Dublin, 30 January 2019 – TradeIX, the award-winning technology platform provider driving innovation in trade finance is setting itself up for success in 2019 by welcoming new leadership talent and making some key appointments in its offices in Dublin, London and Singapore.

Rob BarnesThe company has a very exciting year ahead. TradeIX is the platform provider powering the Marco Polo Network, the largest trade finance network, which is constantly growing with new bank members joining, and has just been awarded ‘Best New Application of Supply Chain Finance Technology’ by Global Finance.

Some of the organisation’s key priorities are to continue developing their range of trade finance solutions, move more modules and ERP-embedded Apps into production as well as rapidly expand its global presence.

To successfully accomplish these objectives, TradeIX has appointed Geoff Ryan as Chief Financial Officer, Tawfique Hamid as Chief Revenue Officer and Shane O’Flynn as Head of Product & Engineering. In addition, David Sutter was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer and Daniel Cotti, to Managing Director, Center of Excellence, Banking & Trade.

“As we continue to rapidly expand our client base and global presence, adding top-notch leadership with valuable expertise is critical in supporting our long-term strategic goals,” said TradeIX Founder and CEO Robert Barnes. “We continue to position ourselves for the future and building a world-class team.”

Geoff Ryan: Chief Financial Officer

In his CFO capacity, Geoff oversees all financial activities of TradeIX from the headquarters in Dublin. Geoff has extensive experience building and scaling finance at venture backed technology companies. Prior to joining TradeIX, Geoff was finance director at Vitro software, a leading software company that creates efficiencies for hospitals and healthcare providers. Prior to Vitro, Geoff was VP of finance at Profitero, a SaaS IT Analytics company.

Tawfique Hamid: Chief Revenue Officer

Based in Singapore, Tawfique Hamid oversees all revenue-generating activities including Sales, Sales Support and Enablement, Demand Generation and Account Management.  Tawfique comes to TradeIX after 9 years at SAP and 18 years in the enterprise software industry.  He was recently Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba Asia Pacific, Japan and over his SAP career has held several direct sales and sales leadership roles in North America. 

David Sutter: Chief Strategy Officer

David Sutter is an experienced Fintech entrepreneur and a Blockchain/DLT expert. He was one of the first to foresee the benefits DLT could bring to financial services and in particular Trade Finance. Over the past years he helped pioneer and design the technology’s application for trade finance. He joined TradeIX in 2017 as Head of Platform Strategy to develop a roadmap for the trade and working capital finance platform and for the Marco Polo Network. He devised an ambitious and ground-breaking vision for the Trade Finance Industry, for the Marco Polo Network and for TradeIX which fundamentally differentiates them from other players and networks in this field. As the Chief Strategy Officer, he will continue defining and designing the future of TradeIX and the Marco Polo Network.

Shane O’Flynn: Head of Product & Engineering

Shane joins TradeIX as Head of Product & Engineering in Dublin. In this role, he is responsible for all Product Management and Software Engineering functions in TradeIX including Product Definition, UX Design, Architecture, Application Development, DevOps and QA. Scaling the development capability and building an industrial strength team is a key success factor for TradeIX. Shane brings thirty years of Product Management and Software Development experience including being part of the team that grew a Dublin start-up from 60 to over 600 engineers. His work has taken him to all corners of the globe having delivered projects across multiple industries in over forty countries.

Daniel Cotti: Managing Director, Center of Excellence, Banking & Trade

As one of the key early appointments of TradeIX, Daniel assumes multiple roles and served as the company’s CFO for the first two years.  With the rapid growth of TradeIX, Daniel has passed the CFO responsibility on to Geoff in order to fully focus on the expansion of the Marco Polo Network. In his new role, Dani is responsible for the relationships with the network members and partners. He will be driving the expansion of the network’s membership, functions and services and ensures the full operation of the network.

Daniel has over 30 years of experience in Global Trade Finance, Transaction Services, Banking and Technology. Throughout his career he’s had various senior roles in large trade finance banks, and industry wide, global engagements with SWIFT, BAFT, ICC and WTO organizations. He is currently also the non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Bolero Intl. Ltd.

About TradeIX

TradeIX, is an award-winning technology platform provider driving innovation and driving change in facilitating the flow of goods, money, and credit in the $8 trillion trade finance market. The TradeIX Platform is delivered to banks and their corporate clients via ERP-embedded applications. The TradeIX Platform is integrated with the Marco Polo Network, the world’s fastest growing trade finance network.

Some of the smartest financial institutions and companies in the world work with TradeIX, including ING, BNP Paribas, DHL, AIG, Oracle, and many other Fortune 500 companies from various industries. TradeIX is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, Kettering and Singapore.