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After starting out on the Barclays grad scheme, Akbar travelled the world as an investment banker, always remaining a dedicated supporter of Liverpool Football Club. He spent Storfund’s first year attending Amazon seller support groups to understand their growth ambitions and financing pain points. Now, he looks after everything non-tech, creating a service that truly makes a difference to our clients.
Spirit animal - Bull
A spearfisher in his free time, George spearheaded the creation of Storfund, having experienced waiting to get paid as an app creator. An economist and engineer, he designed Storfund’s mathematical models, after spending over 15 years working with investment banks across the world. He’s proud of both the people and the product, and how we have created something tangible, that has value and substance.
Spirit animal - Wolf
A strategic finance director with over 20 years experience in global organisations, French-born Valerie believes in going beyond the numbers and turning them into a story. Her creativity is also evident outside the office, where she experiments in the kitchen and acts in a theatre troupe. She enjoys the ever-changing nature of Storfund, and how every person’s contributions are valued.
Spirit animal - Squirrel
New to both Storfund and London, Jeffrey is finding his feet and hoping to remain in both places for a long time, after a fairly itinerant few years working and studying in Hong Kong, NYC and mainland China. He enjoys the freedom to figure things out and the opportunity to create his own path in an international and multidimensional environment.
Spirit animal - Bear
Marieta was born and raised in Romania, and moved to the UK in 2007. She studied Accountancy at Westminster Kingsway College and has worked in finance for 20 years. Marieta used to work with Storfund through an external company called Fin Dep for almost two years before making the decision to join Storfund as an employee . She enjoys traveling in Europe, particularly Greece.
Spirit animal - Deer
James has worked in BI, which he describes as the technical arm of finance, for the best part of 25 years. He feels there’s so much out there he’d still like to learn and not enough time in the day to do it. This curiosity is an asset at Storfund, as James is always up for a challenge, and delights in searching for solutions.
Spirit animal - Lion
Finance Systems Analyst
Niki was born and raised in Athens and studied Finance in the university of Piraeus. After working as an accountant across firms of all sizes, including PwC and Deloitte, Niki wanted to try something different and so came to work at Storfund. In short, Niki's role is to make sure that our clients receive their money on time. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and playing beach volleyball.
Spirit animal - Eagle
George studied Science in Mathematics in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and also has a MSc. At Storfund he is a part of the finance team, turning data into actionable insights. He enjoys Storfund because it is an environment where his input is valued and transitioning into tech makes perfect sense to him. Outside work he likes to play basketball and try different cuisines.
Spirit animal - Donkey
With a diverse finance and law background, Sami joined Storfund in 2020, attracted by the company’s entrepreneurial drive and work ethics. Born in Beirut and currently based in Dubai, Sami speaks Arabic and enjoys the gym, golf and reading about history and politics. His philosophy? Focus on yourself and everything else will come into place at the right time.
Spirit animal - Dolphin
Educated in Athens and London, Panos was born and raised in Greece where he enjoys sports like windsurfing and free diving, but also astrophotography and playing guitar. As Storfund's Head of Risk he designs the company's security protocols to ensure our long term financial stability; he also works proactively with our clients to help them build safer, more robust businesses.
Spirit animal - Siberian unicorn
As our Credit Risk Manager, Chris’s aim is to mitigate risk on new applications and the current portfolio. He wants to digitize a lean application journey that is easy and efficient for the marketplace seller while also assisting Storfund to make informed decisions about new clients. Chris is a big Liverpool fan so he enjoys a lot of football during the week. He is also an avid runner, he runs 15-20 miles a week and competes in local races.
Spirit animal - Snow Leopard
With three decades of experience in business across industries including robotics, garments and art, and across the world, Costas is well-placed to spearhead turnarounds at Storfund. As an entrepreneur, he understands sellers and the issues they face, and is a true believer in the idea that no problem is insurmountable.
Spirit animal - Pigeon
Educated in China and Italy, and fluent in four languages, Elena is an excellent communicator and an enthusiastic lifelong learner, who enjoys meeting new people and exposing herself to new cultures and countries. Her experiences across industries as wide-ranging as fashion, fine arts, shipping and film give her insight into the infinite range of products sold by our clients.
Spirit animal - Cat
Oliver joined Storfund after nearly a decade with the ecommerce payment giant, WorldFirst. From leading the commercial teams to managing the firm’s largest strategic partnerships, Oliver played a pivotal role in the company's growth, which was acquired by Ant Group, the world’s largest fintech, in 2019. Planning, drive and taking big swings are skills he applies to business and favourite hobby, golf.
Spirit animal - Seahorse
Margaret has criss-crossed the world since being born in Dublin, and has now settled in Bordeaux, where she enjoys eating cake. This international background, coupled with her experience in hospitality and finance, and her previous work at Cdiscount, supports her in growing and developing strong relationships with marketplaces.
Spirit animal - Dormouse
Having been born in Madrid, studied in France and worked in China, Daniel is multilingual and multicultural and likes to get out of his comfort zone. He’s worked in a range of industries, which has given him excellent communication skills, resilience, flexibility and open-mindedness.
Spirit animal - Chameleon
Born and raised in Athens, Dominik speaks five languages and studied statistics and insurance science. Through his work in shipping and in bringing an American company to Europe, he has cultivated an international perspective. His enjoyment of performing stand-up comedy is similar to his love for working in a startup, as in both environments there is freedom and people listen to you.
Spirit animal - Axolotl
Dynamic and curious, Marc throws himself into any task that presents itself, and is always keen for a new adventure. His work in logistics, NGOs, customer support, as well as previously running a shop, has prepared him for supporting Storfund’s clients and understanding their needs.
Spirit animal - Tiger
Lukas was born in Austria and is now based in Vienna. He studied Communications at the University of Vienna before working as a journalist at Sky Sports. As a native german-speaker he takes responsibility for prospects and clients in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He loves the combination of internationalism and team spirit at Storfund. He spends his free time with his two little daughters, and loves to play and watch football. He speaks German, English, a little bit of Italian and even less Spanish.
Spirit animal - Rabbit
Born in Turin Italy, Giulia moved to London in 2019 for her masters Degree in Global Business Management. As a Corporate Development Manager in Storfund, Guilia establishes relationships with potential clients. She loves Storfund’s culture and how important her role is for the company’s growth. In her free time she enjoys taking long walks.
Spirit animal - Lioness
After studying in Greece and the Netherlands, Kostis worked in industries including trading, billing and telecoms, and brings his extensive knowledge to his work in database development at Storfund. He enjoys working in a business that’s fast-paced and constantly scaling up, almost as much as he enjoys scaling mountains.
Spirit animal - Sea turtle
After over ten years of studying, both in Greece and Germany, Mike has spent the past fourteen years working in software development and has been with Storfund since the start. He is incredibly committed to his work, and enjoys the technical challenges that Storfund presents, requiring flexibility to integrate systems.
Spirit animal - Hamster
Dinos has worked in start-ups his whole career, including founding three of his own. One of these created the software used to build all new roads in Greece. Aisera, where he was one of the first employees, is now valued almost a billion - he hopes to take Storfund on the same journey. He loves Storfund’s team spirit and the opportunities it has as a business. Outside work he plays "basketball for old guys".
Spirit animal - Hoggerel
After earning his Masters in Electronic Automation, Alex began working as a Software Engineer. At Storfund, he enjoys the ability to grow with the company, through making his own decisions and taking on responsibilities. He fosters a strong sense of camaraderie with his teammates, learning from others and integrating different perspectives into his work.
Spirit animal - Penguin
Cyprus-born Eiri currently lives in York, after graduating from the University there, with a degree in Computer Engineering. Even before working at Storfund, he had developed, in his free time, his own software for Amazon authors, and so working here allows him to integrate his hobby coding with his job. He’s passionate about his work, and enjoys the opportunities for growth and learning that a startup environment presents.
Spirit animal - Ant
George commits wholeheartedly to his work, spending eight years studying Electronic & Computer Engineering in Crete. He’s a tech geek, who beats the drum for using technology to improve the customer experience, and is constantly learning, to ensure Storfund remains at the cutting edge.
Spirit animal - Meerkat
Tasos’s three key interests, coding, baking pastries and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, all require precision, technique and a willingness to learn - skills which he also brings to his work as a backend engineer. As his seven years of study show, he is committed and always looking for new challenges and learning opportunities in his work.
Spirit animal - Hawk
Dimitris studied Computer Science at university, alongside working in research. He likes working in a startup as he can rapidly gain experience in a wide range of skills. He loves visiting new places and learning about new cultures through meeting people, as it opens his mind to new opportunities.
Spirit animal - Dog
Yiorgos became a DevOps Engineer long before the term was invented, after studying at the NTUA in Athens in the 90s; later he completed an MSc on security and AI. Storfund's mission and unique technical requirements offer a direct challenge to his abilities and 25+ years of experience. He speaks Greek, English and about 10 programming languages - his main hobby is studying their implementation.
Spirit animal - Falcon
An early starter at Storfund, George likes the challenge of working in a start-up environment, with lots of different tasks and fewer rules and boundaries. He always has music on while working, so working from home suits him! He’s currently aiming to fulfil his childhood dream of having a motorcycle and is hoping to gain his licence.
Spirit animal - Owl
David is unafraid of a challenge, quitting his lucrative 12 year banking career to do an MBA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an ex-Amazonian, he has developed a rigorous work ethic, but he truly enjoys agile, collaborative work that provides meaningful products to clients, as his passion lies in democratising finance.
Spirit animal - Beaver
Tryfon has just moved back to Greece, after living in London for 20 years. He did his Bachelors in Mobile Telecomms and an MSc in Innovation Management, and now works as a Technical Program Manager, managing multiple projects, working with Dev/Product, ensuring obstacles are removed and development is on spec and on time. He enjoys working at Storfund because everyone has their domain expertise.
Spirit animal - Ape
After finishing her masters in Digital Marketing in the UK, Maria joined the marketing team at Storfund in 2022. She is enjoying seeing the company grow and learning how a startup works, as well as adopting new skills. She loves traveling and exploring new places and seeing other cultures.
Spirit animal - Butterfly
Carly joined the Storfund marketing team in early 2022 with a background in financial services and journalism. With expertise in writing clear and engaging content, SEO and digital marketing, Carly is passionate about financial wellbeing and client advocacy.
Spirit animal - Blue Jay
Born in London, Hugh studied History at university and learned to speak Spanish while spending a year in Latin America. Over the last few years he has worked in several boundary-pushing tech companies, including an instant groceries firm. Passionate about marketing analytics, he looks for ways to understand our clients better through data. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and reading books.
Spirit animal - Puma
An Oxford graduate with an MBA, Hana has led marketing teams in fintech and blue chip financial institutions including the global insurance broker, Arthur J. Gallagher.
Spirit animal - Ram
Michael Miatidis, CTO
“I’ve been with Storfund since the start; in fact, I was employee number 2.
Storfund is probably the most collaborative company I've ever worked for. Colleagues will always make time to listen to an idea as well as getting stuck-in to a project."