Management Team

David Priestley, Chairman. linkedin-small

A career entrepreneur in technology for the Finance and Commodities sectors. Founder of 6 successful start ups over a 30 year career. Finalist in the 2001 Entrepreneur of the year and winner of the AIM Fastest Rising Share in 2003. Responsible for the creation of several hundred technology jobs in the sector and with an excess of over £100 million in exports achieved over the years Priestley remains committed to deploying the very latest technology using the very best software engineering talent. David was part of Gissing Software’s management team that sold the business to Reuters in 2008. David co-founded MDX Technology in 2010.

Paul Watmough, CEO. linkedin-small

Paul is a successful business developer of technology companies serving the Capital Markets, Energy and Commodities sectors. He has founded and built a number of technology companies to market leading positions attracting investors and buyers. He is an energetic sales manager, having led global sales and marketing teams, with a proven track record. He is an innovative marketer widely connected and respected. Paul co-founded MDX Technology in 2010 where he currently serves as CEO.

Richard Gissing, CTO. linkedin-small

Richard was the founding partner at Gissing Consulting in 1991 (which became Gissing Software), which supplied market data software solutions to the financial markets. Richard has over 20 years’ experience of technology for the financial markets, with particular emphasis on market data and trading gateways. His experience, knowledge and understanding of both the business and technology of the financial markets allow him to interpret business requirements and translate these into a technical solution. In addition to providing product and strategic technology direction, one of Richard’s key strengths is in technical support of the sales process. Gissing Software was sold to Reuters in 2008. Richard co-founded MDX Technology in 2010.

David Miller, Development Director. linkedin-small

With over 25 years’ experience of commercial software development, David has developed products and solutions for the financial, healthcare and education markets. David ran the development team at Gissing Software (responsible for the creation of products including ConteX 4 and RealtimeXL), before becoming Head of Contributions Architecture at Thomson Reuters after Gissing Software’s acquisition. David joined MDX Technology in 2011.

Non-Executive Directors

Simon Luhr, Non-Executive Director. linkedin-small

Simon Luhr brings over 30 years of experience in the global financial markets. Currently he is CEO and co-founder of FinEx Capital, an integrated asset management business providing a full spectrum of investment solutions. The firm has products listed in Moscow, London and Amsterdam. Prior to this he founded and sold a number of very successful businesses including SW1 Capital, Marble Asset Management and Fund Clear. Simon's impressive career also includes time spent at a number of tier one financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers, a leading UK stockbroking firm.


Clare Walsh, Strategic Advisor. linkedin-small

Clare has also spent some 30 years in the financial technology industry, long before it became known as 'Fintech'. Clare is a co-founder of Metia, formed in 1988 and Finextra which was launched in 2001. She brings unrivalled knowledge and experience of 'Fintech' marketing and business development capabilities, and has an extensive contact network built up during her long career in this industry. Clare is also a life time West Ham supporter.