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Signed, Sealed, Delivered



Adrian Patten
Co-Founder & Chairman

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur, having founded institutional spot FX brokerage Mako FX and served as CEO from its launch until its sale in 2014.
Prior to this, Adrian was chief spot dealer at First National Bank of Chicago and has previously held the position of senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.
As Co-Founder & Chairman of Cobalt, Adrian is involved in all areas of the company. The overarching business strategy and governance of the company with a focus on legal work, investment fundraising and product development.

Andy Coyne
Co-Founder & CEO

A pioneer within the global FX markets, Andy Coyne has been at the forefront of FX technological innovation for over two decades. During this time, he envisaged and created a new breed of pre- and post-trade technology for FX prime brokerage, which became the adopted industry standard.
Prior to co-founding Cobalt, Andy was CEO of Traiana and was responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the company. He previously headed up the FX prime brokerage departments at both Citi and Deutsche Bank, leading both teams to the number one position by clients and volume.
Andy is Co-Founder and CEO of Cobalt, he is responsible for all areas of the company with a focus on strategy, governance, technical design, sales, product innovation and specifications.


Devika Darbari

Devika has developed successful new businesses and operations from the ground up, with a focus on strategic business development, technical, commercial, operations and people management. In her last venture as a Board Member and CEO of JDX Americas she was responsible for breaking new grounds for JDX in the Americas. Devika’s key areas of focus were entering new sectors, client acquisition, client retention, staff growth and business development, whilst creating consistency, structure and brand awareness. Prior to JDX Devika’s career spanned from London to New York as she held several roles at Markit, a reputable data vendor. Devika brings with her a breadth of experience from her previous roles to Cobalt and joins as COO.


Matt Dangerfield
Technical Advisor

Matt Dangerfield is a specialist in financial technology solutions, architecture, innovation and integration – spanning over 20 years’ experience working for global tier 1 financial institutions.
Matt has overseen developing some of the fastest execution platforms in the financial services, even holding a patent for the invention of the world’s first Nano second trading engine iX-eCute. Matt has also provided advice to regulators and policy makers such as the FCA, Bank of England, SEC, CFTC and ESMA.
Matt is a Director at Financial Technology Advisors, a technology consultancy, and prior to this was CTO at Fixnetix the ultra-low latency market data firm which he joined in 2009 until its sale to CSC. During this time, he was listed in the top 3 CTO’s in financial technology for 2013.

Charlotte Crosswell
Strategic Advisor

Charlotte Crosswell has spent most of her financial services career in market infrastructure roles. She was most recently CEO at Nasdaq NLX (“NLX”), a London-based start-up derivatives market and sat on the board of LCH Ltd. Prior to founding NLX, Crosswell held a number of management positions at Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange across international capital markets, equities, fixed income, OTC derivatives trading and clearing. She now has her own advisory business.
Miss Crosswell holds a BA (Hons.) in French from the Southampton University. She has been included in the list of top 100 Women in Finance over many years.

Henry Ritchotte
Strategic Advisor

Henry Ritchotte is the founder of RitMir Ventures, a principal investment firm focused on investing in products and services transforming finance through disruptive regulatory and technology driven business models.
Prior to RitMir Ventures, Henry spent over two decades at Deutsche Bank where he held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee. As Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible over various periods for Group Strategy, Technology, Operations, Corporate Services, Corporate Security, Business Continuity, Information Security and the Bank’s global digital transformation agenda.
Henry holds a degree in History from Haverford College, Pennsylvania, magna cum laude. He has a Masters degree in East Asian Studies and an MBA from the University of Chicago.



Giles Metcalfe
Business Manager

Giles Metcalfe is experienced in both asset management and entrepreneurialism, and joined Cobalt as their Business Manager. Giles previously worked in Investment Sales at Legal & General Investment Management, where prior he was an Investment Communications Executive. Early on in his career Giles was the Co-Founder and Director of a successful and profitable leisure company that he sold before starting University.
Giles graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in European Politics and holds CFA UK Level 4 Investment Management Certificate.


Jon Light
Head of Product

Jon Light is the Head of Product at Cobalt and will oversee the development of Cobalt DL’s foreign exchange post-trade solution. Jon brings a wealth of deep understanding of post-trade FX technology from his previous role as Director, FX Product Management at Markit. Prior to Markit Jon worked at CFH Clearing where he was Head of Trading Solutions. Jon started his financial services career at  Marex Spectron where he was the FX Solutions Manager.
Jon Light graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Management.


Steve Nelson
Head of Solution Delivery and Support

Steve Nelson is Head of Solution Delivery and Support at Cobalt, responsible for the implementation and support of Cobalt’s FX post-trade distributed ledger technology. Steve joined Cobalt in May 2017 from Fixnetix, having held the position of Trading Support Team Lead since 2015, progressing following a two-year role within Trading Support. Prior to Fixnetix, Steve held FIX Connectivity Engineering roles at Deutche Bank AG and Fidessa.
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