The Tarmin management team consists of highly seasoned business professionals with both board and executive level experience in companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups through venture capital firms to blue chip organizations.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Shahbaz Ali is a visionary entrepreneur and strategic executive manager with more than 20 years' experience creating dynamic solutions for enterprises. Shahbaz serves as the public face of Tarmin and brings the vigor and experience of a seasoned entrepreneur with a history of successful companies. Shahbaz today oversees all core business activities, including marketing, partnership development and sales at Tarmin. Shahbaz is the creator of the company’s award-winning GridBank product.
Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Shahbaz worked for both innovative startups and market leading companies that include Invensys, Alcatel-Lucent, Mastercard and Mondex. He played a key role in the acquisition of Mondex which, at the time, was the largest ever acquisition of a European startup company.
Shahbaz holds a BSc(Hons) in Software Engineering from London Southbank University and has completed a PhD course of study in Software Requirements Engineering from the Open University.
Executive Vice President of Technology
Steve Simpson is a talented and innovative engineer with over 20 years' engineering project management experience. As Tarmin’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve oversees Tarmin’s fast growing engineering team and is charged with the implementation of GridBank roadmap items.
Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Steve worked for a cross-section of leading organizations that include Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Advanced Wave, Mastercard and Mondex where he helped develop the now ubiquitous Chip and PIN banking technology.
Steve holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Leicester and a MSc in Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh.
Vice President of Marketing
Joseph Lynn is a high energy marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience in creating strategies for articulating compelling competitive advantages across a full range of channels. In his role as Vice President of Marketing, Joseph works to strengthen the overall Tarmin brand and corporate message through engagement with a number of professional media personnel and analysts.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Joseph served at Marzac Investment, a boutique Paris venture capital fund where he oversaw day-to-day operations, including marketing and due diligence. Previously, Joseph was a Senior Technical Consultant with Trayport, a leading developer of finance software.
Joseph holds a BA(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
Vice President of Finance
Aaron Jarson is an accomplished professional with over 12 years' experience overseeing a wide range of financial and operational matters. In his role as VP of Finance, Aaron is responsible for driving the success of Tarmin’s corporate finance, to ensure operational coherence and maintain integrity and commitment to maximizing the long-term shareholder value.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Aaron was VP of Operations at PublicLoans, where he helped architect and manage all aspects of the company’s rapid market growth. Previously, Aaron Co-Founded EnsureLink, a pioneer in the managed security space which grew to become the leading issuer of digital certificates in its field.
Aaron holds BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.