Shane Brett

 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 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)

Patrick Purcell

Manager of Business Development

Patrick Purcell has worked in Business from a young age, he started off in the Multimedia industry where he set up his own business and successfully exited.

He then worked with a successful Technology company dealing with every aspect of the Business Development process and learning about the Technology Startup Landscape, completing many creditable projects from conception to completion while managing a team of people.

Patrick focused on Business within the Technology Ecosystem, particularly the Startup seen while also studying a Business and Technology degree. 

Since then he has worked with many successful Startups before starting with GECKO Governance early 2017.

Andris Macs

Andris Macs
Director of Business Development

As a Director of Business Development 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 of financial services experience at leading global firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, ABN Amro (Fortis) and UBS. She previously held country and regional Managing Director positions at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions (ABN Amro) overseeing operations and business development roles, respectively. In her regional role in the Americas she was responsible for all client due diligence, AML/KYC, compliance, sales, relationship management and complex deals.

Rhonda was a 9 year member of Young Presidents’ Organization and member of finance industry organizations such as AIMA, 100 Women in Finance, the CFA Institute,  Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care and was part of several global re-engineering and thought leadership teams. Over the past 7 years she has worked with turnaround companies, asset manager, fintech and regtech startup firms.

Rhonda holds a business degree from Queen's University, Canada and is a Canadian qualified chartered accountant.

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

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.