Team Unhedged

Peter Bakker

Peter Bakker

Founder and CEO
Algorithmic trading fanatic, seasoned entrepreneur and Marketing executive. Peter has been trading using algorithmic methods for 12 years, with Zipline, Keras and other AI platforms.
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He has exited successfully from Track4 and other smaller ventures. As CMO, Peter led B2C marketing for Aussie Farmers. He also has an INSEAD MBA.

Glenn Vanbavinckhove

Glenn Vanbavinckhove, Ph. D

Founder and CTO
AI & cloud computing specialist and ex-hedge fund quant. As Deloitte Analytics Director, Glenn has built and delivered complex data and AI platforms.
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He spent 7 years as a CERN researcher and has a PhD & post-doc in accelerator physics.

Saskia Albers

Saskia Albers

Founder and COO
Quant by education (Masters of Quantitative Finance), turned Strategy Consultant with A.T. Kearney.
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After her INSEAD MBA, joined Volt Bank as Head of Strategy, as it received their banking license, launched to market and scaled its employee base 3x.

Michael Speight

Michael Speight

Chief Risk Officer
A risk & compliance specialist, qualified fraud investigator, AML/CTF specialist and an ex military intelligence operator.
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Mike has 20-odd years in risk management and compliance roles with the last 8 as Head of Risk & Compliance for a virtual payments platform, an Australian startup that grew to a global business with staff operating in more than a dozen countries.

Hannes Rohregger

Hannes Rohregger

Quant Analyst
Finance & Investing expert, turned Quant as Hannes was an Investment Advisor for a family office in Singapore. He founded an on-demand services platform that broke even after 17 months.
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Hannes started his career in technology at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London and is finishing his Masters in Financial Engineering at the World Quant University.

Jeremy Machet

Jeremy Machet

Growth and Operations
5+ years in data & financial modelling to a range of ASX200 companies, Jeremy has a wide breadth of knowledge that underpins the fields of web development, security architecture, growth (SEO + SEM) and strategy.
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Previously at Deloitte, NAB and Australia Post. Granted patents in the field of IT security. Founder of a development application platform and director of an eCommerce company.

Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan

Founding Engineer
Software developer and founder of a proprietary trading firm specialising in short term algorithmic trading.
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Patrick has extensive experience building software products for companies including Deloitte, Telstra and Australia Post.

Tim Riley

Tim Riley

Founding Engineer
Software developer with a strong grounding in web application/product development, particularly React and NodeJS.
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I can usually be found somewhere in the JavaScript ecosystem, but also enjoy coming back to C#, python, and Java projects.

Irene Liakos

Irene Liakos

Head of Product
Irene has twenty years’ of experience in product management in Telco, Tech and Financial Services.
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With an MBA, she launched and managed the precursor to Android at Telstra as well as managed products at Optus, Virgin Mobile, Melbourne IT and Citibank. Since 2018, Irene has been teaching product management as well as creating her own DTC ecommerce brand.
Will McCahey

Will McCahey

Head of Operations
A banking and finance specialist with experience in Australia and abroad, Will worked for the NAB Group in Melbourne and London before joining the fintech wave in Europe, completing an MBA at IESE in Barcelona and co-founding fintech bnc10.
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Will is now based in Melbourne and enjoys mentoring fintech startups in addition to his role at Unhedged.

Rich Nicol

Rich Nicol

Customer Support Representative
Rich has over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, marketing and technical service/support across a wide range of industries.
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His previous experience includes the Total Environment Centres groundbreaking sustainability program – Green Capital, car share startup Car Next Door and Sydney Electric Bikes. Rich is passionate about making the world a healthier and happier place and loves cycling, cooking and animals.