We are delighted to announce that Barry Lewis has joined Elixirr as a partner with effect from 9th July 2012.

Barry has over 40 years experience as a hands-on practitioner with world class Investment Banks helping to lead their Operations and to transform their business support both in terms of client effectiveness and overall cost efficiency.

Barry has worked at MD level for the past 18 years culminating with his last role at Credit Suisse as global head of the Group Operations Shared Service function where  he was responsible for setting the strategy and the execution for the consolidation of like functions from the Investment Bank and the Private Bank. He has previously led both the European and Asia Pacific Investment Bank Operations teams for Credit Suisse as well as being the global lead for the Operations Risk Management function. Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse, Barry was the global Operations lead for BZW and led the merger of the support function when the Equity business was sold by BZW to CSFB in 1997.

He specialises in all aspects of Settlement and Liquidity Management and has a global reputation for innovation and process improvements.
Stephen Newton, Founder and Managing Partner of Elixirr, commented on Barry’s arrival:

It is a privilege to have Barry as part of the team even though he is English and his team can’t play rugby. He has an unmatched reputation in the Investment Banking Operations industry as a thought leader and innovator. He brings a very different set of skills to Elixirr. Having true practitioners such as Barry is at the heart of our proposition and we are confident we can leverage his skills uniquely to compliment our ever expanding offering to our Clients.

Prior to joining BZW, Barry worked for Salomon Brothers where he led their Operations Control team and was heavily involved with one of the first international process deployments moving many international functions out of New York to better timezones. Before Salomon, Barry worked at CSFB in their Product Control function after learning his basic knowledge via various UK Stock-Broking firms.