METACO’s global headquarters are based in the historic city of Lausanne, Switzerland. The company also serves clients from its hubs located in Germany and Singapore.
Adrien founded METACO in 2015 and now serves as CEO. He is a leading software engineer specialized in financial engineering, cryptography and digital assets.
A PhD graduate of the Swiss Finance Institute where his doctoral thesis conducted a High-Frequency Jump Analysis of the Bitcoin Market, he has been an active member of the fintech community since 2012, and has advised numerous banks, hedge funds and associations on distributed ledger technology.
He lectures at the École Polytechnique de Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Lausanne in cryptography and the financial applications of blockchain and has been published in leading international peer-reviewed finance journals.
Adrien has co-authored the book ‘Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Mathematics, Technology, and Economics’, a detailed and self-contained introduction to the founding principles behind blockchain, DLTs and cryptocurrencies, for professionals operating in quantitatively-oriented fields such as mathematics, computer science, finance, economics, banking, and supply chain management.
Jessica is Chief of Staff at METACO, where she is responsible for the management of the HR and Administration departments. She also acts as a supervisor in the areas of finance and communication, and directly supports the Executive Board and Board of Directors.
Jessica has over ten years experience in HR, administration and analytical reporting at a management level for IT services companies. She previously worked as an Executive Assistant for the consulting group, Simalaya, which grew from 25 to 100 employees, and was acquired by IT consulting giant Sword Group. Jessica actively supported the operations side of this transition and led the administration of multiple units including payroll, invoicing, analytical reporting as well as directly assisting the Managing Director.
Seamus is the Chief Growth Officer at METACO, where he oversees marketing, partnering, strategy, and certain product-related functions. He joined METACO in 2018 to drive the commercialization of the company’s flagship digital asset custody and orchestration platform and lead on corporate development activities.
His role leverages extensive prior experience in investment banking, wealth management, commodities, and crypto markets that spans market structure, regulations and technology.
Seamus has spent +20 years building and managing trading operations across all the global financial centres with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was a key driver in the creation of new OIS rate benchmark across Asian local markets and the transformation of bespoke OTC rate derivative markets to electronic distribution. Since 2011, Seamus has been active as a founder, leader, keynote speaker and investor in fintech and crypto projects including founding ABS in Singapore, a technology platform for wholesale physical commodity risk management and distribution automation, and as the Asia managing director of the Swiss digital asset exchange Lykke.
Vincent is Chief Technology Officer at METACO. He has 10+ years experience in managing engineering teams across industries, including finance, health and security. This vast expertise has enabled him to create scalable environments to fit market needs. As a former developer, Vincent started his career at Arcan Systems, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company in the healthcare space. As CTO, he led the engineering team’s research and development, and then subsequently served as CEO, where he created and led the organization’s growth strategy. Prior to joining METACO, Vincent held senior positions at Up Group and Sodexo, two established money issuance companies delivering new payment methods. Vincent has been passionate about IT development and security since his childhood, which has transformed to a keen interest in cryptocurrency and distributed systems.
Craig brings over 25 years of experience within investment banking, extensively in sales and relationship management roles on a global basis.
Working closely with clients, to develop a strong track record in managing successful relationships and partnerships, Craig has undertaken senior roles based in Asia, USA, UK and Europe.
Craig has a wide expertise in Securities Services infrastructure, across multiple asset types, as well as Clearing, Global Custody, Client Management and leading the buying process as Head of Network Management.
Most recently Craig was based in New York and was responsible for the global sales strategy and the Americas region on behalf of Standard Chartered bank.
Sébastien is a proficient cybersecurity expert with over two decades worth of experience in software design & development, product management, cryptography and information assurance.
At METACO, he serves as VP Information Security, overseeing all internal controls, infrastructure and key management security, security audits and certifications. Previously, he held various specialized roles at Kudelski Group and Kudelski Security.
Sébastien is CISSP-, OPSE-, CISM-, GRCP- certified professional, as well as a multi-patent inventor in areas concerning access management and encryption.
Patrick brings over two decades of experience advising and managing the successful deployment of institutional-grade financial technology solutions in APAC and beyond.
At METACO, he serves as VP Services, overseeing client delivery globally, as well as Managing Director for Asia Pacific.
Patrick has formerly worked as a Director at Singapore-based financial technology consultancy, Luxoft. Prior to that, he worked at Sofgen (a Tech Mahindra company) and Sopra Steria Banking & Finance.
Johannes currently leads the Global Presales department for METACO.
He brings over 10 years of experience spanning banking and wealth management, blockchain and internet platform companies, where he held various roles, from consulting, managing director to actually being a co-founder.
Johannes holds a B.Sc. from Universität Passau in Accounting, Finance and Taxation and a M.Sc. from ESADE Business School in International Management.
Cindy is Talent Acquisition Manager at METACO. As an experienced recruitment and HR manager, she is highly specialized in the acquisition of leading IT engineers.
With over six years of experience in recruitment, she previously worked for international consulting, services and software company, Sword, where she managed the recruitment, onboarding and mentoring processes for experienced engineers in the areas of software development and project management. Cindy graduated from L’Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS) in Paris with a Master in Human Resources.
Thomas joined METACO in June 2021 and serves as its Sales Director, DACH Region.
Thomas is an experienced executive leader with over 30 years experience in banking and fintech and has experienced firsthand multiple phases of technology disruption.
Prior to joining METACO, Thomas was a Managing Director, Austria for Crealogix, an independent Swiss digital banking software provider.
Martin is a banking tech industry veteran with a three decade experience in both banking and banking software.
At METACO, he serves as Senior Sales Advisor, APAC, leading on commercial activities in the region and client engagements.
Prior to joining us, Martin was the Managing Director for APAC at Temenos, a leading core banking software vendor. His prior experience also spans Avaloq, UBS, Raiffeisen Bank, among others.
Inspired by women thriving in financial technology, Steffi left her career pursuit in banking to sink her teeth into sales and account management at Temenos – the banking software vendor – and Trustquay prior to joining us.
At METACO, Steffi is Sales Executive and she is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of the company’s sales operations across Asia Pacific.
Steffi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from Nanyang Technological University.
Richard is a prolific business development professional, as well as a serial entrepreneur with a financial advisory background.
At METACO, he is in charge with Tier 1 Sales and Account Management in the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to joining us, he was a business development manager at Singapore-based financial technology consultancy, Luxoft.
Francesco joined METACO in January 2021 and serves as its Customer Support Lead.
He is a reliable team leader and project manager with more than a decade experience in various engineering positions from fundamental research to industrial implementation. Francesco has a very good understanding of product development life cycle from user requirement definition to implementation, quality assurance, marketing sales and support.
Prior to joining METACO, Francesco held various quality assurance and engineering roles at ESI Group and Rolls Royce.
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