Meet our Leadership Team

Ben Leadsom – Managing Director

Ben has been at G-Research since 2004, a partner since 2009, and currently serves as Managing Director and leader of the Executive Management Team. Prior to joining G-Research, Ben held management roles in both commercial and investment banking divisions of Barclays PLC..

Ben has overall responsibility for G-Research, focusing on development and implementation of strategy for the company, as well as culture and delivery.

Jennifer Byrne – Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Byrne manages operations at G-Research, a role she took on after a successful career as a leader inside Lockheed Martin. She brings wide-ranging engineering and technology experience, Jennifer leads organisations that specialise in the design, development, production and deployment of complex systems. Jennifer held a number of key executive positions at Lockheed Martin, in her 24 years with the company serving finally as Program Management Vice President for its Global Positioning System satellite business. 

Jennifer earned a PhD in Engineering from George Washington University, a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Temple University and a BSc in Biochemistry and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Dallas.

Chris Goddard – Chief Technology Officer

Chris Goddard serves as Chief Technology Officer, and has been with G-Research since 2003, when he joined as Head of Systems. He has held a number of different roles as the firm flourished. 

Chris has a wealth of experience in the quant hedge fund sector, and also spent time working for a start-up platform business in the commercial insurance sector. He graduated from Cambridge University with a Computer Science degree; a natural progression after teenage years spent programming.

Christoph Bergemann – Head of Research

Christoph Bergemann has been with G-Research since 2007, a partner since 2009, and currently serves as Head of Quantitative Research. He joined the company after a distinguished career in academic research in condensed matter physics, most recently as a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.

After studying in Hamburg and Cambridge, Christoph received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and has held postdoctoral positions at Cambridge and ETH Zurich. He is a winner of a Silver Medal at the 1992 International Mathematical Olympiad.

Gabi Bennison – Head of Human Resources

Gabi Bennison has been with G-Research as Head of HR since 2018. An experienced leader in Human Resources, she brings significant knowledge of developing people and organisational capabilities, HR strategy, policy and practice. Gabi has built her career in sophisticated finance and technology companies globally, serving as Senior Vice President for a leading investment management firm before joining G-Research.

Gabi graduated from the University of Birmingham with a LLB in Law. She earned a PGDip in Human Resource Strategies at London Guildhall University followed by an MA in Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan.

Andy Mountford – Head of Trading Platform Services

Andy Mountford, who serves as Head of Trading Platform Services, has been with G-Research since 2004 and became partner in 2017. Andy holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leeds and has over two decades of experience in trading systems, witnessing the progression of technology from traditional trading floors through to the sophisticated systematic trading platforms of today.

Andy secured a graduate role at Reuters before joining G-Research as a Systems Engineer. During his time with the firm, Andy has held a number of roles contributing to the successful evolution of G-Research.

Paul Voccio – Head of Engineering

Paul Voccio serves as Head of Engineering. Paul started his career in Atlanta, Georgia, working for various entrepreneurial technology startups., Paul later joined Rackspace Hosting in San Antonio, Texas. There, he worked to help the company automate its infrastructure, finally leading its public cloud business; where he served as Vice President of Development.

Paul earned a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Computer Security, from the University of Texas, San Antonio, and Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.