In this episode we talk to Mark Beeston, founder and managing partner of Illuminate Financial Management. Today we ask Mark about his career journey and how leadership has played such a key part in it. We look at his venture fund ‘Illuminate’ and ask how he creates cultures in the cutting edge of Fin Tech – an exciting and fast growing segment of financial services. Go to the Illuminate Financial website: https://illuminatefinancial.com/ Follow Coffee First on Twitter: coffeefirst13 Follow Amrop UK on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amrop-uk/ Go to the Amrop UK website: https://www.amrop.co.uk/ Email Coffee First: firstname.lastname@example.org Music featured: "Wonderflux - Visions" by Argofox, used under CC BY Hosted by Adam Saunders Research by Charlotte Price Edited by Fabiana Ottini
Using Technology to Stem the Pandemic Tide with Senior Executive Mark Beeston | Ep 35
The Digital Executive
Vice President Mark Beeston, joins Coruzant Technologies for the Digital Executive podcast. He shares how his company is using state of the art patented technology to eliminate pathogens on hospital devices, which was timely with the outbreak of COVID-19. They are also looking to deploy the UV technology to escalator handrails and other applications in public settings.
Mark Beeston founded Illuminate, a fintech VC firm, after a 25+ year career in capital markets where he had been both the consumer of capital markets technologies as well as the entrepreneur, operator, and funder of capital markets businesses. Prior to founding Illuminate, Mark was the CEO for the Post Trade Risk and Information business at ICAP (now Nex) where he oversaw the creation of ICAP’s own investment subsidiary. Prior to ICAP Mark launched T-Zero (now ICELink) during his time at Creditex before the company was acquired by ICE in 2008. He started his career with 13 years at Deutsche Bank in derivatives trading and management, including periods as COO for both the Global Rates and Global Credit businesses. Mark has an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Mark was listed on the Institutional Investor Fintech Finance 35 and top 40 Lists, Financial News Fintech 40 Power List, Institutional Investor Trade Technology Top 30 and Top 40 Lists, and Derivatives Intelligence/Derivatives Week Rising Stars.