Charles is a technology entrepreneur, and our founder and CEO. He has extensive executive experience in financial services across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketFinance, a business finance company that has raised over $59m in funding. Before that, he was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Cazanove. When he was 16, Charles founded the world’s largest student discussion forum, The Student Room Group. Charles holds an MA in Politics from Trinity College Cambridge and an MSc in Management, Strategy, and Finance from the LSE.
Our company culture makes everything we do possible. It drives our innovation and nurtures our personal growth. It helps us change the world. We have three core values: a focus on team, kaizen, and delivering results.
Everyone plays a part in our success. We work together, across cultures and time zones, with a commitment to clear communications. We empower teams to do whatever they think is best for the company.
Our company is built on continuous improvement. We love learning new things, and sharing what we know. We are agile, responding quickly to change, and proactive, stepping up to new opportunities.
We set ambitious goals and deliver on them. What we do is hard, but we don’t give up. We learn from our mistakes and are not afraid to fail.
Meet the Team
Vatsa is our COO. He has deep expertise in driving growth in financial institutions and fintechs. Vatsa was previously the President and CEO of electronic trading and foreign exchange fintech OANDA. He joined OANDA from The Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Nabeel has over 15 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Prior to ComplyAdvantage, Nabeel was a Managing Director and Head of EMEA FinTech at Moelis & Company. He started his career at Citigroup covering the European financial services sector. Nabeel specialised in advising high-growth FinTech and financial services firms on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets transactions. He holds a Masters in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.
Anna was included on the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018 as a technology professional. Today, as our VP of technology, she uses her background in software engineering to inform our technology strategy. She previously built and led engineering teams for small business finance platform FundingCircle, and for life sciences companies BabylonHealth and Medidata. Anna has an MSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London, UK; and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Paul is making sure the workflows of our users are as easy and intuitive as possible. He previously worked in M&A at J.P. Morgan Cazenove and in infrastructure investing at BlackRock. He has led product design teams working on user on-boarding for HSBC Private Banking and transaction platform HSBCnet. Paul’s experience also includes roles in user experience design and brand strategy.
Elizabeth leads our fast-growing global marketing function. Her work includes brand development, product marketing, and thought leadership, among other things. She brings many years of payments and technology experience. Before joining ComplyAdvantage, Elizabeth launched marketing in the U.S. for payment and shopping service Klarna. She has also worked in senior account development and marketing roles for American Express. Elizabeth began her career launching home product categories for Amazon. Elizabeth is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Michigan.
Rob runs our Transaction Monitoring and Screening business line. He leads with empathy, understanding the needs of our customers and the challenges they face. Rob has experience building and running compliance and operations functions within growing companies. He was previously COO at Osper, a mobile banking platform for young people, and has many years of experience in fintech and regtech.
Mohsin is our Chief Revenue Officer. Before joining us, he worked at OANDA for eight years. He started his career in the customer success and product teams there, and went on to build the company’s treasury function. In his last role at OANDA, Mohsin served as Chief Customer Officer, managing AMER and APAC commercial targets alongside the business intelligence division.
Amanda’s priority is to create an environment where our people can thrive. She is a passionate advocate for enabling teams. Amanda brings extensive HR experience from a range of industries including banking, fintech, travel, and gaming. At interactive entertainment company King, Amanda was part of the People team that supported the company’s journey from start-up, through IPO, to acquisition.
Richard is our Chief Technology Officer. He has previously held CTO positions at Metapack, which creates delivery management software; personalized card and gift company Moonpig; and online photo printing service Photobox. Richard has extensive experience in software innovation, design, development, and delivery, in both software as a service (SaaS) and e-commerce. He’s built multi disciplined engineering and technology teams that have driven company growth, with new products and in new geographies. Richard’s work has spanned a variety of company types: from seed stage start-ups; through high-growth venture capital backed tech businesses; to publicly listed and private equity owned companies.