The firm has three Directors: Stephen Barratt, Matthew Brettler and Harriss Cook.
Each of the Directors has worked both as arranger and also for financial institutions acting as principal.
Collectively, the Directors have in excess of 90 years' structured finance experience.
Stephen Barratt gained a BA in theoretical physics at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Stephen was brought up in Norfolk, England, and lives in the UK.
Stephen worked for a period in the UK nuclear industry before joining the British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson in 1990. Following several months working in a trading floor team structuring OTC swap transactions, Stephen joined the newly formed structured products group in 1991. Having worked in a subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for five years, Stephen co-founded Ekhinos in early 2003.
Matthew Brettler received a BSc (Hons) in Economics at the London School of Economics. Matthew is originally from Manchester, England, and lives in the UK.
Matthew joined KPMG in London in 1985 before moving to Ernst & Young, where he worked in London and New York advising banking and financial services clients. After leaving Ernst & Young, Matthew worked in structured finance for Sumitomo Bank and CCF Charterhouse as well as for Evans Randall, an investment banking advisory firm where he was Managing Director. After five years with Evans Randall, Matthew joined Ekhinos in 2004.
Harriss Cook was educated at Washington University in St. Louis. Harriss has a BA in mathematics/history and an MBA in finance. Harriss is a US national who has lived in the UK since 1993.
From 1988 to 1992, Harriss arranged big-ticket leveraged lease transactions financing assets as diverse as ocean‑going vessels and television satellites. Harriss joined the British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson in 1992, working initially in New York and from 1993 onwards in London. Having set up and run a structured products group for five years within a subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Harriss co-founded Ekhinos in early 2003.