About Us

Who we are

Our people

The Senior Management Team

Daryn Kutner

Founder and Group CEO

Daryn founded Olivetree in 2009 in the UK. He managed the organisation's set up, including commitment of seed capital from  a bulge bracket global investment bank, successful expansion into the US, and established client connectivity across many of the largest global institutional investors and hedge funds. Prior to establishing Olivetree, Daryn was a senior Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 14 years, as Head of European equities trading based in London, followed by Head of US equities trading based in New York. Daryn started his career as a trader at Goldman Sachs and Kleinwort Benson. Before embarking on a career in finance Daryn played professional cricket and top level club rugby.

Alex Bowden

Managing Director, Global Content

Alex has over 20 years of experience working in global investment banks, focused on Equity Research Product and Sales. He was with Jefferies for the previous 10 years, where he was Head of EMEA Research Product Management. Prior to this, he was in European Equity sales at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. In his spare time, Alex enjoys outdoor pursuits and any opportunity to follow his interest in wildlife photography and fishing.

Andrew Shortland

CEO Olivetree Financial UK

Andrew is a senior industry figure, who has many years of financial markets experience working across US, Europe and APAC. Andrew joined Olivetree from Trade Informatics, a trade data analytics firm where he was CEO for EMEA. Prior to that he was Head of International Equities at Jefferies where he played a leading role building out the equities and investment banking business in both Europe and Asia. Andrew was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns, which included 10 years based in New York as Head of International Equity trading and 6 years in London. Andrew started his career as an International arbitrage trader at Morgan Stanley and Citicorp, working in both London and New York. Outside of the office Andrew is a very keen golfer and mountain sports enthusiast.

Bernadette Tyrrell

CEO Olivetree Advisors

Bernadette has 30 years' experience in financial markets and corporate advisory. She was formerly Head of Institutional Coverage at Ondra Partners. Prior to this she was with Morgan Stanley as Head of European Corporate Broking having joined in 1996 to build out UK & European Equities. She was also Co-Head of the IPO and Deal business and established European Corporate Marketing for both Equities and Fixed Income globally. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she was with HSBC James Capel as an Equity Research analyst. Bernadette began her financial career as a portfolio manager at Scottish Widows.

Carrie Heiss

Group Head of HR and Group Exco member

Carrie has 30 years of experience in HR working for large institutions in technology and financial services, in the US and UK. She has held senior management positions including Managing Director, Head of Human Capital Management for EMEA, at Lehman Brothers, CHRO at Newedge (now part of Societe Generale) and TP ICAP. Carrie enjoys advising CEOs and developing leadership teams. She is passionate about building inclusive cultures which allow people to reach their potential and enjoy themselves.

Christopher Dougan

Group CFO and Group Exco member

Chris is a highly experienced finance, risk and operations professional. Chris joined the firm at its outset and has responsibility across all finance and operations functions. Prior to joining Olivetree, Chris held a number of senior executive positions including Risk Manager for Fortis Bank and Head of Operations at BBVA Bancomer and RZB Austria. Chris started his career at Barclays in the West End of London before moving to the City. Christopher is a regular at Park Run and enjoys the challenge of marathon running.

James Rose

Managing Director, Sales

James has over 25 years' experience working in Pan European equity sales to clients in the UK, the USA and Asia. He has spent much of the past decade either building or running equity distribution desks for US and European banks, including Citi and UniCredit Bank AG. Most recently, James founded and ran Panoptic Europe, the first European equity ideas house to be based in Asia to focus solely on Asian institutions. Away from the financial world, James has a keen interest in the UK education system, and is a volunteer Governor of a large independent school.

John Cubitt

Managing Director, Head of Trading, UK

John leads our UK trading and execution team. He has a wealth of industry experience, with a career in equities trading spanning over 30 years. Prior to joining Olivetree in 2013, John was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 25 years. He has traded most markets globally and worked across desks including market making and principal risk management, program trading, and low touch automated execution. He readily applies his keen interest and knowledge to ensure our service offering remains best in class.

Kenneth Savio

CEO Olivetree Financial US

Ken is a seasoned Equities market professional, with a wealth of experience building and managing successful equities businesses. He has held senior management responsibilities covering trading, sales trading and research, across both cash and derivative products. Previous positions include Head of Macquarie Securities in the US, Head of Global Equities at Cantor Fitzgerald, Global Head of Trading and Sales Trading at Bear Stearns.

Stuart Naples

Group COO and Group Exco member

Stuart has over 25 years of professional experience in financial services. He has extensive markets experience having worked in COO roles across a number of bulge bracket investment banks including UBS and Barclays. He has extensive knowledge from building and managing businesses across a wide range of countries. In his early career he qualified as an accountant whilst working for an investment manager, after completing his degree in Economics at Manchester University.

Tarquin Orchard

Managing Director, Head of European Event Driven business

Tarquin leads our UK Event Driven business, working in close partnership with the US team as part of our market leading global franchise. Tarquin has a wealth of market experience, having specialised in the event driven space for the last 20 years. He has held senior management positions across sales and trading, including Head of Global Arbitrage Proprietary Trading at RBC, Partner at North Square Capital, and Managing Director at Seaport Europe. Away from work, Tarquin is a keen sportsman and year round surfing enthusiast.

Todd Lowen

Managing Director, Head of US Event Driven Business

Todd was at the forefront of establishing our US Event Driven Business, and works in close partnership with the UK team as part of our market leading global franchise. He spent the first 15 years of his career at Lehman Brothers, and Barclays Investment Bank, where he managed their Relative Value/Event Driven group. He has been actively involved with many of the largest global M&A transactions, and has extensive knowledge across corporate events. Todd graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a BA in Finance. Away from the office Todd is actively involved with Success Academy Charter Schools, providing world class education opportunities to children from all backgrounds in New York, and City Harvest, re-distributing food to those in need across New York.