Peter Hughes - Board Director, Founder and CEO
Peter has worked in the fund management and fund administration industry for the last 12 years. He established Apex in order to provide a higher level of client service to the fund administration business.
He had previously worked for KPMG and as a group manager for Hemisphere Management (previously BISYS and now Citi) providing fund administration. Prior to establishing Apex he worked for a fund of funds group as Chief Financial Officer for 3 years and also served on the investment committee for fund selection. He also developed a risk management matrix to be used by analysts and the marketing strategy for the group.
John Bohan -Board Director, Regional Managing Director – EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST
John Bohan is the Managing Director of Europe & Middle East for Apex Fund Services Ltd.
John has over 19 years of experience within the financial services industry from management positions with Citigroup, BNT – Alternative Investment Services, Bank of Ireland Asset Management and Apex Fund Services Ltd. in Bermuda.
John qualified as a certified accountant in 1999 and became a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in early 2004.
John is also Managing Director of Apex Fund Services Ireland Ltd which has grown rapidly under his control. Apex Ireland has offices in Cork and Dublin.
Thalius Hecksher - Global Managing Director of Business Development
Thalius has over 15 years experience of working within the international financial markets and has particular expertise in the fund management and asset management sectors. Prior to joining Apex, Thalius was head of sales for EMEA at Linedata Services where he specialized in financial software and technology for mutual and hedge fund managers through to third party administrators. Thalius successfully launched Linedata in new territories across the EMEA region.
Prior to this, Thalius was sales director at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). Thalius had responsibility for spearheading the significant growth in the institutional equities and wealth management for UK and Ireland. Managing USD$35 million turnover and annual growth of USD$7m.
Robert Grindlay - Global Chief Financial Officer
Robert has over 23 years experience of professional financial services and specialises in banking and financial services and start up companies. His strengths include managing business units, acquisitions, change management and business restructuring.
His global experience includes being a Regional CFO for listed US and British MNC's spanning Asia Pacific, Southern Europe and Latin America,and Middle East Africa and India regions.
At Apex he has the key role of enhancing the operational visibility in the organisation, controlling treasury, and concurrently providing operational and business solutions as the group continues to grow.
Gordon Shaw - Chief Operations Officer
Gordon has over 25 years experience working within the financial services industry.
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he managed the audits of major stockbrokers and merchant banks for the top four accountancy firm, followed by a period in the rapidly expanding offshore trust industry. Since 1996, Gordon has held a variety of senior roles within the alternative funds sector, with spells working in the Cayman Islands, Curacao, New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London, and culminating in overseeing clients AUM in excess of $100 billion as COO of Fortis Prime Fund Solutions.
Prior to joining Apex, Gordon was Global Head of banking & custody at Credit Suisse Fund Services, with responsibility for the bulk of their market leading fund of hedge fund business, together with overseeing that units banking and financing activities.
Srikumar T.E. - Regional Managing Director – ASIA PACIFIC
Srikumar joined Apex Fund Services in January 2008 and has over a decade of experience of the global financial services industry. In addition for being responsible for Apex's growth in the Asia Pacific region, Srikumar is also Managing Director of the Apex Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Apex, Srikumar’s worked for Citi Hedge Fund Services in Bermuda where he was Group Manager and KPMG Al Nisf in Kuwait where he specialised in Sovereign Funds and investment strategies focusing on real estate and private equity.
Prior to this he worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Mumbai, India and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.