The Nutmeg executive team


Martin Stead

Martin Stead
Chief executive officer

Martin joined Nutmeg in November 2015 and became CEO in May 2016, succeeding founder Nick Hungerford. Described as an energetic and driven leader, he has built Nutmeg from a start-up to a growth company with a first-class executive team and over 160 people based at the newly renovated Marmite factory in Vauxhall.

Martin has overseen a period of growth from 12,000 customers with £300 million of assets under management (AUM) to 65,000 customers and £1.5 billion of AUM, making Nutmeg one of the fastest growing wealth managers in the UK and the largest digital wealth manager in Europe. Martin has led two fundraise efforts, tripling the company’s enterprise value, and attracting £87 million in fresh capital to fuel growth. Martin sits on the board as an executive director.

Like many Nutmeggers, Martin brings a diversity of thinking from outside of financial services, which Nutmeg leverages to disrupt wealth management for the good of customers. Prior to joining Nutmeg, he has delivered growth in every business he has been involved with. He launched the EDF Energy brand into the UK and led its product, sales and marketing for five years; he spent seven years at Procter & Gamble in Switzerland where he took Ariel to market leadership and launched Oral-B toothpaste in Europe; and he founded a speed-dating tech start-up in London which he ran as CEO from 2004-2007. He was a member of the Lord Mayor’s Trust Advisory Group in 2018 and has been named two years running in The Financial Times Top 100 global LGBT+ Executive list.

Martin holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge. He lives in Borough, London, and can often be seen out and about in his green Nutmeg hoodie. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, preferably in the mountains where he likes to ski, hike and cook.



Neil Alexander

Neil Alexander
Chief financial and operating officer

Neil joined Nutmeg in May 2017 from Secretsales.com, where he helped them achieve their exit with a sale to Wowcher. Neil, a Chartered Accountant, 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.



Lisa Rodwell

Lisa Rodwell
Chief customer officer

Lisa joined Nutmeg in 2018 bringing over 25 years’ experience growing some of the world’s most exciting businesses and brands, working exclusively in tech-enabled, online or app-based companies since 2002. At Nutmeg, she oversees the Customer Team, with responsibility for marketing and communications, strategic partnerships, personalised financial advice and the specialist customer support team. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Lisa has worked for some of the world’s largest and most recognisable brands, including: Procter & Gamble, Ogilvy, eBay, Yahoo!, and more recently MOO.COM, Wool and the Gang and Starling Bank. Having attained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours from Queen’s University in Canada, she has lived and worked in Canada, Sweden, Czech Republic and the UK.


Matt Gatrell

Matt Gatrell
Chief technology officer

Matt joined Nutmeg in April 2018 bringing over 20 years of financial services technology experience with him. As Nutmeg's CTO, Matt ensures our technology strategy matches our business strategy. 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 PhD in Software Engineering from Brunel University.


Darragh Geraghty

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 Fortune 500 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.