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Leadership

Meet our 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 - Chief Product Officer
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.
Kieran Gutteridge
CTO - Chief Technology Officer
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.
Gurdeep Kler
CRO - Chief Revenue Officer
Gurdeep has over 25 years of experience in building and managing global go-to-market teams in the enterprise software space, from early stage, high-growth startups to market-leading public companies. Before Cutover, Gurdeep served as VP for Alteryx, developing the enterprise business in Europe through to its IPO. Prior to that he held multiple leading business positions for Qlik, Selex, IBM, and i2.
Elad Cohen Toren
CoS - Chief of Staff
Elad is an INSEAD MBA alum with 15 years of experience in Tech, working in a wide variety of roles in B2C and B2B companies in Israel, Silicon Valley and London. He is passionate about startups, growth, operations 7 and reshaping the future of work with Cutover.
Serge Stepanov
CFO - Chief Finance Officer
After a few years managing industrial operations in Russia and France, Serge has had international experience building finance teams and organizations in Asia, the US, Brazil, and France. He completed an IPO in Sao Paulo and another one in Paris. He is passionate about supporting value adding projects in inclusive multinational environments.
Manish Patel
SVP Global Solutions
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.
Amanda Dominick
VP Legal
Prior to joining Cutover to lead everything Legal, Amanda successfully established and led the internal legal function of two high-growth tech startups, having started her career in top-tier private practice. She is a hands-on legal leader and trusted advisor who works across the company to provide pragmatic, solutions-driven commercial advice.
Filipe Martins
VP People
Filipe is a People (HR) executive with a strong interest in organizational design, executive coaching, employee relations, learning, business partnering and diversity and inclusion. He brings over a decade of experience in dynamic multinational settings including Funding Circle, Shell, CBRE and Jefferies.
Eva Sulirova
VP Growth Marketing
Eva has 11+ years of experience in B2B marketing across global medium and large organizations and Series-B startups building growth and demand generation functions from scratch. She worked across industries such as telecoms, media, and finance before moving on to SaaS scale ups in the digital design, customer experience and IT operations spaces.
Walter Kenrich
VP Product Marketing
Walter Kenrich is the Cutover’s new VP of Product Marketing. In previous roles, Walter has defined and launched numerous new and significant revenue generating products and solutions for companies such as Ribbon Communications, Empirix, and Cisco.
Shyna Stephens
VP Global Customer Success
Shyna is a data-driven CS executive with 12+ years experience in finance, healthcare, and defense. Her record of creating efficiencies, building consensus, and improving Fortune 500 customer relationships has set her up to manage global CS teams. She has sat on both sides of the table to understand vendors’ strategy and customers’ needs and is passionate about building high-performing teams, creating loyal advocates, and delivering ROI.
Tom Harcastle
VP Global Sales
With 20 years experience in SaaS companies, Tom has extensive experience leading global businesses. Prior to Cutover, he held senior sales leadership positions at Alteryx and Confluent, both of which he joined pre-IPO and helped to scale their revenue and sales processes post-IPO. At Cutover, Tom ensures that customers in EMEA and the US get maximum value from their investment in the Cutover platform.
Chris Bushell
VP Engineering
Chris is an experienced technology leader within software engineering. He has worked across many technologies and in many industries in the UK, Australia and US, as well as large multinational businesses, startups and scale ups. He now leads the engineering team building the Cutover platform.

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.

Dave McCann
Business & Technology Leader
With 40 years of technology experience including 8 years as AWS’s VP of Engineering/Professional Services, GM for Microsoft, VP at IBM, and a CEO of 4 US VC- backed startups, Dave's expertise and experience in applications and systems for global enterprises is proven and broad. He ran or built leading AWS Services for Application & Data deployment, (Software Marketplace, Data Exchange), for application and resource governance (Control Tower/Service Catalog, App Registry), and for cloud migration and modernization (Migration Services/Migration Hub). Dave now advises select enterprises and software companies in US and EMEA on scaling, cloud application resilience, cloud operations, digital supply chain and governance.
David Reilly
Advisor, board member, investor and operator
A deeply experienced CIO and CTO, David has worked for some of the largest financial institutions in the world. He previously served as CIO for Global Banking and Markets at Bank of America and, before that, as their Chief Technology Officer. He has also held a number of senior technology and network security leadership roles within several large global financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc, and Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc. He guides companies to take advantage of digital transitions, prepare for the unexpected, and adapt to the rapidly changing transformational nature of the industries they serve.
Mike Kelly
CIO and Enterprise Technology Expert
With over 30 years of experience in IT leadership roles, including CIO positions at Red Hat, McKesson Corporation and McKesson Specialty Health, Mike has held global responsibilities across numerous IT functions including  strategy, security, delivery, and operations. Mike is currently the CIO at Andreessen Horowitz where he drives strategic innovation operations for the company.
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.
Trevor Schulze
Digital Transformation and Innovation Expert
As a seasoned Fortune 500 IT, operations, and product development executive with over 30 years' experience, Trevor inspires global teams to envision and execute creative solutions to difficult business problems and capitalize on market opportunities. Currently, Alteryx's Chief Information Officer, Trevor led the global IT team in delivering a comprehensive, cloud-first technology services and solutions portfolio. He focuses on transforming businesses through innovative operational and technology initiatives and bringing award-winning products to market.
Robin Daniels
Technology Marketing Expert
Robin is CMO at Matterport where his responsibilities include all marketing, brand, communications and go-to-market initiatives. Before joining Matterport, Robin was CMO at WeWork, and prior to that held leadership positions at LinkedIn, Salesforce and Box. Having spent two decades at cutting-edge tech companies, Robin can often be found speaking or writing about leadership, technology, impact, and fulfilment.
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.
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.

Board of directors

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

Paul Driver
Chairman and Investor
Cris Conde
FinTech Innovation Lab, Executive-In-Residence
Barnaby Terry
Managing Partner, Sussex Place Ventures
Carlos Gonzalez
Partner, Index Ventures
Kunal Arora
Director, Eldridge Industries