Our Team

We are a young and vibrant company focused on hard work and trust to achieve our collective goals. With many years of experience across different sectors, our team provides insights and expertise to our clients, ensuring we go above and beyond in every scenario.

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Ashley Groves

CEO & Founder

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Matt Fotheringham

Partner & Head of EMEA

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Paul Stafford

Partner & Head of Advisory

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Ashley has expertise across all aspects of a cross-border transaction, having spent over 15 years in a wide variety of FX industry roles.

 

Prior to founding Deaglo, Ashley was a Director for 10 years at AFEX. There he was responsible for the acquisition, management and maintenance of corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. Under his watch, sales teams doubled revenues annually, developing a network and expertise across a variety of industries, including alternative investments.

 

Ashley is an avid rower, participating in regattas across the UK and US at both collegiate and club level. He lives in New Jersey and spends as much time as he can with his wife, daughter and son.

Paul is responsible for client strategy as well as the development of hedging algorithms and protocols for FX risk management. 

 

He started his career at NASA, where he developed some of the first image processing algorithms for Infrared Astronomy. He then spent 15 years in Hewlett-Packard's R&D coding microwave instrument calibration algorithms. His attention then shifted to the FX market, where he used his mathematical abilities to found Currency Risk Management (CRM) in 2009 - acquired by Deaglo in 2020. Paul has written numerous papers on managing FX risk in Treasury & Risk, AFP and Global Treasury News. 

 

He is a married man and a licensed pilot who has flown ex-military, homebuilt and bush planes. In his spare time, Paul loves to explore and camp in the Rockies and Southwest deserts on his motorcycle. He’s also got 3 dogs that he takes on daily hikes in the Montana mountains.

Matthew leads the promotion of Deaglo’s cross-border advisory solutions to institutional investors, investment managers and multinational corporates in the EMEA. His experience in the alternative finance world positions him uniquely to work with Deaglo clients on cross border funding and allocations.

 

Matthew holds a First Class Bachelor of Law from the University of Sunderland and has been a Vice President at Third Seven Capital - a boutique investment bank - since 2017. 

 

Matthew lives in Madrid and is immersing himself in Spanish culture (mostly food). He enjoys playing numerous sports and is currently training for his third Ironman.

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Clive Cooper

Advisor APAC

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Mattheus Zani

Associate LATAM

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Tim Waggett

Advisor EMEA

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Clive heads up APAC for Deaglo, responsible for firms making investments and raising money in or from the APAC region. He joins Deaglo after leading worldwide sales teams at SourceScrub, Ansarada and S&P Global.

 

As a software and data sales leader, Clive has spent the past 13 years helping Investment Banks and Private Equity firms source more deals and operate more efficiently. He uses his vast global partner network to help clients generate and close more international investment opportunities. Clive has a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Massey University.

A native of New Zealand, Clive has recently moved to New Jersey with his wife and two girls. When he’s not trying to get fit to relive a former life as an International Duathlete, you will find Clive fishing for striped bass around the Jersey Shore.

Matheus focusses on the Latam region for Deaglo, and plays a key role in working directly with large corporate and investment clients. Matheus has several years of experience working in consulting and analyst roles, having previously worked in Brazil as a risk management consultant for the agribusiness industry. He worked with companies across Latin America, advising customers to reduce price risk related to agricultural commodities and FX.

He joined the Deaglo team in 2020 and has gained experience in all Foreign Share Class, Cross-border transactions and Private Equity areas. He has been working with fund managers, investors and corporations providing them with more efficient hedging solutions to protect their investments and cash flows.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Campinas and a Master's degree in Economic Analysis and Finance from the University of Valladolid. Matheus currently lives in Spain but he is obsessed with mastering the art of making Neapolitan Pizza.

Tim joined the Deaglo team in 2020 to manage our EMA customer base and he is responsible for driving the region's business development programme.

 

He brings with him more years of IT sales experience than he would like to admit to. He has a background in direct sales of SAAS and enterprise application software, primarily to banks and financial institutions.

 

Tim is working with placement agents, funds, and corporations to build partnerships that help clients reduce their exposure to FX risk through our innovative FX Hedging strategies.

 

Outside of work he enjoys playing golf, walking, running occasionally (usually to achieve Deaglo's Charity goals), supporting his local football team, rebuilding his old Kawasaki and when allowed, socialising in his local community owned pub with a pint of Rebellion.

Learn More About Our Solutions

If you are interested in finding out more about our services or speaking to one of our team, please reach out to us on:

info@deaglo.com

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Digital Marketing Intern

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Tammy joined the Deaglo team in early 2021. Her interest in working for Deaglo stems from wanting to enter the marketing industry upon graduating. 

 

A penultimate student at Newcastle University, she studies Business Management and Marketing. Currently, on a scholarship for the academic year 2021/22, her strive for success can be seen from her outstanding results. She has also stood out by achieving the highest mark in the cohort for a product pitch in marketing for Year 1. With a passion for finance and marketing, she is keen to gain insight into these fields through her time here. 

 

In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano as well as exploring the streets of Newcastle. An active sportswoman, she is currently trying to achieve her Mount Everest Running Challenge medal.