1fs Wealth has an entrepreneurial management team with deep knowledge and experience of its sector.
Bobby Console-VermaChief Executive Officer
Bobby has held global leadership roles at Investment Banks and boutique firms including CSFB and Nomura. He has built and successfully exited a range of businesses both on a trade sale and public basis including most recently Tower Gate Capital where he was Group CEO. Bobby has extensive Portfolio Management and Family Office experience. He has a B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering.
Vitaly NechaevChief Information Officer
Fintech senior executive with over 18 years of experience in data and technology predominantly within the financial services industry. Vitaly has managed global teams of 100+ staff and multi-million pound development budgets. He has successfully delivered global projects for start-ups as well as top UK and US financial companies specialising in digital transformation, cloud and microservices. Vitaly holds an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science.
Chris ArgyropleStrategic Advisor
Chris was Acadian Asset Management’s first full-time research employee and he was an analyst and CFO at PAR Capital. He co-founded the long/short hedge fund Delta Partners which achieved over 40% annualized net returns during his 6 years. Chris received his MS in Management from MIT’s Sloan School, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For over 20 years, he has taught graduate finance courses at Boston College, and he was a CFA test-prep instructor for 7 years.
James BrunnerStrategic Advisor
Senior banking professional having held global roles. Banaglore based with extensive experience within fund admin and operations. Held the title of Country Head at State Street Bank for over 9 years and was Global COO at Citco Fund Services for 5 years.
Liam ColeStrategic Advisor
Liam has in-depth experience and an extensive network within the High Net Worth sector. His knowledge of this sector, coupled with a proven track record in sales, gives him a unique skillset that will add considerable value to the 1fs Wealth team.
Andrey KozlovChief Technology Officer
Lead software architect at Boston Consultancy Group, with over 15 years of development and architecture experience specialising in mobile and microservices architecture. Andrey has a vast experience in design and development of sophisticated software platforms for high-growth companies such as Betfair and Trainline. He holds an MSc in Computer Science.
Peter LitvinStrategic Advisor
Dubai based with extensive experience managing financial, risk and operational infrastructure. Having worked at Citigroup Alternative Investments (“CAI”) for over 14 years, his roles included CFO/COO & Managing Director (CAI) in London & New York, with over US$100 billion AUM. He founded Fortress Partners in 2014, which specialises in providing strategic advisory services.
Ian PartridgeStrategic Advisor
As Founder and CEO of Loedstar S.A., for over 20 years Ian has helped hundreds of families that own large family firms and family offices through conferences, family training and peer-to-peer connections. Previously, he held senior marketing roles at The Chase Manhattan Private Bank and American Express.
Marios RafailStrategic Advisor
Marios is heading the Geneva, Switzerland office of a multinational consulting company that he established back in 2015. He is advising HNWI in the domain of citizenship and residence planning, while in the past has held various financial positions in multinational firms in the US, UK, China and Greece. During his career, Marios has assisted a number of start-up companies in enhancing their balance sheet and fine-tuned their growth strategy. He holds a master's degree from Brandeis University in the US in International Finance and Accounting, and speaks seven languages.
Lavanya RajaBusiness Development Strategy
Lavanya is a B2B Fintech founder and an award winning entrepreneur. Lavanya has successfully executed a business exit from her last venture and has experience in business consolidations, joint ventures, product spinoffs in finance and technology domains. She has a Masters in Finance from London Business School, UK and an engineering degree from NIT, India. She has a decade rich of hands-on experience working across Asia, Africa developing businesses in the intersection of Finance and technology.
Antonia has over 10 years of experience in the accountancy and tax sector, qualifying both as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. Her background ranges from training as an auditor at a small central London audit firm, to working in the Private Client Tax team at Ernst & Young with a range of high net worth individuals and as an in-house finance director for a hedge fund/family office. She now runs her own successful accountancy firm, and acts as the finance director for a few select clients. She was won a variety of awards and accolades for high performance in her technical exams, and graduated from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford with a Masters in Chemistry.
Vahe VartanianStrategic Advisor
Founder and CEO of Global Family Office Community (GFOC), an association of approximately 1,000 family office members. He helps companies to achieve goals through strategic and marketing advice, and by recommending the company to GFOC members.
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