MEET THE TEAM


The management team behind Divento each have over 20 years market experience which has helped see the company grow year on year.

 

JAMES SULLIVAN

FOUNDER AND CEO

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James began his trading career at The Kyte Group in the late 1990's and has been actively involved in the financial markets ever since.  Over the last two decades, whilst still trading his own account on a daily basis, James has run a number of successful groups of traders through leading City clearing houses such as G H Financials and, more recently, Marex Spectron.  In 2008 he founded Divento Financials Ltd. and, in that time, has hired, trained and managed numerous successful independent traders. James graduated from Leicester Business School with a BA Hons. in Business Finance.


 

ROBERT RUSSELL

MANAGING DIRECTOR
GLOBAL HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Rob has been in the financial industry for over 20 years.  He started his trading career with Goldenberg Hehmeyer, where he worked for 10 years, becoming a senior trader and part of the esteemed market making team. He was the founder and CEO of Precision Financial Markets which was bought by Sanlam Private Investments, part of the Sanlam Group, where Rob took on the position as Head of Derivatives. Returning to his proprietary trading roots, Rob now acts as Head of Business Development and a Board member of Divento Financials Ltd. Rob graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Hons. in Business Studies.


 

HANA SEARSON

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Hana is an organisational psychologist and Group Head of Executive Development at Barclays. Before Barclays she was Head of Talent at Inspirational Development Group, and previously spent 11 years at Reuters and then Thomson Reuters in Learning and Talent. She is a Non-Executive Director of Divento Financials Ltd., focusing on increasing social and gender diversity in the financial industry. 

She is the co-chair of Barclays Working Families Network; an employee network focused on providing a supportive network to help with the challenges of balancing family, life and work. As well as being a certified Coach, Hana has a degree in English, a Masters in Philosophy, an MSc. in Organisational Psychology and is currently studying a further Master’s degree towards her chartership as a psychologist.


 

DAVID FELTES

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Dave worked with Marquette Partners LLP from 1994 until 2007, moving from clerk to CEO.  After Marquette, Dave was a Principal at Oliver Wyman in the Market InfrastructureGroup, consulting with major banks, exchanges, clearing houses and fin tech.  

In 2010, he moved to CME Group, managing Group portfolio companies in Dubai, India, Norway and the UK.  In 2012, Dave established and acted as COO for CME Europe Ltd., a scaled regional Recognized Investment Exchange of the global derivatives leader. Dave is a Non-Executive Director of Divento Financials Ltd. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, with a BA in politics and economics.