Our Team

Our Team

Chartis Team

Alan Silber

Alan has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, primarily with large vendors, leading global teams. He brings extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of software and data, with a particular interest in transformational technologies, and how they impact industry. He has worked in both sales and business leadership roles. Alan joins us from Accuity, a subsidiary company of RELX. There, Alan led a global sales team as will as the New York sales team. Prior to Accuity, Alan held a series of management positions at Sungard (now FIS) and MSCI. Previously Alan worked in the Tax and Management Consulting lines of business of PwC.                                                        

Alan has an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School, and a BA in Political Science/Public Policy from the George Washington University. 

Mark Feeley

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in global capital markets, consulting and associated technologies, focusing on risk management, front- and middle-office platforms and data management. Before Chartis he held executive positions in large global financial institutions, consultancies and FinTechs, in various roles including platform and software development, solution architecture, large-scale program management, vendor selection and implementation, and strategy development and execution.

With a background covering the front, middle and back office, Mark brings to Chartis a holistic view of business, technology and regulatory issues across the enterprise, and how these issues can be addressed by leveraging appropriate technology solutions. His primary focus has been risk technology, and his work in this area includes: leading the global teams for risk technology at RBS Capital Markets and AIG; working with middle- and front-office technology teams at Barclays Capital; extensive consulting experience with major consulting organizations including EY and Deloitte; and extensive vendor experience, including time at Algorithmics and Misys (now Finastra). Mark has an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Sidhartha Dash

Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy, and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development, and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL, and Cognizant.

Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA Institute.

Chartis Services: Jay Wolstenholme
Jay Wolstenholme

Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for capital markets and the buy-side. Buy-side, asset management continues to cross functional boundaries incorporating multiple capital market disciplines in order to successfully manage asset owner investments.  Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.                                                                         

Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.

Nick Vitchev

Nick is research specialist focusing on the Financial Crime and Fraud markets. Nick joined Chartis from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, where he led the Insight function delivering strategic research and intelligence in the Fields of Financial Crime, Payments, Fraud and Cybercrime.

Prior to LNR, Nick had In a 15-year career across Banking, Government, Payments and Private Equity leading research, analytics and strategic planning teams.

Nick’s career in banking and finance across Barclays, Lloyds and RBS, has exposed him to a broad range of focus areas including Treasury Services, Retail, Corporate and Private banking with focus on growth, international expansion, transformation and risk. Through his varied career and educational background in Economics and Management Nick adopts a macro-to-micro approach to problem diagnostics and solution.

Philip Mackenzie

Phil is the Research Principal for Chartis’ Financial Crime Risk Management pillar, focusing on anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, Know Your Customer, trade-based money laundering, trade surveillance and related areas. He is also one of the primary analysts on Chartis’ RiskTech100, has managed vendor-selection projects in international financial institutions, and has produced market analysis and return on investment projects, as well as leading Chartis’ Risk IT Expenditure report.

Michael Mollemans

Michael Mollemans is a Research Principal at Chartis Research. Michael was a Senior Analyst at TABB Group, with over 20 years of trading and research experience across 5 countries. Before joining TABB, he was at Pavilion Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities Japan. Prior to that, he worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America in New York and at Credit Lyonnais Securities in Japan and New York.

Michael has a PhD in Econometrics and holds CFA and CMT designations.

Anish Shah

Having joined Chartis Research in April 2021, Anish’s focus is to lead and build out the offerings in the Core Banking & RegTech space. Anish has a unique skill set combining around two decades of Business -Technology experience within the Core Banking and RegTech software markets driving the Product Strategy, Partnerships, Business Solutions and Development. Before joining Chartis Research, he held senior level positions with market leading companies like AxiomSL (now Adenza), Temenos and Grant Thornton focusing in the domain of Core Banking, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Financial Accounting & Regulatory Reporting. Anish is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a certified Systems Auditor from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Anish’s areas of interest being in the RegTech, RiskTech, DataTech and Core Banking Software markets, his specialisation is to turn the regulatory requirements into catalysts to drive strategic business outcomes, sustainable cost reductions through automation, data driven business insights, building reusable and scalable data models and defining joint value propositions for an end-to-end product offering integrating with the third-party products and services.

 

Sonia Romero

Sonia joins Chartis as a Research Principal, and will be developing our coverage of Property and Casualty insurance from the risk, compliance, control and pricing perspectives. She has more than 13 years in the insurance space, working as a licensed P&C producer, an analyst on both the carrier and the client side, and most recently as a Criteria and Methodology analyst with a nationally recognized statistical rating organization with a focus on the insurance industry. Sonia attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and holds a BA in Business Administration and Paralegal Studies. She holds Property and Casualty licenses in various states and is working on the ARM via CPCU designations with The Institutes.

Chartis Services: John MacDonagh
John MacDonagh

Senior Research Specialist

John’s research focus is on the energy and commodities space, and on governance, risk, and compliance. He has been the lead analyst and author on a wide range of reports in the risk technology space, including those covering areas within GRC such as third-party risk management and IT risk management, in addition to reports on buy-side risk management with a risk-as-a-service focus, credit data, and the RiskTech 100. 

Based in Chartis’ New York office, John is the Research Specialist for the energy and commodities pillar, which covers ETRM and CTRM offerings, in addition to energy and commodities data, regulation for the energy sector, and operations and logistics management for physical commodities. His role involves research into market landscapes and trends, vendor offerings, regulatory change, and vendor positioning. 

Chartis Services: Maryam Akram
Maryam Akram

Senior Research Specialist

Maryam is a Senior Research Specialist & Production Lead at Chartis, focusing on risk-aware accounting and advanced analytics in financial risk management. Maryam has been the lead analyst and author of a variety of industry and thought leadership reports, including insurance risk systems, asset and liability management and credit risk analytics. She also works on governance risk and compliance (GRC) – focusing on model risk management (MRM). Maryam runs Chartis’ production and specialises in visualizations.

Maryam holds a first-class BA Honours from the London School of Economics and is currently completing a masters degree in computation and cognition. Maryam also has a certificate in Risk in Financial Services from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Dylan Bassett
Dylan Bassett

Senior Research Specialist

Dylan is an enterprise technology strategist and researcher with Chartis Research. Dylan helps firms to leverage and develop bold technology solutions to enable financial crime risk management and ESG-aware investment. Previously Dylan held a variety of research-centric roles at Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading provider of financial crime risk management solutions. Dylan contributed significantly to developing the vendor’s understanding of financial crime risk management markets, supported development of product strategy through new product research, and led key go-to-market initiatives including product launches. Dylan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 with a Bachelors’ degree in Anthropology and Managerial Economics.

Matthew Bragg

Senior Research Specialist

In September 2021, Matthew joined Chartis as a Senior Research Specialist at the Nashville, TN office. Prior to joining Chartis, Matthew worked as a Tax & Retirement Services Analyst at Alliance Bernstein, Regulatory Reporting Analyst at UBS, and as a Data Analyst with the YieldBook at Citigroup. Originally from Western New York, Matthew earned his degree in Mathematics at Niagara University. Currently working with Chartis Research Analysts, Directors, and Editors to compile data and construct written reports while helping Infopro Digital expand its North American footprint.

Ahmad Kataf

Ahmad Kataf is a Research Specialist for Chartis’ Financial Crime Risk Management pillar, working on reports including Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Enterprise Fraud, and Communications Monitoring as well as the Chartis RiskTech100. Ahmad has 5 years’ experience in banking, due diligence, and research in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. He holds an MBA from Kingston University.

Abdi Khadir Mohamud
Abdi Khadir Mohamud

Abdi joined Chartis as a Research Analyst in July 2021. In this role, He works closely with our Research Directors, Specialist, and other Analyst with various research projects to support the various Chartis publications. Abdi works within the pillars of GRC, and Financial risk of Chartis research pillars. Before joining Chartis, Abdi has worked in the supply chain and logistics industries for over 7 years in which held several positions including production control analyst and logistics coordinator. Abdi earned a BA in Information systems from Middle Tennessee State University with concentration in Business analytics and programming. Abdi has experience in the following programming languages C#, Python, and R.

Andrew Fream

Andrew began work as a Research Analyst at Chartis in August 2021. Prior to joining the team at Chartis, Andrew completed his BA in Finance and Economics. Background includes economics, supply chain, logistics, and finance. Andrew’s research interests at Chartis focus on Risk Management, Compliance, Governance, and ESG.

Our team: Andrew Straight
Andrew Straight

Andrew began work as a Research Analyst at Chartis in October 2021. Prior to joining the team at Chartis, Andrew worked in education and academia. He received a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and is currently pursuing a Ph.d., specializing in International Affairs and Quantitative Methodology. His background includes research in international political economy, public finance, and quantitative research methods. Andrew’s research interests at Chartis focus on Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Risk Management.

Elizabeth Diffenbaugh

Elizabeth Diffenbaugh joined Chartis as a Research Analyst in August 2021. As a Research Analyst, she works closely with various Research Directors, Specialists, and other Analysts on topics such as Wealth Management and Cyber Risk. Before starting at Chartis Research, she worked as a banker at JPMorgan Chase Bank and interned at companies such as Nissan North America and Brown & Brown Insurance. Elizabeth earned her BBA in International Business at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also studied in Florence, Italy in 2017 and at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies as an Independent Exchange Student in the fall of 2019. 

Jake Hoskins

Jake began working as a Research Analyst at Chartis in October, he comes with a Bachelor's in Finance, from Tennessee Tech in December 2019. Jake previously worked as a Credit Analyst at Wilson Bank & Trust.

Kieran Andrieu

Kieran joined the Chartis team in Nov 2021 as a Research Analyst. He is a Dr of Political Economy, having obtained his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, where he also taught as an Associate Lecturer. He has experience in political strategy, having served as an Election Agent to a sitting Member of Parliament. 

Yauseaffe Hunt

Yauseaffe is a Research Analyst at Chartis that works diligently to provide the best results and findings. He has worked in the financial industry for the last 3 years and received his bachelors degree from Austin Peay State University in 2018.

Ben Sumner

Senior Editor

Ben joined Chartis in 2016 as Senior Editor. A professional editor and writer for 25+ years, he comes to Chartis following a 15-year stint as writer/editor at technology research and advisory firm Gartner.

Dianne Green

Editor

Dianne Green is an editor in Chartis Research’s Nashville office. Over the past 12 years, she has edited quarterly valuation reports, private placement memoranda, due diligence reports, white papers and other materials for a variety of private equity and other financial firms in New York, including Credit Suisse, Orion Mine Finance and Pine Brook. Early in her career, she held positions in strategic planning and market analysis at Rank Xerox in Paris and Nortel Networks in Dallas, before leading marketing, communications and editorial for a foreign-language educational publisher and an early-stage healthcare IT company in Nashville. She holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an international MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Patrick Bergin

Global Head of Chartis Operations Head of US Business Operations

Patrick has over 25 years of experience in business operations, transformation and leadership. Patrick served in operations and quality roles within global research companies where he focused on delivering significant ROI by improving the research practice through workflow automation, process engineering, benchmarking, quality control and providing effective leadership during intense change management programs. Among other senior roles, Patrick was previously the Integration and Quality Lead, Global Operations for GfK, a global leader in data and analytics, with 8,000+ employees and 10,000+ clients. Other roles include Vice President, Data Science & Global Operations at Nielsen, the undisputed global leader in audience insights.

Patrick is a proud alumni of SUNY Empire, where he earned a B.S. in Business Management. Patrick is a U.S. Army veteran, from which he was honorably discharged as a non-commission officer.  Among his volunteer work, Patrick does fundraising for the American Legion.

Ekrem Nurkerim

Head Of Operations

Head of Operations with five years of experience at Chartis Research focusing on project management, financial reporting and client and internal relations. Responsibilities include supporting the business function, research teams and sales operations.

Josh Cluett

Operations Analyst

Joined Chartis in September as a Operations Analyst. In this role focusing on project management, financial reporting and client and internal relations. Responsibilities are to support Ekrem, Head of Operations. Currently at the University of East London completing a BSc Business Management degree.

Ryan Davidson

Data Analyst

Ryan Davidson joined Chartis as a Data Analyst in July 2021. In this role, he works closely with our Research Directors, Specialist, and Analyst to interpret various data types to help tell compelling data stories to support the various Chartis publications. Before joining Chartis, Ryan has worked as a consultant Geologist to several major Oil and Gas companies across the United States and Canada. Ryan earned a BS in Geosciences from Austin Peay State University, a certificate of completion of the Data Science program from Lambda School, and a certificate of Data Analysis from Google.

Marcel Chambers

Global Head Of Client Development

Marcel Chambers is the Global Head of Sales for Chartis Research, based in Toronto, Canada. Marcel will support Chartis as it expands its presence in the market for expert research and drives regional growth in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Marcel is an established business leader with 20 years’ experience in advisory, capital markets research, market analysis, go-to-market strategy for derivatives, ETFs and fixed income products, and financial services technology from front to back-end. Prior to this role, he was Head of APAC Sales for Infopro Digital, based in Hong Kong. During his 12-year tenure with InfoPro Digital, Marcel held the positions of Head of Client Development and Sales, Asia, and Commercial Director for the Asia Risk, FX Markets waterstechnology and Risk.net brands in the Asia-Pacific region. As Global Head of Sales, he oversees the Chartis EMEA, and America’s sales teams.

Palmer Myers

Sr. Business Development Executive

Palmer joined Chartis in January 2020 and looks after business development both in the US and globally.  In addition to his business development focus he also serves as a strategic account manager for a number of key Chartis accounts. Prior to joining Chartis he worked for Reed Business Information (RELX) as a national account manager. Prior to that he was with The Connex Group in a business development capacity and worked in the financial services industry immediately after graduating from college. Palmer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Zubair Khushi

Sr. Business Development Executive

Zubair is a Senior Business Development Executive at Chartis Research. Zubair is an accomplished business development professional, always thriving to deliver a great customer experience. He has 20+ years’ experience selling technology led solutions (software and hardware) working on the ground in multiple continents into most industry sectors; Finance, Pharma, Construction, Professional Services, Ecommerce, Public sector. Zubair's global experience has given him an appreciation for the value of diversity of thought and opinions. He has a passion for learning and enjoys using his skills to contribute to the exciting innovative technological advances that happen every day.

Ben Rains

Sr. Business Development Executive

Ben joined Chartis in October 2021 and focuses on business development and strategic account management in the US & UK. Prior to joining Chartis, he worked with Informa, PLC as a Sr. Sales Executive, working with firms throughout the financial sector. Prior to that he was a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual for 9 years. Ben has worked in the financial services industry since graduating from Lipscomb University.

Kris Stover

Sr. Business Development Executive

Kris joined Chartis in January 2022 and focuses on business development and strategic account management, primarily in the central and western US. Prior to joining Chartis, he worked with Lunavi, Inc as Director of Account Management. Prior to that he was the Director of Cloud Sales and Service for Ajubeo (a boutique cloud offering), serving as Interim CEO prior to sale to Lunavi. Kris has worked in the financial services and managed IT services industries since graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

 

Imran Mohamed

Client Success & Growth Analyst

Imran is a Client Success & Growth Analyst at Chartis providing excellent customer care to clients in order to ensure the team covers their requirements. Additionally, Imran will be heavily involved in the collaboration process and understanding new clients’ needs, whilst carrying out analysis and quality assurance.

Imran has 5 years’ experience as an analyst within various industry sectors and will assist in expanding Chartis Research globally.

Sierra Migneault

Product Marketing Specialist

Sierra recently joined Chartis as the Product Marketing Specialist in January 2022 with 3+ years of marketing & social media experience. She previously worked as the sole marketer for the New Hampshire Grocers Association, a state non-profit trade association, specializing in advocation & education revolving around governmental processes for retailer and supplier operations, in the retail food industry. She is now transitioning to be the marketing lead for Chartis.

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