Who we are

Christian Nentwich PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Christian Nentwich is co-founder and CEO of Duco. A lifelong technologist with a relentless passion for simplifying complex data using augmented machine learning and AI automation, he launched Duco to help people dealing with mission critical data on a daily basis.
Christian is recognised for building companies with a strong focus on culture and transparency that deliver transformational experiences to customers.
Prior to Duco, he founded Systemwire, which exited to Message Automation and further to Broadridge. He holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College London and is a winner of its Faculty Medal in Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Emil Anderson

Director

Emil is Principal at Nordic Capital Advisors, who he joined in September 2010. Emil focuses on the Technology & Payments and the Financial Services sectors. He has also been active in Healthcare investments. Emil serves on the boards of four portfolio companies. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm.

Uwe Weiss

Non-executive chairman

Uwe Weiss is a long-standing entrepreneur and software executive with a passion for disruptive technologies. He was CEO of Blue Yonder, an award-winning SaaS Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) start-up acquired by JDA. In 2020 the combined companies rebranded to Blue Yonder and Uwe continued to serve as a member of their executive team. With USD 1.1Bn in revenue Blue Yonder was the largest independent AI powered supply chain software company globally when Panasonic Corp acquired the company in 2021 for an enterprise value of USD 8.5Bn. Uwe also co-founded Crossgate AG, a SaaS-based B2B integration service provider, later acquired by SAP SE and had worked for SAP before. He currently serves as a board member of SaaS software companies Matrix42 and Regnology. Uwe now serves as the chairman of Duco’s board.

Linda Middleditch

Non-executive director

Linda Middleditch is a product management and strategy specialist with more than two decades of experience in capital markets technology. She has led teams in senior roles at Itiviti, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and UBS. She is a Board Member of Macrobond and was Waters Technology Gender/Equality/Diversity award winner in 2021. She also received the Market Media European Women in Finance Award for excellence in Fintech in 2020.

Spencer Lake

Non-executive director

Spencer lives in London, England and is a Founding Partner of Element Ventures. In addition, Spencer sits on the boards of several FinTech companies including nCino (Nasdaq listed), Nivaura and Duco; the advisory boards of Fenergo and Callsign; and on the boards of Abroad.io, and the National Debt Management Centre of Saudi Arabia. Previously Spencer spent 10 years at HSBC where he was a Group General Manager and Vice Chairman of HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division, having previously run Debt Origination globally, the Markets Division globally, and then the Global Capital Financing division (wholesale lending and all IB products). Prior to HSBC Spencer was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years in NY, HK and London in various leadership roles in Markets and in Banking. Spencer also remains a senior advisor to ICMA (the International Capital Market Association) which he chaired from 2010 - 2016, and is on the Dean’s Cabinet for Suffolk Univeristy.

Philippe Buron

Chief Technology Officer

Philippe Buron is Duco’s Chief Technology Officer. He is a senior leader; a long term CTO and CIO with a passion for technology-led transformations, culture shift and people growth. His 20+ year career spans Investment, Retail, Private Banking and Market Infrastructure Providers (including HSBC, Societe Generale, BNPP, Deutsche Bank and LSE). Philippe has a strong technology engineering background, having worked for leading distributed technology providers earlier in his career. He holds a master’s degree in IT applied to Finance, with honours in Artificial Intelligence, from Paris Dauphine university.

Chris Stevens

Chief Revenue Officer

Chris is Duco’s Chief Revenue Officer. He is an experienced CRO and Head of Sales delivering great results across sales, pre-sales, and customer and professional services. Chris joined Duco from Nasdaq where he worked for over five years, holding various head of sales and CRO roles within their Corporate Solutions and Governance Solutions businesses. Prior to Nasdaq Chris spent five years leading global capital markets sales & customer success through rapid growth at GfK, one of the world's largest consumer goods research firms. In addition, Chris has held various buy-side sales roles and private equity deal origination experience. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of West Georgia.

Danielle Price ACMA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle is Duco’s Chief Financial Officer. Danielle has held numerous senior leadership finance roles, largely across financial services bringing experience from industries including Inter-dealer broking, investment banking, and insurance. Danielle has a track-record of leading financial strategies, delivering significant transformation programmes and managing M&A financials for both acquisition and divestment, including the delivery of the TPICAP integration/separation. Danielle holds a BA in Accounting & Finance from Nottingham Trent University.

Graham Levere

Chief People Officer

Graham is Duco’s Chief People Officer. A strong believer that creating a great place to work for its people is key to unlocking a company’s potential, Graham has spent 15+ years helping to build highly performant, people centric organisations that are rewarding, fair, inclusive and fun. His past roles include regional and global leadership positions at Google, YouTube and tech scale-up, Improbable, as well as early experience in both the investment banking (UBS) and financial services (Deloitte) sectors. Graham holds a master’s degree in Chemistry from Warwick University.

Keith Man

Head of Asia-Pacific

Keith looks after Duco’s presence in Asia Pacific and is responsible for building out the regional revenue and support functions in Singapore. He has over 11 years' financial services experience in both capital markets operations and financial technology sales. Most recently, he led the Global Margin Operations function at Standard Chartered Bank and built out the team's shared services presence. Previously, he was responsible for leading the APAC triResolve sales team at TriOptima (now part of CME Group) and before that managed operations teams at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Keith has lived in Singapore for 12 years and holds a BA in Economics and Business with East European Studies at University College London.

Aleksandra Młodecka

Head of Poland

Aleksandra is responsible for managing and directing everything to do with Duco’s Polish entity. She has over 8 years of experience in the IT sector where she held various people and process management roles. Prior to Duco, Aleksandra was at IBM, in charge of building and leading the EMEA Center of Excellence for IBM Resiliency Services. This team of 80 staff offered support to European clients across Service Management, Project Management, Finance, Compliance, and IT, in areas of Data and Disaster Recovery. Aleksandra holds a master's degree in Planning and Management of Business Processes from the University of Valencia.

Joe Peters

Head of Customer Success

Joe looks after the Customer Success and Training functions at Duco. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Joe started his career in banking operations at JP Morgan, then shifted into hedge fund investing at Pinebridge Investments. Prior to joining Duco, he held customer success roles at financial technology companies Novus Partners and Addepar. He has a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Elon University.

What we believe in

LEAD, DON'T FOLLOW

Duco means "I lead' in Latin. This isn't just an empty phrase. Our success is based on fundamental innovation and challenging the status quo.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Everything we do is geared towards making things simpler. For us, for our partners, and for our customers.

SERVICE, NOT SOFTWARE

We don't just drop a piece of software on our customers then walk away. We listen to their needs, feel their pain and work together to succeed.

NO FLUFF, NO SPIN

Openness forms the bedrock of how we treat colleagues and customers alike. We address issues quickly; no skirting around.

THINK BIG

At Duco, we're out to make waves not ripples. So while small details are important, we never lose sight of the bigger picture.