Meet The Team

James Brincat

CEO

James brings 20 years international banking experience to Vantage Point. He has spent his career predominantly in the UK and US, harnessing his passion for growing businesses. Having worked at Aon, Barclays and consulting firms including Rule Financial and Capco, James brings unique experience from working across in-house, consulting and technology businesses in global commercial leadership roles.

Stephen Conway

Founder and Head of Sales

Stephen has over 25 years of experience in delivering Technology and Business Consulting services to the Financial Services Industry and has managed relationships at the most senior levels of the industry within Capital Markets firms across the Globe.   As a Founder of Vantage Point in 2014, he remains passionate about providing early career opportunities and a personalised Client relationship.  His experience in Financial Services has enabled him to form strong relationships with key industry leaders and he prides himself on leading from the front in generating sales.
Stephen is an ex-Harlequin rugby player with a jovial, energetic and enthusiastic personality.  Married with 3 ‘millenial’ daughters, he is in tune with the digital workforce of today and understands how to motivate and develop a sustainable culture, key to today’s successful Companies.

James Peterson

President of Vantage Point Americas

Following a career in International Banking, James has recently joined Vantage Point to establish an office in the New York metropolitan area, covering the Americas. For the past 15 years he was a Managing Director of Northern Trust Company’s largest subsidiary, The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation and had headed the Global Sales and Relationship Management team since 1991. He was responsible for global business development and managing relationships with international banks, investment managers, fund administrators and other institutional clients.  James also served on the Board of Directors of The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), the international banking affiliate of The American Bankers Association, in Washington, D.C. from2003 until 2020. He served multiple terms as Vice Chairman and a decade on the Executive Committee.

Rich Celensu

Head of Regulatory Change

Richard joined the team at the beginning of 2021 with the responsibility of leading the regulatory services arm of Vantage Point Global with a key focus on delivering service excellence to our clients through creative, efficient and innovative solutions. With extensive experience in the financial industry, he has spent his career harnessing cross-functional expertise in the management of legal and regulatory operational teams, client management services, restructuring, strategy and change. A proven track record in building strong and effective relationships with significant knowledge in client outreach, remediation, documentation, operations and automation.

Anna Maltzoff

Head of Early Career Programmes

Anna Maltzoff joined Vantage Point in 2021 to lead the Early Career Programmes part of Vantage Point Global. She has extensive banking experience gained from over 25 years in the Financial Services Industry.

Through her Business Management and Chief of Staff roles with RBS and Deutsche Bank, Anna was responsible for creating high-performing global teams and establishing a positive culture at all levels. She led Technology programmes and has a reputation for delivering complex strategic programmes of work to challenging deadlines and exacting standards, achieving tangible cost savings. She has also devised and led several successful project management and team-building training programmes, achieving significant improvements in staff engagement and morale. She has been in constant demand as a coach and mentor, helping people become the very best they can be.

Dinesh Nevins- Selvadurai

Finance Director

Dinesh joined Vantage Point in 2019 from Aon Plc where he held a global commercial finance role, based in London. He manages the Finance and Operations functions at Vantage Point. A Chartered Management Accountant, Dinesh's career spans 20 years and includes roles in financial services and other sectors in the USA, South Africa, and the UK.

Tim Parr

Head of Training

Tim has joined Vantage Point with a decade of work experience on both the buy-side and sell-side of the financial markets across a variety of different roles, including product development at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth, credit analysis in a UK corporate bond investment team at Canada Life, and as a VP within Finance in Global Credit Trading and EM Debt at Deutsche Bank through the credit and sovereign debt crises.

Tim’s journey as a professional full time trainer in financial markets began in 2012 delivering engaging and immersive banking knowledge and soft skills training courses in Europe, Asia and North America.

Natasha Walton-Smith

Head of People and Operations

Natasha Walton-Smith joined Vantage Point in 2021 and is responsible for defining and delivering on our People and Operations strategies.
Natasha brings over 20 years’ experience of working within Financial Services for both consultancies and investment banks in business as usual leadership and transformation delivery roles. She has setup, developed and managed the internal support infrastructure for a number of organisations, and also has broad experience of managing operational line teams and consultancy delivery projects.
Natasha has a proven track record of implementing structural, procedural and system enhancements to drive employee, commercial, policy, control and operational benefits. She is passionate about building a strong company culture and supporting employees to enable them to develop their careers and reach their full potential.