We’re a team, not a company

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Laura Allen - Managing Director of Trading Apps

Laura Allen

Managing Director

Laura brings over 20 years’ experience in Securities Finance, helping trading desks work efficiently and effectively. Before coming to us, she ran European Supply Trading at JP Morgan, and was Global Head of Supply Sales at UBS. 

Stefan Bates - Chief Technology Officer of Trading Apps

Stefan Bates

Chief Technology Officer

Stefan heads up our development team, having worked as a team leader and programmer for RBS, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Martini (now FIS). He spent 9 years at SunGard Financial Systems, and led the developers at Apex Securities Finance and Global One.

Matt Phillips Chief Delivery Officer for Trading Apps

Matt Phillips

Head of Delivery

An expert in both prime services and Securities Finance technology, Matt is the bridge between our clients and developers. Before Trading Apps, Matt had Prime Services IT roles at Daiwa, Barclays and CoreOne Technologies (now IHS Markit). Most recently he was Global Head of Securities Lending Technology for Nomura International.

Ciarán O’Donnell

Finance Director

Ciarán is an award-winning finance specialist. He worked closely with the original Trading Apps and led the internal acquisition to create the new company in 2020. His expertise and governance will be invaluable as we begin our next exciting growth phase.

Den Leonard - Exec Chairman of Trading Apps

Den Leonard

Executive Chairman

Joining the team as a sector newcomer, Den has proven success in growing, connecting and commercialising businesses. He will help develop the structure, strategic processes and commercial approach of Trading Apps as we grow.


...and our colleagues

We also have some of the brightest developers in the market who know Securities Trading inside out. We’re proud that they work directly with clients, rather than hiding in the back room. They’re fast, flexible and always looking to enhance clients’ businesses by innovating new efficiencies.

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We’d love to share what makes us different.

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Discover how our software and approach can truly hone your Securities Finance operation. Arrange a 30-minute video call to discuss what you need, then discover what’s really possible.