Our Team

Personal. Professional. Experienced.

Our team has over 60 years of financial services experience and are adept at structuring regulatory solutions for a variety of activities. We have launched, grown, mentored and partnered with businesses across a multitude of disciplines.

We understand what is required to grow a firm. We focus on what matters.

Every discussion is an opportunity so please get in touch to find out how we can facilitate your business.

Paul Lack - CEO Met Facilities

Paul Lack

CEO at Met Facilities

Paul is CEO and a Managing Partner at MET Facilities. He has worked at both large and small institutions focusing on exchange traded derivatives, fixed income, emerging markets, investment banking and fund management.  An active investor in Fin and Regtech businesses, Paul has extensive interest and insight as to how operational and compliance issues can be solved with intelligent design and implementation.

A Barrister by training, he has nearly 20 years of financial services experience as General Counsel and executive directorships. He has been a panel speaker at events such as Thomson Reuters and InfoLine CASS.  Stating industry cases before EU Commissioners on early MiFID II implications, pre-MiFID European Regulators for authorization of CFD. A former committee member of Technology Discussion Group, and an Advisory Group member to the SFA on content and application of Board Notice 542 (Electronic trading).

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Danny Kessler - CEO and Managing Partner at the Met Group

Danny Kessler

CEO and Managing Partner of the Met Group

Danny has been the Managing Partner of the Met Group since 2002. He oversees daily running of all Group activities. Since 2002 he has grown it into a diverse organization involved in a variety of financial services including venture capital, asset management, market making, proprietary trading, regulatory incubation, property development and a host of other innovative business models. Prior to joining Met Group, he worked for Dow Jones, where he led sales operations in EMEA and at Hewlett Packard.

Danny is a passionate entrepreneur and actively helps set up businesses, which he invests in both as principal and passively. He has successfully founded a variety of technology based ventures. He currently sits on the boards of a number of rapidly growing companies and has already brokered a number of successful exits in both trade sales and in the public markets.

Danny has a first-class honors degree in Business from Manchester Metropolitan University and currently sits on the board of a number of other financial services joint ventures. He is a passionate advocate of the Group’s belief in being “focused on what matters”. He is also a widely published underwater photographer who works closely with leading marine research and conservation groups and he has exhibited his images throughout Europe.

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Bhav Kotecha - Managing Partner at Met Facilities

Bhavesh Kotecha

Managing Partner at Met Facilities

Bhavesh is a partner at Met Facilities and has over 17 years financial markets experience with a focus on risk management, strategy and regulation. He was previously at Morgan Stanley, IBM Consulting, Tokai Bank Europe.  

He has led projects across various financial market institutions, including risk and compliance, strategic planning and operational strategy. Bhavesh holds an MBA and a BSc in Business from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Martin Black

Martin Black

Head of New Business Development at Met Facilities

Martin focuses on client engagement and service provision as well as expanding our pool of business partners to maintain our best-of-breed services. He has over 20 years of trading experience in multiple markets across the exchange landscapes, including CME, CBOT, Eurex and LIFFE.

In addition, he has a long history of Private Equity and Managed Futures investments.  Martin is a certified mediator in Commercial, Work Place and Community mediation.  He regularly volunteers for CALM mediation in West London. Martin holds a BSc in Finance.

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Suraj Ruparell

Compliance Associate at Met Facilities

Suraj is a Senior associate at MET Facilities supporting on-boarding, due diligence, monitoring and supervising Appointed Representatives. He has accounts, analytics and compliance experience having previously worked for Hayes Accountancy and Finance, Xerox and WPP.  Suraj holds a BSc in Business Management & Accountancy and is currently pursuing a CISI Diploma in Regulation & Compliance, which will lead up to an investment operations certificate. He has a certificate in UK Financial Regulations as well as Introduction to securities & investments.

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