Leadership

 

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

    CEO

    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

    President

    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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    Louise McCarthy

    CFO

    Louise Mccarthy, Arachnys CFO is the former COO, Global Digital IT transformation director at HSBC. Louise started her career in finance and is a qualified ACCA, she held a number of CFO roles in major international corporations. She was a finalist for ‘Women in IT’ in 2017 & 2018 and brings over 35 years’ experience in large private and public sector organisations, including Transformation Director at EBRD, Aviva, HRMC and Virgin Media.

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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.

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    Tom Berkovitch

    VP, 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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    Tim Huegdon

    VP, Engineering

    Tim is an experienced CIO/CTO and technology leader, as is responsible for developing and running the Arachnys Engineering function. Tim brings many years of deep technology experience gained from large businesses such as Amazon Instant Video, Betfair, and Yahoo! as well from his own technology start-up which was focussed on business automation.

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    David Barbero

    VP, Customer Success

    David leads the Arachnys customer success organization and is responsible for the implementation of Arachnys’ enterprise solutions.  David has over 30 years of customer facing experience, largely focused on managing on-prem and SaaS solution implementation teams for the financial services industry as well as for local and Federal governments.

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    Harry Waye

    CTO

    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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    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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    Lynn Petesch

    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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    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.