Management

Dáire Ferguson, CEO AvaTrade

Mr. Ferguson came to AvaTrade after serving as the European & Asian Senior Treasury Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb, a globally leading pharmaceutical company. Prior to that, he served as Head of Corporate Forex for large international specialist banking and asset management groups in London & Dublin. He joined AvaTrade in 2008 as Director of Trading & Risk Management. Mr. Ferguson holds degrees in Computers and Business from University College Dublin, Ireland and from Lindenwood University, Missouri, USA.

Joseph Seery, CFO

Mr. Seery has over 25 years of finance experience across a range of industries. He began his career at Cooper & Lybrand in 1991 in Jersey, Channel Islands, and moved on to fill senior positions at Trintech Technologies, and CFO for 6 years at Harkness Screens before joining AvaTrade. Mr. Seery is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the ICAEW. He also holds a Business Studies degree from University of Limerick, Ireland.

Ross Doran, VP Risk Management

Mr. Doran has over 15 years’ experience in the financial markets. Before joining AvaTrade he held positions on the Exchange Traded Derivatives & Risk Managed Products desks with UBS Investment Bank in Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, he served as a Capital Markets Dealer for Investec Bank in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Financial Services, a Dealing Certificate from the ACIFMA, and is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).

Ian Webb, VP Compliance 

Mr. Webb has over 15 years’ compliance experience working in the financial services industry. Before joining AvaTrade he spent 10 years at Citco Bank Nederland N.V, serving as Head of Compliance and MLRO. He began his career with Deutsche Bank. Mr. Webb is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS). He also holds diplomas in Compliance from The Irish Institute of Banking and Financial Regulation from the National College of Ireland.

Peadar O’Shea, Non-Executive Director

Mr. O’Shea, a former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in London is an entrepreneur and investor. He spent his professional career at the heart of the global capital markets, initially with the Central Bank of Ireland and culminating as Managing Director with Morgan Stanley’s London Office. He also served on Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Strategy Group, writing regularly for the firms’ investment research publications. Mr. O’Shea currently serves as an advisory director for a leading hedge fund firm as well as holding several board and senior advisory positions.