FRANCESCO LO CONTE

Francesco is the founder of Esprow, a multi-national FinTech company with offices in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Pune, and St. Petersburg.

Francesco bootstrapped Esprow in Singapore without external investments. In less than 6 years Esprow grew from a 2-people company in a room on the outskirts of Singapore to a global market-leader in automated testing of financial systems. Esprow's clients include global marquee investment banks, national stock exchanges, and tier-1 equity broker/dealers in New York, London, the EU, Asia Pacific, and Japan.

FRANCESCO LO CONTE
FOUNDER & CEO




FEDERICO LO CONTE

Federico is expert in financial regulation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He draws on his accomplished background and experience to advise on a range of strategic policy areas including financial services, regulation and operations.

As an international executive with over 15 years’ experience in financial services, Federico has held very senior roles in London and Singapore working for prime global investment banks like Barclays Bank, Goldman Sachs & Co and UBS AG. Federico graduated from ESCP Europe with a Master’s Degree in Management.

FEDERICO LO CONTE
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER




EKATERINA VALOVA

Ekaterina has over 20 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting within start-ups and global companies such as General Motors and Procter & Gamble. She has a strong background in IFRS, tax and management reporting, financial analysis, and forecasting. Ekaterina holds a master’s degree in management, CIMA certified.

In her current role as Financial Manager at Esprow, Ekaterina ensures company’s overall business control, tax compliance, provides strong support in strategic decision making across multinational company. She is focused on continuous improvement in business and finance processes.

EKATERINA VALOVA
FINANCIAL MANAGER




EMIL RAKADJIEV

Emil has international software engineering experience in industry, research, and academia in Europe, USA, and Asia. At Esprow, he is involved in and oversees technology and product development.

His previous experience includes working at the SAP headquarters in Walldorf and Hitachi's research center in Yokohama. Based on his research at Hitachi, he published and presented a paper at an IEEE conference for distributed systems. Emil speaks fluently 4 languages and is currently learning Japanese. Emil holds a master's degree in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He did the research for his thesis, focusing on parallel processing and distributed systems, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

EMIL RAKADJIEV
SOFTWARE ARCHITECT & PRODUCT MANAGER




SERGEY MALTSEV

Sergey is a certified Project Manager with a comprehensive experience in managing complex predictive, adaptive and hybrid life-cycle projects. At Esprow Sergey is responsible for planning, managing, releasing, and delivering of sophisticated FinTech solutions to enterprise clients.

Sergey has 10+ years’ experience working on international projects, leading geographically distributed teams. As a pre-doc researcher Sergey published more than 10 articles (including papers indexed by IEEE, Scopus), gained technical and PM expertise in such companies as Devexperts, Reksoft, Sicap.

SERGEY MALTSEV
SENIOR SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGER




OLGA AKSANOVA

Olga has a strong professional background working as an administrative specialist within an international company. Olga joined Esprow as an HR, Operations and Administrative Specialist with later appointment to the position of an Executive Assistant to the CEO.

As an Executive Assistant Olga provides extensive administrative support to the CEO and top-level management of the company, runs the Administrative Department, being responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing administrative and operational procedures, activities, and documentation.

OLGA AKSANOVA
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO