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”.


Why Taskize?

At Taskize we’re providing a much more effective way of providing and accessing client service for the entire financial services industry.

We aim to be the best at connecting problems to resolutions for this global financial industry. It’s our complete focus, and we work with our clients every day to learn how to do it better, so we all benefit.

Wherever problems originate, be it an email enquiry from a client, an exception in your systems, a query from a colleague, or a feed from a Fintech, we will take that problem and route it to the right place to have it resolved, even in a different company.

Taskize was founded by an industry veteran with a proven track record; your firm is probably using technology from our founders today. Our SaaS has had over 99.95% reliability for over 2 years and is operated for hundreds of financial companies. We are backed by a utility responsible for over EUR 30tn of securities and count leading names as customers.

Trust Taskize for your operations.

Our directors

John O'Hara

Co-founder and CEO

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.

Philip Slavin

Co-founder and COO

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.

Philippe Breyer

Independent consultant

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.

Antonio Queiroz


Chief Digital Officer at Euroclear. Prior to joining Euroclear, served as Head of Distribution, Services Models & Digital Banking; Deputy Head IRB Retail and SME at BNP Paribas. CIO of Cortal Consors in charge for the IT teams building Hellobank! in Germany. He was in charge of Web and Mobile for BNP Paribas Personal Investors. Headed Business development in European, Mediteranean and South American countries. In charge of the Digital coordination role within BNP Investment Solutions.