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The Nutmeg executive team

Neil Alexander
Chief executive officer

Already a customer of Nutmeg, Neil joined the business as CFO in May 2017 from, where he helped them achieve their exit with a sale to Wowcher. Neil, a Chartered Accountant, was appointed CEO in 2019 and brings a wide range of finance, risk and management experience in online international, regulated and growth stage businesses from large corporates through to agile start-ups. Neil held European CFO and CEO roles at the sports betting platform Sportingbet Plc and was part of the team involved in the sale of the business to William Hill. Neil also spent two years as managing director at Mylotto24 part of Zeal Networks SE and in his early career spent 10 years working internationally in B2B for Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Matt Gatrell
Chief operating officer

Matt joined Nutmeg in 2018 as CTO, bringing over 20 years of financial services technology experience with him. In January 2020 Matt was appointed as COO and executive director. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Matt held the position of Chief Technical Officer at both Neilson Financial Services and MarketInvoice. His experience has been rounded out by 13 years at BancTec, a global top 100 financial services technology provider, where he held a number of roles, including R&D Director. Matt holds a MSc from Birkbeck, University of London and a PhD from Brunel University.

Darragh Geraghty
Chief risk and compliance officer

Darragh joined Nutmeg in 2018 and is primarily responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance and operational risk management. Darragh has over ten years of experience leading compliance functions in financial institutions. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Darragh was Head of Compliance - EMEA & Asia for INTL FCStone Inc, a NASDAQ-listed global financial services firm, in the City of London. Previously, Darragh was Head of Compliance & Risk for a boutique CFD firm in Dublin. Darragh holds a BA in International Business & French and a BA in Law from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

James McManus
Chief investment officer

James joined Nutmeg in 2015 from Coutts & Co, where he held the role of associate director, specialising in fund products. He was appointed CIO in 2020 and since then has led Nutmeg’s investment strategy and an investment team of six. An exchange-traded funds expert, James is regularly quoted in the national and industry press on ETFs, investment funds and ESG investing, and has been voted one of Private Asset Manager’s Top 40 under 40 in each of the last four years. James holds a BSc in International Business from Nottingham Business School, the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate, and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.