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TRAction exists to make it easy and cost effective for you to report transactions and positions across all asset classes.  With built-in reconciliation and monitoring capabilities, we help you to comply with ASIC, MiFIR, EMIR, Best Execution, MAS and other regulatory reporting obligations.

Quinn Perrott – Co-CEO
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.

Sophie Gerber – Co-CEO

Sophie Gerber Portraits_ cgleisner 2015 0347 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.

Martin Kloosterman – Head of Operations

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.

Justin Blake – Senior Developer

Justin has over 17 years experience in the IT Industry including almost a decade working in derivatives and foreign exchange. His competencies encompass a wide range of disciplines from software design and development to trading systems and analysis. Justin is a developer working with TRAction Fintech clients to assist them in establishing and maintaining methods of fulfilling their reporting requirements as smoothly as possible.

Nahid Tahmasebi – Developer

Nahid is a SQL Developer with over 5 years of experience in database development, database objects and business intelligence technologies.  She previously worked as the developer for a pharmaceutical distributor with multiple databases with large-scale data.  She is experienced in client requirement analysis, logical design, resource planning, testing, support and maintenance of business applications using the SQL server.  Nahid works on implementation and maintenance of data operations tasks with TRAction Fintech.

Emma Ladlow – Regulatory Reporting Manager

Emma is TRAction’s Regulatory Reporting Manager with 3 years’ experience in transaction reporting and 6 years’ experience in the finance industry.  She worked for one of the largest financial services organisations Emma moved to Australia in November 2018 to join Traction.  She works implementing on changes to regulations, improving and expanding regulatory reporting offered by TRAction and helping with new business initiatives.

Ayesha Tang – Business Analyst and Junior Lawyer

With a dual role at TRAction Fintech, Ayesha assists with internal legal and compliance, as well as the finance and marketing functions to support business development. She focuses on monitoring the development of regulatory trade reporting requirements around the world and assisting clients with understanding their obligations. Ayesha has a Juris Doctor at UTS and is admitted as a solicitor in NSW.

Leo Li – Developer

Leo is an all-rounder developer who has 10 years’ experience in the IT industry, primarily focusing on web development and data migration. He previously worked as a developer for a European-based software corporation. Leo possesses strong programming skills, excellent SQL development and performance tuning skills. Leo assists TRAction clients on data extraction and processing.

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