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Leadership Team

Mark Gunning, Global Business Solutions Director

British, born 1962

Mark Gunning

Mr. Mark Gunning is the director of the Temenos Business Solutions Group, the product experts responsible for ensuring that Temenos' solutions match our client's requirements. Mr. Gunning joined Temenos in 1994 and has developed Temenos software and launched Temenos' operations in North America.

Prior to joining Temenos, Mr. Gunning worked for HSBC developing and implementing their international banking systems and for Misys developing the Equation banking software package.

Mr. Gunning holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the London School of Economics.

Alexa Guenoun, Chief Client Officer

French, born 1972

Alexa Guenoun

Ms Guenoun has been the Chief Client Officer at Temenos since 2017 and has responsibility for Services, Partners and Support globally. Ms Guenoun joined Temenos in 2006 and has held a number of key roles within sales and business development including more recently her role as Regional Director for France.

Ms Guenoun has over 20 years of experience in global banking technology having worked in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Prior to joining Temenos, she held a number of positions at Misys including Head of Regional Business Development for APAC.

Ms Guenoun holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Finance from the American BBA INSEEC in Paris.

Carl Robertson, Chief Marketing Officer

British, born 1972

Carl Robertson - Chief Marketing OfficerCarl Robertson joined Temenos as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in 2017. In this role he is responsible for planning and execution of Global Marketing and Corporate Communications programs. Prior to joining Temenos, Carl was VP Global Marketing at Tata Communications, a global telecom and cloud organisation.

Carl has over 18 years of experience in senior executive roles within leading technology organisations, including Xerox and Orange and more recently Colt where he was CMO and VP of Products.

He holds a bachelor's degree in management, innovation and business strategy from Aston University, UK.

Deirdre Dempsey, General Counsel

Irish, born 1971

Deirdre Dempsey

Ms. Dempsey joined Temenos in 2001 as legal counsel and has been General Counsel of Temenos since 2008. Ms. Dempsey holds an LL.B. (Hons.) from Trinity College, University of Dublin (1994) and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of San Francisco (1997). Ms. Dempsey was admitted to the New York bar in 1999.

Prior to joining Temenos, Ms. Dempsey was Legal Director for Interbrand Wood in Switzerland, where she was responsible for review of trademarks for pharmaceuticals and related regulatory matters. Ms. Dempsey also spent several years as a jurist working in law firms in San Francisco and New York, mainly in the litigation field.

Guylaine Gaudreau, Group Human Resources Director
Canadian, born 1969

Guylaine Gaudreau, Group Human Resources DirectorMs. Gaudreau is the Group Human Resources Director at Temenos since 2016 and has global responsibility for Human Resources.

Ms. Gaudreau has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and international consulting roles. She initially joined Temenos in 2002 until 2011 as Group Compensation & Benefits manager and then held various positions including Executive Compensation Director, Integration Director and Group HR.

She started her career as a pension consultant in Canada and then moved to Paris and Geneva for Towers Perrin in senior consulting roles; she also held a Global Account director position for Towers Watson before rejoining Temenos.

Ms. Gaudreau is a qualified Canadian actuary and holds an EMBA at the International University in Geneva.

Steen Jensen, Managing Director, Europe

Danish/Luxembourgish, born 1962

Steen JensonMr. Steen Jensen has been European Managing Director of Temenos since 2016. Mr Jensen joined Temenos in 2007 as Global Accounts Director and has since been in various regional roles within Europe.

Mr. Jensen has more than 35 years' experience in banking and the financial software industry. Prior to joining Temenos Mr. Jensen worked at Misys for 10 years in a number of different roles including functional consultancy, project delivery, sales and Head of the Northern and Western Europe region. Prior to that Mr. Jensen as working at a Danish bank in Denmark, Greenland and Luxembourg. 

Martin Frick, Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Swiss, born 1968

Martin Frick

Martin Frick is the Managing Director for the APAC region at Temenos, based in Singapore. Prior to joining the company in 2014, Mr. Frick was Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Avaloq. He has over 20 years' experience in banking and banking technology, including working as a Senior Executive of Raiffeisen Bank in Switzerland, as well as Executive Director and Head of Custody Processing Service at UBS.

Mr. Frick holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Albany, SUNY.

Emily Steele, President, North America

USA, born 1971

Emily SteeleEmily Steele is the President for North America, having joined Temenos by way of the acquisition of Akcelerant in early 2015.

Prior to taking up her current role, Emily was Chief Operating Officer of Temenos in North America where she oversaw all day-to-day business operations for several divisions and market segments, including customer management, delivery, software development, compliance, datacenters and IT. She was responsible for the sales organization for the Lifecycle suite.

Emily Steele is a senior leader with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Emily has worked with companies such as Fidelity Information Services, Sanchez, Akcelerant, and Temenos. Emily joined Akcelerant in 2005 and held multiple leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer in 2010 and President in 2012.

Jean-Paul Mergeai, Managing Director, Middle-East & Africa

Belgian, born 1961

Jean-Paul MergeaiMr. Jean-Paul Mergeai has been the Managing Director in charge of the Middle-East and Africa since 2014.

Jean-Paul graduated from the University of Liège Magna Cum Laude with a Masters degree in Linguistics and Information Technology in 1984. He started his career as an Academic focusing his research on Machine Translation and Artificial Intelligence as applied to Natural Languages.

He moved to the financial industry when he joined Reuters in Luxembourg in 1989, and has over 28 years of experience in implementing, designing, supporting or selling IT solutions for banks and financial institutions.

He joined Odyssey Financial Technologies in 2007 to manage the firm's Global Accounts program. He later moved to New York to manage Odyssey's North American operations.

After Temenos' acquisition of Odyssey in 2010, Mr. Mergeai managed Temenos' Private Wealth global operations and led North American sales operations until the end of 2013.

Enrique R. O'Reilly, Managing Director, Latin America & Caribbean

Mexican and British, born 1963

EnriqueMr. Enrique R. O'Reilly is the Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean territories. He graduated from the National Autonomous University in Mexico as an Engineer and moved to the United Kingdom in 1986 where he worked for Thorn EMI Computer Software as consultant in the field of Management Information Systems.

Enrique obtained an MBA from Kingston University in London and joined Temenos in 1994 when the company was newly created. He started managing distributors and partners, then operations in Northern Europe and moved to America (Miami) in 2003 to develop new territories. He has more than 25 years experience in selling and implementing Core Banking systems worldwide with a recent focus in Latin America.

Jay Jayanthan, Managing Director, India

Indian, born 1960

Mr Jayanthan runs the Indian operations of Temenos and has been in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years. He joined Temenos in 1991 and started the Indian operation of Temenos in 1995, based in Chennai and Bangalore. In Temenos, he has worked across the complete lifecycle of software Product Development, Client Support, Implementation Services and Partner management in Europe and India. With over half the Temenos global headcount based in India, the team is responsible for the product delivery and customer support to all Temenos clients around the world.

Prior to joining Temenos, Jay was working with IBM and Prime computer in the Middle East.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT, Trichy in India.

Andrew Reeves, Head of Temenos Cloud

British, born 1973

Andrew Reeves

Mr. Andrew Reeves is the Head of Temenos Cloud, with global responsibility for the delivery of hosting and cloud based managed services. Mr Reeves joined Temenos in 2015 as Head of Technology and Operations and has developed the industry leading Temenos cloud offering which is used globally by regulated banks from retail, corporate and private verticals.

Mr. Reeves has over 20 years’ experience in IT, of which 12 years has been specifically within the financial services industry and the delivery of outsourced services to some of the largest banks and processors in the world.

Mr. Reeves holds a bachelor of science (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from the University of Northumbria, UK.

Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer

British, born 1978

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson is Chief Strategy Officer at Temenos, in charge of the group’s strategy development, resource allocation, and strategy execution. In addition, Ben runs the Marketplace, Temenos’ platform to facilitate the exchange of value between banks and fintech companies, one of company’s most important recent business model innovations.

A regular blogger and speaker on the subjects of innovation and fintech, Ben runs the “Swiss Technology Group”, a networking group aimed at promoting the technology industry in Switzerland, and is a mentor at Fintech Fusion, Switzerland’s first fintech start-up accelerator.

Ben joined Temenos in 2007 and has held various roles, including CMO, before assuming his current role in February of this year.

Prior to Temenos, Ben worked as an equity analyst at Exane BNP Paribas, covering the European software and IT services sector, and as an auditor at Deloitte.

Colin Jarrett, Global Head of Development

British, born 1969

Colin Jarrett

Dr Jarrett has been the Global Head of Development at Temenos since 2016.  He is responsible for quality as well as timely and efficient development of our products.  Dr Jarrett joined Temenos in 2016 from Accenture where he was a Managing Director.  He has spent 20 years working in large scale technology delivery projects across the financial services industry with Accenture.  In this time, he has built extensive experience of global delivery.  He spent 5 years working in India building the Financial Services Delivery Excellence practice and 5 years in the Philippines where he led the Banking and Payments Technology Delivery group.

Dr Jarrett holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University where he studied Condensed Matter Physics and was elected as a bye-fellow of Magdalene College.  He is also a named inventor holding patents both with Accenture and Philips.