Core Team

Paul Rolles

Founder

Paul is a mathematician, entrepreneur and financier who has been involved in the European and International financial asset markets for over 25 years.

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Ben Helps

CEO

Ben is a business and thought leader with over 20 years of experience working in commercial banking, with a focus on strategy development, customer engagement and process improvement.

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Chris Lowrie

Product Management

Chris brings over 25 years of technology, operational and product management experience to Factern, where he is responsible for technological innovation.

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Mike Janzen

Lead Architect

Mike has over 25 years in software development, including founding and developing start-ups, with deep experience hiring, training, coaching, managing, and leading research and engineering teams.

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Shannon White

Technical Lead

Shannon has over 20 years of proven software engineering experience, and has developed a strong knowledge of Cloud and Open Source technologies.

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Board

Richard Atterbury

Board Member

Richard has 28 years of investment banking experience in both Europe and the US, and is a board member of Soros Economic Development Fund, and Chairman of New Philanthropy Capital.

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Matthew Austen

Board Member

Matt is a Partner and EMEA Head of the Corporate & Institutional Banking practice of Oliver Wyman, with over twenty years of financial services consulting experience.

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Advisors

Rolf Hickman

Advisor

Rolf founded pH Group in 1987, which developed the UK’s largest business database (the pH Megafile). Having led the business from its inception, Rolf left in 2012, subsequent to Experian’s acquisition of pH Group. Rolf is an active advisor to several companies, including Factern, AgFe and Thincats.

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Arthur Sculley

Advisor

Arthur is a former banker and senior technology executive. In 1996, after 25 years at JP Morgan, he co-founded first Intralinks, the first B2B financial services software-as-a-service company, and later CreditTrade. Arthur is now a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School, and a consultant to governments, banks and corporations.

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