Our team

Our team

Chartis’ team members come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. We pride ourselves on the range and depth of our expertise: from technology practitioners to risk consultants, our research directors bring a wealth of experience to everything we do, from developing and writing research reports to advising technology providers and users on strategy and positioning.

Rob Stubbs: Head of Research

Rob Stubbs

Rob joined Chartis as Head of Research in August 2016, bringing deep technical expertise and over 15 years of experience in research and thought-leadership in and around the financial services sector. He has a comprehensive background in retail banking, corporate finance, and management consulting, having worked with firms such as Accenture, The Boston Consulting Group and EY in a range of research roles.

He has co-authored and contributed to dozens of published industry reports on a range of critical themes for FIs, including digital innovation, customer experience, and risk and regulation. He has also presented research and insights to senior executives from across the UK’s top banks and building societies, as well as to financial services regulators and Fintech start-ups.

Sidhartha Dash: Research Director

Sidhartha Dash

Sid has more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant. 

Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management. 

Mark Feeley: Research Director

Mark Feeley

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in global capital markets, consulting and associated technologies, focusing on risk management, front- and middle-office platforms and data management. Before Chartis he held executive positions in large global financial institutions, consultancies and FinTechs, in various roles including platform and software development, solution architecture, large-scale program management, vendor selection and implementation, and strategy development and execution.

With a background covering the front, middle and back office, Mark brings to Chartis a holistic view of business, technology and regulatory issues across the enterprise, and how these issues can be addressed by leveraging appropriate technology solutions. His primary focus has been risk technology, and his work in this area includes: leading the global teams for risk technology at RBS Capital Markets and AIG; working with middle- and front-office technology teams at Barclays Capital; extensive consulting experience with major consulting organizations including EY and Deloitte; and extensive vendor experience, including time at Algorithmics and Misys (now Finastra). Mark has an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Stefan Wagner: Research Principal

Stefan Wagner

Dr. Stefan Wagner joined Chartis as Principal in July 2018. In this role, he works closely with our Research Directors and expert network to deliver unique, impactful, practitioner-focused insight and advisory services to clients in the risk technology and financial technology sectors. Stefan brings a decade of experience in research, strategy consulting, and thought leadership to the business.

Before joining Chartis, Stefan held Consultant and Senior Consultant roles at Finaccord and Inpoint, the strategy consulting business of Aon plc. He has authored and contributed to more than three dozen industry publications and worked on consulting projects in the financial services and insurance space, including studies on bancassurance, commercial lines broking, empirical analyses of consumer behavior, and focused projects on professional indemnity, surety bonds and trade credit.

Before moving into consulting, Stefan held research and teaching roles at various academic institutions, including King’s College London, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and Princeton University. He holds degrees from St Andrews (MLitt), LMU Munich (MPhil) and King’s College London (PhD). He is a fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and Co-Director of the Financial Markets research strand at the Swiss think tank “foraus”. Stefan also holds a Certificate in Risk in Financial Services from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Philip Mackenzie: Research Specialist 

Philip Mackenzie

Phil’s research focus is on the integration of financial crime risk management, cyber security and conduct risk management. Lead analyst and author on many thought-leadership reports, including those focused on operational risk services, model risk management, Basel 3, Solvency II and financial crime, Phil is also lead analyst on Chartis’ Global Risk IT Expenditure report. He has been involved in numerous vendor evaluations and analyses, including interviews, roundtables and demonstrations, and has conducted multiple demand-side interviews with Tier 1 banks and financial institutions. 

Careers at Chartis

Like the markets it analyzes, Chartis is constantly evolving and expanding, and we are always on the lookout for new members for our team.

For information about our current and future positions, please contact us