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With over 100 years of combined experience managing fraud and financial crime, Featurespace’s Market Experts have in depth knowledge of the industry, operations and trends in fraud and AML.


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Steve Goddard

Steve Goddard

Fraud and Financial Crime Expert

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Steve has worked within the fraud and payment industry for over 14 years, in the banking, travel and retail space. He has worked closely with merchants advising on fraud strategies as well as running operations teams. He has worked with Banks and PSPs globally in product management roles, leading major development initiatives to deliver solutions to external customers.
Roger Lester

Roger Lester

Fraud & Financial Crime Expert

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Having joined Featurespace in 2015, Roger is a Fraud Matter Expert with a focus in payments on the acquiring side. He has worked in the industry for over 30 years across card issuing, card acquiring and card processing. Roger has a wealth of knowledge across several key areas i.e. fraud, chargebacks, customer services, collections etc but mostly in the area of risk.
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PJ Rohall

Fraud and Financial Crime Expert

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PJ has a decade of experience in fraud prevention, driving education, innovation and mitigation across multiple industries and fraud use cases.
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Araliya Sammé

Head of Financial Crime

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Araliya joined Featurespace in 2016, bringing deep subject matter expertise in all areas of Financial Crime to Featurespace customers and finance industry conferences around the world. Prior to joining Featurespace, Araliya worked as a management consultant at both Deloitte and EY (Ernst and Young) and advised at multiple global financial institutions on Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering.
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David Excell

Founder

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Dave is Featurespace’s Founder, responsible for the growth and operation of the business across the Americas and oversees the global Product strategy. After studying at the Australian National University and the University of Cambridge, Featurespace began as a concept and has become a leading enterprise financial crime platform for financial institutions and technology providers. Dave is also a board member for the Technology Association of Georgia and The Knoble, bringing together networks of financial crime specialists to prevent criminals from using the world’s financial systems to profit from the suffering of others.
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Dr Karthik Tadinada

Director of Data Science and General Manager, Cambridge

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Karthik is responsible for working with Featurespace’s Financial Services and Insurance clients for analysis and modelling of their data.
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Dr David Sutton

Director of Analytical Technology

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Dr David Sutton directs research and development (R&D) at Featurespace, driving the ongoing development of our world-leading machine learning and analytical technology. David joined Featurespace in 2015, having previously worked as a researcher at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. He completed his DPhil in Astrophysics from the University of Oxford in 2010.
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Annegret Funke

Interim Head of Financial Crime

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Annegret Funke joined Featurespace in 2019 as Senior Solutions Consultant and has since transitioned to Head of Financial Crime, advising institutions bringing advanced analytics into their AML transaction monitoring programmes. She has 7 years' experience working in the Regtech space, working closely with tier-1 financial institutions to successfully deploy innovative AML and EDD solutions in commercial and product management roles. She holds a MSc in Security Studies from University College London and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
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