Meet the Team

The team behind Cornerstone

Meet our Leadership Team

Cornerstone has come a long way since we started out life over a decade ago. Whilst we may have grown in size, scope and footprint, we still retain that key small business ethos of doing right by our customers.

Over the last decade we’ve built a team of subject matter experts who are genuinely passionate about making it easier for companies to do business across borders.

James Hickman

Chief Executive Officer

James has spent over 25 years in the Financial Services industry with the last 20 years’ experience within the FX and payments industries.

Most recently, James was Chief Revenue Officer at Dublin-based fintech business, Fire Financial Services Ltd.

Previously, James spent nearly five years as Chief Commercial Officer at AIM-quoted Equals plc.

Prior to that he was Managing Director at a privately held card & payments business, Caxton FX Ltd.

Judy Happe

Chief Finance Officer

Judy has extensive experience of raising growth capital and executing M&A strategies at digital technology companies. She was CFO of digital mental health provider XenZone, now AIM-listed.

Previous to this, she spent 7 years at cybersecurity business AVG Technologies in financial and operational roles. She co-led its $1.3bn sale to Avast plc. Judy is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Rob O'Brien

Chief Commercial Officer

Rob has significant experience in the foreign exchange industry, much of which has been in leadership positions.

Previously, Rob has worked at Vorto Trading Ltd, where he was the largest revenue generator and built a business line based on inward investment into the UK from Asian clients. He brings more than 15 years of foreign exchange experience to his role at Cornerstone.

Jordanna Curtis

Chief Operating Officer

Bio coming soon.

Bill Newton

Chief Information Officer

Bill has extensive operational experience within financial trading companies having worked in the industry for over 20 years. Bill co-founded ODL securities, a derivatives, equities and FX brokerage, where he held a number of senior management roles including IT Director. There, he designed a number of real-time risk and regulatory reporting systems and was responsible for all back-office development. He was subsequently appointed CIO for London Capital Group and managed a reorganisation of its core systems and infrastructure.

Joshua Best

Head of Compliance & MLRO

Joshua has extensive experience across the Financial Service and Technology sectors, supported by a suite of professional qualifications.

Joshua is an professional member of various professional bodies and is an active part of the AML scene.

Most recently, Joshua was Head of Compliance at US based, TikTok Information Services.

Previously, Joshua worked for Amazon where he supported the company’s European financial services entities and provided second-line advisory, regulatory engagement/reporting, and key control oversight.

Prior to that he has had various roles across the financial crime, AML and regulatory compliance space.

Arindam Ray

Chief Technology Officer

Bio coming soon.