Meet The Team

Americas

New York

John Sescila

Managing Director & Head of Operations

John graduated with a degree in Business and Administration from Hofstra University in New York. Since 2000 he has gone on to build an impeccable reputation leading IT/Technology, Consulting and Recruitment businesses to build their Financial Service operations.

John began his career at Bankers in Call in 2000 whereafter he was headhunted into IMR (International Market Recruiters) to build their Financial Services Consulting and Recruitment function.

In 2009 John joined Fintal to roll out their US Consulting and Technology arm which has grown from strength to strength. More recently the business has expanded its operations across the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Charlotte

Jim Marchetti

Managing Director and Head of Charlotte

Jim has an extensive track record building in-house IT and Technology Consulting teams across the Financial Service industry. He brings a wealth of experience in executing and applying his strategic thinking developing and forming teams to deliver projects for and on behalf of his clients.

Since joining the industry in 2000 Jim has helped businesses grow their Technology offering across New York where he was based at IMR (International Market Recruiters) and later joining Fintal. This has subsequently allowed him to move to Carolina where he’s now based with his family running the Fintal office out of Charlotte.

The business offering and has grown from strength to strength through Jim’s guidance and has allowed the Fintal offering to launch a Global platform offering.

United Kingdom

Baz Sahathevan

CEO (Head of DevOps and Technical Testing Practice)

Baz has been in the quality engineering and testing field for 20 years. Having a deep knowledge base and expertise in this area he has been responsible for implementing testing and DevOps frameworks and governance for a large variety of blue-chip, fintech and start-up clients in different verticals including investment banking, finance, utilities, property & Infrastructure, oil & gas, FMCG and digital e-commerce. This hands-on and managerial experience enables full understanding across both the functional and technical aspects of testing and engineering. He can liaise with senior stakeholders in plain English and make solutions understandable, but also work at a detailed technical level with development and infrastructure SMEs to understand challenges and design, implement and support solutions.

Baz understands the challenges faced in delivering IT into DevOps and CICD pipelines and how to solve them. He is passionate about bringing automation and quality engineering best-practice and assurance into organisations. Baz’s work tended to be repeat engagements through specialist test and management consultancies. This lead to his decision to set up the UK arm of Fintal. He brings this expertise to Fintal to head up our DevOps and Quality Engineering practice. He is also a co-founder of technology start-up developing a product to “automate everything.”

Joe Chesters

Head of Strategic Partnerships (UK & Europe)

Joe has worked in the Financial Markets (United Kingdom, United States and Singapore) over the last twenty years building businesses and helping institutions and professionals in the Wealth and Asset Management field originate and expand their existing companies. 

His experience through delivery has covered the complete spectrum of construction, application and implementation of front, middle & back office, technical and IT services & solutions.  Joe has the depth and breadth of knowledge and C level network specifically in the Wealth and Asset Management industry combined with a true understanding of the needs of the business and industry, providing end to end delivery for the business and client.  It’s Joe’s understanding and unrivalled leadership in this space that has gained him the respect of his clients and peer group to date.

 

Raj Bajaj

Chief Operating Officer

Raj has worked as a Business Analyst, Systems Analyst & Test Manager for a multitude of large corporations. He has been involved in many large scale projects over the past 20 years. Raj’s broad experience in various sectors has ranged from Logistics with Tibbett & Britten, to Government backed projects with Sun Microsystems and the Metropolitan Police, to the Leisure Industry with TUI UK, leading to more recently in the Asset Management arena with large financial clients such as Aviva Investors, Fidelity International & Janus Henderson.

Raj has a proven track record of working within teams that have delivered complex solutions on time and to budget. Raj has also worked with many offshore software vendors and partners. Raj heads up our Trading practice.

India

Rajat Sharma

Non-Executive Director

Accomplished IT Professional with 13+ years of Insightful Experience driving quality into products and solutions along with building and maintaining client relationships. Strong emphasis on Software Quality Assurance & Automation testing. Extensive experience in the areas of Functional testing, Testing methodologies, Requirement analysis, Client and People Management. Leading all phases of diverse technical projects. Technical expertise includes Automation framework implementation and maintenance, Requirement analysis, test plan, strategy creation and reviews. Diverse exposure in different Web Automation tools like QTP, Selenium Web Dr.

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