Adam Bennett, Hatstand CEO

Adam Bennett - CEO

Adam has over 25 years' experience within the financial markets industry, specialising in front office trading technology; from design to development and implementation through to support. Specific strengths include market data management, high performance trading systems and market and client connectivity. Formerly Global Head of Market Data, Exchange Connectivity and High Performance Trading Systems at two leading investment Banks, Adam has been with Hatstand since its inception in 1999.



Brad O'Brien, Hatstand MD, Americas

Brad O'Brien – Managing Director, Americas

Prior to joining Hatstand in September 2011, Brad began a career in management consultancy and spent 14 years working for tier 1 investment banks. Brad managed large change programs in Securities, Rates and Credit Trading before moving on to manage a global Emerging Markets technology function. He is now Managing Director for our Americas region as well as leading Consultancy Delivery globally.

Roger Bishton, Hatstand CFO&OO

Roger Bishton - Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Roger is a Chartered Accountant with 22 years’ experience and a strong financial base with commercial acumen. Beginning his career with KPMG in London, Roger arrived at Hatstand via a series of interesting roles both here and overseas, including the post of Finance Director of GL Trade Ltd (now part of Sungard) in London. 



Steve Bunce, Director

Steve Bunce - Director, Head of Consulting EMEA

Steve has a strong background in banking technology, having worked as a project and programme manager for leading investment banks. His expertise include front office equity and equity derivatives, market data, market access and systems integration. Steve joined Hatstand in 2012 and is now head of consulting, business development and account management in EMEA and a global account director for many of Hatstand’s largest clients. 



Noor Hayati Ahmad, Director

Noor Hayati Ahmad - Director, Head of Consulting Asia

Following her experience in senior global strategic posts within major global banks, Hayati joined Hatstand in 2013 as Head of Consulting, Asia. While working at the forefront of implementing regulatory change in financial services across Asia, she has driven core banking transformation and global implementation projects. Hayati brings considerable experience to Hatstand's regulatory consultancy practices - particularly in our core area of risk and compliance.



Matthew Stone, Director

Matthew Stone – Director, Head of Sales and Operations Asia

Matt joined Hatstand in 2014 as the director responsible for sales and operations in Asia. He has been in the market data industry for over 15 years and has held several senior roles at Thomson Reuters. At Thomson Reuters, he led the Investment Banking and Equity Research business units across the Asia-Pacific region. Matt also ran sales for the real-time FX, Credit and Rates trading platforms in Singapore and helped re-launch the Capital Markets publishing business across Asia.



Muhammad Nauman, Vice President

Muhammad Nauman – Vice President

As Hatstand Vice President, Muhammad has an exciting new role heading up our new office in Dubai. He has over 10 years’ experience working with some of the most prestigious companies in the City of London, several of which are FTSE 100 firms. Having moved on from his successful career in HR, Muhammad is now working to his core strengths in cross-cultural business engagement, relationship management, global mobility and business development.



Chris Willard, Director

Chris Willard – Director, Global Head of Planning and Resourcing

Chris has over 20 years of sales and management experience within both recruitment and technology consultancies. He has helped build businesses up from greenfield sites to successful international companies. Chris has successfully delivered multiple project-based solutions internationally and worked with many FTSE500 clients. He joined Hatstand in 2009 within sales and project resourcing and graduated to sales management. Chris is now responsible for planning and resourcing teams globally; ensuring continuity of project delivery worldwide.


Silvano Stagni, Hatstand Research

Silvano Stagni - Group Head of Marketing & Research

After a long career as Change Director and Strategist for major financial institutions, Silvano decided to focus his professional growth on the Impact of Regulatory Change on IT. His experience in bridging communication gaps between stakeholders is the basis of his style as a consultant and writer.  Silvano joined Hatstand in June 2012 and now runs Hatstand’s regulatory practice in London and global thought leadership.


Robyn O'Kane, Quality and Contracts

Robyn O’Kane – Global Head of Contracts and Quality

Robyn has over 20 years’ international management experience with consulting and technology companies, including Accenture and HP. Prior to joining Hatstand in 2011, she successfully led globally-contracted services for a range of financial and banking clients including FTSE 100 blue chips. She brings to her role significant strengths in operational excellence, driving service improvement, implementing quality initiatives, risk management and negotiation skills. Robyn is a passionate advocate for the ability of good contracting to measurably improve the bottom line.



Stani Hristova, HR

Stani Hristova, HR Business Partner

Stani has over 10 years’ experience as a HR generalist and previously held management roles in the engineering, technology and digital marketing sectors. She has a Master’s degree in HR from the London School of Economics and is a chartered member of the CIPD. Stani’s strengths and interests lie in HR strategy and operations, employee relations, talent management and graduate development. Stani joined Hatstand in 2014 and is responsible for HR operations globally.