my-Channels - Management Team
Paul Brant - CEO
Paul founded my-Channels in early 1999. He has many years experience in designing, delivering, and selling technology solutions across the government, commercial and banking industries. Prior to my-Channels, Paul was a director at Deutsche Bank where he served as Chief Technical Architect. In that role he was the driving force behind the delivery of innovative global managed services solutions that resulted in the transformation of a global infrastructure environment.
Paul's key areas of expertise are application infrastructure and integration services relating to the deployment of new business applications and their design / reuse for productivity enhancement and cost reduction.
Paul's primary responsibility is to oversee my-Channels as it becomes a global leader in corporate business and the delivery of middleware solutions. Paul is actively involved in sales and marketing activities as well as in shaping the technical architecture of the my-Channels product suite.
Eddie McDaid - COO
Eddie is a co-founder and has an extensive background in banking and IT. Before joining my-Channels Eddie worked at Deutsche Bank where he played a key role in the development of globally distributed middleware and web hosting services. Eddie holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce and a Masters in Business Studies from the National University of Ireland.
Eddie's responsibilities include business development planning, product architecture, and formulating sales operations strategies. Eddie works closely in partnership with Paul Brant on all aspects of company management.
Matthew Buckton - Architect and Senior Developer
Matthew is a co-founder and has over 18 years of experience delivering IT solutions within the financial markets. His work has encompassed design and development through to project management and budgeting on multi million dollar projects. His responsibilities have been wide ranging and extend from setting up trading floors, managing global development teams, and serving as architectural lead for large transaction based systems.
Prior to working with Deutsche Bank, Matthew was employed by the Australian Stock Exchange for eight years where he was responsible for the design and development of a network-trading service which allowed traders to add and maintain orders as well as receive real time market information via a messaging protocol developed by the Australian Stock Exchange. Matt oversaw technical architecture and managed the group's senior developers and architects.
Matthew's current role is to manage and direct the technical architecture of Nirvana.
Paul Weiss - Senior Lead Developer
Paul is a co-founder and has a wealth of experience working within some of the world's largest investment banks, including Chase Manhattan Bank. Prior to joining my-Channels, Paul led a team of developers and support personnel in the middleware and integration services arena. In previous roles he has been key in managing and maintaining the internal and external relationships between service providers and external customers and vendors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Hons) in computing in business from Brunel University.
Paul currently leads the development effort in London and coordinates pre and post sales support activities.
Alex Kritikos - Product QA Lead and Senior Developer
Alex is a co-founder and has wide ranging experience in government, telecoms, ISPs and investment banking fields. Alex previously led the Projects & Development team of Thus plc. Data services division (formerly Demon Internet), the UK's leading internet service provider and has participated in the implementation of global middleware and integration managed services for the world's largest investment bank. Alex holds a bachelors degree in Software Engineering from the University of Lancaster, UK.
Alex is responsible for managing sales relationships with a number of Greek-based clients as well as managing product development processes and quality control for the my-Channels product suite.
Tam Freestone-Bayes - Internet Engineering Lead
Tam joined my-Channels in August 2006 having designed and implemented Internet infrastructure, architecture and security solutions within investment banking and Internet startups for over 12 years. After several years of global engineering at Deutsche Bank and Nomura (London and New York), Tam held technical and research posts at boo.com and Idealab before founding Novapoly, a search engine optimization firm. Tam holds degrees in Mathematics and Computation from the University of London and the University of Oxford.
Tam is responsible for User Experience (UX) development within Nirvana and additionally drives support for Web technology standards in Nirvana's client API's.