ratings Limited upon the agency’s arrival in Europe, he spent several years at Commerzbank, where he worked at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving securitisation market before setting up Harbourmaster Capital Management in 2000. Harbourmaster went on to become the leading non-bank provider of finance to leveraged buy-outs in Europe. Since selling his business in 2012 to Blackstone, Stewart has built a portfolio of investments across the technology space and sits on the boards of Ebury Limited, Bluevine Inc, SCORPEO Limited and Vita Power Limited.

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      Amias Gerety

      Board Member

      Amias brings a deep background in financial markets, compliance, and RegTech to the QED team.  Most recently, Amias served as the President’s nominee and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, he was the lead advisor to the Secretary on policies affecting financial institutions.  He also oversaw a number of programs focused on supporting small business lending and community development.

      He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council, an interagency group of financial regulators charged with monitoring and mitigating potential threats to financial stability.  Prior to Treasury, Amias was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. He also served in a number of policy roles and worked in East Africa for Save the Children.  Amias is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton award, the Treasury’s highest honor.  He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

      Amias graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies.

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      Robert Sansom

      Board Member

      Robert Sansom is an active angel investor and mentor to start-up businesses in the UK and US. He is a member of the board of directors or advisor to: Arachnys, Audio Analytic, CRFS, Featurespace, Focalpoint Positioning, Myrtle Software and Ubisense Plc. He is also a Trustee of Camfed and the Founder of the Cambridge Angels, a group of seasoned technology and bio-technology entrepreneurs who invest in and mentor technology start-ups.

      Prior to becoming an angel investor, he co-founded FORE Systems, a leading developer of high-speed data networks. FORE was founded in 1990, went public on NASDAQ in 1994, grew to more than 2000 employees and was sold to Marconi in 1999. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and an M.A. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

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      Nigel Broda

      Advisor

      Nigel served as a member of the NICE Actimize leadership team as its VP Sales, EMEA & Asia-Pacific during a period of explosive growth and brings over 25 years of experience leading multiple product and sales teams.

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      Wendy Conway Schmidt

      Advisor

      Wendy is a former litigator and was the global leader of the Business Intelligence Services practice at Deloitte Advisory until her retirement in 2017.  She has over 25 years of experience in developing background information and intelligence for commercial and government clients in the context of due diligence, fraud investigations and litigation support.

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      Lynne Federman

      Advisor

       Lynne is the former Global Head of AML Compliance for State Street Bank and has over 30 years’ experience supervising all aspects of AML, anti-terrorist financing and sanctions compliance programs at some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

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      Babar Shameem

      Advisor

      M. Babar Shameem’s expertise is in designing and deploying anti money-laundering strategies. He was formerly the Global Head of AML, Know Your Customer (KYC), Sanctions Screening and Anti-Bribery & Corruption technology at Citigroup and is currently Managing Partner at Sanctions Advisory, LLC.