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Our Team


Rupert Taylor - Founder and Chief Executive

Rupert spent 13 years working in investment banking gaining broad experience of financial markets. From a start in equity sales at Cazenove he moved via cross-asset sales at Lehman into principal trading at Nomura. This career path gives Rupert a perspective from both buy and sell-side and an understanding of a range of asset classes. Having spent much of his career consuming financial data Rupert is determined to transform alternative finance disclosure into tools that facilitate like for like analysis and drive investor adoption. Rupert holds a BSc from the University of Durham.


Neha Manaktala - Chief Operations Officer

Neha has 14 years experience in investment banking, private equity and fintech. Originally a TMT investment banker from Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers, Neha advised global technology, media and telecom companies on M&A, and equity / debt fund raising. Neha then moved to Actis Private Equity, a leading emerging markets private equity fund. At Actis Neha worked on the $3Bn global fundraise. Prior to joining AltFi Data, Neha co-founded DealIndex an equity crowdfunding data analytics company. Neha brings diverse experience having worked with clients and investors across the globe. Neha has a Masters in Economics from St. Xaviers College in Mumbai.


Peter Becker - Chief Technology Officer

Peter combines technology design and development skills with a high level of financial literacy. He is CFA qualified and has spent over 8 years working with financial data at organisations including Lloyds  and Barclays. This level of financial understanding and tech expertise provide him with an unusual ability to turn big data into practically useful financial applications. Peter has a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. 


Aloysius Fekete - Chief Product Officer

Aloysius marries tech expertise with financial insight. His experience gained working for a rating agency, an investment bank and a data vendor, aswell as a period setting up another fin tech startup, provide an outstanding profile to ensure that our product fulfils the needs of both originators and investors. Before spending 12 years working in finance Aloysius gained experience as both a civil engineer and a software engineer. Aloysius holds an MBA from the Schulich school of business, a BASc in Civil Engineering and a BMus in Musical performance.


Darren Spears - Head of Sales

Darren has spent over 20 years providing financial clients with data solutions. Over this time he has built and managed sales teams, seen huge changes in technological evolution, and a number of CAPEX cycles. Darren joined AltFi Data after 16 years at FactSet, and prior to that had experience with Bloomberg and Lloyds bank.


Senthil Kumarathevan - Senior Data Engineer

Senthil has been working in data and systems engineering for over 15 years providing him with expertise in a broad range of systems, languages and applications. Senthil holds a BSc in Computer Science. 


Chris Welch - Product Analyst

Chris Welch spent nine years in the natural resources space initially as a minerals economist and then as a metals and mining analyst at both global and boutique investment banks. Chris gained a BSc (Hons) in geology from University College London and also holds an advanced certificate in Economics and an MSc in International Business Management.