Staffed by linguists, risk analysts and technology specialists, Arachnys combines human expertise with innovative technology to build cutting-edge tools for KYC, AML, EDD and investigative research. 


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    David Buxton


    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.

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    Edward Sander


    Edward is a veteran software executive and acknowledged market expert in financial crime specializing in AML, KYC, CDD and EDD compliance disciplines. He has served as a public-company CEO, general manager, chief product officer and global marketing leader across 20+years at Model N, NICE Actimize and SAP. Edward is responsible for Arachnys’ customer and market-facing organisation, leading the company’s sales, marketing, partnerships, customer success, implementation and support resources globally. He received his graduate degree from Columbia University.

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    James Hawkins

    VP Sales & Channels

    James leads Arachnys’ global sales, solutions and sales operations teams to partner with the world's largest financial institutions in transforming the entire financial crime and compliance function. James' deep operational fluency of compliance processes, coupled with his technical acumen, enable Arachnys to guide its customers on the latest applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to accelerate risk assessment and speed revenue acquisition. He received his degree in Economics from Cambridge University.


    Steve Mann


    Steve is Arachnys' CMO. He is focusing on developing the Arachnys brand and driving demand for its financial crime solutions. He has over 25 years' experience in B2B enterprise marketing, product strategy and brand development. Prior to coming to Arachnys, he was the CMO of both Axioma and LexisNexis North America. He was also a senior marketing exeuctive at SAP and product strategist for Computer Associates. Earlier in his career, Steve was a principal with BRM, an Israeli venture capital firm. Steve, his wife and triplet daughters live in New York City.

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    Harry Waye


    Harry is a mathematician turned programmer who studied at the University of Cambridge. His academic interest is in topology, but his programming expertise is wide-ranging, including backend development using Python and C++, and frontend JavaScript coding.

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    Tom Berkovitch

    VP of Product

    Tom leads the product organization at Arachnys and is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap. Tom brings over 15 years of product management experience focusing on large-scale enterprise software and deep domain knowledge in the AML, EDD and KYC space. Prior to joining Arachnys, Tom worked in the past 7 years as the director of product marketing and a key member of the product management team of the AML line-of-business at NICE Actimize.

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    Lynn Petesch

    Global Head of Accounts

    Lynn leads Arachnys' account management and customer success teams and has global responsibility for the company's largest customers. Before that, Lynn opened Arachnys' New York office to establish the company's expansion to the US. She joined Arachnys in 2012 after working for Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg and Brussels, and the World Food Programme in Geneva and Brussels. She studied Politics at the University of Nottingham and then graduated from LSE with an MSc in International Relations. She speaks fluent French, German, Spanish and Luxembourgish.

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    Mike Cerillo

    Head of Solutions

    Mike is responsible for the Solutions Team at Arachnys. He previously helped raise government funds for a small charity that encourages online giving, and before that spent 6 years at Bloomberg, working mainly with Swiss-based hedge funds. Having seen the information business from the inside, Mike brings years of experience of how financial services firms use data and technology to power their businesses.

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    Edo de Vries Robbé

    VP, Partnerships & Strategy

    Edo heads up partnerships, alliances and overall strategy at Arachnys. Before joining Arachnys, Edo spent over five years at The Red Flag Group where he was behind the success of the thriving due diligence business, and instrumental in helping the company make the difficult transition from being small to medium-sized. He brings a wealth of experience, deep domain knowledge and wide breadth of industry relationships to Arachnys.

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    Phil Wrigglesworth

    Head of Sales Operations

    Phil leads the Sales and Account Management teams in the UK and provides strategic support to the equivalent teams in our New York office. Phil completed his legal education at Nottingham Law School and joins Arachnys having worked for a number of technology companies in legal and commercial capacities.