Executive Team

Graeme Speak

founder / Head of US Operations

Entrepreneur. Technologist. Kitesurfer. Graeme build one of Australia’s most successful Application Service Providers (APS’s) Central Data Pty Ltd. In 2005 he launched GoPC Pty Ltd which was first to market with a Linux virtual desktop delivered via the Internet. He relocated to Silicon Valley and drove GoPC from concept to commercialisation against the mainstream thinking at the time. GoPC became recognised as one of the leading cloud startups in Silicon Valley by Silicom Ventures Summit at Stanford University in 2009. In 2013 after launching the new Rainmaker cloud platform the company was recognised by Rackspace’s CTO and covered by technology evangelist Robert Scoble. Graeme lead the team which pivoted GoPC into the intersection of Fintech and Cyber Security which resulted in the release of BankVault commercially in 2015. Graeme is an active mentor and participant in a number of start-up communities. He splits his time between Perth and Sydney in Australia, as well as San Francisco. He is an avid kitesurfer and actively promoted kiting safety after recovering from a serious kitesurfing accident in 2005.

Neil Richardson

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Neil is a specialist developer in telecommunication provisioning systems. He joined the GoPC/BankVault team in 2011 and provided the critical mass, which saw the company breakthrough with the release of its Rainmaker cloud platform. He became CTO in 2015 and now oversees technical development and innovation. Previously, Neil was the Senior Programmer for iiNet, Australia’s 2nd largest ISP, developing the organisations provisioning systems. He also worked in similar roles within Optus and Telstra.

Patrick Edwards

PARTNERSHIPS

Patrick has over 24 years of experience in Banking and Capital Markets. He possesses multiple years of proven leadership experience setting strategic direction and influencing change. As a leader, Patrick works well with new technologies and displays problem-solving creativity, empathy, and curiosity. Additionally, he has Big Four Consultancy experience with PwC and has worked with Money Center Banks such Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, BNY Mellon, HSBC, and MUFG. More than a leader and implementer, Patrick has the unique capability of evangelizing a vision, leading to cross-organizational support. He possesses solid business insight, with the ability to ascertain and analyze customer needs, forecast goals, streamline operations, and envision new program concepts leading to increased revenue generation. Patrick joins Bankvalut.com from Dassault Systems, where he was Head of Business Consulting and responsible for business development.

Pat Cleary

CHIEF Revenue officer

An Internationally experienced Sales & Marketing Professional, Pat  has over 25 years’ experience in the Telecoms & Information Technology Industries, working with start-up businesses through to Multinational Corporations.  He has established new businesses in international markets, developing local sales & distribution capability, with award-winning achievements.   His MBA specialization was in International Business from Edith Cowan University.

Veronique Gautier

Brand marketing

Veronique is a Brand-builder.  Her passion is to create powerful brands that lead society forward. From her early years working in Advertising in France at Havas to now having over 20 years of experience as a Brand Strategist based in New York (Bright Sun Consulting, Ogilvy & Mather, Selectny, The Brand Union), she has had the chance to contribute to some of the largest companies in the world across a variety of industries (ExxonMobil, BP, HP, Fujifilm, Hitachi, P&G,,…). In 2015 she founded, The BranDNA Lab, to focus on entrepreneurs with “big ideas” and assists in the development of innovations.

Veronique’s core expertise is creating value through the brand, throughout the company. Her trademarked approach, called ‘Distinctive Natural Assets’, focuses on identifying the unique building blocks of a brand, intrinsically holding value, and leveraging them to create long-term value across the company. Inspired by the ‘apple’ model and the genius of Steve jobs, she uses the singular prism of the brand to transform and elevate the business throughout: R&D, Marketing, Communications, Training, C-Level Coaching, … enabling any company regardless of its size to operate at its peak.

Her strength is to be able to laser dive into each brand’s unique business challenge and find the way to naturally connect with its target and ignite a strong and lasting engagement. She is a sharp strategic thinker and a hands-on business partner who knows how to execute.

Veronique holds a Licence Es-Economics from Paris-Assas, and a Maitrise of Communications & Marketing from the CELSA, and Paris-Sorbonne. She is also an Executive Coach.

Anurag Wakhlu

Market Strategy - U.s.a.

Anurag is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 24+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Technology driving strategic initiatives and innovative product creation and digital transformation. 

He was previously Global Business Director of Financial Services at Dassault Systems where he was responsible for business development, consulting and product management, in addition to heading the development of a machine-learning Risk & Portfolio management solution, and leading the firm wide blockchain business strategy.

Prior to this he was a Bond Strategist at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), helping develop investment strategy and managing risk.  He has held senior positions at SSGA, Fidelity Investments and Yantra – an IBM subsidiary.   He has delivered strategic business value through global enterprise solutions and created sophisticated applications for Investment & Risk Analytics, Trading and Business Intelligence.    He has an MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts, a Bachelor of Technology for the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) in Bombay, and is is a CFA Institute Charter holder. 

Specialties:  Advanced Analytics. Business Innovation. New Product Development. Fixed Income. Volatility trading. Startup Advisory and Funding enabler. Thought Leader. Speaker. Writer. 

Lily Chin

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / COMPANY SECRETARY

A member of the CPA and IPA, Lily has more than 30 years extensive accounting experience through public accounting and financial management roles for a variety of industries spanning IT, property investment, hotels, hospitality and training. She has been with our company since 2007 and continues her passion with an ‘eye for figures’ and management.