Meet Our People

We are a growing and global team bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver one of the most ambitious projects to impact digital asset market structure for the better.

Niki is a strategic expert in financial market structure with more than 30 years of experience working across technological and regulatory change in capital markets. She has built considerable corporate governance experience at both listed and private financial market infrastructure and financial technology companies.

Niki Beattie

Jez is the CEO of Laser Digital and a Director at ClearToken. He joined Nomura in 2018 as Chief Digital Officer and Co-Head of Global Markets EMEA. Prior to joining Nomura, Jez has over 20 years of financial services experience in macro trading. He has a PhD in Process Systems Engineering and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Jez Mohideen

Entrepreneur and finance executive: Non-Executive Director at Digital Asset Fintech Globalcap and Managing Director at Laser Digital, Nomura’s Digital Asset trading business. Formerly Global Head of Product Management at Instinet responsible for strategy & business development across Digital Assets, trading, post-trade, clearing and analytics.

Benjamin Santos-Stephens

Experienced GM with a track-record scaling globally regulated high-volume, high-uptime businesses. Eric led Virtu and DRW’s predecessors into Europe and APAC. His operational and business development work has led to several successful exits. Eric leads his own financial services consulting practice, serves as a non-exec to FinTechs in Europe.

Eric Dorré

Head of Technology at Laser Digital, Nomura’s Digital Asset business. Experience as CTO at proprietary trading firm growing technology from inception to support a leading futures market maker. Rob has deep experience in crypto trading, distributed cloud systems, infosec, market data, high volume systems.

Robert Karlsson

Technology and Operations specialist with over 25 years of experience building, deploying and operating software in banks and market infrastructure in London, Tokyo, New York and Sydney. Delivered large scale system replacements and digitisation projects to enable business growth. Previously a Managing Director at UBS and RBS, Group CIO of the London Clearing House and an Executive General Manager at CBA.

Steve Briscoe

Former Barclays Managing Director, Nick has an extensive knowledge of clearing default and risk management having been a member of Default Management Groups and the Risk Committee for the London Clearing House. His background covers 25 years of experience in derivatives risk and market making combined with liquidity and capital optimization.

Risk Officer
Nick Hallett

Previously interim CLO of Laser Digital and Counsel for Nomura’s Digital Office responsible for Nomura’s digital asset business, DLT and DeFi/Web3 VC investments, Clare has extensive experience in regulatory change projects, strategic reorganisations and corporate and commercial legal affairs.

Legal & Regulatory
Clare Weaver

Former head of compliance and MLRO at Digital Asset custodial technology provider Copper, John previously spent five years at systemically important global foreign exchange clearing bank CLS as an advisory and core compliance and risk officer.

Compliance Officer
John Bratowicz

Oliver Margolis is Head of Product at ClearToken. He has a background in delivering solutions at the nexus of traditional finance and digital assets, having been Head of Product and Head of Partnerships at Elwood, Head of Product at the Workshop and one of the first members of J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain Centre of Excellence.

Head of Product
Oliver Margolis

Experienced independent consultant working with Financial Services clients including Investment Banks, Exchanges and Insurers. An expert Program Manager specializing in complex multi-workstream projects, especially within Securities and Derivatives clearing impacted by regulatory change (e.g. MiFIR, EMIR).

Programme Manager
Rajeev Chopra

Driven Forward By Our Core Values

ClearToken is moving forward due to the passion, commitment and integrity of our people who share our core values:

Responsibility, Integrity & Trust

We take the responsibility that will come with being a regulated central counterparty very seriously. We expect our employees to demonstrate the highest levels of trust and integrity and to express this core trait in our relationships with our partners and stakeholders. We pride ourselves in the faith the market continues to demonstrate in us and our capability to deliver our mission.

Innovation & Progression

ClearToken was founded on entrepreneurial spirit: we want our team to be full of bright and curious minds with vast expertise that are excited to bring a reimagined clearing concept to the digital markets. We are driven to find new ways of thinking and by a passion for the new world of digital trading, and so we embrace our role as a transformational force for the way trading will be done in the future.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Our team enthusiastically shares ideas and supports each other at all levels of the organization in a flat hierarchy. Our core philosophy of being open and transparent is the foundation of our collaboration with external partners and stakeholders to ensure that ClearToken is truly built for the market.

We Are Growing, Join Us

You don't necessarily need to be in the UK to be a part of our mission. If you like what we're doing and think you'd be a good fit, let us know. We are currently looking for the following skills/experience:

  • CCP and CSD Operations
  • Risk Management Experience
  • Account Management experience related to financial markets, CSDs and clearing
  • Financial Control
  • Clearing Technology

Visit our Opportunities page to learn more and view our open positions.