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.
Head of equities
Rob Flatley is a managing director and head of equities products globally. Rob joined Markit in 2015 through the acquisition of CoreOne Technologies where he was ceo. Until February 2010, Rob was global head of electronic execution and Autobahn Equity at Deutsche Bank.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Rob was the managing director of electronic trading services for Bank of America. Previously Rob served as coo of Boston based oms vendor Macgregor and as senior vice-president of sales and marketing at FTI, the predecessor of GoldenSource. Rob holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa.
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 firm’s post trade service for OTC derivatives. He also leads Markit’s trade management services for the syndicated loan market, including Markit Loan Settlement, the most comprehensive loan trade settlement service and Markit WSO, portfolio administration software and services catering to the complex lifecycle requirements of loans.
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.
Cohead of Solutions
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).
Head of human resources
Sarah Bateman is a managing director, responsible for Markit’s human resources globally including talent management, learning & development and compensation & benefits. Sarah joined Markit in 2013 and has over 20 years’ industry experience. Prior to joining Markit, Sarah was head of human resources for EMEA sales at Barclays Capital. Previously Sarah worked in business management for equity sales at Goldman Sachs.
Sarah has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Nottingham Trent University.
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.
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.
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.
Cohead of Solutions
Yaacov Mutnikas is a managing director and cohead of Markit’s Solutions division with responsibility for our software products including Enterprise Data Management, Analytics and ThinkFolio. Yaacov has over thirty years’ experience covering both the buyside and sellside with previous roles as Senior Advisor to the Bank of England, head of risk architecture at the FSA, head of business architecture at Bridgewater and as CTO and executive board member at Algorithmics.
Yaacov holds an MSc in Philosophy of Science from Kings College London and an MSc in Finance and Investment Banking from Reading University.
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.