Executive Management

Haytham Kaddoura

Chief Executive Officer
Haytham Kaddoura

Haytham Kaddoura has been the CEO of SmartStream Technologies Group since May 2016 after serving as a member of its Board of Directors since 2007. Mr Kaddoura brings over 20 years of experience in investment advisory, asset management, corporate restructuring, strategy formulation and execution for boards of some of the most prominent corporations across the GCC and the greater Middle East and North Africa region. 

He started his career working with leading management consulting firms, including; Accenture, Booz Allen and Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers and BearingPoint; advising corporations such as; American Express, the Abu Dhabi Offsets Group, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Dubai Aluminum, and Qatar Foundation. In early 2004, he joined a Dubai Government initiative to establish the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and subsequently helped found DIFC Investment, where he managed part of the quasi-sovereign wealth fund’s portfolio. 

Mr. Kaddoura holds a Masters Degree in Finance and International Business and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences.

Peter Moss

Chief Executive Officer – The SmartStream Reference Data Utility
Peter Moss

Peter joined the company in August 2016 following 25 years at Thomson Reuters. During his time at Thomson Reuters he established the Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, lead the integration of the Thomson Financial and Reuters businesses, ran data and technology operations as CTO and most recently lead the Financial Division, a global $6bn revenue business. 

Peter graduated from Bristol University with honours in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Richard Bowler

Chief Financial Officer

Richard joined SmartStream in January 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for all aspects of finance, treasury, administration and financial strategy. 

Richard brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He previously worked as the CFO of Asset Control and prior to that he worked for the New York Stock Exchange as CFO for Europe and Asia in the NYSE Technologies division. Earlier in his career Richard had senior finance roles at BT Global Services, BT Radianz, and Reuters. 

Richard holds a first class honours degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA).

Mark Roth

Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Roth

As Chief Marketing Officer, Mark brings a wealth of experience to SmartStream having held senior marketing roles for over 20 years. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of marketing and communications activities across the company.

Prior to joining the company Mark was with Vitria Technology heading up the corporate marketing function, where he leveraged the existing brand awareness and history of success to build a new and deeper understanding of the Company and its marquee solutions. Previously Mark was responsible for marketing at MetaMatrix, the leading SOA company, overseeing all aspects of their marketing efforts. Earlier, Mark oversaw the marketing at DataSynapse, RareMedium Inc, McGraw-Hill’s Standard & Poor’s Financial Services Consumer Division and at New York State’s ‘I Love New York’ campaign.

Mark graduated with a BA in Advertising and Speech Communications from Syracuse University and holds a Masters Degree in Marketing Communication from Boston University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Dr. Darryl Twiggs

Chief Technology Officer

Darryl recently became Chief Technology Officer at SmartStream. He was previously SVP Strategic Initiatives, and as such was responsible for the innovation and business direction of new strategic solutions from inception to delivery. 

Darryl joined SmartStream in 1999, as product manager for reconciliations and delivered the first version of TLM Reconciliations in 2001. By 2002 Darryl was instrumental in setting up and managing the global customer base of SmartStream’s corporate actions business, running the operation from the development centre in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Ensuring that SmartStream keeps at the forefront of solution delivery, Darryl launched SmartStream’s hosted service, TLM OnDemand in 2010. More recently, Darryl was head of product management for the TLM solutions suite. 

Prior to joining SmartStream, Darryl worked at De La Rue, where he set up and ran the cash and treasury management systems team. Darryl holds a Ph.D. in Magneto-Optics and a Degree in Applied Physics.

Rocky Martinez

Chief Technology Officer - The SmartStream Reference Data Utility
Rocky Martinez

Rocky Martinez assumed the CTO role after spending seven years at SmartStream in Solution Architect and Delivery Manager roles. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in financial technology and is currently responsible for all product technology, innovation and product delivery.

Prior to joining SmartStream, Rocky was the lead enterprise architect at MFX Holdings, where he was responsible for new technology and delivery. He has held senior leadership positions at various software companies which have serviced fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Allstate, Motorola, as well as consulting companies such as Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition, Rocky has been instrumental in the growth and development of a number of startup firms into their acquisitions’. He started his career as a graduate of the Merrill Lynch corporate training program.

Mark Taylor

Global Head of Sales

Mark Taylor is the Global Head of Sales at SmartStream Technologies. In his role, Mark is responsible for driving global sales and business development for SmartStream, with a focus on expanding the company’s global client bases. Mark brings to the position a successful track record of close to 25 years that includes leadership positions within the company, including Sales Support and Business Development in specific regions and locations, and has a solid foundation in solutions architecture and implementations, as well as delivering value and return on investment for clients. 

Mark joined SmartStream in 2006, and prior to that, he worked at Braid, Mercator and Singularity. Mark holds a Bachelor in Economics from City University of London and is also a member of SmartStream Global Executive Team.

Andreas Burner

Chief Innovation Officer

Andreas Burner, Chief Innovation Officer of SmartStream Technologies; has been with SmartStream since 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in building financial service solutions for leading international banks. He is the head of the SmartStream Innovation Lab with a mission to establish a culture of innovation within SmartStream. Andreas works closely with all teams to identify, prototype, and deliver new technologies to the SmartStream product range. His team of researchers are working on blockchain and artificial intelligence technology. 

In parallel, Andreas pursued an international academic career and contributed to the field of machine learning in the medical domain with AI technology that assist in the diagnoses of diseases. 

Andreas holds a MSc in Computer Science with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Technology, Vienna, and a MA in Mediation and Coaching from ARGE Educational Management, Vienna.

David Porter

HR Director

David is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources worldwide.  He joined SmartStream in December of 2008.  Prior to this he gained extensive international HR experience with Shell, Thomson Financial and International SOS.

David graduated from the University of Glasgow with honours in Political Economy and Economic History and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Vincent Kilcoyne

Executive Vice President, Product Management

Vincent Kilcoyne is Executive Vice President Product Management, he is responsible for the business direction and management of all products through their product lifecycle from inception to delivery. 

Vincent bring with him more than 30 years of industry experience in leading and advising financial and technology organisations. He started his career as an analyst programmer for a Bank of Ireland, before spending a number of years designing and implementing a variety of retail banking, trading and equity settlement systems for Anglo Irish Bankcorp. More specifically he has led the development and deployment of enterprise-wide projects in the areas of retail banking, trading and risk. 

Prior to joining SmartStream, Vincent has held senior roles in product strategy, pre-sales and product development for leading financial technology organisations, including: Sungard (FIS), Misys (Finastra), Trema (Ion-Trading) and SAS. 

Vincent holds a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

Bharat Malesha

Executive Vice President, Fees and Expense Management
Bahrat Malesha

Bharat Malesha joined SmartStream in 2014 as solution manager for the TLM Fees and Expense Management business. Bharat has extensive global knowledge within the financial services industry in execution cost management. He is an information management professional with over 20 years of experience in business process management, business analysis, information architecture, and design trading and accounting platforms. 

Prior to joining SmartStream, Bharat spent over seven years as a Director at Credit Suisse heading their product development.

Claudia Giunta

General Counsel
Claudia Giunta
Claudia Giunta has extensive experience practicing law in the financial data management software industry. Claudia joined SmartStream in 2016 as General Counsel and is responsible for all legal and corporate governance matters. Claudia was previously General Counsel at Asset Control, where she established and led the company’s first legal department for her 14-year tenure. Prior to Asset Control, she served as Counsel in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Claudia graduated summa cum laude from the University of Catania Law School in Italy and holds Masters of Laws degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia. She is admitted to practice in the United States and in Italy and is a member of the New York Bar.

Nick Smith

Senior Vice President, Managed Services

Nick Smith joined SmartStream in 2017 and is responsible for the Managed Services business.

Nick brings with him 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with extensive knowledge in process management, solution development, managing risk and control and development of centres of excellence.

Prior to joining SmartStream, Nick held a range of senior roles with leading investment banks, including: Barclays, Credit Suisse and Nomura.