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Akbar Ahsan
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

Akbar Ahsan

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Co-Founder & COO

George Brintalos
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

George Brintalos

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Founder & CEO

Valerie Bertorello
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

Valerie Bertorello

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Finance Director

James Lever
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

James Lever

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Finance Systems Analyst

Niki Kainou
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

Niki Kainou

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Senior Payment Analyst

Siragas
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

George Siragas

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BI Analyst

Marieta
Marieta was born and raised in Romania, and moved to the UK in 2007. She studied Accountancy at Westminster Kingsway College and holds an AAT Diploma in Accounting. Marieta has worked in finance for almost 30 years and joined Storfund after being our bookkeeper for two years at an external agency. She believes that good people are the true value of a company, and really likes the culture and ethos of Storfund. Outside of work she enjoys traveling in Europe, particularly Greece.
Spirit animal - Deer

Marieta Tripon

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Bookkeeper

Sami Matraji
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

Sami Matraji

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Legal Counsel

Costas Anastassiadis
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

Costas Anastassiadis

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Head of Risk

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Sana, a seasoned professional in energy and payments, specialised in corporate finance in the energy industry from 2009 to 2017. Transitioning to payments, he underwrote international merchant applications, joining Fiserv in 2020 as an underwriting team manager. Now the credit risk manager at Storfund, Sana's expertise is a valuable asset in payments and financing, reflecting his dynamic career spanning risk management and corporate finance.
Spirit animal - Smilodon

Sana Mirza

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Credit Risk Manager

Holly
Hailing from the sunny island of Lanzarote, Holly has a passion for business and languages. She studied Italian and Business at the University of Exeter, then spent four years at WorldFirst working with clients across Europe. As manager of the Client Success team, Holly is familiar with fighting hard for her clients’ interests, as she does when she competes in Muay Thai competitions.
Spirit animal - Lemur

Holly Tobia-Parkyn

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Customer Success Manager

Oliver Whelan
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

Oliver Whelan

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Chief Revenue Officer

Elena Liolios
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

Elena Liolios

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Senior Customer Success

Executive

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Eddie, a linguist maestro, delved into Russian and German at university, adding Spanish and a splash of Italian to his linguistic palette. With an Italian mum and English dad, he embodies cultural fusion. Eddie thrives in fintech, having previously worked at WorldFirst and now contributing to Storfund in the Customer Success team. Off-duty, catch him playing football, tennis or grooving on the bass guitar.
Spirit animal - Frog

Eddie Cotterell

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Customer Success Executive

Marc Antoine Cetoute
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

Marc Antoine Cetoute

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Customer Success Executive

Joep
Joep is our Sales Director and is responsible for collaborations with new marketplaces. He has a decade of fintech experience, including the payments giant, WorldFirst, where he was Country Manager for the Netherlands, and the start-up Payaut, where he got to know the world of marketplaces. In his free time he enjoys going out for dinners and socializing with friends. He also takes a daily dive in the ocean.
Spirit animal - Panther

Joep Backx

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Sales Director

Daniel Hermoso
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

Daniel Hermoso

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Sales Manager

Lukas
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

Lukas Wurzinger

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Account Executive

Guillia
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, Giulia 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

Giulia Burrascano

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Account Executive

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Hugo is a marketplace enthusiast with previous experience working at Mirakl, mastering the intricacies of ecommerce. His forte? Courting sellers, from resellers to brands. A true globetrotter, his passion for languages led him to spend 9 months in Asia, embracing diverse cultures. As a Sales Development Representative at Storfund, Hugo merges his global outlook with ecommerce expertise to make waves in the dynamic marketplace landscape.
Spirit animal - Lynx

Hugo Valor

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Sales Development Representative

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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

Dinos Arkoumanis

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Head Of Engineering

George Kafetzis
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

George Kafetzis

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Principal Software Engineer

Tasos Kyttaris
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

Tasos Kyttaris

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Software Engineer

Kostis Papagiannakis
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

Kostis Papagiannakis

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Senior Data Engineer

Krzysztof Daroszewski
Meet Krzysztof, a computer scientist with a passion that ignited at age 12. With 20 years in financial companies and fintechs, he thrives on problem-solving through programming. For him, it's not just a job; it's a source of satisfaction. Beyond the screen, Krzysztof indulges in reading (strictly ebooks), staying active through exercise, running, and exploring hands-on DIY projects.
Spirit animal - Beaver

Krzysztof Daroszewski

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Lead Data Engineer

George Kyritsis
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

George Kyritsis

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BI-Engineer

tryf
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

Tryfon Gkarnetas

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Technical Program Manager

Yiorgos-opt
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

Yiorgos Adamopoulos

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Lead DevOps Engineer

Michael Miatidis
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

Michael Miatidis

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Chief Architect

Dimitris Arampatzis
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

Dimitris Arampatzis

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Senior Software Engineer

Jarek Szymla
Jarek graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. With over a decade of expertise in software development, he brings a wealth of knowledge and technical prowess to the Storfund family. Outside of working hours, Jarek is embarking on an exciting personal journey—navigating the joys and challenges of parenthood, with a particular focus on caring for his young daughter.
Spirit animal - Peregrine falcon

Jarek Szymla

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Senior Software Engineer

Pawel Groszewski
Pawel, a Database Engineering graduate from the Warsaw School of Informatics, kickstarted his career in startups. Transitioning from a developer to a senior Python programmer, he refined his back-end development skills. Now a senior backend developer at Storfund, Pawel utilizes his vast expertise to create solutions reflecting his dedication to excellence. When not coding, he enjoys family time, exploring technology, engaging in 3D printing/modeling, experimenting with robotics, and indulging in programming pursuits.
Spirit animal - Octopus

Pawel Groszewski

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Senior Software Engineer

Piotr Cyra
Piotr is a Computer Science graduate from The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, deeply enamored with start-up culture. Beyond coding, he's no stranger to pressure— he once built a 6-meter boat with his dad. One of Piotr's life goals? Collect "Hard Rock Cafe" T-shirts globally. Currently, he indulges in a unique hobby—restoring his vintage car, the ultimate time well-spent.
Spirit animal - Cockatiel

Piotr Cyra

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Senior Software Engineer

Marcin Musiak
Meet Marcin. With a diverse professional journey spanning technology, hospitality, entertainment, motorsport, and finance, Marcin excels in merging hardware and software. A standout achievement is his global implementation of software for karting and automobile racing tracks. Outside work, Marcin enjoys technology, serials, and the thrill of problem-solving.
Spirit animal - Raven

Marcin Musiak

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Lead Software Engineer

David
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

David Rolls

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Head of Product

Eiri Theodorou
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

Eiri Theodorou

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Product Engineer

Hana Graham
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

Hana Graham

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Marketing Director

Carly Mures
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

Carly Mures

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Marketing Manager

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Inara, a global citizen raised in Belgium and Kenya, pursued her academic journey in the UK, earning an MSc in Marketing Strategy. A dynamic multilingual, she has a flair for decoding consumer behaviour and mastering marketing analytics, she excels in crafting impactful strategies, fueled by her passion for marketing. Beyond work, Inara finds joy in travel, literature, and tennis.
Spirit animal - Gazelle

Inara Alibhai

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Marketing Executive

Inara team member headshot
Inara, a global citizen raised in Belgium and Kenya, pursued her academic journey in the UK, earning an MSc in Marketing Strategy. A dynamic multilingual, she has a flair for decoding consumer behaviour and mastering marketing analytics, she excels in crafting impactful strategies, fueled by her passion for marketing. Beyond work, Inara finds joy in travel, literature, and tennis.
Spirit animal - Gazelle

Inara Alibhai

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Marketing Executive

Inara team member headshot
Inara, a global citizen raised in Belgium and Kenya, pursued her academic journey in the UK, earning an MSc in Marketing Strategy. A dynamic multilingual, she has a flair for decoding consumer behaviour and mastering marketing analytics, she excels in crafting impactful strategies, fueled by her passion for marketing. Beyond work, Inara finds joy in travel, literature, and tennis.
Spirit animal - Gazelle

Inara Alibhai

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Marketing Executive

Maria-opt-2
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

Maria Efstathiou

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Intern

Michael Miatidis, Chief Architect

“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."