At the very core of the Trading Apps value proposition is the skill and experience of our leadership and team of developers.

Laura Allen, CEO

Laura brought to Trading Apps a wealth of experience within the Securities Finance industry from over 20 years at globally recognised firms. Laura spent 3 years at JP Morgan where she ran the European Supply Trading effort. Prior to that Laura spent 14 years at UBS as the Global Head of Supply Sales. Previous firms include CIBC World Markets, Deutsche Bank and Paine Webber.

Matt Phillips, Head of Delivery

Matt has over 20 years of prime services and securities finance technology experience. Matt most recently served as the Global Head of Securities Lending Technology for Nomura International (where he led the Global One replacement evaluation project). Previous engagements include 13 years at Barclays within Prime Services IT, 3 years at Daiwa, and another 3 years at Prime One Solutions.

Chris Valentino, Global Head of Sales and Client Management

Chris has over 20 years of experience in sales and trading for tier-1 broker dealers (JPM & Lehman Bros) and providing technology solutions (Bloomberg, EquiLend, and Markit) in the securities lending space. Chris thrives on developing profitable business relationships over the long term and loves nothing more than finding ways to bring tangible business value to clients and prospects.

Stefan Bates, CTO

Stefan has over 20 years of relevant experience developing commercial software as a software developer, team leader, and programmer for RBS, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Martini. Stefan spent 9 years at SunGard Financial Systems in a variety of software development roles. He led the development of Apex Securities Finance, Martini and most recently Global One.

Matthew Harrison, Non-Executive Director

Matthew has over 30 years of experience in the space, building successful technology systems and organisations. Prior to Trading Apps, Matthew founded Martini, a global multi-asset class financing system that was sold to SunGard and rebranded as Apex (used by over 20 global financial institutions across 15 countries). Matthew’s vast experience also includes leadership roles in technology at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Matthew sets the overall strategic and technological direction for Trading Apps.

Jeff Lloyd, Non-Executive Director

A long-time colleague of Matthew Harrison’s at Martini, Jeff has over 30 years of experience developing cutting-edge software in the global securities finance market. Jeff is the architect behind our proprietary toolkit, ‘GLASS’, which serves as the bedrock for our ability to build and deploy ‘Best in Class’ technology at a very rapid rate.

Rosie Harrison, Non-Executive Director

Rosie has over 20 years of technical experience working in the Securities Finance Industry. Rosie developed her expertise working on the Martini and Apex systems at RTFM and SunGard. In 2011, she joined Trading Apps as a Senior Business Analyst and Head of Quality Assurance. Rosie works intimately with our largest clients ensuring that the end users are properly trained and our solutions are fit for purpose.

Jean-Paul Musicco, Non-Executive Director

Jean-Paul has over 25 years of international securities finance experience working for large multi-national banks, as well as a major multi-strategy Long/Short Hedge fund. Jean-Paul spent 8 years at CIBC building the securities lending business and then joined Deutsche Bank AG as the Global Head of Securities Lending. Transitioning over to the buy-side, Jean-Paul managed the securities finance business for SAC Capital Advisors, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.

Andrew Malpass, Non-Executive Director

Andrew served as the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director of Fidessa from 1995 to 2015. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry working with both private and public companies.


Surrounding this nucleus is a cast of the best and brightest developers in the market. Over 80% of the employees at Trading Apps work in technology. We are fast, flexible and always looking to enhance our clients’ businesses through technological efficiencies and automation.

Our corporate headquarters is located in London, England with an additional regional presence in New York City.

For more info:
Please call +44 (0) 20 7608 5538 or +1 (646) 665–1443
Or email sales@tradingapps.com