Meet the team

Shaun O’Mahony

Chief Technology Officer

Tech entrepreneur, Shaun previously founded Blackdot Solutions and has 15+ years of experience designing large scale data & intelligence platforms for government. Xapien is the culmination of a 10 year vision to automate research using AI and NLP technologies.

Daniel Secretan

Chief Operating Officer

Previously COO at BAE Systems Financial Crime division, Dan brings expertise from the anti-fraud and anti-money laundering sectors. He has 20 years experience in the technology industry, following his computer science degree from Cambridge.

Chris Green

Chief Executive Officer

Previously CCO at CallCredit prior to its £1bn acquisition by TransUnion; and led BAE Systems Financial Crime and Intelligence divisions. Chris has over 20 years commercial leadership experience, running teams of over 600 staff in 16 offices worldwide.

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Chris Pilling


Chris is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in the RegTech space. Having founded, advised, and invested in successful businesses such as ComplyAdvantage, Elliptic and Access Intelligence Plc, Chris has scaled businesses from early stage to global enterprises,

Jess Denny

Head of Comms & Marketing

Jess is an experienced communications and strategy professional with a particular interest in corporate intelligence. She has 7 years experience working on political and corporate campaigns, from research and analysis to strategy development, coordination, implementation, and engagement.  

Joseph Whiting

Head of Development

Joseph studied Maths at Cambridge, focusing on probability, statistics, and graph theory. Before that, he worked on building open-source investigation software for expert analysts. In 2019, Joseph joined Xapien. And when he's not working, he enjoys singing and learning about history.

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Hella Hoffmann

Head of NLP

Hella is an AI engineering leader and RisingStar award holder. She has over 7 years experience in leading AI projects across timezones and industries like media, risk, finance and legal.

Boaz Tal

Director of Enterprise Sales

Boaz is a software sales and business development leader with over 20 years of experience. His career spans TV, Telecom, eCommerece, MarTech, Adtech and RegTech. He has experience developing value propositions and selling advanced Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing solutions.

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Nick Morgan

Director, Head of Legal Professionals Sales

Nick joined Xapien from Thomson Reuters, where he held a key role overseeing the sales of legal software globally. He successfully managed revenue and relationship engagements with these clients. Initially Nick started his career in the legal field at Allen & Overy and later at Hausfeld.

John Cannon

Managing Director, Global Partnerships & Alliances

John’s career spans over 25 years with a proven track record for setting up, scaling and galvanising high value market leading companies within the financial crime and fraud prevention industry. Known for building and leading high performing global teams, John has previously held senior roles at Equifax, Callcredit, Transunion and Iovation.

Megan Crick

SDR Manager

Megan has a background in real estate in the Canadian market. She has four years of experience in SaaS, focusing on sales and customer success. Megan holds a degree in Commerce and has previously worked as a ski instructor.

Julija Ward

Head of Customer Success

Julija has over 15 years of industry experience within Compliance, Fincrime, Business Information and Digital Onboarding Software. She has a strong background in building world class strategic partnerships, positioning a broad range of IT solutions encompassing registry documents, ID&Fraud checks, and SaaS based software AML/KYC.


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