TRAction Fintech is led by Quinn Perrott and Sophie Gerber. With a unique combination of skills in legal, compliance, finance, trading, systems development and management relating to over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives brokers, the TRAction Fintech team is well placed to ensure a great solution for clients looking for an easy way to meet their OTC derivative trade reporting obligations to regulators around the globe.
Sophie Gerber – Director
Sophie has worked with some of Australia’s largest financial services organisations in compliance, legal and operational roles. She has also worked with small businesses to provide tailored solutions with a strong understanding of business practicalities as well as obligations to regulators. This strong understanding allows Sophie to effectively engage with not only large financial organisations but also with small businesses. Sophie has an in depth knowledge of compliance and legal obligations for financial services businesses having vast experience in the financial services sector. Sophie continually works with a range of companies in the financial services industry, including OTC derivatives brokers.
Quinn Perrott – General Manager
With an extensive background in IT, Quinn started in the financial markets as IT Manager for City Index. He then went on to be co-founder and General Manager of AxiTrader, one of Australia’s largest Margin FX providers. Quinn’s knowledge of OTC derivatives and trading platforms has made him an important figure in the derivatives regulatory and industry reform space. Quinn has provided educational sessions to Australia’s regulatory bodies in relation to retail derivatives trading platforms. Quinn has also dealt with Treasury in Canberra, Australia to advise on and discuss the retail OTC derivatives industry.
Martin Kloosterman – Data & IT Support Officer
Martin has over 17 years experience in the IT industry having all round IT experience focusing on sensitive large volume data in the areas of maintenance and operational support, development, testing and reporting. Martin has extensive experience in software development and maintenance as well as with associated aspects of databases such as hardware, connectivity and networks. Martin worked for one of Australia’s largest providers of Credit Card Loyalty and Incentive marketing services and expertise for over 15 years. Martin works on data extraction, conversion and enrichment for TRAction Fintech’s clients.
Damien Seeto – Data & IT Support Officer
Damien has over 17 years experience in the IT industry having worked in a variety of roles and projects both locally and globally which has given him an extensive understanding of the IT sector. Damien has previously worked with IT and financial products in his roles at QBE, City Index, Link Group and FuturePlus Super developing applications and reporting systems as well as providing IT support across a range of global offices. Damien works on data extraction, conversion and enrichment for TRAction Fintech’s clients.
James Cole – Trade Reporting Officer
James has over 10 years experience in the Finance Industry having worked in a number of different roles in the UK which has given him an extensive understanding of the Financial sector. James has previously worked for several financial institutions providing operations, post-trade and technical support. James works with TRAction Fintech’s clients to identify their reporting obligations, assist with integration as well as data extraction, conversion and enrichment. James is LSE EMIR and MiFIR Reporting Certified.
Palak Thaker – Junior Lawyer and Business Analyst
Palak is a solicitor with experience in financial and commercial areas of law. She uses her legal expertise and business skills to assist TRAction Fintech with legal, marketing, public relations and finance. She previously worked in the legal and tax team at PwC where she helped to formulate legal and regulatory strategies for clients. She also has experience working within start-ups and SMEs across a range of internal business functions and business development.
Sarah Murray – Compliance Manager
Sarah assists clients with understanding their trade reporting requirements. Sarah has worked with a large number of companies in the financial services industry in both a domestic and international capacity. She has a strong understanding of the compliance obligations of financial services entities and their obligations to regulators.