Meet Our Team
Gilbert van Roon
Founder & Managing Director
Gilbert founded FinTech Compliance in early 2016 as the UK's first specialist FinTech compliance consultancy. He holds the CISI's Level 6 Diploma in Investment Compliance - including a certificate in combating financial crime - and the Investment Management Certificate from CFA (IMC). He has experience working with firms across the financial services spectrum, including payments, crowdfunding, investment banking and insuretech. Gilbert started in financial services in an operational role within a boutique investment manager, and then spent four years rising through the ranks as a compliance consultant in a leading City consultancy firm.
Simon has a BA (hons) in Business and Management and achieved the Level 6 CISI diploma in investment compliance. Simon affected a change in his career path achieving his ambition to work with innovative start-up firms in the financial sector having held a personal interest in the area for a number of years. Exceeding our expectations Simon has become an integral part of FinTech Compliance and now oversees the consulting team. Simon offers stewardship on many of our projects and has worked with clients from across the financial services spectrum. While developing a particular interest in payment services & open banking, Simon's expertise includes an excellent understanding of ethical principles and compliance best practice, and works with the consulting team to keep abreast of regulatory developments.
Joe holds a Level 6 Diploma in Investment Compliance and has been consulting for a variety of financial services firms at FinTech Compliance. Prior to joining the team, Joe was involved in a number of business projects advising on marketing and sales, but advanced into compliance to pursue a more exciting and challenging career in FinTech. Joe has expertise in a number of sectors including Insurance, Consumer Credit, and Payment Services. Joe now works in an operational capacity, working with the team ensure that all mandates are delivered to the highest degree of excellence and professionalism.
Edward joined FinTech Compliance after gaining experience as a KYC contractor for a leading FinTech Firm and working as an entrepreneur in the creative arts industry. Edward holds a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire and is currently working towards attaining his CISI Level 6 Diploma in Investment Compliance. Edward has been involved in a number of projects at FinTech Compliance, including in areas such open banking, payment services and peer-to-peer lending. Edward has also been working to understand the FCA's strategy behind ESG, and has been working closely with some of our clients who are looking to take advantage of any upcoming rules in the space.
Gareth is a chartered member of the Institute of Securities and Investment, holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA, and an Advanced Diploma of Accounting and Business from the ACCA and is currently working towards Affiliate status. Gareth is highly experienced as a CF30 for stockbroking and Investment Management firms in both UK and Australian market, as well as experience work in both retail and commercial banking. He works with multiple FinTech firms that are either FCA authorised or applying for authorisation.