Head of sales
Shane Akeroyd is a managing director, responsible for Markit’s global sales division, having joined Markit in 2008. Shane is responsible for Markit’s sales strategy and implementation across all products and geographies and manages a team of more than 200 people.
Shane holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College London.
Chief financial officer
Jeff Gooch was appointed chief financial officer of Markit in September 2013. Jeff joined Markit in 2007 to lead the company’s portfolio valuations and trade processing business. In 2009 he was appointed ceo of the newly launched MarkitSERV, now the most widely used trade processing service for OTC derivatives, and served in that role until September 2013. He remains chairman of MarkitSERV.
A chartered accountant (ICAEW), he holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.
Cohead of Information
Adam Kansler is a managing director, cohead of Markit’s Information division and head of North America. The Information division provides indices, pricing data, reference data and analytical tools for a wide range of asset classes and markets. Adam was previously chief administrative officer and general counsel at Markit. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Adam was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.
Adam earned a BA in Economics from Hobart College and received his JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Head of human resources
Raj Syal is a managing director, responsible for Markit’s human resources globally including talent management, learning & development and compensation & benefits. Raj joined Markit in 2008 and has over 28 years’ human resources experience across retail, commercial and corporate banking in both Canada and the United States.
Raj majored in Accounting at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program from the Wharton School of Business.
Cohead of Information
Chip Carver is a managing director and cohead of Information at Markit. The Information division provides indices, pricing data, reference data and analytical tools for a wide range of asset classes and markets. He joined Markit in 2008 and was previously chief operating officer, managing the firm’s global technology development and infrastructure activities.
Chip holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Hobart William Smith Colleges.
Kevin Gould is president of Markit and a cofounder of the company. He was appointed head of Markit’s Asia Pacific operations in July 2013, a role that spans Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Previously, Kevin led Markit’s business in North America, which he established in 2005 and now serve more than 400 customers.
Kevin holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University.
Head of Processing
Brad Levy is managing director, head of Processing and chief executive officer of MarkitSERV, the most widely used trade processing service for OTC derivatives and global head of Markit Clear, the most comprehensive trade settlement service in the loans market today.
He joined Markit in 2012 initially working in Boulder, Colorado, to oversee several distribution products including Markit Hub, Research Manager and Desktop. He is now based in New York.
He holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the State University of New York at Albany.
Head of managed services
Michele Trogni is a managing director and head of enterprise services within the Solutions division. The Solutions business delivers versatile and scalable software platforms and services that help firms improve operational efficiency, improve quality and offer a lower cost of ownership. Michele has responsibility for all service-based solutions including Markit’s on Demand, Corporate Actions, Counterparty Manager and WSO Services as well as Markit’s know your customer initiatives.
Michele holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting from Northumbria University and is a qualified accountant (ACCA).
Chief technology officer
Roy Flint is a managing director and head of group technology services, responsible for the infrastructure platforms and computing assets supporting Markit's products and services.
Roy has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets technology. Prior to Markit, Roy was COO of SwapsWire where he was responsible for technical infrastructure, client services and quality assurance. Previously, Roy was Director and Head of Infrastructure at WestLB.
Roy holds a MBA from the Open University.
Sari Granat is general counsel, responsible for Markit’s legal, compliance and regulatory & government affairs functions.
Sari has 20 years’ professional experience. Prior to joining Markit in 2012, she was head counsel and chief administrative officer of TheMarkets.com LLC. She has held senior legal and strategy positions at media and technology companies including Dow Jones & Company and Kaplan, Inc.
Sari holds a BA in English from Yale University and a JD from New York University School of Law.
Chief marketing officer
Ranjit Moses is a managing director and the chief marketing officer of Markit responsible for marketing, corporate communications and brand management.
He joined the firm in May 2015 having led marketing at Lombard Odier, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Pictet Funds.
Ranjit spent the first decade of his career building FMCG brands at Procter & Gamble and Lindt & Sprüngli. He holds a BSc in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics.
Head of group corporate strategy
Stephen Wolff is a managing director and head of corporate strategy at Markit, overseeing acquisitions and investments; he joined Markit in 2014.
Prior to Markit Stephen was head of strategic investments at Deutsche Bank, managing a portfolio of principal investments primarily focused on financial market infrastructure.
Previously at Deutsche Bank Stephen traded interest rate and FX derivatives. Between 1999 and 2004, Stephen worked for e-commerce consultancy Razorfish, and subsequently as Managing Director for Pogo Technology, a mobile data transmission start-up.
Stephen holds a First Class degree in Economics from Manchester University.