Meet the Team
Our diverse team of professionals brings decades of industry expertise from the financial world and other related industries. Our multicultural group of talented individuals work together, driven by the same goal, that of excellence. Ensuring your investments are taken care of, our people combine proven research with the most effective investing tools available today to make your trading experience superior. At JFD we demonstrate that teamwork and success are achievable, and come hand-in-hand!
Lars GOTTWIKPartner & CEO (BoD)
Lars Gottwik has an unrivalled expertise in financial markets, as a former member of BörseGo / Godmode-Trader.de, and is a nation-wide acclaimed financial markets analyst and trading coach across German speaking territories. As a passionate trader himself, Lars developed his own company, creating automated trading strategies. A repeat speaker for prestigious institutions, such as Deutsche Bank / X-Markets and Börse Stuttgart, Lars has run various popular webinars attracting over 500 sophisticated traders online daily. This led to him to set up our ‘Just, Fair and Direct’ brokerage agency, where he is Partner and CEO today.
Rita GIANNOULAKISCFO (BoD)
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Rita has a number of years of experience in the financial industry, and has worked for renowned institution FirstRand Bank. In her previous roles (in banking, insurance, corporate services and investment firms) she was responsible for auditing, daily monitoring and review, financial control and enhancement of internal procedures, as well as setting up finance departments, including that of Alpari (Cyprus). Rita enhanced her understanding of accounting and business principles through lecturing on topics such as Financial Accounting, Business Economics and Portfolio Management. Now leading the finance team at JFD Brokers, Rita is driven by the belief that a good CFO understands that finance is at the heart of any business.
Demetris TsingisBoD (Non-Executive)
Formerly heading the FRA department (Cyprus and London) and Executive Academy departments in one of the leading advisory firms of Cyprus, Demetris has also worked at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte in London, in M&A in BNP Paribas New York, and at the Bank of Cyprus. With numerous certifications and degrees under his belt, he is now studying for a PhD in Entrepreneurship while focusing his professional experience in the investment sector. His vast array of qualifications includes being a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), a practising member of the ICPAC and ICAEW, and an approved HRDA External Trainer and licensed Mediator. JFD is honoured to welcome Demetris as a non-executive member of its Board of Directors.
Joseph TsirakisBoD (Non-Executive)
Joseph has been working in the financial industry for the past six years as a legal advisor and consultant and has extensive experience in the fields of finance and corporate law, compliance, AML regulation and internal audit. He holds LL.B and LL.M, and is approved by the FCA as CF10/CF11. After having worked for a while at JFD, Joseph was delighted to be asked to become a non-executive director of the board.
Daniela’s background in International Economics, and her previous experience in a company that specialises in tax refunds for corporate entities, gave her the hands on experience with the law and tax authorities that she uses today. Working her way up to become Chief Partnership Officer of JFD, Daniela believes that having established solid relationships with partners is one of the key ways to build company growth.
Monika has several years of working experience in the interbank and money markets, and with the EU's largest Central Securities Depositories: Clearstream and Euroclear. Her role at Société Générale involved constant interactions with reputable banks like Deutsche Bank and Barclays. As Chief Trading System Officer of JFD, Monika manages relationships with prime brokers, liquidity providers, clearing counterparties and technology vendors. Driven by the vast opportunities the industry offers, Monika enjoys being in charge of implementing new technologies and managing various financial instruments.