Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO:  Pete Townsend

  • Influential leader across a 24-year career in asset management, asset servicing and advisory, now partnering with fintech founders and leadership teams of established players in financial services to build new ventures.

  • Former chief operating officer and global head of product development for a division of BNP Paribas and director on the board of its Irish franchise for ten years.

  • Strong foundations in leadership through innovation, client relationships, financial markets, technology, regulation and governance.

  • Delivers insight through the spoken word as a keynote speaker, moderator, emcee and podcaster.

Prior to moving to Ireland, Pete spent six years in Bermuda in client service and technology for a leading hedge fund servicing firm.  Pete began his career in 1995 at Fidelity Investments in Boston, and holds a BSc from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Boston University.