Management

Mike Humphreys

Chairman & Founder


Mike is an experienced capital markets professional with over 25 years’ relevant financial services experience. He has worked for leading banks such as RBS, Bank of America and Credit Suisse across London, Hong Kong, New York and Geneva. His most recent role was as MD/Business Head for Credit Suisse’s global structured finance team.


Subsequent to this he has arranged financing for a number of companies in the trade finance and renewable energy fields whilst continuing to work as a senior advisor for Credit Suisse.


Mike holds a degree in banking from Bangor University.

Mike Humphreys

David Frye

Chief Executive Officer


Dave has 17 years’ experience helping clients enable sales, managing working capital and efficiently financing assets. Throughout his career, Dave has worked closely with clients to structure innovative solutions across technology, telecoms, healthcare, consumer products, industry, oil and gas, financial services and other sectors.


His experience includes roles at Citibank, State Street Global Markets and McKinsey & Co.


Dave holds an MBA from London Business School, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College (USA) and is a CFA charter holder.

David Frye

Edward Till

Chief Operating Officer


Edward has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of trade and supply chain finance, having worked for Citibank and HSBC between London and Warsaw. He has held a variety of senior roles, including Head of Trade Central and Eastern Europe, European and African Regional Head of Trade Product and Global Product Head of Receivables Finance.


He has managed large trade credit insurance policies, managed a specialised global technology platform and established a regional asset distribution desk.


He is an economics graduate from King’s College, Cambridge. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International.

Edward Till

Sameer Sehgal

Funding Panel


Sameer is a veteran banker with almost 22 years’ worldwide experience and is recognised as one of the seniors in the Global Trade Finance banking community. He helped establish both Citi’s Trade business in India & the Middle East/North Africa and the SME and commercial banking business for Citi India. Sameer has held several senior roles at Bank of America and Citi both locally in-country and regionally.


Most recently, Sameer headed Citi’s trade business in EMEA, during which time Citi became the largest trade bank in EMEA. He's been a Board member and speaker on various Trade committees and forums.


Sameer is a Wharton Business School, Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur alumni.

Sameer Sehgal

Nigel Bottrill

Business Development

Nigel has over 25 years’ experience working within banking, specialising in trade and customer sales finance. He is seasoned veteran, having started his career in NatWest before holding a number of senior positions at Bank of Boston later Citibank, where he spent 17 years.


During this time, he has been instrumental in developing a number of client facing businesses in EMEA and globally. His latest position was Global Head of Sales Finance Origination at Citi. Throughout this time, he has shown consistent understanding of client needs and developed tailor-made solutions to meet them.


Nigel holds an MBA from Exeter University.

Nigel Bottrill

Daniel O'Hanlon

CITO


Daniel has over 30 years in the tech industry, during which he has pioneered breakthrough IT solutions and systems for companies in Switzerland, the UK and the US. Recently he spent 15 years as Chief Information and Technology Officer for leading global venture capital firm, Index Ventures – a lead investor and visionary in the FinTech industry. During his time there, he was responsible for defining, establishing and implementing IT strategies which supported the operational requirements of the business and positioned the firm as a trailblazer in innovative and cloud-oriented solutions.


He applies this forward thinking to all aspects of IT, from data management, encryption and security, to providing solutions to complex issues through the implementation of enterprise software, global networking and communications, video conferencing, unified communications, SAAS and mobile management.

Daniel O'Hanlon