TransFICC is an eTrading technology company providing solutions for the Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets

Risk Awards 2019

FinTech Start-Up of the Year

Steve Toland

Steve has over 25 years experience working in the global capital markets. In a previous role he was Head of LMAX Interbank, where he met his technology colleagues. He has also led global sales for MarketFactory, and held the positions of Head of FX Sales for EMEA and America at ICAP, and Head of Sales for Americas at Thomson Reuters.

Judd Gaddie
Co Founder

Judd was previously Performance Team Lead at LMAX Exchange, where he managed the team responsible for increased throughput performance while reducing latency of the trading venue. He is experienced in integrating Automated Performance Testing into the Continuous Delivery pipeline; Java performance and Linux system performance tuning. Before LMAX Judd built and integrated Linux based VoIP telephony solutions.

Tom McKee
Co Founder

Tom was previously a software developer at LMAX Exchange, where he worked on system tuning, real-time risk analysis, and improving system throughput. Prior to this he worked at Standard Bank on their algorithmic FX pricing system, Murex and Fidessa support and integration, and portfolio analysis on the base metals trading desk. He has experience with advanced automated testing pipelines and is an advocate of extreme programming.

Belinda Heap
Head of Recruitment

Belinda manages recruitment processes and agency relationships for TransFICC. A seasoned HR professional with over 30 years experience in HR management, Belinda has operated as an Independent Consultant for the last 20 years. She works closely with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and in recent years acted as a consultant for recruitment for LMAX Exchange, as part of her portfolio, alongside a variety of assessment and training related activities for other organisations.

Godfried De Vidts
Regulatory Affairs Advisor

Godfried is a recognised authority on European financial and political issues, engaging with the European central banks and treasuries, the European Commission and European Parliament. Since starting his career in Financial Markets in 1972, Godfried has worked with multiple financial products, and has always been keen to support innovative market developments. As a past President of ACI, The Financial Markets Association and as Chairman of ICMA’s European Repo and Collateral Council he frequently contributes articles to specialist financial publications and is a regular speaker at conferences.

Andrey Nudko
Senior Software Engineer

Andrey is seasoned developer with more than 15 years of experience, predominantly in high-volume backend systems. In his previous role at Betfair Exchange he led several projects, including building an in-house distributed journal, and a real-time data analytics platform powering smart site content. Before Betfair he worked as a capacity improvement consultant for an investment bank, and before that in various roles in the finance and telecom industries. He strongly believes that great software is created by great people, and is interested in all human aspects of delivering software products.

Michael Szymczak
Senior Software Engineer

Michael is a developer with many years of experience writing software and showing others how to write it well. Over the course of his professional career he has built many high-performing agile teams. In order to deliver high quality of software he invented his own version of Test Driven Development that takes the best parts from Detroit and London school of TDD. Before joining TransFICC Michael helped to build a low latency FX eTrading platform at RBC Capital Markets.

Zameer Hassam
Senior Software Engineer

Zam has spent most of his career working in front office roles at various financial institutions, focusing on building real time trading systems. Before joining TransFICC he worked at J.P. Morgan, building the commodities eTrading platform, and prior to that he worked on Instinet's low latency trading platform in equities. Zam is a low latency Java developer with specialist knowledge of UNIX, messaging systems and networks.

Dr. Stefanos Zachariadis
Senior Software Engineer

Stefanos decided to move away from an academic career to write code in industry over a decade ago. His career has taken him from a PhD thesis in mobile systems far before they were trendy, to leading teams in the financial, television, engineering and other sectors. He is a highly experienced coder in many languages and a Continuous Delivery practitioner.

Romans Markuns
Senior Software Engineer

Romans started his software career by building software for real-time embedded/mechatronic devices before transitioning into IT, where he worked on multiple high-throughput messaging pipelines, high concurrency services and event-based distributed systems. Before joining TransFICC Romans was building low-latency trading service in IG Index. He has a passion for simple, performant and thoroughly tested software.

Richard Bradford
Senior Software Engineer

Richard is an experienced software developer. He comes from the buy-side, where he co-created an order management and trading system for the hedge fund Brevan Howard. His career has also involved developing front office fixed income trading systems software for Lehmans, plus billing, mediation and fraud detection systems in the mobile telecommunications sector with Logica, and developing bespoke software for handheld computing devices with Psion.

Ben Hyland
Senior Software Engineer

Ben has 15 years development experience in a variety of industries, including motorway sign networking, web search, low-latency FX trading, and biomedical machine learning. He originally focused his career on software quality and distributed system design. More recently he has been building high-functioning and diverse engineering teams via process design, knowledge share, ops automation, and creating space for continual improvement. In software teams, force multiplication matters.

Kim Covil
Consultant Infrastructure Engineer

Kim is an independent infrastructure consultant with over 25 years experience across the range of software development, systems administration and infrastructure engineering operating as founder and director of Arnox IT. Kim moved to the UK in 2002 and has provided consultancy services for a number of well known financial institutions and clients in other industries since then. The primary services Arnox IT provides TransFICC are around security infrastructure and systems management automation.

Kevin Thibout
Business Analyst

Kevin is an experienced business analyst who has spent his career building Fixed Income eTrading platforms for investment banks. He was previously a business analyst at Deutsche Bank where he worked on the development of a strategic eTrading stack for global rates trading and sales desks. Prior to this, he worked at Ion Trading in the implementation team, working on a broad range of projects across the fixed income eTrading ecosystem.

Dave Hounslow
Consultant Developer

Dave is an expert in Agile systems and Continuous Delivery. He was previously a Senior Developer and Team Lead at LMAX Exchange and was also Lead Software Architect at Navetas Energy. He has also advised several companies on the use of BDD, TDD, CI and pairing techniques to deliver effective software development.

Dave Farley
Consultant Developer

Dave is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He has more than 30 years experience working with most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. He is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Exchange and co-author of the Jolt-award winning book 'Continuous Delivery’, a regular conference speaker and blogger, and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto. Dave is an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

The FinLab

The FinLab is a joint venture between SGInnovate (SGI) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB). Based in Singapore, it accelerates the development of FinTech start-ups, providing valuable insights, a strong infrastructure and unparalleled access to most of the world’s markets for growth and expansion. It offers broad experience in the financial industry and the venture capital ecosystem, with wide connections in ASEAN and Greater China.

Illuminate Financial

lluminate Financial Management LLP was founded in 2014 as a London-based venture capital firm with an international reach, exclusively focused on capital markets financial technology. Illuminate’s first fund is established to capitalize on fintech investment opportunities driven by the significant change in the business and regulatory environments in which financial institutions operate.

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Driving the future of banking: We are the Research & Development Unit of Commerzbank and a leading early stage investor in FinTechs. Our success is based on three major objectives in banking: identifying, participating in and setting trends. Through strategic investments we bring banking innovations to Commerzbank and its customers. As a prototype builder we face different emerging techs and transform them proactively to own banking products and services.

2018 Sell-Side Technology Award

Most Promising Sell-Side Startup

2017 FIA Innovator

TransFICC was recognised as a FinTech Innovator and invited to join the Innovators Pavilion at FIA Expo in Chicago


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