Meet our team

Launched in February 2013 with a team of 4, TXF has come a long way from its modest beginnings based in the dark, depths of Deptford, London. We have now built up an experienced and dedicated team, who will always strive to offer the best possible products, services and information to our clients.

Jonathan Bell (JB)

Editor-in-Chief

Our Editor-in-Chief and Director since TXF’s inception, Jonathan is one of the most well connected and respected in the industry. JB is in charge of editorial content on our news site and in our printed reports, writing many of the news and features along with his famous weekly blog. More...

Dan Sheriff

Managing Director

As Managing Director and Co-founder of TXF, Dan is responsible for the day to day running of the business and overall strategic direction of the company. He has over a decade of experience in content delivery, with the majority of his career covering the trade, commodities, project, ECA and aircraft finance industries. More...

Dominik Kloiber

Commercial Director

Dominik is Co-founder and Commercial Director of TXF, and like his fellow directors has had a fundamental role in ensuring its success to date. Dom is responsible for all commercial activities and relationships across TXF, as well as being Director for our online deal data platform, tagmydeals. More...

Max Carter

Product Development Director

As Product Development Director, Max’s role is broad and covers sponsorship and advertising sales, R&D for new products and events and the overall strategy behind the business. With 10 years’ experience in the conference and exhibitions space, Max also led the commercial operations within Europe and Africa for a major project finance publication. More...

Katy Rose

Head of Communications

Katy is a Director of TXF and our Head of Communications. With extensive experience in delivering conferences and other events, Katy knows the ins and outs of planning, marketing and executing top quality events, having worked for some big names in the leisure and luxury retail sectors. As a dedicated Director of TXF since day one, Katy welcomes clients More...

Ivan (James) Petras

Chief Technology Officer

Also known as Jimmy, our Chief Technology Officer has more than 9 years’ experience in managing, analysing, designing and developing object orientated solutions in his field. Originally from Serbia, Jimmy moved to the UK in 2013 and was part of the original team that built TXF and their data platform tagmydeals.com from scratch. Jimmy manages More...

Hesham Zakai

Director

As Content Manager, Hesham is responsible for the seamless interaction between TXF’s editorial coverage and conference programmes, many of which he puts together following close research within our markets. Hesham works very closely on TXF's Trade & Treasury brand, which focuses on short term trade finance, treasury management and the exciting advent of new technologies and providers More...

Alfonso Olivas

Head of Data and Analytics

Alfonso is Head of Data and Analytics, and primarily responsible for making deals data analysis easy to understand, useful and convenient for our customers. This includes producing innovative ideas for new reports and products. Alfonso has a degree in engineering and before entering the world of data analysis, was Project Manager for a number of leading construction companies in Spain. More...

Lucy Morris

Marketing manager

Lucy’s role as Marketing and Events Executive involves implementing and managing the marketing campaigns and website content for TXF’s events, as well as working with Katy on marketing strategy. Since leaving higher education with a first class degree in Marketing, her experience includes B2B marketing in both the not for profit and private sectors. More...

Alexandra Shatova

Business development executive

Alex is a leading figure in TXF’s export, agency and project finance events portfolio, managing registrations and sponsorship opportunities. Her main responsibilities include ensuring that the most active players in these industries are represented at our conferences. Alex graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Economics, More...

Ana Jovanovic

Data Analyst

Ana is a Data Analyst for tagmydeals. Her responsibilities include analysis of the accuracy and completeness of data, uploading deals to the site and overall improvement of the data stored in the system. A woman of many talents, she is also a member of the TXF accounts team, invoicing clients and preparing financial reports. Ana works from Serbia and has over More...

Sergio Lopez

Data Analyst

Our Data Analyst Sergio is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the tagmydeals data. Working closely with Alfonso, Sergio also takes responsibility for the design and development of relational databases for collecting data. As a qualified electronic engineer graduating in Spain, he has worked on various projects for large multinationals with particular More...

Emma Brown

Content Manager

Alongside our other Conference Producers, Emma has a key role in the research that goes on behind our event agendas. Speaking directly with the market, her aim is to identify and analyse the trends that are most prolific in the industry, and convert these findings into an agenda which is relevant and innovative. If you would like to speak at one of our upcoming events More...

Judith Fagelson

Content Manager

Judith is our Content Manager and resident linguist. With particular focus on our Trade & Treasury, and Commodity Finance events, Judith writes many of our agendas and works closely with our speakers to produce events which are relevant to the market as well as innovative and engaging. Being fluent in several languages (including French and Russian), More...

Kate Haffenden

Marketing Executive

As an indispensable member of our small but mighty marketing team, Kate is a great creative mind, writing much of our event material and marketing emails. She is also heavily involved in getting a good mix of attendees to each and every conference, from financial institutions, law firms and insurers to exporters, borrowers and traders. If you are looking for the most More...

Louise Stanley

Office Manager

Being our Office Manager, Louise is undeniably the most practically-minded and organised member of TXF! She manages all aspects of our office processes on a day to day basis. From looking after accounts, HR, facilities and tidying up after us all (not to mention ordering in tea, coffee and milk every week without fail), her responsibilities More...

Tom Gower

Business Development Executive

Tom is part of our very friendly and animated sales team, managing delegate registrations for both commodity finance and our trade and treasury event series. He works hard to ensure we get the best players in the market in attendance at each of our events across the globe More...

Callum Burroughs

Reporter

Callum is one of the team’s reporters, covering trade and treasury and commodity financing. More...

Max Thompson

Reporter

Max is one of the team’s reporters, He is covering export and commodity finance. More...