Data authentication technology with a strong, centralised core.

 
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Instantly verify data authenticity, prove integrity, establish identity and build trust.

Business Solutions

Companies we have worked with

 
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Meet Our Team

 

 
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James Zorab
Chief Executive, Co-Founder

Co-developer of Codel. Experienced entrepreneur.  Initiated The Ascent Group, VC-backed technology incubator spinning out a series of products including Fibertag, a uniquely bar-coded filament for anti-counterfeiting. Flectalon, a high performance insulating material and Thermal  Camouflage  for the MOD. James helped to develop Codel’s functionality, now judged to be the most commercial distributed ledger offering for banks to interact with Blockchain.

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Mike Jacobs
Co-Founder & Codel Inventor

Mike conceived some of the original concepts that shaped the Codel digital notary service, filing a suite of patents awarded in the US and EU covering data authentication, integrity and tracking.  Mike’s latest Codel patent  addresses Blockchain verification latency speed and scalability providing a model that is practical to adopt by financial services. An  experienced programmer of 35 years and has extensive publications to his name with a particular focus on Identity and the need for data privacy.

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Michelle Farkas
Director

Former head of Strategy and Transformation, Capital Markets at Tata Consultancy Services Financial Solutions.  Michelle has also held a variety of management roles at Barclays including Head of Strategic Change Management, Chief of Staff to the Europe Retail and Business Banking CEO and Global Head of Pricing.  Experienced in building strategic operations and managing cross-functional delivery in highly pressurized, multinational environments.

 
 
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Mike Smith
Chairman

Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Australia New Zealand Bank 2007 - 2015, remains  an adviser to the board. Senior adviser at PwC Australia’s Asia Practice. Formerly: President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Limited; Chairman, Hang Seng Bank Limited; Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group; Chairman, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. Chairman of HSBC in Argentina.

 

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Markus Ruetimann
Director

Former Group COO of Schroders plc (2004 – 2016) and Chairman of Schroder Investment Management (Luxembourg) SA. Global responsibilities included; Information Technology, Portfolio & Fund Services, Information Security, and Project Change Management. Commissioner on the Board of the Jersey Financial Services Commission. 25+ years in asset management, private banking and asset servicing, based in Zurich, Geneva, New York and London (current).

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Mark Kerns
Director

Mark is a seasoned senior executive with a distinguished career across leading global and regional banks. In his most recentrole, he was Head of Investor Services at Standard Bank and a member of the Transactional Products and Services Executive Team. Earlier in his career, Mark was a Director of The WM Company and launched the Bankers Trust Global and Master Custody services in Europe. He also led the Global Master Custody business for JP Morgan based initially in London and then New York. Immediately prior to joining Standard Bank, Mark filled a variety of executive roles at BNY Mellon includingExecutive Vice President & Head of Fund Manager Services.

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Mark Broughton
Commercial Director

Mark has extensive general management experience at board level in intellectual property-based businesses. He has developed several business brands for global markets, and completed a wide range of multinational Intellectual Property Rights deals. After extensive private equity investment experience with 3i, he managed change in international programme businesses for HTV Group and United News & Media. 

 
 
 

Christopher Clarke
Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer at Clarke Software Consultancy and Codel’s primary software developer since 2006.

Peter Davis
Non-Executive Director, former Chairman

Formerly a partner with PwC, first Director General of the UK National Lottery, successfully setting up the largest lottery in the world.  Peter has also been a Non-Executive Director of Abbey National, Avis Europe, Equitable Life, Boosey & Hawkes and Provident Financial.

 
 

Mark is a seasoned senior executive with a distinguished career across leading global and regional banks. In his most recentrole, he was Head of Investor Services at Standard Bank and a member of the Transactional Products and Services Executive Team. Earlier in his career, Mark was a Director of The WM Company and launched the Bankers Trust Global and Master Custody services in Europe. He also led the Global Master Custody business for JP Morgan based initially in London and then New York. Immediately prior to joining Standard Bank, Mark filled a variety of executive roles at BNY Mellon includingExecutive Vice President & Head of Fund Manager Services. 

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