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.

CEO at Met Facilities

Paul Lack

CEO

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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CEO and Managing Partner of the Met Group

Danny Kessler

Managing Partner and CEO 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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Michael Jacobs - Partner

Michael Jacobs

Managing Partner

Michael co-founded the Met Group in 2002 and is a Managing Partner. He has been a central figure in the rise of Met Traders, particularly its market making services and its graduate training programme, and in building relationships with exchanges and institutional clients. His financial career began as a trader on the floor at LIFFE, being one of the largest volume traders on the exchange. When the exchange went screenbased he continued to trade, primarily Euribor clearing through the Kyte Group.

Today he trades a wide range of futures products while helping to oversee the group’s facilities provision to other traders. His broader business perspective comes from a commercial life that began in the licensed merchandise industry, where his last act was to sell the company he started and built into a major player.

Managing Partner at Met Facilities

Bhavesh Kotecha

Managing Partner

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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Head of New Business Development at Met Facilities

Martin Black

Head of New Business Development

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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Compliance Associate at Met Facilities

Suraj Ruparell

Compliance Associate

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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Beth Klarmann - Compliance Assistant

Beth Klarmann

Compliance Assistant

Beth works under the Compliance Assistant role for Met Facilities. This involves monitoring client interactions, on-boarding and off-boarding of clients and data reconciliations through Microsoft Dynamics CRM. She comes from an executive administrational background whilst previously working for Exotix Capital. 

She was introduced to many aspects of business development through Financial Services. This ranges from data analysis and cleansing through Microsoft Dynamics CRM, website development, executive administration assistance for trading brokers, company re-branding development and company policies and procedures global role outs. 

Beth has also fashion diploma’s in Level 4 Visual Branding and Merchandising and Level 3 in Fashion Retail.

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Melissa Lewis - Digital Operatios Manager

Melissa Lewis

Digital Operations Manager

Melissa manages Met Facilities Client Relationship Management (CRM) system. Her role is to ensure that the CRM runs smoothly for all its users and implements ideas suggested. As the digitized space is constantly evolving, Melissa regularly works with our services providers to ensure that our systems are always current and seamless, through integrations and processes. She also handles our marketing strategy for our media platforms, website and events. She has either managed or been involved with events such as Shell’s Sustainable Development (Manila), Philippines Shell Foundation Inc. (Manila), Exotix IMF (Washington), Exotix – IIF – Bloomberg (London), World Economic Conference (Davos).

Melissa studied Mass Communication at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She has over 10 years of operational experience at different levels of businesses. Majority of which was in the property and financial sector, working with senior management, organizations and HNWC.

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Abhishek Shah - Finance Director

Abhishek Shah

Finance Director

Abhishek is a chartered accountant and responsible for the financial control of Met Facilities and the Met group.

Arisa Lee - Finance Associate

Arisa Lee

Finance Associate

Arisa Lee is the assistant account for Met Facilities LLP. Originally from a geographical background at university, and is currently training to attain her professional diploma with the Association of Accounting Technicians. Previously, Arisa has had accounting experience at Philip Shaw & Co, predominantly dealing with SME’s in the auto mechanics industry.

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