Brian is a Managing Director at R3 responsible for global client relations and operations. Prior to R3, Brian founded the PTDL (Post Trade Distributed Ledger) Group whilst working as CEO of DBFS Consultants, a fintech Consultancy he co-founded, growing it from start-up to 100+ staff and across over 50 blue-chip financial clients before exiting in 2016. Brian has held executive roles in an advisory and program management capacity over the last 10 years. His previous positions include Senior Trader in Commodities and Equity Derivatives at Rand Merchant Bank as well as Technical Analyst at both Scottish Amicable Investment Managers and AMP Asset Management. Brian holds an Honors Mathematics Degree from the University of Glasgow, a Masters in Information Technology from Strathclyde University, is a Certified Financial Technician (IFTA/CFT level II) and sits on the CISI fintech Board.
Head of Services
Charley leads external affairs globally for R3, covering regulatory affairs, communications and public relations. Most recently, Charley worked as the Chief Operating Officer of State Street Global Market’s division of Trading and Clearing, before which he served as the Global Head of Legal Operations in the risk management division of Deutsche Bank AG. Charley spent over two years as the Chief of Staff /Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Pentagon. In recognition of his service, Cooper was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in May 2005. He has earned both a B.A. (Government) and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Head of External Affairs
Clive is a highly driven securities executive with extensive experience of managing businesses and people in the financial markets. Prior to joining R3, Clive was CEO of City Index Ltd for seven years where he grew the business into one of the major retail OTC derivative providers in Europe. Prior to City Index Clive was CEO of Exco USA (RMJ Securities/Noonans), which was one of the largest FX, US Treasuries and money market brokers in the world. Previously Clive was founding partner at Williams, Cooke, Lott and Kissack Ltd, the first electronic broker of UK government bonds which is now part of ICAP Plc
Head of Business Development
With over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions, David is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry. David served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world’s largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms. Prior to ICAP, David was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.
David E. Rutter
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
James is focused on defining a candidate architecture and building out a collaborative lab for experimentation by consortium members. Previously, James was Chief Engineer within Corporate Banking at Barclays, where he designed and delivered the bank’s corporate internet channel, and the bank’s US banking and dollar clearing platforms. Before Barclays, James co-founded two start-ups and holds patents in mobile data search and directory technology. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a degree in Engineering Science from University College, Durham.
Jesse is a Founder of R3 and serves as the firm’s Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development. Jesse helps lead execution of the firm’s strategic vision and directs investments and partnerships. Prior to founding R3, Jesse was an investment banker at Sandler O’Neill & Partners and more recently AGC Partners where he advised large global financial institutions and financial technology companies. Jesse holds a B.S. and MBA from Cornell University.
Co-Founder, Head of Corporate Development
Lauren Carroll began her fintech career as in-house counsel at ICAP focusing on transactional and technology matters for the fixed income and foreign exchange electronic broking division. After focusing on her legal career, Lauren decided to move into a business manager role and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer of ICAP’s MyTreasury platform, an investment trading platform for corporate treasurers. Before ICAP, Lauren worked at a mid-sized law firm. She received a BA from Boston College and a JD from New York Law School.
Chief Administrative Officer
Mike is lead platform engineer at R3. He has over five years of experience with bitcoin, blockchain and distributed ledger systems, and has spent nearly eight years at Google, where he was a senior software engineer. One of the world’s first developers of software for the bitcoin platform, including its smart contract capabilities, he developed the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet software.
Lead Platform Engineer
Mike is the Head of Product reporting to R3’s CTO within the engineering team. He is working to take the vision of distributed ledgers and make it a reality through R3’s financial grade ledger, Corda. Key to this effort is ensuring Corda is the platform that will make R3’s customers and partners succeed. Mike brings over twenty years of enterprise software experience to R3. From Accenture to Microsoft he took the potential of software and applied it to revolutionize industries. Eight years in Silicon Valley took him to early start-up’s in Silicon Valley such as Ariba and Jaspersoft which went public or were acquired. He has never lost his interest for being hands on with the technology nor the passion for change that brought him to the industry.
Head of Product Management and Marketing
Paul has over 25 years of experience leading Finance within the technology and service sector, driving growth and providing commercial support to organizations ranging S&P 500 and FTSE 100 companies to smaller private equity and consortia backed businesses. He recently served for 10 years as Group Finance Director at IHS Markit and in the same role at Markit, merging the two listed companies and taking Markit public on NASDAQ. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA from CASS Business School, University of London.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard is one of the world’s leading authorities on distributed ledger systems and architectures. Previously, Richard was the Executive Architect for Banking and Financial Markets industry innovation at IBM UK. His previous roles with the company, for whom he has worked for almost fifteen years, included Lead Account Architect for a global Investment Banking client and a consultant for IBM software products. Richard is a Chartered Engineer, holds an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School and a first-class degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Richard Gendal Brown
Chief Technology Officer
Todd McDonald is Co-Founder and Head of Ecosystem Development for R3. Todd co-founded R3 in 2013 and was one of the first to uncover the promise of distributed ledger technology for financial services. In his current role, Todd focuses on building the partner application ecosystem for R3’s Corda platform. Prior to R3, Todd spent fourteen years at Standard Chartered Bank as a Managing Director in their Financial Markets group where he held positions such as Global Head of Electronic FX Trading and Head of FX for the Americas. Todd holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University.
Co-Founder, Head of Partnerships
Zack Kavanaugh is Director and Chief of Staff to R3 CEO, David Rutter. Prior to joining R3 at the start of 2017, Zack spent eight years at State Street in Boston, San Francisco and London with time in both the asset servicing and markets businesses. Zack held several management positions including leading global operating model transformation programs, technology implementations, regulatory initiatives, and project & strategy teams. Zack is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. As Chief of Staff, Zack works side by side with David to deliver on R3’s strategic objectives and manage the day to day business.
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