A leading SaaS provider to shape your business strategy

smartTrade Technologies is a global provider of multi-asset electronic trading and payments platforms. Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, where the core of its research and development center is situated, smartTrade has subsidiaries in London, Paris, Geneva, Istanbul, New York, Toronto, Tokyo, and Singapore.
We contribute to the growth of our customers’ electronic trading and payments business through our cost-efficient, technologically advanced, secure, private end-to-end SaaS solutions.

Meet our Executive Team


David ensures that smartTrade’s teams are organized to offer our clients the best possible service. Having previously held the role of CTO, he understands the importance of aligning the technology team with the sales strategy to ensure client satisfaction.

David Vincent
CEO & Co-Founder

Michael is responsible for the running of all smartTrade’s field operations including sales, pre-sales, and client engagement. He brings a unique depth of operational experience and a firm commitment to customer success.

Michael Henssler
President and COO

Renaud is leading the company's financial strategy, operational support functions, and promoting collaboration across departments, with a focus on Compliance, Performance Enhancement, and Controls.

Renaud Kerspern
COO, Performance & CFO

Elise oversees the management of Human Resources. Her team is key in supporting our business strategy and implementing appropriate transformations in both a local and global context.

Elise Van Der Schans
Chief Human Resources Officer
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John leads the PreSales and Marketing teams.  His focus is ensuring that the value delivered by smartTrade and its solutions is well communicated both at the global level through Marketing and detailed level via the PreSales team.

John Stead
Presales & Marketing Director

Alex leads and defines smartTrade’s technology strategy as the CTO of the company. He manages the technology operations, product strategy, delivery, and support of the Product Business Group serving banks that need to offer international FX payments and cash management capabilities to their commercial, SMB, and retail clients.

Alexander Culiniac
CTO/Managing Director Commercial Banking & Payment Product Business Group

As Chief of Staff, Lara works closely with CEO David Vincent to implement and coordinate smartTrade’s projects and initiatives across the company. She is also responsible for leading smartTrade’s internal and external communications.

Lara Michel
COS & Corporate Program Manager

Emmanuel plays a critical role in designing solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements during the adoption and delivery stages of our clients' journey.

Emmanuel Lorge
Enterprise Architect

Thibault leads the technology operations, product strategy, delivery, and support of the Product Business Group providing financial institutions with full-fledged end-to-end trading systems to serve their clients and access market liquidity

Thibault Joly
Managing Director Trading Product Business Group

Renaud ensures that the organization, across all departments, conducts its business processes in compliance with laws and regulations, professional and international standards, and accepted business practices. This includes, but is not limited to, cyber-security or SOC2-like audits.

Renaud Lebrun
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
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Remy leads smartTrade's infrastructure team. His focus is ensuring our clients and staff get the most secure, fast and reliable infrastructure to support their business.

Remy Falco
Global Head of Infrastructure

smartTrade’s in-house hosted solutions support foreign exchange, fixed income, crypto and derivatives. With connectivity to 130+ liquidity providers, enabling tailored aggregation, smart execution, risk management, order management, analytics, payments and multi-channel distribution.

smartTrade supports a variety of regulated and un-regulated Financial Institutions.