Team

 Our team brings together a unique blend of skills and experience, applying the best practices of finance, engineering

and data science to deliver cutting-edge solutions for our clients.

Axel Coustere

Co Founder

Axel co-founded HUBX in 2015. He spent his career in investment banking and capital markets at Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas and Barclays.

In 2007 he left banking to learn about new technologies and he has been passionate about applying tech to finance ever since. He graduated from LSE and HEC Paris.

Stephen Ong

Co Founder

Stephen co-founded HUBX with Axel. He has worked in financial markets within trading, balance sheet management and Treasury at Nomura and Singer & Friedlander. Stephen setup his first tech business in 2006. Stephen is an alumnus of Kings College London, Imperial College London and London Business School.

Pablo Vergara

COO

Pablo joined HUBX after spending 25 years in Global Banking Treasury and Liquidity Risk Management occupying various trading and executive positions at BNP and Rabobank, among others. Pablo graduated from I.S.G. Paris and is a certified Scenario Planning Practitioner.

Alice Leguay

Head of Partnerships

Alice joined HUBX in 2018. She co-founded crowdsourced salary data platform Emolument in 2012. Previously, Alice ran marketing & investor relations at Cognis Capital, a special situations fund. She worked at Morgan Stanley on the High Yield sales desk for 6 years after graduating from Oxford University.

Nick Smith

Head of Capital Markets

Nick joined HUBX in 2017. He brings over 10 years of capital markets experience to the team. Working in London and Hong Kong at Barclays investment bank, Nick was head of Equity-linked and Private Equity Capital Origination, APAC. He graduated from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.

John Winter

Chairman

John has spent over 30 years in investment banking in New York and London. He has worked at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and most recently Barclays, where he spent 9 years as Head of Investment Banking, EMEA and over 6 years as Global CEO of Corporate Banking. Prior to that he was European Head of Debt Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank.

Axel Coustere

Co Founder

Axel co-founded HUBX in 2015. He spent his career in investment banking and capital markets at Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas and Barclays.

In 2007 he left banking to learn about new technologies and he has been passionate about applying tech to finance ever since. He graduated from LSE and HEC Paris.

Stephen Ong

Co Founder

Stephen co-founded HUBX with Axel. He has worked in financial markets within trading, balance sheet management and Treasury at Nomura and Singer & Friedlander. Stephen setup his first tech business in 2006. Stephen is an alumnus of Kings College London, Imperial College London and London Business School.

Luca Peyrano

CEO, ELITE (LSE)

Luca has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. At Borsa Italiana he was responsible for company listings and SME markets. He was appointed Head of Continental Europe for Primary Markets at LSE, until he took on his position as CEO of ELITE.

Greg Allen

CTO, LSE / Board Observer, HUBX

Greg has deep experience in the capital markets space, guiding enterprise technology strategy and innovation. Previous to his position as CTO at LSE, Greg had a long career at TMX Group responsible for IT governance, architecture and planning.

Pedro Porfirio

Global Head of Capital Markets, FINASTRA

Pedro is the Global Head of Capital Markets at Finastra. Previously, he was Chief Product Officer at Calypso Technology driving product development globally. Pedro has spent 15 years in leadership roles in Europe and the Americas in banking with a focus on technology. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Aerospace Engineering degree.

Brendan Bradley

Former CIO and Board Member, Eurex

Brendan has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 30 years, playing a major part in the development of today’s high volume European futures and options contracts. With a focus on innovation, he has held key senior roles on the Executive board of Eurex including Chief Innovation Officer.

Giordano Sassaroli

Head Of Digital Services, ELITE, LSE

Giordano has over 15 years’ experience leading large projects of digital transformation, applying digital technologies to create, rethink and deliver products and services. Currently Head of Digital Services at ELITE, he has previously held positions as Country Manager for the UK and digital innovation manager at Cefriel.