Ivan is a serial entrepreneur and executive leader with 18 years experience in capital markets and 20 years in market leading technology. He is an active Angel Investor, Board Advisor/Observer helping founding teams with strategy, product, marketing and growth in FinTech, Blockchain, MarTech, MedTech and HealthTech. He led rapid growth of Capital.com as CEO from pre-FCA authorisation to profitability over a 30 month period during a period of rapid product and organisational development, international expansion and growth. During this time he co-founded Currency.com the World’s first regulated tokenised securities exchange bringing traditional capital markets to the blockchain.
Prior to leading Capital.com/Currency.com Ivan spent 15 years leading IT development at FTSE 250 listed IG Group (from a £200m to £3bn market cap). Ivan, part of the senior leadership team, with 300 engineers across the UK, India and Eastern Europe, helped to firmly establish IG as a global leader in HNW retail trading on the back of award winning platforms, operational excellence and advanced marketing systems.
With a keen passion for capital markets, macroeconomic trends and ethical leadership he is passionate about helping boards to adopt the latest technology to drive growth. Ivan has always focused on customer centric growth for long term sustainable value creation, building high performing teams to deliver outsize growth.
Ivan holds a BEng in Computer Systems Engineering from UMIST and MSC in Advanced Computer Systems from University of Edinburgh.