Meet Our Team

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Derek Mayne

Managing Director / Founder

Engineer turned entrepreneur Derek Mayne has traded FX since 2004 and founded CrescoFX in 2011. Derek was born in Canada and has a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary where he also held an adjunct professorship. He has worked in several countries around the world, including Kazakhstan, Malta and the UK. Derek began his career as an engineer in offshore oil and gas production in Canada and Kazakhstan before moving into FX trading. He is an avid sportsman, with recent endeavours including high altitude expeditions to Nepal, Ironman Triathlons, Marathons, and becoming a member of the Crackpots of the Grand Colombier. Derek is an avid wine collector and owns a winery in Southern California.

Irina Chadaeva Arntvel

Chief Operating Officer

Irina is an experienced financial markets professional whose focus during the past 12 years has been the trading industry. Her international trading and FX experience includes senior positions in Saxo Bank, ADS Securities and JP Fund Services. Irina has worked in Russia, Denmark and the UK. Irina is fluent in Danish and Russian and has a Master Degree in International Business and National Economy from the Copenhagen Business School. Outside of work she loves to travel.

Franciska Hehr

Head of Compliance

Franciska is an experienced financial markets professional who has worked in the FX trading industry for over 6 years. She holds a Diploma in Management, a Diploma in Financial Services and Compliance Services and an ACI Operations Certificate. Outside of work Franciska enjoys a sporting lifestyle and her interests include kickboxing, triathlons and trail running.


Atanas Matov

Head of Sales

Atanas started his career as a proprietary trader at Richmond Capital Markets, one of London’s leading proprietary trading houses. His career has included positions at several other propriety trading companies and leading broker houses. Before joining CrescoFX Atanas was a senior member of ADS Securities’ sales team. Atanas is an avid reader. Among other pursuits he enjoys travelling, playing chess, running and spicy tacos.