We combine investment banking excellence with FinTech domain expertise to deliver exceptional results for our clients

Our founders were the first investment bankers covering FinTech in Europe and all our partners have held senior roles at leading investments banks. Our core investment banking team in London and New York is supported by a global network of senior advisers who bring experience as company founders, corporate executives and technologists

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Senior Team Members

Years Investment Banking & FinTech Industry Experience

Locations globally

Alexis Kalmanovitz

Managing Partner, Co-founder
New York

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Alexis has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology working in corporate finance and strategy roles for several investment banks and FinTech companies

In 2012, Alexis co-founded Zelig to provide corporate finance services to FinTech entrepreneurs globally

Prior to Zelig, Alexis was Head of Strategy at Thomson Reuters Investment Management and Reuters Enterprise. His previous roles include M&A Director at Putnam Lovell and at ABN AMRO, and Capital Markets VP at Rabobank and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International

Alexis holds an MA from McGill University and serves as Chairman of the Board of SOS SAHEL USA
Hobbies: motorcycle riding, skiing

Email: alexis@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +646 707 2272
Alexis’ LinkedIn

Alexis Kalmanovitz is Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC. Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Member FINRA SIPC Zelig Associates, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate, unaffiliated entities

Gerd Weissenboeck
Managing Partner, Co-founder
London
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Gerd has a wealth of cross-border corporate finance expertise gained over two decades, having advised on over 50 successful M&A and fundraising transactions, with a total transaction value exceeding $40bn

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerd is also an investor in early-stage SaaS companies including Alpima, Insly, Eventcase, Betterdoc, and Finmatics

Before co-founding Zelig, Gerd was Senior Director at RBS, where he worked from 2008 to 2013 covering the TMT sector. Prior to joining RBS, Gerd worked at ABN AMRO and Citi
Gerd holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University

Outside of work Gerd spends time with his wife and young boys, and is also a passionate off-piste skier and amateur cook

Email: gerd@zeligfintech.com
Gerd’s LinkedIn

Alexis has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology working in corporate finance and strategy roles for several investment banks and FinTech companies

In 2012, Alexis co-founded Zelig to provide corporate finance services to FinTech entrepreneurs globally

Prior to Zelig, Alexis was Head of Strategy at Thomson Reuters Investment Management and Reuters Enterprise. His previous roles include M&A Director at Putnam Lovell and at ABN AMRO, and Capital Markets VP at Rabobank and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International

Alexis holds an MA from McGill University and serves as Chairman of the Board of SOS SAHEL USA
Hobbies: motorcycle riding, skiing

Email: alexis@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +646 707 2272
Alexis’ LinkedIn

Alexis Kalmanovitz is Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC. Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Member FINRA SIPC Zelig Associates, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate, unaffiliated entities

Gerd has a wealth of cross-border corporate finance expertise gained over two decades, having advised on over 50 successful M&A and fundraising transactions, with a total transaction value exceeding $40bn

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerd is also an investor in early-stage SaaS companies including Alpima, Insly, Eventcase, Betterdoc, and Finmatics

Before co-founding Zelig, Gerd was Senior Director at RBS, where he worked from 2008 to 2013 covering the TMT sector. Prior to joining RBS, Gerd worked at ABN AMRO and Citi
Gerd holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University

Outside of work Gerd spends time with his wife and young boys, and is also a passionate off-piste skier and amateur cook

Email: gerd@zeligfintech.com
Gerd’s LinkedIn

Lorcan O’Shea
Partner
London
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Lorcan joined Zelig in 2019, with over 23 years of investment banking experience in London, New York and Dubai in various roles at JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London. During this time he has led over 150 transactions across geographies and sectors, with a specific focus in recent years on banking, insurance, payments and software

Lorcan is an Irish national and qualified with a BComm International with French (first class honours) and a Masters Degree in Finance from University College Dublin

Outside of work, Lorcan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and stays active by participating in tennis, skiing, sailing, football and yoga

Email: lorcan@zeligfintech.com
Lorcan’s LinkedIn

Richard Walker
Partner
London
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Richard joined Zelig in 2018 bringing two decades of continuous corporate finance experience covering M&A and capital raising most recently focused on the technology sector

In the last 10 years, Richard has co-founded four new businesses and acted as the CFO for three businesses

Richard was formerly an investment banker at Barclays Capital and ABN AMRO and has executed on over 40 M&A and capital raises with a combined value of over USD200bn

Richard trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte

Outside work Richard enjoys long distance running to stay fit enough to keep up with his young family

Email: richard@zeligfintech.com
Richard’s LinkedIn

Lorcan joined Zelig in 2019, with over 23 years of investment banking experience in London, New York and Dubai in various roles at JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London. During this time he has led over 150 transactions across geographies and sectors, with a specific focus in recent years on banking, insurance, payments and software

Lorcan is an Irish national and qualified with a BComm International with French (first class honours) and a Masters Degree in Finance from University College Dublin

Outside of work, Lorcan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and stays active by participating in tennis, skiing, sailing, football and yoga

Email: lorcan@zeligfintech.com
Lorcan’s LinkedIn

Richard joined Zelig in 2018 bringing two decades of continuous corporate finance experience covering M&A and capital raising most recently focused on the technology sector

In the last 10 years, Richard has co-founded four new businesses and acted as the CFO for three businesses

Richard was formerly an investment banker at Barclays Capital and ABN AMRO and has executed on over 40 M&A and capital raises with a combined value of over USD200bn

Richard trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte

Outside work Richard enjoys long distance running to stay fit enough to keep up with his young family

Email: richard@zeligfintech.com
Richard’s LinkedIn

Senthil Kumar Venugopal

Senior Adviser
London

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Senthil joined Zelig in 2017, having spent 30 years in financial services technology roles, most recently at Oracle Corporation, where his roles included Group Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at Oracle Financial Services

Senthil was CEO of Europe and Global CMO of i-flex Solutions, before the company was acquired by Oracle in 2007

Earlier in his career, Senthil worked at Wipro, Citi, and Microsoft

In addition to his role at Zelig, Senthil also actively invests in and advises early-stage companies on market expansion and brand development

Hobbies: traveling, golf, taking long walks around Kent and Surrey with his wife

Email: senthil@zeligfintech.com
Senthil’s LinkedIn

Nisha Paramjothi

Senior Adviser
Singapore

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Nisha has 20 years of experience across banking, payments and digital financial services, specializing in fundraising, investments, digital innovation, new market expansion, structuring joint ventures as well as venture building across Asia. She spent many years at CIMB Group, actively involved in building out their regional franchise via M&A as well as driving their digital strategy, including digital banks and fintech partnerships. Having pivoted from an incumbent regional bank to a dynamic fast faced start up, she has the unique perspective from both sides of the table.

In her spare time, Nisha enjoys travelling as well as latin and ballroom dancing. Nisha holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree from the London School of Economics

Email: nisha@zeligfintech.com

Senthil joined Zelig in 2017, having spent 30 years in financial services technology roles, most recently at Oracle Corporation, where his roles included Group Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at Oracle Financial Services

Senthil was CEO of Europe and Global CMO of i-flex Solutions, before the company was acquired by Oracle in 2007

Earlier in his career, Senthil worked at Wipro, Citi, and Microsoft

In addition to his role at Zelig, Senthil also actively invests in and advises early-stage companies on market expansion and brand development

Hobbies: traveling, golf, taking long walks around Kent and Surrey with his wife

Email: senthil@zeligfintech.com
Senthil’s LinkedIn

Nisha has 20 years of experience across banking, payments and digital financial services, specializing in fundraising, investments, digital innovation, new market expansion, structuring joint ventures as well as venture building across Asia. She spent many years at CIMB Group, actively involved in building out their regional franchise via M&A as well as driving their digital strategy, including digital banks and fintech partnerships. Having pivoted from an incumbent regional bank to a dynamic fast faced start up, she has the unique perspective from both sides of the table.

In her spare time, Nisha enjoys travelling as well as latin and ballroom dancing. Nisha holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree from the London School of Economics

Email: nisha@zeligfintech.com

Roland Pecsenye

Senior Adviser
Munich

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While at university, Roland founded one of Hungary’s first B2B FinTech companies with three friends. Over the following 18 years, he grew IND Group to a leading international digital banking software solutions vendor with nine offices and over 250 employees. Following a successful exit to Vista Equity Partners led Finastra (FKA Misys) in 2014, Roland has been a keen investor and mentor for European FinTech start-ups.

Roland holds a BA in Business Administration from Euro-Business-College in Munich.

Outside of work Roland enjoys travelling to his ancestral homeland in the Zemplén Mountains in North-East Hungary with his family. Here he cultivates several estates in the UNESCO world heritage site of Tokaj-Hegyalja, with its centuries old tradition of making naturally sweet white wines, and in Gönc, with his Pálinka distillery built on family estates producing fruit brandies.

Email: roland@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +49 17 28 94 85 58
Roland’s LinkedIn

Elizabeth Pritchard

Senior Adviser
New York

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Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, founder, board member and advisor

During her career, she has worked at Goldman Sachs (Managing Director, Market Data and executive roles in Institutional Sales and Trading, Compliance, and Treasury), AIG (SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Science) and Co-Founder at Crux Informatics

In addition to her role at Zelig, Elizabeth is Founder at White Rock Data Solutions, a go-to-market strategy and business development advisory firm in the fields of alternative data and data management tooling

Elizabeth holds an MBA and MS from Columbia University

Email: elizabeth@zeligassociates.com

While at university, Roland founded one of Hungary’s first B2B FinTech companies with three friends. Over the following 18 years, he grew IND Group to a leading international digital banking software solutions vendor with nine offices and over 250 employees. Following a successful exit to Vista Equity Partners led Finastra (FKA Misys) in 2014, Roland has been a keen investor and mentor for European FinTech start-ups.

Roland holds a BA in Business Administration from Euro-Business-College in Munich.

Outside of work Roland enjoys travelling to his ancestral homeland in the Zemplén Mountains in North-East Hungary with his family. Here he cultivates several estates in the UNESCO world heritage site of Tokaj-Hegyalja, with its centuries old tradition of making naturally sweet white wines, and in Gönc, with his Pálinka distillery built on family estates producing fruit brandies.

Email: roland@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +49 17 28 94 85 58
Roland’s LinkedIn

Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, founder, board member and advisor

During her career, she has worked at Goldman Sachs (Managing Director, Market Data and executive roles in Institutional Sales and Trading, Compliance, and Treasury), AIG (SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Science) and Co-Founder at Crux Informatics

In addition to her role at Zelig, Elizabeth is Founder at White Rock Data Solutions, a go-to-market strategy and business development advisory firm in the fields of alternative data and data management tooling

Elizabeth holds an MBA and MS from Columbia University

Email: elizabeth@zeligassociates.com

Dale Richards

Senior Adviser
Toronto

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Dale has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at First Derivatives (President, North America and Global Head of Data Strategy), SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM), FAME Information Services (President & CEO) and Benton Associates (Founder & CEO)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Dale is Managing Director at Island 20 Ventures, a strategy, business and corporate development, and management advisory firm in the fields of data management, big data, analytics, technology, business strategy and data monetization

Dale holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, the University of Western Ontario

Hobbies: kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, writing music

Email: dale@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +1 (905) 903 6920
Dale’s LinkedIn

Menny Shalom

Senior Adviser
Tel Aviv

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Menny has two decades’ experience in the technology sector as a founder and CEO for multiple Israel-based technology companies. Prior to joining Zelig, he was founder and CEO of Wayerz, a company providing a digital correspondent banking platform including a complex billing system. He was also founder and CEO of Mipso, a SaaS-based virtual fitting room and styling platform for fashion brands and retailers. Menny also served as Chief of Staff for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Menny holds two Master’s degrees: in Banking and Finance from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Law from Columbia University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Accounting from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hobbies: growing olives on his orchard outside of Tel Aviv, producing some of the finest olive oil money can buy

Email: menny@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +97250 222 2755
Menny’s LinkedIn

Dale has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at First Derivatives (President, North America and Global Head of Data Strategy), SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM), FAME Information Services (President & CEO) and Benton Associates (Founder & CEO)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Dale is Managing Director at Island 20 Ventures, a strategy, business and corporate development, and management advisory firm in the fields of data management, big data, analytics, technology, business strategy and data monetization

Dale holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, the University of Western Ontario

Hobbies: kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, writing music

Email: dale@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +1 (905) 903 6920
Dale’s LinkedIn

Menny has two decades’ experience in the technology sector as a founder and CEO for multiple Israel-based technology companies. Prior to joining Zelig, he was founder and CEO of Wayerz, a company providing a digital correspondent banking platform including a complex billing system. He was also founder and CEO of Mipso, a SaaS-based virtual fitting room and styling platform for fashion brands and retailers. Menny also served as Chief of Staff for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Menny holds two Master’s degrees: in Banking and Finance from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Law from Columbia University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Accounting from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hobbies: growing olives on his orchard outside of Tel Aviv, producing some of the finest olive oil money can buy

Email: menny@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +97250 222 2755
Menny’s LinkedIn

Gerard Varjacques

Senior Adviser
New York

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Gerard has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Trading Technology as a senior executive, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at ICAP (COO of Traiana, Head of Sales for EBS), Sungard (Head of Distribution, Funds Administration) and GL TRADE (CEO Americas)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerard is the founder of Haboker, a consulting firm specialized in assessing sales processes and increasing sales performance for FinTech companies

Gerard holds an MS in IT from Ecole Centrale Nantes in France

Email: gerard@zeligassociates.com

Chris Fong

Director
London

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Chris joined Zelig in 2013, having previously worked at Cobalt Corporate Finance (now Silverpeak), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in London

Before moving to London in 2011, Chris worked at Gemini Partners (now Drake Star Partners), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in Los Angeles, where he worked from 2007

Chris holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

Outside of work Chris enjoys training in martial arts in the morning and going for long motorbike rides through the English countryside

Email: chris@zeligfintech.com
Chris’ LinkedIn

Gerard has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Trading Technology as a senior executive, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at ICAP (COO of Traiana, Head of Sales for EBS), Sungard (Head of Distribution, Funds Administration) and GL TRADE (CEO Americas)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerard is the founder of Haboker, a consulting firm specialized in assessing sales processes and increasing sales performance for FinTech companies

Gerard holds an MS in IT from Ecole Centrale Nantes in France

Email: gerard@zeligassociates.com

Chris joined Zelig in 2013, having previously worked at Cobalt Corporate Finance (now Silverpeak), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in London

Before moving to London in 2011, Chris worked at Gemini Partners (now Drake Star Partners), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in Los Angeles, where he worked from 2007

Chris holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

Outside of work Chris enjoys training in martial arts in the morning and going for long motorbike rides through the English countryside

Email: chris@zeligfintech.com

Chris’ LinkedIn

Owen England

Vice President
London

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Owen joined Zelig in 2016, having previously worked at HSBC, where he worked on the UK investment banking team

Prior to joining HSBC, Owen worked at Strata Partners, a technology-focused investment banking boutique where he got his first exposure to FinTech as a member of the team advising Holvi on its sale to BBVA

Owen holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He has also holds a certificate in FinTech from MIT

Hobbies: long-distance running (completed Marathon des Sables ultramarathon and seven conventional marathons), climbing mountains

Email: owen@zeligfintech.com
Owen’s LinkedIn

Owen joined Zelig in 2016, having previously worked at HSBC, where he worked on the UK investment banking team

Prior to joining HSBC, Owen worked at Strata Partners, a technology-focused investment banking boutique where he got his first exposure to FinTech as a member of the team advising Holvi on its sale to BBVA

Owen holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He has also holds a certificate in FinTech from MIT

Hobbies: long-distance running (completed Marathon des Sables ultramarathon and seven conventional marathons), climbing mountains

Email: owen@zeligfintech.com
Owen’s LinkedIn

Alexis Kalmanovitz

Managing Partner, Co-founder
New York

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Alexis has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology working in corporate finance and strategy roles for several investment banks and FinTech companies

In 2012, Alexis co-founded Zelig to provide corporate finance services to FinTech entrepreneurs globally

Prior to Zelig, Alexis was Head of Strategy at Thomson Reuters Investment Management and Reuters Enterprise. His previous roles include M&A Director at Putnam Lovell and at ABN AMRO, and Capital Markets VP at Rabobank and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International

Alexis holds an MA from McGill University and serves as Chairman of the Board of SOS SAHEL USA
Hobbies: motorcycle riding, skiing

Email: alexis@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +646 707 2272
Alexis’ LinkedIn

Alexis Kalmanovitz is Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC. Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Member FINRA SIPC Zelig Associates, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate, unaffiliated entities

Gerd Weissenboeck

Managing Partner, Co-founder
London

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Gerd has a wealth of cross-border corporate finance expertise gained over two decades, having advised on over 50 successful M&A and fundraising transactions, with a total transaction value exceeding $40bn

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerd is also an investor in early-stage SaaS companies including Alpima, Insly, Eventcase, Betterdoc, and Finmatics

Before co-founding Zelig, Gerd was Senior Director at RBS, where he worked from 2008 to 2013 covering the TMT sector. Prior to joining RBS, Gerd worked at ABN AMRO and Citi
Gerd holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University

Outside of work Gerd spends time with his wife and young boys, and is also a passionate off-piste skier and amateur cook

Email: gerd@zeligfintech.com
Gerd’s LinkedIn

Alexis has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology working in corporate finance and strategy roles for several investment banks and FinTech companies

In 2012, Alexis co-founded Zelig to provide corporate finance services to FinTech entrepreneurs globally

Prior to Zelig, Alexis was Head of Strategy at Thomson Reuters Investment Management and Reuters Enterprise. His previous roles include M&A Director at Putnam Lovell and at ABN AMRO, and Capital Markets VP at Rabobank and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International

Alexis holds an MA from McGill University and serves as Chairman of the Board of SOS SAHEL USA
Hobbies: motorcycle riding, skiing

Email: alexis@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +646 707 2272
Alexis’ LinkedIn

Alexis Kalmanovitz is Registered
Representative of and Securities Products
are offered through BA Securities, LLC. Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Member FINRA SIPC Zelig Associates, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate, unaffiliated entities

Gerd has a wealth of cross-border corporate finance expertise gained over two decades, having advised on over 50 successful M&A and fundraising transactions, with a total transaction value exceeding $40bn

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerd is also an investor in early-stage SaaS companies including Alpima, Insly, Eventcase, Betterdoc, and Finmatics

Before co-founding Zelig, Gerd was Senior Director at RBS, where he worked from 2008 to 2013 covering the TMT sector. Prior to joining RBS, Gerd worked at ABN AMRO and Citi
Gerd holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University

Outside of work Gerd spends time with his wife and young boys, and is also a passionate off-piste skier and amateur cook

Email: gerd@zeligfintech.com

Gerd’s LinkedIn

Lorcan O’Shea
Partner
London
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Lorcan joined Zelig in 2019, with over 23 years of investment banking experience in London, New York and Dubai in various roles at JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London. During this time he has led over 150 transactions across geographies and sectors, with a specific focus in recent years on banking, insurance, payments and software

Lorcan is an Irish national and qualified with a BComm International with French (first class honours) and a Masters Degree in Finance from University College Dublin

Outside of work, Lorcan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and stays active by participating in tennis, skiing, sailing, football and yoga

Email: lorcan [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Lorcan’s LinkedIn

Richard Walker
Partner
London
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Richard joined Zelig in 2018 bringing two decades of continuous corporate finance experience covering M&A and capital raising most recently focused on the technology sector

In the last 10 years, Richard has co-founded four new businesses and acted as the CFO for three businesses

Richard was formerly an investment banker at Barclays Capital and ABN AMRO and has executed on over 40 M&A and capital raises with a combined value of over USD200bn

Richard trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte

Outside work Richard enjoys long distance running to stay fit enough to keep up with his young family

Email: richard [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Richard’s LinkedIn

Lorcan joined Zelig in 2019, with over 23 years of investment banking experience in London, New York and Dubai in various roles at JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London. During this time he has led over 150 transactions across geographies and sectors, with a specific focus in recent years on banking, insurance, payments and software

Lorcan is an Irish national and qualified with a BComm International with French (first class honours) and a Masters Degree in Finance from University College Dublin

Outside of work, Lorcan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and stays active by participating in tennis, skiing, sailing, football and yoga

Email: lorcan@zeligfintech.com

Lorcan’s LinkedIn

Richard joined Zelig in 2018 bringing two decades of continuous corporate finance experience covering M&A and capital raising most recently focused on the technology sector

In the last 10 years, Richard has co-founded four new businesses and acted as the CFO for three businesses

Richard was formerly an investment banker at Barclays Capital and ABN AMRO and has executed on over 40 M&A and capital raises with a combined value of over USD200bn

Richard trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte

Outside work Richard enjoys long distance running to stay fit enough to keep up with his young family

Email: richard@zeligfintech.com

Richard’s LinkedIn

Chris Fong
Director
London
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Chris joined Zelig in 2013, having previously worked at Cobalt Corporate Finance (now Silverpeak), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in London

Before moving to London in 2011, Chris worked at Gemini Partners (now Drake Star Partners), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in Los Angeles, where he worked from 2007

Chris holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

Outside of work Chris enjoys training in martial arts in the morning and going for long motorbike rides through the English countryside

Email: chris [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Chris’ LinkedIn

Owen England
Vice President
London
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Owen joined Zelig in 2016, having previously worked at HSBC, where he worked on the UK investment banking team

Prior to joining HSBC, Owen worked at Strata Partners, a technology-focused investment banking boutique where he got his first exposure to FinTech as a member of the team advising Holvi on its sale to BBVA

Owen holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He has also holds a certificate in FinTech from MIT

Hobbies: long-distance running (completed Marathon des Sables ultramarathon and seven conventional marathons), climbing mountains

Email: owen@zeligfintech.com

Owen’s LinkedIn

Chris joined Zelig in 2013, having previously worked at Cobalt Corporate Finance (now Silverpeak), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in London

Before moving to London in 2011, Chris worked at Gemini Partners (now Drake Star Partners), a technology-focused investment banking boutique in Los Angeles, where he worked from 2007

Chris holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

Outside of work Chris enjoys training in martial arts in the morning and going for long motorbike rides through the English countryside

Email: chris@zeligfintech.com

Chris’ LinkedIn

Owen joined Zelig in 2016, having previously worked at HSBC, where he worked on the UK investment banking team

Prior to joining HSBC, Owen worked at Strata Partners, a technology-focused investment banking boutique where he got his first exposure to FinTech as a member of the team advising Holvi on its sale to BBVA

Owen holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He has also holds a certificate in FinTech from MIT

Hobbies: long-distance running (completed Marathon des Sables ultramarathon and seven conventional marathons), climbing mountains

Email: owen@zeligfintech.com

Owen’s LinkedIn

Senthil Kumar Venugopal

Senior Adviser
London

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Senthil joined Zelig in 2017, having spent 30 years in financial services technology roles, most recently at Oracle Corporation, where his roles included Group Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at Oracle Financial Services

Senthil was CEO of Europe and Global CMO of i-flex Solutions, before the company was acquired by Oracle in 2007

Earlier in his career, Senthil worked at Wipro, Citi, and Microsoft

In addition to his role at Zelig, Senthil also actively invests in and advises early-stage companies on market expansion and brand development

Hobbies: traveling, golf, taking long walks around Kent and Surrey with his wife

Email: senthil [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Senthil’s LinkedIn

Nisha Paramjothi

Senior Adviser
Singapore

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Nisha has 20 years of experience across banking, payments and digital financial services, specializing in fundraising, investments, digital innovation, new market expansion, structuring joint ventures as well as venture building across Asia. She spent many years at CIMB Group, actively involved in building out their regional franchise via M&A as well as driving their digital strategy, including digital banks and fintech partnerships. Having pivoted from an incumbent regional bank to a dynamic fast faced start up, she has the unique perspective from both sides of the table

In her spare time, Nisha enjoys travelling as well as latin and ballroom dancing. Nisha holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree from the London School of Economics

Email: nisha@zeligfintech.com

Senthil joined Zelig in 2017, having spent 30 years in financial services technology roles, most recently at Oracle Corporation, where his roles included Group Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at Oracle Financial Services

Senthil was CEO of Europe and Global CMO of i-flex Solutions, before the company was acquired by Oracle in 2007

Earlier in his career, Senthil worked at Wipro, Citi, and Microsoft

In addition to his role at Zelig, Senthil also actively invests in and advises early-stage companies on market expansion and brand development

Hobbies: traveling, golf, taking long walks around Kent and Surrey with his wife

Email: senthil@zeligfintech.com
Senthil’s LinkedIn

Nisha has 20 years of experience across banking, payments and digital financial services, specializing in fundraising, investments, digital innovation, new market expansion, structuring joint ventures as well as venture building across Asia. She spent many years at CIMB Group, actively involved in building out their regional franchise via M&A as well as driving their digital strategy, including digital banks and fintech partnerships. Having pivoted from an incumbent regional bank to a dynamic fast faced start up, she has the unique perspective from both sides of the table

In her spare time, Nisha enjoys travelling as well as latin and ballroom dancing. Nisha holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree from the London School of Economics

Email: nisha@zeligfintech.com

 

Roland Pecsenye

Senior Adviser
Munich

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While at university, Roland founded one of Hungary’s first B2B FinTech companies with three friends. Over the following 18 years, he grew IND Group to a leading international digital banking software solutions vendor with nine offices and over 250 employees. Following a successful exit to Vista Equity Partners led Finastra (FKA Misys) in 2014, Roland has been a keen investor and mentor for European FinTech start-ups.

Roland holds a BA in Business Administration from Euro-Business-College in Munich.

Outside of work Roland enjoys travelling to his ancestral homeland in the Zemplén Mountains in North-East Hungary with his family. Here he cultivates several estates in the UNESCO world heritage site of Tokaj-Hegyalja, with its centuries old tradition of making naturally sweet white wines, and in Gönc, with his Pálinka distillery built on family estates producing fruit brandies.

Email: roland [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Phone: +49 17 28 94 85 58

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Elizabeth Pritchard

Senior Adviser
New York

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Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, founder, board member and advisor

During her career, she has worked at Goldman Sachs (Managing Director, Market Data and executive roles in Institutional Sales and Trading, Compliance, and Treasury), AIG (SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Science) and Co-Founder at Crux Informatics

In addition to her role at Zelig, Elizabeth is Founder at White Rock Data Solutions, a go-to-market strategy and business development advisory firm in the fields of alternative data and data management tooling

Elizabeth holds an MBA and MS from Columbia University

While at university, Roland founded one of Hungary’s first B2B FinTech companies with three friends. Over the following 18 years, he grew IND Group to a leading international digital banking software solutions vendor with nine offices and over 250 employees. Following a successful exit to Vista Equity Partners led Finastra (FKA Misys) in 2014, Roland has been a keen investor and mentor for European FinTech start-ups.

Roland holds a BA in Business Administration from Euro-Business-College in Munich.

Outside of work Roland enjoys travelling to his ancestral homeland in the Zemplén Mountains in North-East Hungary with his family. Here he cultivates several estates in the UNESCO world heritage site of Tokaj-Hegyalja, with its centuries old tradition of making naturally sweet white wines, and in Gönc, with his Pálinka distillery built on family estates producing fruit brandies.

Email: roland@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +49 17 28 94 85 58
Roland’s LinkedIn

Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, founder, board member and advisor

During her career, she has worked at Goldman Sachs (Managing Director, Market Data and executive roles in Institutional Sales and Trading, Compliance, and Treasury), AIG (SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Science) and Co-Founder at Crux Informatics

In addition to her role at Zelig, Elizabeth is Founder at White Rock Data Solutions, a go-to-market strategy and business development advisory firm in the fields of alternative data and data management tooling

Elizabeth holds an MBA and MS from Columbia University

Email: elizabeth@zeligassociates.com

Dale Richards

Senior Adviser
Toronto

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Dale has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at First Derivatives (President, North America and Global Head of Data Strategy), SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM), FAME Information Services (President & CEO) and Benton Associates (Founder & CEO)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Dale is Managing Director at Island 20 Ventures, a strategy, business and corporate development, and management advisory firm in the fields of data management, big data, analytics, technology, business strategy and data monetization

Dale holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, the University of Western Ontario

Hobbies: kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, writing music

Email: dale[at]zeligassociates[dot]com

Phone: +1 (905) 903 6920

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Menny Shalom

Senior Adviser
Tel Aviv

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Menny has two decades’ experience in the technology sector as a founder and CEO for multiple Israel-based technology companies. Prior to joining Zelig, he was founder and CEO of Wayerz, a company providing a digital correspondent banking platform including a complex billing system. He was also founder and CEO of Mipso, a SaaS-based virtual fitting room and styling platform for fashion brands and retailers. Menny also served as Chief of Staff for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Menny holds two Master’s degrees: in Banking and Finance from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Law from Columbia University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Accounting from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hobbies: growing olives on his orchard outside of Tel Aviv, producing some of the finest olive oil money can buy

Email: menny [at] zeligfintech [dot] com

Phone: +97250 222 2755

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Dale has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Technology as a senior executive, investor, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at First Derivatives (President, North America and Global Head of Data Strategy), SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM), FAME Information Services (President & CEO) and Benton Associates (Founder & CEO)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Dale is Managing Director at Island 20 Ventures, a strategy, business and corporate development, and management advisory firm in the fields of data management, big data, analytics, technology, business strategy and data monetization

Dale holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, the University of Western Ontario

Hobbies: kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, writing music

Email: dale@zeligassociates.com
Phone: +1 (905) 903 6920
Dale’s LinkedIn

Menny has two decades’ experience in the technology sector as a founder and CEO for multiple Israel-based technology companies. Prior to joining Zelig, he was founder and CEO of Wayerz, a company providing a digital correspondent banking platform including a complex billing system. He was also founder and CEO of Mipso, a SaaS-based virtual fitting room and styling platform for fashion brands and retailers. Menny also served as Chief of Staff for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Menny holds two Master’s degrees: in Banking and Finance from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Law from Columbia University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Accounting from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hobbies: growing olives on his orchard outside of Tel Aviv, producing some of the finest olive oil money can buy

Email: menny@zeligfintech.com
Phone: +97250 222 2755
Menny’s LinkedIn

Gerard Varjacques

Senior Adviser
New York

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Gerard has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Trading Technology as a senior executive, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at ICAP (COO of Traiana, Head of Sales for EBS), Sungard (Head of Distribution, Funds Administration) and GL TRADE (CEO Americas)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerard is the founder of Haboker, a consulting firm specialized in assessing sales processes and increasing sales performance for FinTech companies

Gerard holds an MS in IT from Ecole Centrale Nantes in France

Email: Gerard [at] zeligassociates [dot] com

Gerard has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Information and Trading Technology as a senior executive, board member and consultant
During his career he has worked at ICAP (COO of Traiana, Head of Sales for EBS), Sungard (Head of Distribution, Funds Administration) and GL TRADE (CEO Americas)

In addition to his role at Zelig, Gerard is the founder of Haboker, a consulting firm specialized in assessing sales processes and increasing sales performance for FinTech companies

Gerard holds an MS in IT from Ecole Centrale Nantes in France

Email: gerard@zeligassociates.com

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