About us

Helping you comply smarter

Founded in 2017, SteelEye brings together a diverse team with deep and cutting edge expertise in trading, compliance, cloud computing, data science and machine learning.


Our mission is to help financial firms comply smarter and fully leverage their data. With SteelEye, firms can future proof themselves in a world where data intelligence is a key source of competitive advantage.

  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Chief Executive Officer

    Matt is the CEO of SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm. Matt has over 20 years of technology and management expertise throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Matt has worked at Bloomberg as a senior RegTech product manager helping evolve the product strategies for a range of financial regulation and compliance solutions, trading and analytics platforms. Prior to this, he was the Chief Information Officer at Noble Group, a global commodity trading firm where he oversaw regulatory technology and the deployment of big data, trading and analytics platforms.

    Throughout his career Matt has helped teams to implement major development initiatives and IT infrastructures, including derivative and physical trading systems, ERP solutions, risk systems, finance systems and regulatory solutions.

  • Rob Johnson

    Rob Johnson

    Chief Financial Officer

    Rob is the Chief Financial Officer of SteelEye. Rob has over 20 years experience in financial leadership roles, predominantly in energy companies.

    Prior to SteelEye, Rob worked for a number of years at BP, ultimately rising to become CFO Integrated Supply and Trading.

    Rob has extensive international experience, having served in financial leadership roles in the UK, US, EMEA and APAC.
    Rob is a certified Chartered Account (UK).

  • Lee Jones

    Lee Jones

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Lee is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in start-ups, private equity and large global enterprises.

    Lee began working in the Voice & Data technology market in 1987 as a research and development engineer for Dictaphone Corporation. During the 18 years he was there he progressed through the company undertaking roles such as Systems Specialist, Head of Pre-sales and Sales Manager and then for his last six years became International Sales Director.

    He left Dictaphone in 2005 to join Red Box Recorders. At Red Box, Lee started as Sales Director tasked with defining the Sales Strategy, developing the company’s reseller network and customer base across EMEA, APAC and North America and building and motivating the team to deliver the plan. He became CEO in 2013 after a successful MBO.

    Lee lives in Warwickshire with his wife and two teenage daughters and is a keen golfer.

  • David Haines

    David Haines

    Chief Operating Officer

    David has been architecting, building and steering innovative solutions for more than two decades across multiple industries including healthcare, banking, telecommunications, retail and commodities. Most recently, he designed the architecture of the SteelEye product and produced the roadmap to realize it. David co-founded Polyglotted with Shankar in 2015. Its data platform, Abaci, has become a technology cornerstone for both Argus Media and TP ICAP.

    Prior to Polyglotted, David headed up an engineering division spanning three continents for Noble Group. He fostered a new engineering culture and envisioned a bold new way to architect applications. He developed the seminal version that led to widespread adoption across engineering groups, massive visibility for the global data platform and dramatically reduced time to market.

    Prior to Noble, David served as CTO and principal engineer of a small startup while building and scaling the technology behind its next generation platform for online personalization and recommendations. He integrated its first client that led to increases in product sales up to 27% in certain markets.

  • Shankar Vasudevan

    Shankar Vasudevan

    Chief Data Officer

    Shankar is an expert in data and search technologies and has been building innovative platforms for financial and trading companies over the past two decades. He knows intrinsically the complexity within financial and trading markets and understands the opportunities and dangers of a changing data landscape. He along with David, co-founded Polyglotted. He architected the Abaci(TM) data platform at Polyglotted, which forms a foundational technology layer for the leading brokerage platform at the blue chip brokerage firm TP ICAP Plc.  Shankar architected the blueprint and vision for the global data platform that became the backbone of the technology infrastructure and ‘hands on’ helped deliver the first successful version. He developed the innovative cross platform language model and a global database that redefined how applications were built at Noble moving forward.

    Prior to Noble, he oversaw the data architecture for two of the largest award winning financial trading systems, namely Morgan Stanley Matrix and UBS Neo. In the past, he has been involved in several successful startups in the bay area.

  • Matthew Storey

    Matthew Storey

    Managing Director — Head of Client Integration and Support

    Matt’s area of expertise involves developing dynamic, workable analytics and data visualisation solutions that can bring efficiency and insight to a business. Drawing on his mathematical, financial, management consultancy and tech experience means he can respond to challenges in a unique and effective way.

    Matt has implemented and supported business intelligence & analytics projects internationally for firms in Commodity Trading, Regulation, Investment Management, Legal, Healthcare & Banking.

    His years of experience integrating large and complex data consolidation & analytic solutions combined with his client engagement mind set ensures he is able to build trust and relationships with his user community. Matt brings a level and pragmatic approach to understanding and solving complex business challenges with the technical competency to deliver solutions on this understanding.