Our management team
Chief Executive Officer
Robert is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the ayondo Holding AG. While investing in business models and technologies that were aiming at more efficiency in financial markets, Robert concentrated on developing the ayondo Group into a leading provider of trading and investment services.
Robert was CEO of ABN AMRO marketindex, a next generation trading platform, and prior to that he held trading management positions at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and at Goldman Sachs International in London. He graduated from Trier University, and was educated at Dublin City and UCLA.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick joined ayondo in April 2016. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a financial services industry CFO, especially in the Asian region.
He was previously at Daiwa Securities, where he was Managing Director, Regional CFO Asia and Oceania. He held senior positions at Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank in London and was previously the CFO of ABN AMRO Bank in Zurich and Tokyo.
No stranger to the financial services industry, Rick is attracted to using technology to challenge the efficiency of the investment and trading business.
Chief Operating Officer
Edward joined ayondo markets at its inception in 2008.
Through the establishing of internal risk management systems, he was instrumental in the removal of the negative debit obligation at ayondo. Edward brings over 15 years of experience in the spread betting and CFD industry.
After graduating from Durham University where he studied chemistry, Edward started his city career at IG Group before moving on to Cantor Fitzgerald where he was responsible for the Options and Financial Fixed Odds trading operation of Cantor Index. He has extensive experience in the creation and development of pricing and risk management tools and is key to ayondo’s fully automated risk management system.
Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Brylewski joined ayondo in 2011. Always excited by the prospect of change in financial markets, and passionate about retail investor products, Sarah worked at ABN AMRO Bank for 10 years where she was a pioneer of the retail certificates market in Germany, heading the Retail Derivatives Team for Germany and Austria.
After spending time in Hong Kong where she introduced Mini Futures Certificates to the Asian retail investor, Sarah was global head of ABN AMRO’s CFD trading platform marketindex.
Sarah started her financial career as an Options & Futures Broker at Commerzbank.
Chief Product Officer
Raza joined ayondo markets Limited in April 2016. He leads the group’s product strategy, the centerpiece of ayondo’s growth, and drives the vision, development and execution of the product offering across all lines of the business.
His Bachelor degree in Pure Mathematics and an MBA from IESE Business School gave him an excellent foundation to thrive in businesses that challenged the establishment.
He started as a business consultant, working internationally with telecoms companies across the EU and LatAm, during one of the most disruptive phases that the industry has experienced.
He also worked as a Strategy Planning and Revenue Management Director for the successful, low-cost carrier Vueling Airlines, before moving on to become the founder and CEO of Spanish leading broker Activotrade. There he led the strategy of the company and forged key alliances with global brokers and banks to ensure the successful development of several client services.
Chief Talent Officer
Angela joined ayondo full time in September 2016, having previously been a Non-Executive Director for ayondo since February 2011.
She is an experienced corporate/commercial solicitor, qualifying in 1996. Angela undertook litigation work before moving into corporate and intellectual property work. After almost 20 years experience in private practice, Angela left to undertake Non-Executive Director and business mentoring roles to a range of small to medium size companies.
As Chief Talent Officer, Angela is responsible not just for human resources, but also for recruiting, nurturing and retaining ayondo’s talented employees. She is also ayondo’s General Counsel, handling legal matters for the group.