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Alastair Goodwin

After 20 years in trading and technology within Capital Markets, Alastair moved into FinTech and delivered consecutive turnarounds.

One hands-on CEO who enjoys building great teams, delivering disruptive technology and overcoming the challenges faced by small and medium size businesses.

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After 20 years in trading and technology within Capital Markets, Alastair moved into FinTech and delivered consecutive turnarounds.

One hands-on CEO who enjoys building great teams, delivering disruptive technology and overcoming the challenges faced by small and medium size businesses.

Engagement focus:

  • Turnaround in high impact time-critical situations
  • Strategy, restructuring, governance
  • Regulation, exchange and market structure specialist
  • Interim CEO, COO

Experience includes: Irisium (CEO), BTON Financial (Advisor), Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, HSBC, Fidelity

ALASTAIR GOODWIN – prior to founding TACTech Alastair was a member of Cinnober Financial Technology’s Executive Committee and CEO of Irisium, a UK based subsidiary. He is an advisor to a number of FinTech start-up’s.

Mr Goodwin brings more than 20 years leadership, trading, technology and regulatory expertise and is credited with significant contributions that shaped Cinnober’s diversification into broader financial services through two subsidiaries, Irisium Ltd and Boat Services Ltd.

Mr Goodwin joined the Cinnober Group in 2015 as Head of Business Development, he setup a London office and set about turning around Boat Services Ltd, the recently acquired MiFID I reporting firm. Within 2 years Alastair formed a partnership with the London Stock Exchange and expanded the business from circa 15 clients to over 400. Services were further expanded after winning a mandate with the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) and backed by the Bank of England to bring transparency to the previously opaque Gold market.

Whilst working on MiFID II services, Alastair built a European wide consensus to start the “SI Data Registry”, an open to all service overcoming a number of data challenges introduced by MiFID II regulation.

Following success at Boat, Alastair assumed the role of CEO at Irisium in 2017. The market surveillance and analytics firm, previously known as Ancoa was acquired from administration. Despite significant badwill, a high burn rate and poor technology being inherited, the firm was successfully turned around in a short space of time. Irisium’s value significantly increased and as part of a wider restructuring, Cinnober realised that value by selling a significant stake to KRM22. The Group restructuring ultimately resulted in Cinnober being acquired by Nasdaq in 2019.

Prior to Cinnober, Mr Goodwin worked for a number of Tier 1 Investment Banks including: HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and most recently Goldman Sachs in a variety of trading and technology roles. At Goldman Sachs, Alastair worked within the One Delta Strats team as a market structure expert, responsible for the broker, clearing and exchange strategy. Prior roles included responsibility for Goldman’s SigmaX MTF exchange.

Mr Goodwin is often called upon to represent his firm and wider industry on panels, as a financial market structure, technical and regulatory expert. Uniquely, Alastair has been invited to the IOSCO annual conference for the last three years to present to global regulators on a range of Reg/Fintech topics.

• BSc in Computing and Management from Loughborough University
• CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting