THE NOUS TEAM

Justin Short
CEO & Founder
Before founding Nous Justin worked at a number of investment banks over a period of 14 years, building fully automated trading strategies including Market Making Engines; Smart Order Routers; Agency Benchmark Algorithms and Options Pricing Engines. He also ran regional teams to determine the product strategy and directly influenced the global product, organised the necessary quantitative research, designed and tested fully automated low-latency trading strategies, and coded or provided input to the development team.

He taught himself to code at the age of 13 and still loves it, 30 years later. His second muse was the financial markets. He loves building and working with smart, diverse teams.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Director Asia Equities Electronic Trading Strategy
  • Deutsche Bank Tokyo - VP Equities Electronic Trading
  • UBS - FX Derivs. & Exotic Options
  • Metapath Systems International - CDMA Network planning software engineer
  • Music software developer & composer
  • Imperial College London - BSc. Joint Maths & Computer Science
Carolina Larramendy
COO
Carolina is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur with a wide range of international experience in expansion, legal & commercial matters, project management, operations, partnerships, and customer relationship management.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Globalista SAS - Regional Leader & Co-founder
  • Vivat Group - Operations Director & Legal Counsel
  • Generali Global - International Legal Counsel
  • Lyons Davidson - Lawyer
  • de Diego & Asociados (Argentina) - Lawyer
  • Zanutto Abogados - Trainee Lawyer
  • IE Business School (Spain) - Master of Laws (LL.M.) International Business Law
  • University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Law Degree
Ming Hiu Yau
Founder / Advisor
Ming has extensive experience building low latency real time financial trading platforms. Before joining Nous, Ming was working with Justin Short in Merrill Lynch to build one of Asia's best benchmark algorithmic trading engines.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Algorithmic Trading Developer
  • Morgan Stanley - Application Infrastructure Developer
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong - BSc. Computer Science
Michael Horgan
CPO & Founder

Prior to joining the fintech world, Mick was the Lead Decision Architect with Pega implementing O2’s real time predictive analytics software, which was central to the intelligent monetisation of client contacts across O2’s retail network. This implementation achieved an 85% conversion rate on inbound interactions representing an increase in revenues of £75 million EBITDA and a decrease in churn of 3%. It was implemented in 5 call centers across the UK.

Mick was previously a commissioning engineer with GEC Alstom and led engineering teams in the UK, South Africa and Taiwan in the delivery of solutions for both coal fired and nuclear power stations

PREVIOUSLY

  • Pega Systems (Chordiant) - O2 Project Lead Decision Architect
  • Royal Bank of Scotland - Analyst Developer
  • Ekin Research Group - Research Assistant
  • GEC Alstom - Systems Comm. Engineer
  • University of Manchester - MSc. Computer Science
  • Cork Institute of Technology - B.Eng Mechanical Engineering
Alex Dabell
Quantitative Development & Support

Prior to joining Nous, Alex was the co-founder of Betwire, a London based online betting start-up.

Before founding Betwire Alex was a Quantitative Structurer for RWE Supply & Trading where his role included the valuation of physical natural gas assets across Europe, managing RWE’s benchmark traders, devising and testing commodity vs. equity statistical arbitrage strategies and building position management systems. He was previously a Coal Trader for RWE Supply & Trading managing the desks physical and financial options books, hedging and market making.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Betwire - CEO & Founder
  • RWE Supply & Trading - Quant Developer & Trader
  • University of Reading - BSc International Securities, Investment & Banking
Neha Reiss
Advisor

PREVIOUSLY

  • Nous - CFO
  • Quantifeed - CFO & COO
  • Nomura - Regional Treasurer
  • Lehman - VP Asset & Liability
  • Merrill Lynch - Corp Treasury
  • Imperial College London - Phd. Quantitative Methods in Finance
Alexander Braylan
Founder / Advisor

CURRENTLY

  • University of Austin, Texas - MSc. Artificial Intelligence

PREVIOUSLY

  • Nous - Founder
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Equity Proprietary Trading (Quantitative Research & Trading)
  • University of Pennsylvania - B.A. Cognitive Science
  • Wharton Business School - B.S.E.
Anthony Lenaghan
Founder / Advisor

CURRENTLY

  • Macquarie Bank - Index Arbitrage

PREVIOUSLY

  • Macquarie Bank - Index Arbitrage
  • JP Morgan Chase - Algorithmic Trading & Flow Internalization
  • Nous - Founder
  • Bank Of America Merrill Lynch - Electronic Trading - Regional Lead: Algorithmic Trading & Internalized Liquidity
  • UBS - Developer Analyst
  • RBS - Graduate Software Developer
  • Leeds Metropolitan University - BSc Computer Science
JP Armenio
Advisor

CURRENTLY

  • Tantalus Capital - Managing Partner

PREVIOUSLY

  • Expedition Advisors - Managing Partner & President
  • Mizuho - Chairman & CEO
  • Morgan Stanley - Managing Director
Robert Hogan
Advisor

CURRENTLY

  • VentureLab - Partner

PREVIOUSLY

  • Deutsche Bank - Managing Director
  • Morgan Stanley - Vice President
Karen Jones
Director (IOM)

Karen is the COO & Managing Director of The ILS Group Limited. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with over 20 years of experience in the international fiduciary services sector, dealing with clients from a broad range of different industries and jurisdictions and notably with both land-based and online gaming operators around the world.

She is also a member of the board of directors of the Isle of Man Association of Corporate Service Providers. Karen has a particular interest and expertise in Company Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance matters.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Platz Consultancy – Manager/PA to founder of private investment startup
  • Moore Stephens - Trust and Company Administrator
  • PKF (Isle of Man) LLC - Trust and Company Administrator
Nick Wright
Director (IOM)

Nick is eGaming Manager at ILS World. He has extensive experience managing eGaming clients and assisting with new eGaming applications for clients in a multitude of eGaming jurisdictions. He is also involved in the on-boarding of cryptocurrency companies.

Nick is a qualified mortgage advisor, former credit underwriter and Gaming Inspector with the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and compliance industry, having been employed for a number of international banks and the Isle of Man Income Tax Division.

PREVIOUSLY

  • Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission - Gaming Inspector
  • Isle of Man Government Income Tax Division - Prosecution and Enforcement Officer & Intelligence Officer
Martin Lawless
Branding & Design
Winner of major international awards, designer of the London Symphony Orchestra logo, among many others.

CURRENTLY

  • Lawlessness - Founder

PREVIOUSLY

  • 300million - Creative Director & Founding Partner
  • The Partners Design Consultants - Senior Designer
Hannah Warrick
Designer

CURRENTLY

  • Lawless - Designer

PREVIOUSLY

  • NJW Limited - Freelance Designer
  • Henri Lloyd - Sales Assistant
  • NJW Limited - Marketing Assistant
Emma Page
Creative Writer

CURRENTLY

  • Words By Page - Founder

PREVIOUSLY

  • King’s College - Teacher
  • St Giles College - EFL Teacher
  • BBC - Script Editor for “Silent Witness” and “Holby City”
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