Executive team

Tony Klim

Tony Klim

CEO of Bravura and Managing Director

Based in London, Tony Klim has over 29 years of experience in international financial services and has held a number of executive and board positions with private and listed companies focused on technology and outsourcing in support of the international financial services market. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in a previous role he sponsored the acquisition of a leading United Kingdom financial intermediary portal, the Exchange. Over the years, Tony has been involved in the development of new products and services targeted at the independent financial adviser community.

Prior to joining Bravura in February 2008 as the CEO for EMEA, Tony was a strategic consultant in the financial services sector. He has specialised in growth businesses, and internet banking and payment systems. His track record includes a number of strategic advisory and management roles for major international banks, life companies and technology businesses.

Martin Deda

Martin Deda

CFO of Bravura and Executive Director

Based in Sydney, Martin Deda has over 28 years of experience in senior finance and operations roles, predominately within the IT and professional services industry sectors.

Throughout his career, Martin has worked for private and public companies across Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

He has extensive experience in financial and management accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, commercial, mergers and acquisitions and bid and contract management, investor relations, company secretarial, facilities management, IT infrastructure, applications and support, and shared services.

Prior to joining Bravura in September 2014, Martin was the Chief Operating Officer/CFO for top tier law firm Minter Ellison. He previously held senior positions at ASX 200 listed global healthcare IT provider, iSOFT and Computer Sciences Corporation for central and eastern Europe. He has also held senior finance and operations roles at TNT and StorageTek in EMEA.

Andy Chesterton

Andy Chesterton

Chief Operating Officer, Funds Administration

Based in London, Andy Chesterton has over 27 years of experience in the finance industry. Andy is responsible for the Funds Administration functions across EMEA, including product development (as well as financial messaging) globally. He has been with Bravura since it acquired the RUFUS division of The Bank of New York (now BNY Mellon) in December 2006.

Andy held various senior roles in The Bank of New York’s Retail Funds Services and Retail Funds Software House divisions. Andy joined the Retail Funds Software House division in 2000 as the Head of Development. He was previously responsible for custody and treasury development teams at SG Warburg & Co.

Harry Storer

Harry Storer

Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Management EMEA

Based in London, Harry Storer has over 30 years of experience in the international IT industry. Harry is responsible for all wealth management operational functions across the EMEA region. Harry joined Bravura in 2014.

Harry has held senior management roles in the United Kingdom and APAC. He has extensive experience in business planning and operations, project management, systems integration, management consulting and software sales.

Prior to joining Bravura, Harry was Senior Vice President Global Consulting at Ventyx, an ABB company. He also held Senior Vice President roles at Oracle APAC in application sales and consulting.

Jason Tong

Jason Tong

Director of Business Development

Based in Melbourne, Jason Tong has more than 21 years of experience in software development and enterprise systems implementations, specifically within the financial services industry. Jason is responsible for sales across all of Bravura’s software products in Asia Pacific. Jason joined Bravura in 2005 as part of the Company’s acquisition of Tacit Group, where he was Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Bravura, Jason held a number of executive roles within Tacit Group before becoming its Chief Operating Officer, including running product development and opening and running Tacit Group’s Australian operations.

Darren Stevens

Darren Stevens

Director, Product Management and Strategy

Based in Melbourne, Darren Stevens has over 29 years of experience in the financial services sector. As Director of Product Management and Strategy, Darren is responsible for developing, refining and executing Bravura’s corporate strategy for both its global Wealth Management and global Funds Administration segments and the global strategic direction and product management of Bravura’s Wealth Management product suite and leading merger and acquisition activity.

Prior to joining Bravura, Darren was Head of Strategy and Finance, Employer Superannuation at ING Australia, where he looked after strategic and operational planning for its employer superannuation business.

Darren has also held a number of senior management and executive positions with TOWER Australia, including General Manager of Product and Marketing and Head of Employer Superannuation Operations as well as an actuarial consulting role with the global Woodrow Milliman Group, focused on mergers and acquisitions and product development across APAC.

 

Nick Parsons

Nick Parsons

Global Chief Technology Officer

Based in London, Nick Parsons has over 29 years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in financial sector solutions for fund managers and TPAs. Nick is Global Chief Technology Officer for Bravura, with responsibilities that include defining the Company’s evolving IT vision and strategy across the product range. Nick also leads the propositions teams in the United Kingdom, tasked with identifying and developing new opportunities in EMEA. He has been with Bravura since July 2007.

Prior to joining Bravura, Nick was the Chief Technology Officer for DST Global Solutions, where he was responsible for driving technical innovation across a diverse product range and implementing a number of complex global projects.

Kirsty Worgan

Kirsty Worgan

Head of Sales, EMEA

Based in London, Kirsty Worgan has over 25 years of experience across the financial technology, platforms, pensions and professional services sectors. Kirsty is responsible for creating new sales opportunities and developing marketing strategies across EMEA. Kirsty joined Bravura in January 2015.

Prior to joining the Company, Kirsty worked in a number of senior roles within the industry including Head of Business Development for GBST’s Wealth Management division where she helped establish their presence in the United Kingdom, and senior manager at Profund Systems where she created and ran the Consultancy division.

Jon Alder

Jon Alder

Chief Operating Officer, APAC

Based in Sydney, Jon Alder has over 21 years of experience in the financial services and IT industries. Jon is responsible for all Wealth Management operational functions across APAC including project implementations and production support. Jon brings to Bravura Solutions a depth of knowledge in project and operational management and the ability to successfully manage client relationships.

Prior to joining Bravura Solutions in 2011, Jon was Head of Operations and Professional Services at SS&C Technologies. Jon has also held a number of strategic operational management and project delivery roles in the United Kingdom at Jupiter Unit Trust Managers and BNP Paribas, and in Australia at Mariner Financial and Challenger Financial Services.

Jon has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Charles Sturt University and has financial planning qualifications.

Ramarao Velpuri

Ramarao Velpuri

Head of Global Engineering, Wealth Management

Ramarao Velpuri has over 29 years of experience in the IT industry. He has held a number of managerial and technical positions leading global development teams.

Prior to joining Bravura, Ramarao was Vice President at Capsilon Corporation, where he was responsible for building and maintaining scalable, resilient, mission critical SaaS services in offshore captive development centres in Poland, Belarus and India.

He has also held Senior Executive roles at Oracle, where he successfully worked on numerous strategic initiatives across Technical Support, Worldwide Alliances and Product Development. In his time at Oracle, Ramarao was instrumental in establishing the Oracle India Product Engineering Center in Bangalore and designing the Oracle Application Development Center in India. He also authored nine books on Oracle technologies, which are used by professionals around the world. His books have been translated into several languages including German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin.