Who we are
A fast growing technology company based in the heart of the world’s financial center, passionate about blockchain and digital transformation.
To help any organisation who wants to reduce the burden of managing authorised signatory lists and embrace fintech at the same time.
Steve Pomfret, Founder and CEO
Steve has spent the majority of his career working within operational change within large banks and brokers, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Instinet and Deutsche Bank. He has acted as an internal consultant, troubleshooting areas to improve efficiency and minimise risk. Areas covered include emerging markets, investment banking, custody, fund administration, wealth management, trade finance and corporate banking.
Alex Walton, COO
Alex has spent nearly 20 years working in banking with the last 10 years concentrating on banking software development and implementation in large organisations across Europe. He is responsible for the product development of the Cygnetise application, liaising with our development team and clients.
David Dawson, CTO
David is the CTO at Cygnetise and is responsible for leading the engineering team and the company’s technology strategy. David brings over 20 years of experience in technology and software development, having successfully guided his last two startups to acquisition.
Lara Pizzato, Marketing Director
Lara is a marketing strategist with 10+ years of international experience in startups. Prior to Cygnetise, Lara was Entrepreneur in Residence at IKEA Bootcamp, IKEA's first-ever startup program, and Head of Marketing at The Sandpit, a startup accelerator.
Damian Bell, Business Development Director
Damian focuses on strategic account growth, which includes global corporates and regional firms in order to drive sales. He spent 10+ years in executive search, focusing on commodities and equities businesses (sell side & buy side) within Europe, as well as working for 3 years with a London hedge fund.
Keith Hale, Director and Lead Advisor
Keith has 27 years’ experience building fintech companies for the investment and security services markets. He co-founded Netik, acquired by Bank of New York in 2004, and sold Multifonds to Temenos in 2015 for USD 265M.