Meet the Cutover team

Get to know the people who drive Cutover forward, from our leadership team, to our board of directors, and our subject matter experts.

Leadership team

Our senior leaders draw on a wealth of knowledge and experience at some of the most innovative and inspiring organizations on the planet.

Ky Nichol

CEO - Chief Executive Officer

Ky’s 20 years of experience in major launch events and transitions include EE, NASA, European Space Agency, Barclays, and the London 2012 Olympics. He is passionate about the opportunities unlocked by orchestrating humans and machine automation.

Marcus Wildsmith

CPO - Product Management

As a former Global Head of Telco and High Tech practice, Marcus brings valuable technical expertise and industry knowledge. He has spent 15 years working on major transition projects, including the launch of 4G services in the UK, with EE.

Craig Gregory

CISO - Chief Information Security Officer

Before coming on board as CISO five years ago, Craig spent 15 years in enterprise software implementation and operations support experience. His career has seen him deliver for a host of major companies, from Jaguar Land Rover to Gazprom

Kieran Gutteridge

CTO - Technology and Engineering

Leading Cutover’s technical team, Kieran has previously developed mobile applications for a number of highly prominent organizations, including Tesco and the BBC. He holds 20 years of experience with web, iOS and Android development.

Ken Dummitt

CRO - Chief Revenue Officer

Ken joined us after ten years working in business continuity, followed by ten years running a $300 million software company. He is responsible for leading sales, client success, and account management at Cutover.

Chiara Pensato

CMO - Chief Marketing Officer

Chiara is passionate about building great teams, and driving innovation that delivers measurable business outcomes and long-term growth. During her 15 years in enterprise tech, she has created and executed best-in-class marketing strategies for market leaders and start-ups alike.

Manish Patel

Head of Client Success Management

After nearly 25 years working at Barclays, Manish brought his extensive experience of global IT change in the financial services sector, to Cutover. He works with our clients to support their adoption and use of the platform, ensuring they get maximum value.

Nick Kyrke-Smith

Head of DevOps

Nick joined us from Barclays Investment Bank where he worked for nine years in a variety of roles in the Technology organization. He is experienced in building and managing global teams, and working on the adoption of DevOps practices.

Alex Duell

Head of Talent

Alex came on board as Cutover entered an exciting new phase of growth, building our commercial and engineering teams in London and New York. He joined us with seven years of experience in talent acquisition, including a leading role at Dropbox.

Advisors

We work closely with industry experts to inform and refine the Cutover platform, keeping it closely aligned to real-world problem solving and use case applications.

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Mark Heywood

Resilience Sector Specialist

Formerly the Head of Operational Resilience for UBS, Mark has over 20 years of experience in senior risk and resilience roles. He has worked across financial services, government departments, city and county councils, and the charity sector.

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Richard Bell

Financial Services Expert

Formerly the IT COO & Deputy CIO for Barclays, Richard has over 30 years of financial services experience, including the delivery of many international change programs across investment, commercial, wealth, and retail banking.

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Andy Brown

Technology Expert

From Chief Technology Architect at Merrill Lynch to Group CTO at UBS, Andy has 20 years of experience in financial services technology, as well as a strong record in advisory and board director roles.

Board of directors

Our directors bring strategic guidance and direction, steering Cutover ahead as we grow and develop our team and service offering.

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Paul Driver

Chairman and Investor
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Cris Conde

FinTech Innovation Lab, Executive-in-Residence
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Barnaby Terry

Managing Partner, Sussex Place Ventures
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Ari Helgason

Principal, Index Ventures

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