Meet our team

Based in London and Montana our core team is made up of:


Rob Groves: 

CEO, Co-Founder
Rob started working life in the City trading FX, and that's where he’s remained for the rest of his career. He founded foreign exchange brokerage Infinity International, growing it across Europe. Rob manages Synop’s strategy and sales. In his spare time he enjoys ice climbing, hoping to climb Lhotse in 2017.

Simon Grant: 

UX, Co-Founder
Simon is a User Experience (UX) designer who has spent his career working on user-centered digital products. His job is to ensure Synops is intuitive and user friendly. Simon’s portfolio spans Google, Adidas, Tesco Mobile, Kellogs and Toyota.

Paul Stafford: 

COO, Co-Founder
Paul is an ex-NASA rocket scientist and HP instrumentation engineer who ended up in foreign exchange risk management by virtue of his engineering and maths background. Paul runs engineering and hedging algorithm development. His favourite quote is “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast”.

Gerard Melia: 

Product Manager
Gerard has a wealth of experience in managing financial projects and products. Having worked directly on trading platforms and financial software at companies like IG and CMC Markets, his industry and delivery experience helps bring Synops to the market.