BOARD MEMBERS

Richard Bernstein

Interim Non-Executive Chairman

Richard Bernstein qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 and between 1994 and 1996 ran his own specialist research house, Amber Analysis. Amber Analysis provided a risk management service for UK institutions managing over £100 billion in assets. Mr Bernstein subsequently joined Schroder Securities as an equities analyst and became the Chief Executive Officer of AIM-listed Eurovestech plc, a high technology development capital fund. In 2008, Mr Bernstein was appointed as an investment manager of Crystal Amber Fund Limited, an AIM-listed activist fund investing predominately in small to mid-cap UK equities.

Steven Cracknell

Chief Executive Officer

Steve began his career with Thomson Reuters before being headhunted to work at Goldman Sachs. Steve worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly 10 years developing strategic analytical tools for use across the global investment bank, from Sales and Trading applications to front end website optimisation for clients. Steve latterly led a global sales team for Goldman Sachs in relation to Sales Technology before he left to become an entrepreneur. Steve subsequently moved to California to become CPO and then CEO of Zenti, Inc, a Silicon Valley based tech-start-up focussing on big data analytics solutions, utilising human pattern recognition and machine intelligence. The products he designed helped analyse millions of documents to surface patterns of behaviour and human intent.

These products were successfully used by The United States Senate (Permanent Subcommittee for Investigation) as part of a major financial fraud investigation and the National Veterans Foundation for a Veteran Suicide Prevention campaign. Steve left Zenti in 2016 to focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning within the financial markets space, before co-founding Insight with Warren Pearson in 2017.

Warren Pearson

Chief Technical Officer

Warren began his career working as a programmer for the British Civil Service in 1992, before writing code in the telecoms industry and then for a series of investment banks. Moving to Goldman Sachs in 1999, he worked initially in Global Economic Research in London and subsequently for the Firmwide Internet Group in New York. His principal responsibilities were to develop and support the firm’s institutional client-facing website, and to oversee the digital distribution of all client research globally.

Warren left Goldman Sachs in 2011 after 12 years to pursue freelance projects for clients including Barclays and the London Stock Exchange. In 2012, Warren joined Steve Cracknell at Zenti Inc, a Silicon Valley based tech-start-up as DevOps Engineer, strengthening the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. In 2017, Warren co-founded Insight with Steve Cracknell and assumed the role of Chief Technical Officer, overseeing the company’s software engineering proposition.

Peter Rutter

Non-Executive Director

Peter is head of equities at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) as well as head of the global equities team, and a senior portfolio manager with over 14 years of experience.

Prior to joining RLAM, Peter was head of global equities at Waverton Investment Management, where he worked alongside Kenney and Clarke under the same team construct. Prior to this, he was a partner at IronBridge Capital Management for six years, where he co-managed the £3 billion IronBridge Global Select equity strategy. Previously, he worked closely with Kenney in the global equities team at Deutsche Asset Management. Peter graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge University, with a starred double first class degree in Geography. He is a CFA charter holder and a chartered management accountant (CGMA).

John Murray

Non-Executive Director

John Murray has decades of experience in communications and financial services. He is a former Managing Director at Credit Suisse Group AG and senior adviser to the Group CEO. He joined Credit Suisse in 2015 from Prudential plc, where he served as Group Director of Communications, and was a member of the Group Executive Committee. John was previously Director of Communications at the Financial Services Authority from 2006 to 2010. John also had a successful career in journalism, culminating in the role of Executive Editor of the Express Group. He subsequently became Director of Strategy and Communications at Telewest plc (now part of Virgin Media), then a founding partner of leading financial PR consultancy Powerscourt Group. As well as his role at InsigAI, John is a senior advisor to AIM-listed activist fund Crystal Amber, Trustee of the Barbican Centre, and Governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Ashley Humphrey

Chief Financial Officer

Ashley began her career at Aon Corporation based in Chicago, USA, where she held the position of Financial Specialist for Global Corporate Real Estate. She subsequently moved to Hong Kong with Aon to align local countries and global corporate teams across the Aon network and implement new financial structures.  Following her period in Hong Kong, Ashley moved to Singapore and oversaw Aon’s accounts reporting for total operating revenue of $1bn annually.

Latterly Ashley moved to London with Aon to become a Head of Finance EMEA. Whilst at Aon she gained qualifications as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Jaco Venter

Head of Asset Management and Data Science

Jaco has over 20 years experience in Asset Management and Quantitative Analytics. He began his career as Lecturer: Quantitative Techniques before moving to banking and financial markets where he spent most of his career as Quantitative Analyst at JP Morgan Investment Bank, Director at Crux Capital Management and Senior Portfolio Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management in London. Jaco, CFA charter holder and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, graduated with a degree in Mathematical Statistics.

Sachin Kachhla

Director of Sales

Sachin joined Insight as Director of Sales in February 2021. Based in New York.  Sachin is an experienced sales executive, most recently holding the position of Managing Director, Head of Sales for Indus Valley Partner, New York, USA. Sachin specialises in sales of financial technology for the alternative and traditional asset management space. Prior to Indus Valley Partners, Sachin held the position of Director of Business Development Eze Software Group and brings over 20 years of experiences in sales roles.