“We aim to build a company that is ethical and always puts clients' interests first.”

Our story

At Goldex, our ambitious vision is to help preserve your wealth by reinventing gold ownership, one that is ethical, creates value and is accessible to all.

We set out to build a different type of company diverted from unfair industry practices. Becoming the first gold provider that doesn’t own gold was a challenge, but we knew this was the way forward, putting our customers’ interest first.

Our vast experience in electronic trading has allowed us to build a complex infrastructure within an app that’s easy to use and offers instant access to the best possible prices through a consolidated marketplace.

Although we are a young company, we have a clear understanding of the features and products that will set us apart from competitors and how to make Goldex the preferred choice when investing in physical gold.

With your support, we will continue to innovate and spearhead a technological revolution in precious metals ownership.

Welcome to Goldex.

Meet the team

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    Sylvia Carrasco
    Founder & CEO

    As a woman in FinTech, which is a rarity, Sylvia is keen on challenging the status quo. She's the founder and CEO of Goldex. With over 18 years of experience in investment banking and brokerage, Sylvia was part of the original team at Credit Suisse that developed the first electronic trading and algorithmic systems in the equity markets. Always thinking out of the box and due to the changes brought by MiFID I, in 2009 she successfully founded the first FCA regulated firm in the UK to advise the largest institutional investment houses in both electronic trading services and Best Execution policies across multi-asset classes.  In her spare time, Sylvia is likely to be seen either fishing or playing with her two dogs.

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    Fernando Ripolles
    Founder & COO

    Finding product and operational solutions are Fernando’s main responsibilities as the COO of Goldex. This is by no means an easy task as pioneers don’t have templates to imitate, but Fernando doesn’t need one. During his 15 years of professional career at Bloomberg, UBS and Nomura, Fernando was involved in the explosion and expansion of electronic trading, from its humble reporting origins to its current day algorithmic complexities. Always keen in exploring new opportunities, Fernando co-founded a social media network company before coming back to his trading roots. He is the proud father of three children that have been taught that Real Madrid is the only team to carry in your heart.

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    Julian Turnbull
    Founder & CLCO

    Julian is an entrepreneur at heart, sitting at various start-up boards. At Goldex he applies his legal thoroughness, just the same as the rest of his over-22-years-legal advisor career. He's an economist and a lawyer, so that's why he enjoys diving into businesses: he has co-founded Macrae & Co, a leading boutique law firm based in London where he has managed and represented high profile corporate and personal accounts, both national and international. He's currently a senior partner at Shakespeare Martineau, a top 50 legal firm in the UK where he specialises in Private Equity deals, Corporate Governance, KYC and AML diligences. Beyond the law, he loves hanging out with his children and playing football.

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    Lorena Suarez
    Operations Analyst

    Managing data, applying models and testing solutions for customers’ satisfaction are part of Lorena’s daily work. As an Operations Analyst she helps Goldex develop decision support systems and decide on practical action. She has worked in the back office and operations department of EDP Energy and in a major high street retail holding group, where she had client-facing commercial responsibilities. Having a degree in Economics and Business Management, Lorena is fond of emotional and neuro-marketing techniques applied to digital business models. Outside Fintech, she loves tennis and relaxing on the beach. Her dream is to live by the sea when she grows old.

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    Joan Lockwood
    Head of Growth

    Having been part of the San Francisco start-up scene since the early 2000’s, Joan has learned the ropes of growth hacking from some of the very best and audacious West Cost entrepreneurs. She focused her career on performance-based marketing techniques early on, helping many high profile start-ups reach traction and revenue growth. Her roles at Babylon Health, Go Simple Tax, Marks & Spencer, Tido and Stardoll (where we drove 250m registrations in two years) are a testament to her tenacity in finding creative ways to acquire and retain customers. Joan’s knowledge of the latest food, music fashion and tech trends is a mystery yet to be solved.

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    David Gomez
    Acting CTO

    David has been involved in financial technology since the early 90´s, developing online trading platforms, portfolio management tools and advisory solutions for various Tier1 financial institutions. Over the last decade, David has played an active role in the set-up and growth of several start-ups and founded his own software development agency, Brooktec. Under it’s umbrella he offers innovative technology solutions for top digital agencies and the broader Fintech scene in Spain, Germany and UK. Although he has never been the sporty type, David has turned into an avid slow runner, a steady swimmer and even a boxing beginner. He blames the mid-life crisis that kicked in after having a bunch of kids.

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    Deepak Kasthwal
    Financial Advisor

    Deepak’s daily work covers planning, operations and strategy within the financial purview. He holds vast expertise in sustainably growing Tech start-ups and public organisations: his background includes scaling up one of the world’s most valuable e-commerce companies and Uber’s biggest rival in India, Ola. Deepak is also a founding team member of Cleartrip, one of the most prominent travel agencies in India and the Middle East, where he designed and managed its overall financial operations. During his entrepreneurial journey Deepak has worked closely with several leading Venture Capital and Private Equity funds. In his free time you will find him enjoying outdoor activities such as camping and mountain biking.

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    Gaël de Boissard
    Strategy Board Advisor

    Gaël loves growing new ventures that want to reinvent the world of finance. With a career spanning 26 years at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse as a prominent investment banker, he now focusses on investments in market disruptive Fintech companies. He has recently retired from Credit Suisse AG, where he was Global Head of Fixed Income, Head of Investment Banking and Member of the Executive Board. Gael's thrill seeking hobbies include skiing and mountaineering. As a holder of a commercial pilot license, you might also see him cruising the skies.

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    Richard Balarkas
    Institutional Board Advisor

    Richard is an award winning industry veteran who has been in the vanguard of developments in market structure and electronic trading for over 30 years. He has held senior sales and business management roles at the London Stock Exchange, BZW, Instinet and Credit Suisse where he built and ran its global #1 ranked electronic trading business. He is a board member of CBOE Europe, Saxo Capital Markets Ltd, Chairman of SquareBook, advisor to the board of Compliance Solutions Strategies, and a Director of FIX Protocol. When not fixing financial services he can usually be found fixing his house, or otherwise fixing his boat and trying not to add to his wife’s collection of near-disaster sailing stories.

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    Craig James
    Payments Board Advisor

    Bringing regulation practices down to earth has been Craig’s main professional goal. For this reason he founded Neopay, a notorious London based compliance and Anti Money Laundering consultancy firm in the prepaid, e-money and financial services sector. His 15 years of experience come handy when helping with payment and regulatory risk solutions. Craig has been named one of the “Top 10 Most Influential People in the Payments Industry” by PayExpo for three years in a row and is the current Chairman of the Prepaid International Forum. He is a piston-head at heart, restoring racing cars in his spare time.

Please reach out to talent@goldexapp.com if you are as excited as we are and want to join our growing team either in London or Madrid.

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