Meet the Team

LEADERSHIP

Inspira Wealth

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VJ Angelo
CEO

VJ Angelo
CEO

VJ has over 35 years of financial markets experience across Fixed Income, listed derivatives, exchange market infrastructure, regulation and capital raising. As CEO of a Crypto index business, VJ furthered his base knowledge of digitisation and blockchain. He holds an extensive network throughout the globe.

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Duncan Bendall
CMO

Duncan Bendall
CMO

Duncan is a commercially orientated executive with a successful track record in digital, advertising, media, marketing and sales. He has over 25 years of strong experience in the broader media landscape, digital, technology and mobile sector with excellent interpersonal skills and valuable contacts.

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Praveen De Silva
CTO

Praveen De Silva
CTO

Over 20 years of international experience in the IT industry. Draws on wide-ranging technical expertise to overcome challenges. Thrives when working as a part of a cohesive team to deliver projects that yield multiple business benefits.

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Ana Maria Aver
Head of Operations

Ana Maria Aver
Head of Operations

Ana Maria, has an MBA in Finance and Banking and background in PR, marketing and event management. She has joined Inspira Wealth (former LDXAM) in 2020 where she's presently working as the Head of Operations.

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Sam Hourigan
CEO - Advisory

Sam Hourigan
CEO - Advisory

Sam has worked with and consulted for companies and businesses in all Australian states and Internationally, with extensive business networks in South East Asia, United States and Europe.

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Deljfina Andoni
Head of Research

Deljfina Andoni
Head of Research

Educated in China & Japan. Research background in Cognitive Science. Machine Learning & Data Science enthusiast. Interested in monetary and distributed systems innovation, particularly cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology

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Jemima Darling
Marketing Executive

Jemima Darling
Marketing Executive

Jemima joined Inspira as the Social Media Executive and quickly slid into her current role as Marketing Executive. She is gaining experience in all aspects of a fast-paced marketing role.

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Sabrina Innocente
Legal Analyst

Sabrina Innocente
Legal Analyst

Sabrina has experience in areas such as data regulation, new product launches and wider financial services regulation and compliance issues. Sabrina is currently seconded to Inspira Wealth as a Legal Analyst, is trilingual and has a vast amount of international experience.

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Antonia Darling
Executive Assistant to VJ Angelo

Antonia Darling
Executive Assistant to VJ Angelo

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Claire Macdonald
Client Relations Associate

Claire Macdonald
Client Relations Associate

Claire recently joined the Inspira Wealth team in a Client Relations position. She has a firm grip on strategy, operations and compelling communication skills. Her background is predominantly in sales and customer service.

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James Davies
Non-Executive Director

James Davies
Non-Executive Director

With a long history in Fin Tech with several successful exits, James formerly ran Product Management for Cantor Fitzgerald and ran Sales and Marketing for Trayport. Most recently he has been CFO for one of the world’s largest ICOs and CEO for a crypto poker business.

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Stuart Heath
Non-Executive Director

Stuart Heath
Non-Executive Director

Stuart is based in the UK Office of Deutsche Börse focusing on development of Eurex derivative products, specifically the introduction of new derivatives product to migrate OTC derivatives into the cleared and exchange traded environment.

Inspira Asset Management

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Chris Berney
Inspira House PM

Chris Berney
Inspira House PM

A finance professional with over 20 years experience in capital markets as a banker and trader in London & Frankfurt with Dresdner Kleinwort, HK. Involved in real estate, private equity and tech for the last 9 years.

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Charles O’Neil
Inspira Yacht PM

Charles O’Neil
Inspira Yacht PM

Charles has recently been working with startups to gain pre-seed and seed funding. Before this he spent eight years delivering innovation projects for the HCL/ Deutsche Bank Fintech Lab. He has an MBA from Imperial College, London focused on Innovation Management, High Tech Strategy and Corporate Finance.

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John Sears
CEO of Inspira Venture Capital

John Sears
CEO of Inspira Venture Capital

An experienced finance professional with a background in (U)HNW private wealth management in Geneva, followed by building blockchain Venture Capital firm MoonBoots Capital up to an AUM of circa $100m in 2020/21.

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Mike Mahoney
Treasury Manager

Mike Mahoney
Treasury Manager

Mike has over 25 years of experience in trading, developing strategies and managing risk in global financial markets, covering government bonds, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange, fixed income repo and cryptocurrency. Developed systematic trading programs, for bond futures and more recently Bitcoin.

Advisory Board

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Mike Bradshaw
Non-Executive Director

Mike Bradshaw
Non-Executive Director

Mike has an Aviation background in Engineering and management and has transitioned his career in to project funding for Aviation, Green technologies for power and waste to energy as well as capital raise for the Medical and Boutique Hotels sector.

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Stephanie Graham
Head of Community Management Americas

Stephanie Graham
Head of Community Management Americas

Stephanie is a US based expert in the B2B and B2C retail sector advising a variety of firms in increasing sales and Revenue. She has worked with firms in the retail, medical, real estate and luxury boutique hotel sectors in raising capital via introductions and networks.

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Nick Harrington
Non-Executive Director

Nick Harrington
Non-Executive Director

Nick is an experienced founder with a focus on scaling and advising businesses across the financial services and the technology. He has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015

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