Joel Lange

Managing Director

Joel Lange joins us from Dow Jones’s Risk & Compliance division where he led the business for over 4 years through a period of significant growth with a product portfolio focusing on Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and Sanctions Compliance. Mr Lange has over a decade of experience in the compliance and transaction operations industry holding senior sales, product and professional service roles at Dow Jones, Accuity and Broadridge. Mr Lange is a regular speaker on compliance topics at conferences around the world. Mr Lange holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Minnesota and a MSC in International Finance from the University of Westminster.

Nick Parfitt

Head of Market Planning

Nick is responsible for determining Acuris Risk Intelligence’s approach to the market and building subject-matter expertise. He has 18 years’ experience in project and program management, business process change and in implementing technology and business solutions at financial services, telecoms and public sector organisations. His experience in the financial crime sector spans seven years helping tier 1 financial Institutions assess and improve AML, KYC & sanctions operations. Nick has worked for several tier 1 banks in the UK and holds an MBA (Distinction) from Cardiff University, and a BA (Hons) in Biochemistry from Imperial College.

Brooke Petersen

Head of Marketing and Customer Success

Brooke is responsible for marketing programs, communications, brand management, corporate sponsorships and partnerships at Acuris Risk Intelligence, which she joined in October 2016. She has over 12 years of global marketing and events experience in the financial services and corporate sectors, in senior strategic marketing and events roles. Brooke has worked in both Australia and London with some of the biggest corporates, tier 1 banks and financial services providers, managing global marketing campaigns and events portfolios. She has attended the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Benjamin Zwahlen

Head of IT and Product

Ben heads up product development and the IT function at Acuris Risk Intelligence, setting out the product roadmap and building specific product portfolios. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the software development industry, where he built a reputation for adding value and driving change as well as promoting improved functionality, stability and solid software development practices. He holds a BSc (Honours) Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Christophe Barel

Managing Director, APAC

Christophe is responsible for Acuris Risk Intelligence’s overall strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, helping the business to grow through direct and channels sales. Prior to joining Acuris Risk Intelligence, he was APAC sales director at Acuris for 5 years, focusing on the Group’s legal and compliance products including Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), Capital Profile and the Law Report Group (LRG). Before joining Acuris, he held positions at Capgemini, Arkadin and Altran, in Asia and Europe. Christophe is also part-time lecturer at London School of Business and Finance in Singapore. Christophe graduated from Grenoble Graduate School of Business with a MSc in Finance.

Nadia A. Ziani

Head of EMEA

Nadia leads the overall EMEA Acuris Risk Intelligence commercial teams. She is responsible for Acuris Risk Intelligence’s strategy in the EMEA region, managing the business growth through direct sales, channels and strategic partnerships. She has over a decade of experience holding senior sales roles closing deals in the banking and corporate sectors, across different cultures and geographies in the UK and EMEA markets. Her sales and leadership skills also led her to manage commercial teams and implement creative go-to-market strategies of new suite of solutions specifically focusing on KYC, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Cyber Security and Payment related portfolio. Prior to joining Acuris Risk Intelligence, Nadia worked for Thomson Reuters in the Compliance business area and SWIFT where she held managerial positions. Nadia holds an MPhil in Information and Communication with distinction (The Sorbonne University) and an MSc in European Policy and Management (University of London, Birkbeck College)

Sorin S. Denca PhD

Head of Research

Sorin leads Acuris Risk Intelligence’s global team of researchers and analysts. He is responsible for steering the company’s open-source intelligence research in the field of PEPs/AML/CFT/sanctions risk and compliance and developing business plans in support of Acuris Risk Intelligence’s strategic objectives. Previously, Sorin ran Acuris Risk Intelligence’s enhanced due diligence team and earlier in his career worked as a risk analyst in the field of KYC compliance. Sorin holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Birmingham, where he was a visiting lecturer. His papers are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Sorin is also a certified member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Rory Sullivan

Managing Director, Americas

Rory oversees the strategy and operations of the Acuris Risk Intelligence team in the Americas as well as for The Law Report Group products. He has over a decade of experience with Acuris holding senior sales positions, leading new product launches and the acquisition of The Law Report Group in 2014. Prior to joining Acuris, Rory was a VP at Acupay/Bondholder Communications Group and the commercial head of a technology firm. He holds a B.A. in English from Fordham University.