Multiple Hires as Capitolis Prepares for Growth Spurt
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: April 21, 2022
Following its recent Series D funding round which valued the company at $1.6 billion, capital optimisation technology provider Capitolis has made a series of hires and promotions to support what it terms the “rapid growth” of the firm.
Lindsey Baptiste has been promoted to chief financial officer having played a key role in managing the company’s Series C and D investment rounds, LMRKTS acquisition and integration activities, as well as building the global office space.
Thomas Droumenq joins as head of Capitolis’ Ionic product, focused on the management and continued growth of the company’s platform that enables financial institutions to finance and structure portfolios of positions in a capital-efficient manner. Droumenq spent 23 years at Société Générale where he held roles as head of equities and derivatives and head of sales for the Americas region.
Nancy Henderson joins as programme structurer, tasked with leading the development of the capital marketplace structures. Prior to Capitolis, she held the dual position of global head of fixed income asset management and branch manager of the New York office at FMS Wertmanagement Service where she managed the winddown of a public sector, structured products and sovereign portfolio with an initial notional of EUR 85 billion (equivalent). She has also held roles at Hypo Real Estate/DEPFA Bank and HypoVereinsbank.
Leon Leviner has taken the role of head of FX engineering based out of Capitolis’ Tel Aviv office. He is responsible for the delivery of the FX compression products and joins from Otoma, where he was chief technology officer and built the team and a fintech platform that served banks and insurance companies on five continents. Prior to this, he was CTO at enterprise SaaS platform Reach and previously led the office of the CTO and served as head of innovation at Nasdaq-traded Perion.
Taylor King has joined as head of marketing for brand, strategy and operations, responsible for building and establishing the Capitolis brand and marketing operating foundation. Prior to Capitolis, she held roles in both global and regional marketing at technology software giant SAP, most recently serving as director of strategic initiatives within the company’s Global Demand Centre.
Capitolis has also expanded its strategy and corporate development team with Keerthan Harish joining as senior manager of corporate development, focused on partnerships, M&A, and strategic initiatives across the business, and Eyal Pelleg stepping into the role as senior manager of strategy, tasked with driving the firm’s ongoing strategic initiatives with product and go-to-market growth opportunities. Harish brings experience from Dataminr, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Pelleg has also held roles at McKinsey and Company, Karl Weiss, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy.
Additionally Capitolis’ newly established Project Management Office will be led by Director Maria (MC) Centeio, tasked with bringing process, structure and organisation to the business as the company looks to mature its operations and deliver results against its goals. Prior to Capitolis, Centeio worked on a small team at Bridgewater Associates responsible for taking Ray Dalio’s principles & products focused on systematised management to the external market. She oversaw the technical support and customer operations team.
“We are excited by the momentum in our business – and the promotion and hiring of key, strategic leaders to meet growing customer demand and innovation at Capitolis,” says Gil Mandelzis, CEO and Founder of Capitolis. “The team remains focused on our vision to reimagine how capital markets operate. These key appointments keep raising the bar for our exceptional team, bringing the necessary experience to scale our operation to greater heights.”