Meet the Contemi Management Team

C- LEVEL

Rick Browne- Group CEO

Rick Browne is the Chief Executive Office at Contemi Group and is responsible for the company’s leadership, strategy and culture.
As CEO, Rick brings over 30 years of industry experience as a strategic and operating leader of both small and large financial technology organisations. He is an accomplished global executive in the consulting, information and financial services industries.
Rick has held a number of executive positions with private and listed companies focused on finance and technology consulting services across the North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Phone: +65 85221912

Email: rick.browne@contemi.com

Kean Williams - CEO Europe

Kean is the Chief Executive Officer for the European business of Contemi and is responsible for all day to day operations within the region including strategy, sales, customer relationships, delivery, support, development and product strategy.

Kean is based in the United Kingdom and has over 30 years of experience in Financial services, which includes 18 years in Contemi and their acquired businesses. Kean brings a wealth of relevant domain experience to the role and has already overseen the significant growth in the Wealth business in Contemi. He has rich experience in strategic planning and implementation of key processes, systems and delivery excellence across the company, guiding and directing an enterprise through substantial change management utilising strong and effective leadership. Kean has driven a number of products and operational initiatives within Contemi and has good relationships across the client base.

Prior to joining Contemi, Kean worked at the London Stock Exchange for nearly 10 years being part of their renowned Graduate Placement scheme and went on to run the all participant rollout of the then ground breaking T+10 and T+5 settlement changes in the early 1990s before helping with the transition to CREST in 1996.

Phone: +44 7971 117304

Email: kean.williams@contemi.com

Gopala Subramanium - CFO, Contemi Group

Gopala is the Chief Financial Officer at Contemi Group, managing financial strategy and overseeing all financial & treasury operations, business planning, mergers & acquisitions, integrations and investor relations for the group.

He understands the needs and expectations of the investor community and plays a vital role in shaping our company strategy, driving capital allocation, communicating our value to external stakeholders, and operating an efficient, effective and compliant organisation.
Gopala has over 20 years of rich & varied experience across the global financial service industry including capital markets, broking, asset management, mutual funds & insurance. Previously, Gopala held various senior finance leadership roles for global technology and financial services companies.

Phone: +65 8114 1962

Email: gopala.subramanium@contemi.com

Product Owner Level

William Pitt - CPS

William has over three decades of experience in the Insurance, Financial Services and IT industry. He has successfully managed various technology programs for some of the leading insurers. William has been with Contemi since its inception and has held roles as developer, development manager and now director of operations and management. William previously worked with CSC, Merant and Compaq.

Phone: + 44 (0) 7500 988 350

Email: willliam.pitt@contemi.com

Baheerathan (Thamba) Vykundanathan - Pegasus

Thamba has over 15 years of experience in building cutting edge Customer Management system and an Eco-system of web and mobile applications for the Insurance Industry. Thamba is responsible for the portfolio of customer care, digitisation and apps development at Contemi. He is an Insurtech enthusiast working on building innovative solutions for the Insurance Industry.

Phone: + 47 481 82 015

Email: thamba@contemi.com

John Brierly – Nova

John Brierly, Director of Global Post Trade Solutions at Contemi, has been with Contemi group since 2008 and has over 30 years of experience in Capital Markets technology domain on both, vendor and customer sides.
John has in depth knowledge and understanding of our customers end to end processes. He has consistently played a key role in recognising the clients’ needs and aligning them with revenue-enhancing solutions for the organisation.

Phone: +65 6340 1027

Email: john.brierly@contemi.com

Matt Gunnell - Wealth Intelligence

Matt works closely with the development teams, product owners, and others to deliver the Wealth Management product vision.
Like most Product Managers, Matt’s core responsibility is to manage and grow a healthy suite of products across the Wealth Management space. He is also responsible for identifying business opportunities and translating them into new and exciting products or building out existing solutions.
Matt joined Contemi six years ago, starting out as a Business Analyst before moving into Product Management. It was his time as a Business Analyst that allowed him to understand the needs of his business users and the problems they face. Matt takes full ownership of the wealth roadmap and utilises his experiences and relationships with business users to help deliver benefit right across the wealth management sector.
As a Product Manager Matt loves the opportunity to disrupt the Wealth industry by utilising bleeding-edge technology with industry experience to create innovative solutions for his users. This coupled with the varied nature of Product Management ensures that no two days are the same and always keeps him on his toes. Matt’s philosophy is that Product Management is all about the people, whether that’s the end users or fellow Contemian’s, you just need to be able to ask the right questions and make the right conversations happen.
Outside of the office, Matt is an avid sportsman and can be found most weekends playing rugby union for his local team. When not in the office or on the rugby pitch Matt can be found exploring the world one adventure at a time.

Phone: +44 (0)116 2335050

Email: matthew.Gunnell@contemi.com

Sales Level

William Rouse - Associate Director Business Development - Europe

William is solely responsible for new business development in both the UK and European territories. With the assistance of the solutions consultancy team his key focus is developing commercial and strategic partnerships across a multitude of areas within the financial services industry.

He visualises his goal as enhancing the way that financial services firms connect with their clients as well as helping them become more efficient, transparent and dependable.

With a proven ability to understand client’s needs and focus on building relationships for the longer term, William began his career in the financial services sector in October 2008 as a stockbroker. Since then William has progressed through and held numerous roles within the asset management and banking space with a keen interest in wealth management.

In addition to his role at Contemi, William sits on the board of the Securities Investment Management Association (SIMA) where he meets with members monthly discussing an array of industry topics, trends and challenges.

William strongly believes in the provision of delivering the best possible solutions with an unparalleled emphasis on client service. He is driven by doing right by his clients and focused on building progressive and mutually beneficial partnerships for the longer term.

William lives in London with his wife, is a keen golfer and an avid West Ham supporter. He says that the challenges he has had to endure through both passions have made him the man he is today! William enjoys keeping fit, boxing, traveling and reading.

Phone: +44 7772910279

Email: william.rouse@contemi.com

Shane Meredith – Director Sales -HK & South East Asia

Shane is responsible for business development at the Contemi group. A native Australian and long-time Hong Kong resident Shane Meredith has over 15 years’ of experience in financial services sales in emerging Asian markets. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of Asian financial markets, their culture sensitivities and regulatory requirements.
Prior to joining Contemi, Shane worked at SS&C Technologies as Executive Director for Wealth & Advisory and Regional Head of Sales for Wealth Management and for Buy Side at Thomson Reuters. Consequently Shane has accumulated years of experience in providing fin-tech solutions for wealth & asset management

Phone: +852 9738 1619

Email: shane.meredith@contemi.com

Others

Alex Hoang – Country manager Vietnam

Alex is the Director and Country Manager for Contemi Vietnam. He is responsible for managing the company’s operations, including talent supply chain, project management, IT and ongoing operational excellence in Vietnam. Since joining Contemi in 2009, Alex has played a key role in driving strong and sustainable growth for the organisation.
With over 15 years of experience in the banking, financial services, insurance and IT consulting, he has a proven record for driving superior performance in all aspects of business operations and customer experience.

Phone: +84 28 3820 6242

Email: ahoang@contemi.com

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