Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
David spent 30 years’ working in the City as a trader at various financial institutions such as RBS and Tullett Prebon. After being involved in the development of an exchange, David decided there was an opportunity out there to join the financial revolution.
In January 2013, David and Mark Hawkins paired together and started building the exchange. In May 2013, David left the City to concentrate full-time on the development of Invest & Fund.
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Mark is an FCA qualified chartered accountant who has held a variety of Financial Directorship roles at SMEs for over 30 years, predominantly in manufacturing and engineering, so has an enormous amount of experience in guiding businesses through all the financial challenges that are faced.
Mark is responsible for all financial transactions that pass through the organisation, along with liaising with the FCA to ensure that we are operating to industry standards.
Paul is an experienced Senior Operations professional and Retail Financial Services Executive with a successful career across numerous business operations, spanning over 30 years. This has incorporated Director level responsibility for business operational and regulatory environments, significant change delivery projects, problem resolution and corporate actions as well as leading business improvement activity.
Paul has held Executive and Senior Operational Roles for such household names as Barclays Global Investors, Barclays Wealth, Barclays Life, Woolwich Plc, Woolwich Life and UCB Homeloans, the specialist subsidiary of Nationwide. He has held Board Level responsibilities at the Communication Workers Friendly Society and Advisory Panel responsibilities at Forester Life. More recently he has set up and established an on-line business supporting the Health and Medical sector.
Paul has been an FSA Approved Person and Controlled Function Holder including CF1, CF10, CF20 and CF28.
Chief Technology Officer
Stephen is an experienced CTO & CEO with extensive understanding of working with successful high growth, technology-driven businesses. Stephen is a veteran of exchange start-ups (Betfair, The Property Investment Market, WRESE) and was also founder of the first peer-to-peer Investment network. He is also a COBOL programmer.
Stephen has written the proprietary software for the exchange and is now designing and coordinating the ongoing development of our platform.
Head of Borrower Origination
With more than 34 years' experience in commercial and corporate banking, Gary leads a team responsible for delivering a first class, flexible service to all of our borrowers, brokers and intermediaries. Gary's leadership, technical and credit risk skills means he and the business development team can work alongside borrowers and the I&F Credit Team to build compelling lending opportunities that deliver value for everyone. To talk to Gary about borrowing with Invest & Fund, please get in touch on 07484 509247 or firstname.lastname@example.org