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Validis is changing the way the world's most innovative companies access and interpret small business financials.

In a period of unprecedented digital transformation within the world’s largest financial institutions, Validis is helping add clarity to decision making by simplifying the process of understanding the financial DNA of small businesses. Our award-winning smart data pipe extracts, standardizes and analyzes small business accounting data via robust APIs, putting it directly in the hands of those that need it so they can do their jobs faster and smarter. For more information about how Validis can help your decision making, contact us today.

Our Senior Management Team

Joel Curry

Chief Executive Officer

Joel has more than 15 years of experience of software sales and business turnarounds in both the US and UK markets where he spent the majority of his time driving high growth business sales for Experian.

Jake Niarchos

Chief Revenue Officer, EMEA

Jake’s passion is advising companies on strategic approach and helping them grow their bottom line. Most recently he’s been advising a range of business from start-ups to large commercials and previously held sales leadership roles at Experian and Sky. He joined Validis at the beginning of 2019 to manage commercial activities across EMEA.

Nik Haidar

General Manager, UK

Nik joined Validis in November 2018. For the past five years he has been working with a number of VC backed start ups. Prior to this Nik was part of the senior management team of Experian Data Quality and before that Tiscali, Telstra International and NTL (now Virgin Media)

Matt Chase

SVP of Business Development

Matt joins Validis leading sales in the lending space across North America. Matt previously spent 10+ years at Experian, where he led high performing teams selling across a multitude of markets, ranging from Government to Financial Services, Retail & Energy.

Jeff Gramlich

SVP of Accounting Technology

Jeff joined the team after an impressive career in the US accounting industry. Some of Jeff’s career highlights include serving as President of the Small Firm Services business unit at CCH and President of AccountantsWorld.

Alan Stapleton

Head of Operations

Alan joined Validis in 2015 and heads up the Operations team. Prior to Validis, Alan worked at Santander Corporate and Commercial Bank and at Deloitte UK supporting clients across financial services and technology.
Our Board Members

Don Robert

Non-Executive Chairman

Don Robert is Chairman of The London Stock Exchange Group. From 2005 – 2014 he served as Experian’s Chief Executive Officer, and most recently acted as Chairman. Don is also a former Member of Court Bank of England, Chairman of Achilles Group Limited and is a visiting Fellow at Oxford University.

Lindsey McMurray

Validis Board Member

Lindsey is the Managing Partner of Pollen Street Capital, which she founded in 2013 having previously led the team at RBS since 2005. Pollen Street Capital is dedicated to the Financial Services sector and has established lending businesses as well as built up portfolios of loan assets. Lindsey is a non-executive director of Shawbrook Bank and several other Pollen Street Capital portfolio companies, and was previously a non-executive director of Banca Sistema, Arrow Global plc and Intermediate Capital Group.

Paddy Byrne

Non-Executive Director

Paddy joined the Validis board in 2016. Aside from Validis, Paddy is the Chairman of Target Group, an industry leading Lending and Investments platform provider. Prior to this Paddy was the Chief Executive of Target and presided over a strong turn around, doubling the size of the business over three and a half years while dramatically improving its profitability.

Roy Hodson

Non-Executive Director

Roy joined the Validis board in 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent most of his executive career as an audit partner at PwC. He was also a member of PwC’s Supervisory Board, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee and non-executive member of PwC’s Deals Executive. Roy is also a Director and Trustee of The Architectural Heritage Fund and chairs their Audit & Risk Committee. He also mentors at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in London.

Joe Schull

Validis Board Member

Joseph Schull joined the Validis board in 2017. He has been involved in early stage, development capital and leveraged buyout investments across the technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) sector since 1998. He joined Warburg Pincus (“WP”) in 1998 and led the firm’s TMT group in Europe as well as its investment activities in Emerging Europe. During 2010 through 2015, he was WP’s Head of Europe, and he served as Chairman of Warburg Pincus International LLC during 2016.

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