Who we are

Christian Nentwich PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Christian Nentwich is co-founder and CEO of Duco. He has more than 10 years of experience with financial technology and a track record of delivering innovative solutions to the market. Before Duco, he founded and sold his previous company, Systemwire, and advised multiple tier one investment banks, fund managers, clearing houses and ISDA on standards and data strategy. He is passionate about bringing innovation from the university lab to industry. Christian holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College London, and is a winner of its medal of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Steve Gibson

Non-Executive Board Member

Steve is CEO of NEX Opportunities, NEX Group’s financial technology investment division. Its portfolio includes a number of emerging fintech firms bringing new technologies and business models into capital markets. NEX Opportunities is represented on the boards of Abide Financial, AcadiaSoft, Axoni, Cloud9 Technologies, Duco, ENSO Financial, OpenFin, OpenGamma and Research Exchange. Steve previously held senior management positions with Calypso Technology, Ipreo and Siebel (now Oracle). He holds a B.Sc. Hons degree in Physical Sciences from University College London.

Peter Sobiloff

Non-Executive Board Member

Peter is currently managing director of Insight Venture Partners. Alongside Duco he serves on the board of directors at Achieve3000, DrillingInfo, Fenergo, Filmtrack, Kinnser Software, Kony Solutions, Syncsort, Mediaspectrum and Workforce Software. Before Insight, Peter was President of Think Systems, an Insight portfolio company focused on supply chain management. Prior to that, he was President of Datalogix, a vendor of enterprise application software for process manufacturers. He also held senior executive roles at Ross Systems, a provider of financial application software.

Cristobal Conde


Cris is the former President and CEO of SunGard, and brings a wealth of experience following a 24-year distinguished career at the firm. He grew SunGard to become a Fortune 500 Company and the largest privately held software and services company in the world, employing over 26,000 staff. Prior to President and CEO of SunGard, Cris held various senior roles at the company including Executive Vice President and COO.

Jeffrey Gangl

Chief Revenue Officer

Jeffrey is in charge of growing Sales & Marketing at Duco. He has more than 20 years of experience in accelerating sales growth, scaling operations, building products and developing businesses. Most recently as Head of Americas at Ullink, growing Americas from $4m to $70m+ revenue, and previously in a number of financial technology companies, including Raptor Trading Systems, Thomson Reuters, Fiserv, Lava Trading (a Citigroup company) and Pershing (a BNY Mellon company).

Viv Syal

Chief Financial Officer

Viv has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and digital consulting. He was the head of Financial Planning & Analysis at Barclays Capital for six years and subsequently the global COO for Product Control as well as Head of Controls and Regulatory Liaison. He also held a number of leadership roles in market and operational risk management functions at Credit Suisse. Viv is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Phil Jeffery

VP Engineering

Phil has over 15 years of experience in software engineering. After starting his career at London startups Hyperlink Interactive (acquired by Cable & Wireless) and Yospace (acquired by EMAP), Phil moved into running large multinational engineering teams at Vodafone Group and Cisco Systems. In his previous position as Director of Engineering at Cisco, Phil led the technical staff delivering highly scaled SaaS products to the enterprise market.

Nitin Thakur

Head of Technical Operations & Chief Information Security Officer

Nitin is an accomplished technologist with over 15 years of operations experience spanning the gaming industry and SaaS cloud operations. He has helped scale global teams and solutions, including Cisco's Cloud Web Security business unit, which grew from 13 datacenters with 2000 servers to 27 datacenters with over 16,000 servers. He has an in-depth understanding of security and operations and experience of creating and managing global operations teams spanning multiple time zones.

Helen Ogilvie

Head of Talent

Helen looks after Duco’s people. She has over 10 years of experience in HR, spanning recruitment, talent management, change programmes, outsourcing and vendor relationships. Her most recent role prior to Duco was building a Sales function from scratch at an early stage startup. Before that she led all recruitment activity for Barclays’ Investment Bank, and has also worked at Man and PwC, leading HR teams in both organisations.

Chris Morgan

Head of Customer Success

Chris is responsible for Customer Success at Duco. He has been in client-facing roles his entire career, including positions at both fintech companies and consultancies. The boutique consulting company that he founded and led for 12 years was acquired by Deloitte & Touche LP in 2011. Chris has worked with, advised, and consulted, some of the most notable names in the financial services industry, including The Vanguard Group, Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial, State Street, Principal Financial, and Ameriprise Financial.

Keith Whelan

Managing Director

Keith has over 15 years' experience in investment banking operations primarily in OTC derivatives. Prior to joining Duco in April 2013 he was Global Head of House OTC Clearing at Credit Suisse and before that European Head of OTC Documentation, managing a department of 100+ staff. Keith's career began at Goldman Sachs where he managed various areas within OTC operations. He then performed a similar role at Merrill Lynch as European Head of Equity Linked Documentation. Throughout his career he has always been in market facing roles and represented his firm in forums ranging from ISDA groups to developing solutions with CCPs.

Nico Busch

Head of Product Management

Nico is responsible for product management at Duco. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial technology space with experience in both engineering and product management. Most recently at Kyriba, where he was in charge of building out their risk management and valuation solution. Previously, he has worked in a number of financial technology companies, including Wallstreet Systems (an ION group company), QSR management (a BNY Mellon company) and Simcorp Treasury Solutions.

Chris Peacock

Head of Marketing

Chris is in charge of marketing activities at Duco and the guardian of the brand. He has over 10 years’ experience in marketing financial services products across both B2B and B2C markets. Chris’ prior role was leading large scale content projects IG Group, including the launch of an educational trading academy, and the creative for a £1m takeover of Canary Wharf station. Before that, he managed the digital marketing for fintech company Lombard Risk Systems.

Barry Kelly

Chief Architect

Barry drives the company's technology strategy and architecture. Barry has 14 years of experience in software engineering across the full stack, from browser to CPU. Beginning with Irish startup Avaeon Solutions in 2004, he led the development of a framework for data-intensive web applications, including the design and implementation of an in-memory relational database. He then moved on to own Delphi language design for six years at Borland, where he shipped compiler, debugger and runtime library improvements to hundreds of thousands of developers.

Martin Foot

Lead Developer

Martin leads the Platform Team at Duco, focusing on the testing, deployment, and monitoring of the application and the architecture that runs it. He is a strong proponent of best practices throughout the application stack, and is equally at home discussing user requirements, writing code, or administering servers. Martin is particularly focused on developing tooling to empower developer and operational engineering teams to iterate rapidly while maintaining consistent high standards. He has pushed the use of proactive monitoring, data mining, and analytics tools to derive information that can be used throughout Duco to help make informed business decisions.

Matthew Smith

Lead Developer

Matthew was Duco’s first non-founder hire and currently leads the feature development teams for Duco Cube. He has over 10 years’ experience in full stack software development, including at public transport innovators Kizoom. When not advancing the Duco Cube platform, Matthew provides guidance and mentoring to the growing Duco technical teams. A believer in transparency and effective communication, he prides himself on building interdisciplinary bridges across the business. Matthew holds an MSci in Mathematics and Computing, and a Phd in Computing, both from Imperial College London.

What we believe in


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.


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


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.


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


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