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...

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 More...

Sam McManus

SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, MEA

Sam works on the commercial side of TXF along its three main business lines: journalism; its international portfolio of events; and data-driven market intelligence products. More...

Tom Pycraft

Senior Manager, Origination and Product Development

Manging the global export and agency finance portfolio, as well growing new conferences and roundtables in borrower destinations and exporter markets across the related asset More...

Constantina Christophide

Head of Marketing

Driving the marketing campaigns and strategy for all our products, especially our events. More...

Katharine Morton

Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk

Katharine is a relative newbie to TXF, but not to many of our audience as she’s ludicrously well connected in the trade, treasury and risk sectors More...

Max Thompson

Reporter

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

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...

Lucy Morris

Marketing manager

Lucy’s role as Marketing and Events Executive involves implementing and managing the marketing More...