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The Disruption House (TDH) is a specialist benchmarking and data analytics business for financial institutions and early stage and high growth technology providers. Established in 2017 and headquartered in the UK, TDH was founded by Rupert Bull and Chris Corson. The firm leverages their combined insights, drawing upon their complementary experiences as a successful entrepreneur and a senior banker, into the challenges that established organisations and new ventures have around identifying and engaging with each other. The shared vision is to provide an invaluable industry-wide resource which helps both entities to accelerate their ability to enter into meaningful and successful business relationships.

THE TEAM

Proven Practitioners

Rupert Bull
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

  

Bio

He has over 25 years of FinTech experience within both large organisations (Reuters and Instinet) and start-ups. He co-founded, built, and sold Expand Research, the leading Capital Markets benchmarking and research business to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2011, before leaving to found The Disruption House in early 2015.

Chris Corson
Co-founder & Executive Chairman

  

Bio

Chris has over 23 years banking experience at Credit Suisse and as a senior Managing Director and head of the Emerging Markets business globally. He was also a member of the management team for the Global Fixed Income business.

Usha Back
Principal Consultant – Research

  

Bio

Dr Usha Back has over 10 years of experience in the financial sector and has worked internationally at the Capital Group Companies. Her role as an Investment Analyst involved analysing and investing in listed companies on behalf of institutional clients. She subsequently founded a strategic consulting company focused on the fintech and biotech sectors. Usha holds a PhD in Pharmacy from the UCL School of Pharmacy where she is also currently a guest lecturer.

Ian Green
Principal Consultant – Data Science & Technology

  

Bio

For the past four years Ian has been CEO of eCo Financial Technology, which he co-founded with support from Credit Suisse. eCo specialises in helping organisations optimise complex software and data estates through a mix of collaboration and commercial initiatives. Ian was at Credit Suisse for 13 years, uniquely holding senior MD roles in both Front Office and Technology including Global Head of FICC eCommerce, Global Head of eFX, Global Head of Derivatives IT and Head of IT for European Equities Trading. Prior to Credit Suisse, Ian worked at small and large software companies, including ten years as an SVP at SunGard. He has extensive experience in all aspects of software management and development, and deep domain expertise in enterprise risk management and electronic trading.

ADVISORY BOARD

Leveraging Experience

Clare Walsh

Bio

Clare brings nearly 40 years experience of the financial technology/fintech industry. Clare is a marketing and business development specialist and co-founder of Metia and Finextra, both ground breaking businesses within the fintech arena. Based on her extensive knowledge of the financial services sector and the challenges in creating sustainable businesses, Clare has a bit of reputation for being a challenger herself, always questioning the validity of long held opinions and strategies.

Piers Hedley

Bio

Piers is a leading strategy advisor to UHNW Families and fast growing businesses as well as being a successful private investor. He brings over 30 years’ experience of helping many businesses to achieve growth and successful exits.

Chris Justice

Bio

American born, Chris Justice was most recently with Janus Capital International in London where he was COO and head of the European team. Chris is a long time active board member, advising on strategy, business development, corporate governance and digital transformation programmes. Chris has been responsible for raising over US$125 million in venture capital and a Nasdaq IPO.

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