Shane Brett

CEO & co-founder

Shane Brett is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, peer-reviewed author & thought-leader specializing in hedge funds, FinTech & the global economy.

He is co-founder of "GECKO Governance" - the new RegTech Enterprise Ireland backed HPSU Real-Time Fund Regulation solution.

Shane is the author of the "The Future of Hedge Funds" (2012) and "The AIFMD Cheat Sheet" (2013). Both available from Amazon.

Shane is on the Editorial Board of "All About Alpha" & is a Contributor Writer for "Seeking Alpha" & "Hedge Tracker". He is a GLG Council Member & a member of the Atheneum Partners Executive Network.

Shane has published dozens of articles in many industry publications including HFM Week, All About Alpha, Opalesque, The Hedge Fund Journal & Hedge Fund Insight. Full links below.

Shane has been interviewed extensively on global financial and economic developments on radio and television in Europe (links below) & speaks regularly at industry conferences and on "Dukascopy TV" (Swiss Business Channel).

Through "Global Perspectives", the consultancy he founded in 2011, Shane publishes regular, highly regarded White Papers & videos on all aspects of hedge funds, asset management and global economic trends (see www.globalperspective.co.uk). These are distributed to over 650 "C" level investment professionals worldwide & are syndicated by multiple publications in Europe & the US.

Shane has 20 years experience in hedge fund /asset management operations, consultancy & technology, including programme & product management at top fund managers & administrators worldwide (e.g. BNP Paribas, HSBC, UBS & RBS - in London, Dublin, Sydney, Edinburgh & Wellington)

Damien Cahill

Senior Technical Business Analyst

20 total years experience in the IT industry, and recent graduate of Dundalk Institute of Technology, obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Digital and International Business.

13 years in the IT department of Eir, working in IT Central Systems Operations in Clonshaugh, Citywest and Dundrum data centers, familiar with all Operations tasks to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the centres.

Andris Macs

Senior Business Analyst - NYC

As a Senior Business Development Analyst Andris is responsible for supporting the organization's core business through sales, research, analysis, and recommendation of new business initiatives.

With the Business & Technology background and while having been highly exposed to the Funds Industry, FinTech and RegTech world over the last 5 years, Andris always strives to apply the tools acquired throughout his professional career for the improvement and growth of the company.

Rhonda Eldridge

Strategy Consultant - NYC

Rhonda Eldridge has over 25 years in alternative investments spanning operations to client facing roles in fund administration, fund banking, custody and credit lending to multi-manager funds.

She has held senior country positions as Managing Director, Fortis Prime Fund Services (Bahamas) Ltd and regional positions as Executive Director of Sales, Americas, and Managing Director, Sales & Relationship Management, Americas, at UBS Global Asset Management and ABN AMRO Fund Services, respectively. She spearheaded the acquisition and on-boarding of 2 smaller competitors as Head of Operations of Fortis Fund Services in the Bahamas and as Head of Relationship Management, Americas was responsible for all client AML/KYL, due diligence and on-boarding including clients acquired through the purchase of a small fund administrator. She has remained active on local, regional and global service and technology re-engineering committees. 

From 2011 she has worked in the Fintech space and since 1995 remained active in various professional, advisory and industry initiatives. 

Rhonda is a graduate of Queen's University, Canada and qualified as a professional accountant in Ontario Canada. 

Patrick Purcell

Business Development - EMEA

Patrick Purcell is a former entrepreneur and has worked in Business from a young age starting off in the Multimedia industry where he went on to set up his own business. He then decided to concentrate on the Business side working closely with Technology Startups helping them with the business development process while also studying a Business and Technology degree. He has worked with many successful Startups before starting at GECKO Governance.

Sumeer Pai

Strategy Consultant - APAC

Chartered Secretary and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with 15 years compliance experience in Investment Management in Australia for retail and institutional Funds.

Qualifications - CAMS, AGIA, ACIS, CCP, MBA, ASA, BCom