About Taskize

Co-founded in 2012 by financial technology veterans John O’Hara and Philip Slavin, Taskize is making a unique service for financial institutions everywhere and in many ways anticipates the future of technology-augmented manual operations.

Taskize envisages seamless flows of activity between the people in global financial operations. We provide the only platform specifically designed to drive efficiency in manual interventions both within and between financial services firms. Euroclear’s investment in Taskize accelerates the launch of the service into the operations units of global financial service organisations with an experienced and trusted partner.

Taskize is pronounced “task-eyes”.

Directors

John O'Hara

Chairman and CEO

John O'Hara

John O'Hara is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Taskize. He draws on over 20 years experience delivering cross-asset front and back office technology at investment banks. John invented the AMQP messaging technology used in Microsoft Azure (ISO 19464) and helped create FpML while at JPMorgan. Prior to launching Taskize John held Managing Director and leadership positions at BP, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, RBS and JPMorgan Chase.

Mr O'Hara holds a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, England.

Philippe Breyer

Director

Philippe Breyer

Philippe Breyer is an independent consultant and formly Head of Business Development at Euroclear.

Before joining Euroclear in 2008, he worked during 20 years at J.P.Morgan in M&A advisory subsequently in Brussels, Sao Paulo, New York and Paris. Between 2000 and 2008, he was located in the US where he headed M&A at Citi Financial International, the global consumer finance business unit.

Mr. Breyer holds a Bachelor degree in Applied Economics from Gent University and an MBA-Finance from the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.

Philip Slavin

Director and COO

Philip Slavin

Philip Slavin is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Taskize. Phil has spent over 20 years as both a user and a creator of financial technology. For the early part of his career he worked with both buy and sell-side institutions before joining Fidessa where he ran Business Development and Product Marketing. Immediately prior to Taskize, Phil led Strategic Alliances in EMEA for Pivotal Software, a specialist in agile software delivery.

Cecile VanHentenryck

Director

Cecile VanHentenryck

Cecile VanHentenryck is a Director of Taskize and also Chief Financial Officer at DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral Ltd.
Previously she held leadership positions in Corporate Finance and Corporate Strategy for Euroclear.

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