Martin Coen

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Coen joined Dovetail as Chief Executive Officer in December 2006 and has, subsequently, led the significant organisation and business growth. Martin has extensive leadership and senior management experience in financial technology covering payments, equities, fixed income and derivatives trading and transaction processing. This is underpinned by a strong background in technology products and services. He is now an established and well-respected leader in the global payments industry. Prior to joining Dovetail, Martin led several technology businesses for OMX, including Jiway, their pan-European equities exchange market. He has also held management positions at several smaller publicly and privately owned financial technology companies. Martin holds an MA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

Paul Morris

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Paul Morris joined Dovetail in July 2007, since when he has established a global sales team and driven the significant sales growth for the organisation. Paul is an experienced international sales and marketing professional that has grown software businesses for payments processing, financial messaging and middleware across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has over 20 years experience in key roles in early-stage and mature businesses, including IntraNet, ACI, Bank of Montreal, Co-op Bank, Envoy Systems, Datacrown and Software Research Corporation. Paul holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science.

Jonathan Valentine

Chief Marketing Officer

Jonathan Valentine joined Dovetail as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2014 and brings extensive international financial services, payments, B2B marketing and senior management experience, including communications, planning and change management. Much of this was gained through over 20 years in senior marketing and sales roles with Visa Europe. Previously to Visa Jonathan was with Lloyds Bank and in international B2B marketing consultancy. Jonathan holds an MA in Geography from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Cass Business School.

Rick Kern

Senior Vice President, Delivery

Rick Kern joined Dovetail in April 2014, bringing extensive experience in building and leading global client delivery teams and in the management of large transformation programs and the implementation of point solutions. Rick has over 25 years in senior positions in banks and technology companies, both large and more innovative, including Thomson Reuters, Citigroup, Lava Trading, NeXT Computer and Sun Microsystems. Rick holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of New York at Albany.

David Chance

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy

David Chance joined Dovetail in 2008 and has subsequently led the development and management of Dovetail products. David, with over 20 years in the industry, is a hugely experienced payments professional and recognised thought-leader, with significant global strategy, business and solutions development background. He is a regular participant in industry working groups. David’s experience includes senior roles at eFunds in corporate cash management, middleware and real-time payments, including supporting financial institutions in strategic planning for UK Faster Payments. David’s focus is now on ensuring our solutions remain at the forefront of financial services technology innovation. David has a BSc in Geography from Manchester University.

Prema Wargo

Chief Information Officer

Prema Wargo joined Dovetail in 2010 and leads Dovetail’s technology development and production support capabilities. With over 20 years of experience, Prema is an experienced technologist and manager. She has held senior roles at Online Resources and Princeton eCom, where she was responsible for the development of PCI compliant payment and remittance services and products. Her achievements include building one of the first e-commerce websites (1995). Prema holds a BA from Sheffield University and an MA from Leeds University.

Rowland Smith

Chief Technology Officer

Rowland Smith joined Dovetail in 2000 and is responsible for the Dovetail Transaction Architecture and all functional and technical aspects of our solutions. He is a vastly experienced software architect, application developer and manager with over 20 years designing and implementing solutions in the financial services industry. Prior to Dovetail Rowland was at Citibank, where he built their first internet based corporate management solution. He has also built emerging market trading systems, bond analysis systems and electronic banking applications and been responsible for running PCI level operations. Rowland has a BSc from University of Rochester and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University/Tepper School of Business.