Meet the FSC Team

The vision to create value in unexpected ways. The tenacity to drive transformation in highly regulated environments. At FSC, we have both the skills and the tools to propel our portfolio companies forward.

From retail banking, to payment platforms, to asset managers, to specialty and consumer credit platforms, to insurance businesses, every member of our senior team joins FSC with a long history in the financial services industry. Bringing genuine operational experience, and with an established network of industry relationships to draw on, we offer our portfolio companies guidance and insight that goes beyond the role of traditional private equity firms.

Matthew D.

Matthew D. Hansen

Managing Partner

Miroslav

Miroslav Boublik

Managing Partner

Martin

Martin Rauchenwald

Partner

Kevin

Kevin Cunningham

Partner

Matt

Matt Dougherty

Principal

Mehmet

Mehmet Demirci

Vice President

Benjamin

Benjamin James

Vice President

Kelly

Kelly Swart

Senior Associate

Christopher

Christopher Doukaki

COO

Felicia Geiseler

Felicia Geiseler Torán

Paralegal and Office Manager

Michael

Michael Whealon

Senior Managing Director
Capital Formation

Glenn

Glenn Kim

Chair of the FSC Advisory Board

Jim

Jim Perry

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

Matt

Matt Wallach

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

Rafael

Rafael Marin

Operating Partner

Pedro

Pedro Escudero

Operating Partner

Rodney

Rodney Farmer

Operating Partner

Radoslaw

Radoslaw Kuczynski

Operating Partner

Michael

Michael Hansen

Senior Advisor

Joe

Joe Hurley

Senior Advisor

Anika

Anika Scott

Senior Advisor

Matthew D. Hansen

Managing Partner

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Matthew D. Hansen

Managing Partner

Biography

Matthew has been a private equity investor for over 20 years, and has focused on the financial services sector throughout his career. Before founding FSC in 2019, he was a Senior Partner and Head of UK & Europe at Atlas Merchant Capital, a financial services private equity firm.

Prior to Atlas, Matthew was a Partner & Managing Director responsible for European Private Equity for Cerberus Capital Management. Throughout his time at Atlas and Cerberus, he sat on numerous boards, investment committees, and credit committees of both regulated and unregulated entities, in the US and across Europe.

Matthew graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance, and holds a joint-MBA from Columbia University and London Business School. He started his career in investment banking at Bear Sterns in New York, before moving to LBO PE firm Madison Dearborn Partners in both Chicago and London. One of the grandfathers of the industry whose first deal was FedEx in 1971.

Miroslav Boublik

Managing Partner

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Miroslav Boublik

Managing Partner

Biography

Miroslav co-founded FSC following a distinguished career that’s seen him gain widespread recognition as one of Europe’s leading experts on financial services technologies. Prior to FSC, he was Group Head of Special Projects and Managing Partner of Home Credit Venture Capital. During his tenure, he founded and led the conglomerate’s corporate venture capital arm, with a focus on FinTech and enabling technology companies relevant to consumer finance and banking.   Prior to Home Credit International, Miroslav worked as the Managing Director at Craig Capital Corporation, First Deputy Chairman of BNP Paribas’ Ukrainian subsidiary and Chief Operating Officer at Alfa-Bank, the largest private sector bank in Russia, where he was responsible for the development and operations of its expansion into commercial and retail banking.   Miroslav holds an MBA from Harvard University and a degree in Computer Engineering from Brown University. Before moving into banking, he worked at IBM and McKinsey and Company, where he supported clients in the financial services, telecoms and IT sectors with their technology strategies.

Martin Rauchenwald

Partner

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Martin Rauchenwald

Partner

Biography

Martin joined FSC with a 20-year career in the financial services industry behind him. He has held senior management roles in UniCredit Group, including a number of executive board positions, where he worked across Munich, London, Vienna and Moscow with a focus on growing and restructuring businesses.   Martin co-founded Ithuba Capital AG, a financial markets advisory and technology-enabled portfolio wind-down specialist. After a successful exit, he joined Oliver Wyman as a Partner for financial services to drive the transformation of financial services companies.   Martin graduated from the University of Santander, Spain, and has an MBA specialising in banking and insurance from the Karl Franzens University in Austria.

Kevin Cunningham

Partner

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Kevin Cunningham

Partner

Biography

Kevin joined FSC with over twenty years’ experience in the financial services industry. He was formerly a Managing Director of Stephens Europe in the Financial Services Group. Prior to joining Stephens in 2017, he was at Fenchurch Advisory Partners for 13 years, where he was a Managing Director and founding Partner. He started his advisory career in Europe as a member of the European Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank. He has 20 years of investment banking experience, advising public and private insurance companies on mergers, acquisitions, strategy, restructurings and fundraisings and has broad experience across the financial services sector. He has an MBA from Columbia University, a BA in Anthropology from UCLA and earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2001.

Matt Dougherty

Principal

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Matt Dougherty

Principal

Biography

Matt joined FSC with 12 years’ experience working in the financial services industry. He was formerly Head of Strategy at Panmure Gordon, a PE-owned boutique merchant bank, and before that spent several years in Oliver Wyman’s financial services practice.   Across his career he has been involved in numerous M&A processes, operational transformation programmes and regulatory focussed work.   He started his career at Belgrave Capital Management on the Hedge Fund investment team following graduation from the London School of Economics with a BSc Economics.

Mehmet Demirci

Vice President

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Mehmet Demirci

Vice President

Biography

Mehmet joined FSC following employment at AnaCap Financial Partners, where he worked on private equity investments in financial services businesses across Europe. Prior to that he worked in the Financial Institutions Group at RBC Capital Markets. Mehmet started his career at PwC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Deals Advisory business. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Exeter.

Benjamin James

Vice President

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Benjamin James

Vice President

Biography

Ben joined FSC with 8 years' experience working in the financial services industry. He was formerly Vice President at Fenchurch Advisory Partners, a leading investment banking and corporate finance advisory firm specialising in European financial services. Ben started his career at Deloitte, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Banking and Capital Markets group. He holds a Mathematics degree from Durham University.

Kelly Swart

Senior Associate

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Kelly Swart

Senior Associate

Biography

Before joining FSC, Kelly was an Investment Associate at the Real Estate Private Equity Fund and McCombs REIT Fund at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he was at CBRE, where he performed market analysis and recommended strategies for the Austin Office Tenant Representation group.   Kelly served in the United States Air Force as a fighter aircraft engineer, after joining in 2000. Kelly holds a BBA in Finance from Texas State University, and an MBA with Investment Management specialization from The University of Texas.

Christopher Doukaki

COO

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Christopher Doukaki

COO

Biography

Christopher brings over 25 years of experience in senior management infrastructure roles to FSC, joining the company from Panmure Gordon where he was the Chief Administrative Officer and an Executive Committee member.   Prior to this, Christopher was the Chief Commercial Officer at AON Insurance’s data and analytics business, where he led the development of new revenue streams, before moving on to lead AON’s insurtech strategy.   Before joining AON, Christopher was the Chief Administrative Office and a Member of the Executive Committee at LCH.Clearnet, where he played a pivotal role in launching and achieving the clearing house’s transformation from a fragmented IT and operations utility to the leading market infrastructure group. Christopher subsequently played a leading role in the sale of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet to the London Stock Exchange Group.   Christopher holds a Bachelor of Laws from Reading University, and a Master’s in Law from Kings College London.   A practicing solicitor since 1995, he started his City career in 1998, at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc where he became Group Head of Employment and later Legal Director.

Felicia Geiseler Torán

Paralegal and Office Manager

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Felicia Geiseler Torán

Paralegal and Office Manager

Biography

Felicia joined FSC from the practice of Denis John Carey, Notary Public, in Temple Chambers, London. There she liaised with numerous embassies and government bodies, whilst also working as a legal exam marker for institutions such as Fordham University. Prior to her university studies she was employed at Garden House School in Central London, teaching children aged 7 to 8 in a variety of core subjects.   Felicia holds a Law LLB from Queen Mary’s University of London, and recently passed the New York State Bar examination for admission as a New York attorney later this year.

Michael Whealon

Senior Managing Director
Capital Formation

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Michael Whealon

Senior Managing Director
Capital Formation

Biography

Michael has over 25 years of senior level Investment Banking and Capital Formation experience, most of which has been focused on Global Private Equity, and M&A. Michael founded Fox Point Partners in 2009, a merchant bank focused on private direct investments and M&A, with a focus on financial services. Michael spent the last few years at Panmure Gordon where he ran Global Private Capital Solutions and led several financial services private equity deals. Formerly, Michael held senior level positions at several major leading financial services Institutions including: Marsh & McClennan Companies (MMC), where he was Head of the Global TMT Practice and Industry Practices and a Member of the Senior Leadership Team; ING Barings as Head of Global TMT Investment Banking, and was on the European Management Committee and Global Investment Committee; and over 10 years as a MD in Investment Banking at Bear Stearns in both New York and London, where he was Group Head of several International Businesses. Michael started his career at JP Morgan in the North American Corporate Banking Division. He received a BA from Boston College.

Glenn Kim

Chair of the FSC Advisory Board

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Glenn Kim

Chair of the FSC Advisory Board

Biography

Glenn is a senior executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in providing independent objective financial advice and capital markets related solutions for private and public-sector enterprises including government debt and investment entities, official sector related regulators, and financial service enterprises.   Glenn has worked as Senior Advisor with the Ministries of Finance or treasury related agencies of Greece, Iceland and Germany and has been closely involved with the European Stability Mechanism and European Financial Stability Facility in connection with the European sovereign debt crisis.   He began his career with Lehman Brothers where he worked globally across different functions and geographies for over 20 years. He then managed the asset-liability resolution process when the institution was in administration pioneering an industry protocol for claims related aggregation and settlement.   Glenn holds a Diploma in International Relations and Political Economy from The London School of Economics, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology from Rice University, USA.

Jim Perry

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

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Jim Perry

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

Biography

Jim Perry is a Senior Advisor and Investor of FSC. He is currently a Managing Director with the MDP Telecom, Media & Technology Services team. Prior to co-founding MDP, he was with First Chicago Venture Capital for eight years. Previously, he was with The First National Bank of Chicago.   Jim currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Asurion Corporation, Centennial Towers, Intermedia.net, Inc., Liquid Web, The Topps Company, Univision Communications, Chicago Public Media and NexGen Capital Partners. In addition, he is on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, serves on the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and is the Chairman of the Board of Empower Illinois.   Jim holds both an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Wallach

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

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Matt Wallach

FSC Advisory Board Member & Investor

Biography

Matt Wallach is a co-founder of Veeva Systems [NYSE:VEEV], one of the world's leading industry cloud companies with a market capitalization of over $40 billion. He served as its president until 2019 through the company's IPO and growth to a $1 billion revenue run rate. With 20 years of experience in technology, Matt played a pivotal role in helping meet life sciences customers’ most pressing global requirements in developing and bringing products to market.   Prior to Veeva, Matt held leadership positions in product management, marketing, and business development at various healthcare technology companies. Earlier in his career, Matt was the general manager of the pharmaceuticals & biotechnology division at Siebel Systems, where he established the company as the market leader in multiple markets before its acquisition by Oracle.   Matt currently serves on the board of directors of Veeva Systems and HealthVerity, a privately held healthcare technology company. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in economics from Yale University. Matt currently resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and three sons.

Rafael Marin

Operating Partner

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Rafael Marin

Operating Partner

Biography

Rafael has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector across consumer finance, asset management, personal financial management, banks and insurance and has worked with prestigious private equity firms throughout his career. Rafael is currently serving as Chief Transformation Officer at FSC investment Ufasa.   Previously, he spent more than 15 years in various senior roles at Banco Santander including Chief of Staff to the Group Chairman for eight years. He also held several Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development roles during which time he closed more than 20 M&A deals on behalf of the bank.   As an angel investor, Rafael invested in Lucania Gestion, an unsecured debt servicing company, and played an active role in the company’s growth strategy, contributing to 14x times growth in value in four years.   He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and a degree in International Business from ICADE, Spain.

Pedro Escudero

Operating Partner

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Pedro Escudero

Operating Partner

Biography

Pedro has more than 25 years’ experience as senior banking executive, management consultant and entrepreneur. Currently he serves as CEO of FSC portfolio company Ufasa.   During the last six years, he has operated as an entrepreneur, investor and adviser for mid-sized businesses. For the previous 13 years Pedro held leadership positions in banking; leading many growth, transformation and reorganisation projects. His prior roles include General Manager of Novo Banco, Banco Espirito Santo, CFO & COO of Barclays Europe and several managerial positions in Banesto. He started his career with McKinsey and Company.   Pedro holds an MBA, Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, USA and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Rodney Farmer

Operating Partner

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Rodney Farmer

Operating Partner

Biography

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and payments sector, Rodney has held senior leadership positions across multiple geographies. He has served as the CEO of Global Payments Europe, Home Credit US and B-Payment Group all focused on building card issuing and acquiring business.   Rodney is a payment security and innovation thought leader having been elected to his fourth terms on the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors, is a board member of the EPSM and corporate advisory roles for Bluefin Payments, Cambrist, Borgun and Barion.   He was the EMEA Sales Director for Euronet Worldwide and the leader of Payment Card Operations at Raiffeisen International.

Radoslaw Kuczynski

Operating Partner

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Radoslaw Kuczynski

Operating Partner

Biography

A bank lending and technology expert, Radoslaw has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and technology sector.

 

Among his senior positions, he was the CEO of EFL, the largest Polish leasing and factoring company belonging to Credit Agricole Group and the Deputy CEO at Ukrsibbank, 3rd largest Ukrainian bank belonging to BNP Paribas Group. Radoslaw gained an extensive international experience being expatriate in five West- and Central-European countries as well as being part of the head-office team supervising seven North African and Asian countries.

Michael Hansen

Senior Advisor

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Michael Hansen

Senior Advisor

Biography

Michael joined FSC from Discover financial services, where he was the Head of Innovation, Business Technology. In this role, he led Discover’s Innovation effort, managing teams across AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Enhanced Authentication and Internet of Things.   Before joining Discover, Michael led principal investments and served as a Managing Member of Buffalo Jump Energy Corporation. He was the Chairman of Ignite Solar LLC and President/Chairman of the Houston Angel Network.   Michael graduated from the University of Texas with an MBA in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees, and he holds a BSc in Mathematics from Georgetown University. He has worked in both investment banking and law, most notably with Credit Suisse First Boston and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP respectively.

Joe Hurley

Senior Advisor

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Joe Hurley

Senior Advisor

Biography

Joe Joined FSC as an Advisor after he retired from Discover Financial Services as Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee in 2020. Joe ran Global Business Development for Discover, which included M&A, Global Partnerships, and Fin tech partnerships. As part of the M&A work, Joe oversaw the acquisition of the Pulse Debit business and Diners Club International transactions. He was also responsible for putting together Discover’s Net to Net partnerships, which included partnerships with ELO, RuPay, JCB and UnionPay.   Joe has served on numerous industry and philanthropic boards over the years and currently sits on the boards of a number of Fin tech companies. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia with a BA in Business and Economics.

Anika Scott

Senior Advisor

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Anika Scott

Senior Advisor

Biography

Anika has a decade of financial services experience, and has focussed on capital raising, investor relations, strategy and business development throughout her career.   Before joining FSC in 2020, she was Head of Investor Relations and Ecosystem Development Europe at Anthemis, a financial services venture capital firm.   Prior to Anthemis, Anika held senior level positions with YFM Equity Partners, where she was responsible for overseeing investor relations and fundraising; and the Tilney Group, where she drove business development, sales and marketing of the firm's investment management business.   Anika started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London.  Anika graduated from the University of Durham with a BA Combined Honours in Social Sciences.