Providing Leadership To Better Manage Risk And Regulatory Compliance.
The management team at Lombard Risk comes from different backgrounds and diverse experiences, yet they share a common vision. Working together, they are inspiring a formidable team to exceed the needs of our clients and partners, and achieve the goals of our investors.
Chief Executive Officer
John Wisbey is the CEO 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. 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. 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 multi-national 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul, chartered accountant with 20 years’ post-qualification experience in industry and commerce, including four at KPMG, joins Lombard Risk as Chief Financial Officer and has been appointed to the board of directors. He has previous CFO experience with three AIM-listed companies, executed two successful IPOs and recently acted as Finance Director for Aspire Technology Ltd that was successfully sold to Synnex Corporation. Paul says “Having been interim CFO of Lombard Risk for 5 months, I am delighted to have been appointed as full time CFO at what I believe to be a key phase in the company’s development, and I look to the future with much optimism.”
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 providing the architectural vision for the rearchitecture of the Colline collateral management platform to provide additional business resiliency and processing capacity capabilities. These architecture and design principles contributed to Colline winning its first Tier-1 enterprise client in early 2009.
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.
Product Director, Risk Management Solutions
Helen Bramley 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 fast growing collateral management 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.
Product Director, Regulatory Compliance Solutions
Anthony Brown was co-founder and Operations Director of regulatory compliance market leader STB Systems, which was acquired by Lombard Risk in 2005. Anthony has global product responsibility for STB-Reporter, Lombard Risk’s fast growing global regulatory reporting product. Prior to this Anthony held a number of Development roles with Chemical Bank, in both their London & New York development centres, focussing on Trading & Back-Office solutions.
Global Head of Client Services
Peter Francis joined Lombard Risk in early 2009 as Global Head of Business Consulting and Client Services. Previously, Peter was a co-founder with product delivery responsibility at Versif, a private equity and capital markets software provider. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for client delivery to Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks while at IBM Business Consulting, Scrittura and Interwoven.
Managing Director, Americas
Sherry Isenberg joined Lombard Risk in June 2010 as the Managing Director of the Americas. Sherry has regional responsibility for sales, marketing, support, operations and client relations in North America. Prior to Lombard Risk, Sherry has served in senior management positions including Managing Director of a provider of treasury, FX and cash management software, VP North American sales and client relationship management with Fiserv Corporation, and Head of Financial Services Vertical at Hyperion (acquired by Oracle in 2007). Before moving into software technology, Sherry was a financial analyst and held several key positions in Corporate Finance, Treasury Operations (front-back office) and Corporate Budgeting at a major Arizona-based energy services company. Sherry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University and an MBA in Finance from Western International University.
Group Sales Director
Philip has held senior positions in banking and other software companies including Temenos where he was responsible for building the sales and pre-sales organisation across initially Northern Europe, Middle East and then globally across Asia and America. From his taking the initial role in 1998 with Temenos, revenues grew from $23m to in excess of $160m in 2005. Philip says that “Lombard Risk have an excellent value proposition that is ideally suited to the needs of the market, whether local branch institutions or multi-national Tier 1 global banks – and a superb list of referenceable clients.”
Group Marketing Director
Rebecca re-joins 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, QUMAS and most recently FRSGlobal. Her knowledge, particularly in the areas of risk and regulatory compliance, well equips her to manage corporate communications for the Lombard Risk group. She says “I’ m delighted to be back at Lombard Risk. Our collateral management solution (Colline) greatly extends the regulatory reporting and stress testing offering already being enjoyed by Lombard Risk’ s clients, and will be a big differentiator when it comes to firms selecting an integrated solution to manage operations to the level management and regulators are demanding to provide better oversight.”