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Management Team

InvestEngine is headed by a management team with the knowledge and experience to maintain a sustainable and successful business.
Simon Crookall
Founder, DirectorThe co-founder of Gumtree, Simon is an experienced entrepreneur. Having sold the lucrative online company to eBay, he set up another classified site, Slando, which was sold to Naspers in 2011. Previously a successful bond trader, Simon joined the family’s wealth management firm Ramsey Crookall in 2012. He currently sits on their board and investment committee.
Andrey Dobrynin
Managing DirectorWith a boardroom background in online business, Andrey is well versed in steering companies through all phases of the business cycle. He has been running operations and serving as a director and board member of several industry-leading e-commerce websites.
Alexander Rupin
Technology DirectorAlex is InvestEngine’s product guru. With over 15 years’ experience, he boasts a wealth of user experience and product development knowledge. After successfully leading departments at prominent UK and international ventures, Alex is fully accustomed to building robust user friendly products.
Oliver Rodwell
Compliance DirectorOliver looks after risk and compliance at InvestEngine, making sure we meet the right standards and provide the best protections we can. Oliver has over ten years financial services experience across fintech, investments and professional services firms, previously approved by the FCA as Compliance Officer and MLRO.
Raphael Mennicken
Investment DirectorA master in business with a major in finance from Solvay Business School in Brussels. Started as a strategy consultant in London, he then moved to the financial services industry in 2002. Subsequently, Raphael has held senior positions at private banks, family offices and was CIO of Covestor.
Marianne Oliver
Head of OperationsMarianne has extensive experience in financial administration operations earned at such institutions as HSBC Securities, BlackRock and LGIM. Passionate about technology Marianne carved out a career at the award winning technology and platform-as-a-service provider FNZ where she was an integral part of the team responsible for, initially Dealing, and then Operational Readiness for large Wealth Managers and Fund Managers. She graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a First Class Honours degree in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship.
Jeshen Naidoo
Head of CASS Controls and ReportingAn experienced regulatory business analyst, Jeshen has worked with various firms across the wealth and asset management industries. Jeshen has previously held senior positions including regulated functions. He is currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

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