EC1 Capital

Paul Staples

Big Data, FinTech and Financial Markets

Paul is an experienced Capital Markets and Financial Services professional having worked, and consulted at the worlds largest investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, J.P Morgan, HSBC, Barcap, Merrill Lynch and Deutsch Bank. He has over 15 years experience building strong teams, product development, corporate strategy,  and preparing business for operational readiness.

Paul has been a co-founder on several businesses across an array of sectors from recruitment to environmental consulting. He remains an active angel investor and advisor to several start ups in Big Data/Data Analytics and Educational e-commerce.

Business "start-ups" is in his blood having joined a successful oil and gas dot-com at the age of 19,  being it's 3rd employee, and supported its trade sale a few years later.  Paul holds a BSc in Geography from Leeds University where he remains passionately involved with the Business and Student Mentoring programme.  Paul is a committed hockey player at weekends and lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and young family.