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

Laura Allen, Managing Director

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.

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.

Ciarán O’Donnell, FD

Ciarán is an award-winning industry recognised specialist in the world of finance, working as an independent FD for a number of high-level entrepreneurial businesses. He worked closely with the original Trading Apps business and led the internal acquisition process to create the new company in January 2020. His expertise and governance will be invaluable as the company begins its next exciting growth phase.

Den Leonard, Executive Chairman

Den Leonard has joined the team as a newcomer to the sector. He has proven success in growing, connecting and commercialising businesses. He will help develop the structure, strategic processes and commercial approach of the new business.


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, UK.

For more info:
Please call +44 (0) 20 7608 5538
Or email sales@tradingapps.com