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PROVIDING A FAST AND SECURE ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL METHODS OF FINANCIAL DATA COLLECTION

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 BRINGING DECADES OF ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, AND IT EXPERIENCE TOGETHER TO DELIVER EXTRAORDINARY SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE PROFITABLE BUSINESS GROWTH.

Validis provides a data pipe for commercial lenders and accountants to their client’s accounting application. Our technology automates the gathering and standardization of financial reports to justify a loan or carry out an audit. Validis has offices in North America and the United Kingdom and works each day to empower commercial lenders and accountants with fast and secure access to their client’s financial data.

OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Joel Curry
Joel CurryChief 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 businesses for Experian.
Simon Morland
Simon Morland Chief Financial Officer
Simon joined the Validis team in 2018 after working on the Corporate Finance M&A Advisory team within Deloitte. During his time there, he qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and Associate of Tax Technicians (ATT).
Vidya Vijayawada
Vidya VijayawadaChief Risk Officer
Vidya has more than 15 years of IT and Information Security industry experience. She is an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, is ITIL and GDPR Certified, and is a Cloud Certified Security Professional (CCSP).
Matt Chase
Matt ChaseSVP 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
Jeff GramlichSVP 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
Alan StapletonHead 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.
Jake Niarchos
Jake NiarchosChief 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.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Don Robert
Don RobertNon-Executive Chairman
Don Robert is Chairman of Experian PLC. From 2005 – 2014 he served as Experian’s Chief Executive Officer. Don is also a Member of Court Bank of England, Chairman of Achilles Group Limited and is a visiting Fellow at Oxford University.
Lindsey McMurray
Lindsey McMurrayValidis 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
Paddy ByrneNon-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
Roy HodsonNon-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
Joe SchullValidis 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.