Lombard Risk’s management team comprises experts in their respective fields
Many members of Lombard Risk’s management team have senior backgrounds in banking and financial technology or have used risk management and regulatory software in previous roles, giving them first-hand knowledge of customer needs and desires.
These individuals’ skills and experience have been brought together to create a team that has the ability to respond to and anticipate customer requirements. This gives considerable market advantage when competing for business and delivering to plan.
The management team is made up of functional, product and geographic heads, all of whom are measured on successful delivery of financial and non-financial key performance indicators
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John Wisbey – Chief Executive Officer
John Wisbey is the Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Risk, which he has led since its launch in 1989 with the introduction of OBERON®, one of the industry’s original software systems for financial instrument valuation and risk management. John has guided the Company’s organic growth through the creation and development of several successful products, initially OBERON®, followed by ValuSpread, a credit derivative data service (sold to Fitch in 2005), COLLINE® for collateral management and, most recently, LISA® for liquidity risk management and REFORM™ for event reporting. In addition, John has been the principal architect of the Company’s inorganic growth, which includes the acquisitions of Open Image Systems in 1994 (later floated on AIM as IDOX plc in 2000) and STB Systems (now the core of Lombard Risk’s regulatory compliance business) in 2005 and the REG-Reporter® business of SOFGEN in 2011. Today, under John’s leadership, Lombard Risk is an international leader in collateralised trading, liquidity management and regulatory compliance offering a wide range of products and services to multinational clients.
Prior to establishing Lombard Risk, John was head of option trading and a director in the Swap Group at Kleinwort Benson Limited. John acquired a broad foundation in the world’s financial markets and developed specialisations in derivatives and banking technology during his twelve years in the Treasury Division and Banking Division at Kleinwort Benson while based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. John was also past chairman until 2005 of IDOX plc, a former subsidiary of Lombard Risk and now a leading company in UK e-government.
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Nigel Gurney – Chief Financial Officer
Nigel Gurney was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2014. He is a qualified chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience in the financial services, wholesale distribution and telecommunications industries. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Lepe Partners LLP, a specialist independent banking company, prior to which he was Chief Financial Officer of Merchant Securities Group plc and Chief Financial Officer of W.H. Ireland Group plc.
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Nick Davies – Chief Technology Officer
Nick Davies joined the Board of Lombard Risk in 2010 having joined the firm in 2008 as the group’s CTO. As CTO, Nick has global responsibility for Lombard Risk’s technical vision as well as for the delivery and quality of all software products. At Lombard Risk Nick’s achievements include leading the technical group through the achievement of ISO9001 and CMMI-D Level 3 and providing the architectural vision for the re-architecture of the COLLINE collateral management platform to provide additional business resilience and processing capacity capabilities. These architecture and design principles contributed to COLLINE winning its first Tier-1 enterprise client in early 2009, and REPORTER MIS winning its first Tier-1 enterprise client in 2010, and REFORM winning its first Tier-1 clients in 2012.
At JP Morgan he was the head of technology for three global businesses; Globeclear, Collateral Management and Global Trust. He oversaw the technical integration of the Hedge Fund acquisitions into the Alternative Investment group, and was responsible for several high profile merger projects. He was responsible for the technical teams that architected and implemented the JP Morgan CommanD product servicing OTC Derivatives.
John Shield – Adviser to the CEO
John Shield has been involved with Lombard Risk since 1990, when he headed the highly successful OBERON sales team, since when he has held a range of senior roles within the Group in and around sales and senior level account management. Today John is heavily engaged in promoting all the Group products but in particular solutions for regulatory compliance and collateral management.
John has a banking background originally gained at Kleinwort Benson and three other major international banks spanning a career of some 25 years. John works closely with the CEO in all aspects of the Group’s business.
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Sue Kent – Chief Administrative Officer
Sue Kent originally joined Lombard Risk in 1992 and rejoined in 2009. Sue is Chief Administrative Officer responsible for negotiating and managing client contracts and third party documentation, sales operations and key operational aspects for the group.
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Lisa Tan – Head of Finance
Lisa Tan joined Lombard Risk in 2007 and now leads the finance team from London who are responsible for adherence to stock exchange regulations and the administration of the firm’s accounting needs at a corporate and subsidiary level around the world.
Cliff van Tonder – Global Alliances Director
Cliff has held a number of senior executive positions and has extensive global experience within the banking and B2B technology sectors. He returns to Lombard Risk from SOFGEN where he had responsibility for all aspects of European operations, including central Asia and Russia. Cliff also held the position of Head of Business Development at BNP Paribas Securities Services prior to which he spent four years as Chief Operating Officer and Group Sales Director at Lombard Risk Systems, where he headed up the group’s sales efforts on trading & risk and collateral management systems and services to the financial industry globally.
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Peter Francis – Global Head of Professional Services
Peter Francis first joined Lombard Risk in 2009 and has assumed responsibility for the group’s global professional services activities – implementing and configuring the Lombard Risk suite of products on customer sites- since 2013. Peter has extensive experience in professional services and consulting management in the financial services sector (specifically in the OTC derivatives and capital markets, collateral management and regulatory reporting areas) and has previously worked for Realise Capital Markets, Versif, IBM Global Business Services – Capital Markets, Scrittura/Interwoven and Intuitive Products International (IPI).
Rebecca Bond – Group Marketing Director
Rebecca Bond (founder of Open Image Systems, acquired by Lombard Risk in 1994) re-joined Lombard risk from FRSGlobal where she was VP Marketing in a period of growth that culminated in the firm’s trade sale to Wolters Kluwer Financial Services in late 2010. Rebecca has successfully taken similar financial software firms through significant periods of expansion. Her experience in the financial services software marketplace includes periods in senior positions at Iris Financial, Asset Control and QUMAS. Her business knowledge and marketing experience, particularly in the areas of risk and regulatory compliance software, well equips her to manage group marketing operations for the Lombard Risk group.
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Helen Nicol joined Lombard Risk in 2006 after several years at Credit Suisse, working in the Listed Derivatives and Collateral departments. Helen has global product positioning and full P&L responsibility for COLLINE, Lombard Risk’s collateral management and clearing software product.
Helen has an Honours Degree in Law, is qualified as a solicitor from the College of Law in Guildford and a member of the London Law Society. Helen also serves as a committee member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).
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James Phillips has responsibility for Lombard Risk’s regulatory solution strategy.
He is an industry expert on regulatory issues monitoring them on a global, regional and country/regulator basis through frequent interaction with regulatory groups and financial institutions. As a result he fully understands financial services institutions’ operational procedures relating to internal and external monitoring and reporting demands.
Robin Bridge joins from Logica and has responsibility for Lombard Risk’s regulatory compliance strategy.
Robin has more than 30 years’ experience in product development, project and programme management, the majority of which has been in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Lombard Risk he was with Logica for more than 13 years, where he was the line of business manager responsible for the company’s regulatory reporting solutions in the UK and Ireland, rFRAME.
David Wilford – Director, Compliance Products
David Wilford joined Lombard Risk in August 2012 as the Director of Compliance Products, and product director of ComplianceASSESSOR. David has significant experience in a comprehensive range of financial products and markets focusing primarily on regulatory requirements and compliance, credit and legal risk management, governance frameworks, credit risk management systems, processes and procedures.
His experience extends to, inter alia: interpretation and implementation of the Basel II Accord as reflected in the EU Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and subsequently the FSA GENPRU & BIPRU; compliance with various European and U.S. Regulatory requirements; risk governance frameworks; credit risk management systems and functionality; and project management.
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Vincent Raniere joined Lombard Risk’s team in December 2011 as the Managing Director, Head of Regulatory – Americas (and APAC since May 2012), after a 35+ year career in the banking industry with specific expertise in accounting, management reporting, compliance and operations. Vincent is known both as a visionary and a business leader in the New York banking marketplace, particularly within the realm of the regulatory reporting industry.
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Financial Managers Society and current Board Member of the BAFT-IFSA Board of Directors (Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade and the International Financial Services Association). As a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), he is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Immediately prior to joining Lombard Risk, Vincent was SOFGEN’s EVP, Global Head of Product Sales, responsible for expanding SOFGEN’s products worldwide. From 1989 until 2009, he was the President of US-based IDOM, a provider of banking automation products with specific expertise in regulatory reporting. During his direct banking career, he was SVP and Controller at UBAF Arab American Bank.
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William Tong is Lombard Risk’s General Manager in South East Asia responsible for Singapore and Hong Kong office operations. William has been with Lombard Risk for 15 years, and in that time has overseen many successful implementations for various regulatory projects as well as risk management systems around Asia including in Korea, Thailand, Japan and other important locations. William’s latest regulatory reporting project successes, including those locally in Singapore and elsewhere regionally include BSI, Rabobank, Sumitomo Mitsui, Morgan Stanley, etc.
John Groetch – Managing Director, Americas
John Groetch joined Lombard Risk (May 2014) with a very wide and deep experience level in the financial services industry and has worked both in the USA and abroad during his distinguished career. Most recently he developed and executed the sales and go-to-market strategy for Markit Analytics in New York. Prior to such, he was Head of Risk Sales at Calypso USA, COO of Razor Risk Technologies, and CEO and co-founder of Treasury Management Systems, Inc. Additionally, he has held senior roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson leading the FX department and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt running the FX sales team.
John Groetch holds an MBA in Concentrations Finance from the Simon School, Rochester, New York and a dual BS in Chemistry and Economics from the State University of New York.