Meet the Team

Arkk Solutions is a rapidly growing regulatory reporting software business, with offices in London, Belfast and Dublin. We have a vibrant, energetic culture which fosters and rewards self-starters. Our company values are core to everything we do – these include being: Aware, Responsive, Authentic, Positive and Winning Together.

We have grown to a team of 35 talented individuals, comprising of highly experienced Chartered Accountants, innovative software developers, and dedicated customer support experts. With integrity and customer satisfaction at the core of everything we do, the Arkk team are committed to providing excellent service, working on new projects and growing their role within the business.

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Richard Metcalfe – Founder and Managing Director

Richard founded Arkk in 2009 with the vision of creating a dynamic organisation that wouldn't just compete with the big players in the market, but could beat them through delivering easy solutions that add immediate value.

Richard is passionate about starting businesses and mentors in the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. He is a dedicated board member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization UK, and as an avid reader is always threatening to start a book club at Arkk!

Outside of the office, Richard works out every morning at Hoxton Square and spends the weekend keeping up with his two children's numerous activities.  His ideal holiday would be touring the West Indies watching the England cricket team.

Andy Gent - Co-founder and Director

Andy assisted Richard in setting up Arkk Solutions and in the early years played a Non-executive role in the company whilst he ran successful businesses in Australia (and spent plenty of time at the beach!) In 2013 Andy joined the business full time promoting XBRL reporting throughout Europe.

Andy can often be found drinking fine wine, golfing at the weekend and being a Dad to two beautiful girls (he does some better than others!)

Roi Lustik Cohen – Director and CTO

Roi is the visionary behind our products. An expert in taking creative concepts to awesome working products he is responsible for getting our beautiful software to market. Roi’s background is in data architecture, security and software consulting roles in London before helping us realise the XBRL dream.

When he's not cultivating new tech products for our clients, you're likely to find Roi hitting the slopes in the winter months or firing up the BBQ in the summer. He is also partial to a wee nip of whiskey and in a former life Captain Roi held a pilot’s licence.

Jenny Himsley

Arkk Solutions is supported by Jenny Himsley, a freelance Finance Director. Jenny was a Finance Director at London Capital Group (LCG), and prior to this had a seven-year career with KPMG, latterly as a manager within the audit division. She's a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and has a First-Class Honours degree in management sciences from Loughborough University.

Jenny has two young daughters and loves horse riding and skiing (when she has the time!). After working in busy central London, Jenny likes spending her weekends with friends in a nice country pub.

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Barry P A Carroll

Barry Carroll is a Private Equity / alternative investment industry fund
Consultant, specializing in the establishment & operation of alternative
investment structures. Barry has over 27 years' industry experience,
the last seven of which were as CEO of Augentius, the world's largest
independent Private Equity fund administration services company, the
firm he founded. Barry's legislative and market knowledge spans Europe,
the US, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the Far East.

After graduating in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University in
1986, Barry articled as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, specializing
in investment funds. In 1994 Barry was appointed CEO of Bank of
Butterfield’s Guernsey based fund administration business, a position he
held for the next four years. In 1998, at age 32, Barry was hired as
Managing Director of Bank of Bermuda’s Guernsey based fund
administration business.

In 2001, after moving to Bank of Bermuda in London, Barry pioneered the
re-launch of Bank of Bermuda’s Group Private Equity fund services
offering.

In 2002 Barry was headhunted to join Ansbacher Bank in London to create
Ansbacher Fund Services, which he launched as a specialist unit dealing
exclusively with Private Equity, Real Asset & Real Estate funds. Barry
also was a member of the Ansbacher Group investment committee. In 2006,
Barry spearheaded the MBO of Ansbacher Fund Services to form the
Augentius Group, where Barry was the CEO until December 2013.

Barry is now providing consulting and due diligence services to select
industry groups.

Danielle Cyrus – Head of Sales & Business Development

If you have had the pleasure of meeting Dani you will know she is energetic, instantly likeable and deeply knowledgeable on all things XBRL and iXBRL. Prior to joining Arkk she was a top performing recruiter, hiring accountants to London’s leading businesses. Now she is the driving force behind our sales team in the UK and Ireland.

The energy that Dani exudes at work is unsurprisingly replicated outside of the office! She is a big fan of all forms of exercise, is an expert paleo baker and relishes high levels of productivity!

Lucy Gordon - General Manager

Having joined the Arkk team in October 2015, Lucy is General Manager for our Belfast Operations site, and is responsible for overall management of the site and the iXBRL tagging team.

Lucy spent the early part of her career within sports event management, and spearheaded England rugby union World Cup winning captain Martin Johnston's testimonial receptions in Singapore and London.

Educated at Millfield, Somerset and St. Mary's University in Twickenham, once a competitive showjumper and now the mother of 2 gorgeous boys!

Ronald Ohene – Head of Customer Excellence Team

Ronald joined Arkk Solutions in June 2010 as an IT graduate and was Arkk’s first recruit.  His various roles since joining include: Junior Developer, Technical Support, Quality Assurance and other IT related tasks that our CTO Roi threw at him! He now heads up the team that provides customer service and technical support across all of Arkk’s products, and his key focus is optimising customer satisfaction ratings which have risen from 80% to 100%.

Outside of work Ronald is also a qualified Personal Trainer (level 3). He provides weekly group training sessions for his colleagues where he enjoys whipping everybody into shape for a healthier working environment!

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Niamh McNeill - Product Specialist

Niamh manages new products and processes at Arkk Solutions. Her skills lie in empathising with client challenges and in interpreting and understanding the demands of financial services legislation. The amalgamation of these key skills enable her to deliver excellent client experience in both product delivery and service.

Niamh’s career at Arkk started in the Customer Excellence Team, the client interaction and problem solving demanded in this role has positioned her to experience first hand the challenges faced by clients in adoption of new legislation, new product and new processes which become vital as part of the organisation’s compliance.

Outside of the office, Niamh is a keen fitness fan and never misses our company training sessions. She's always up to date with the latest film releases, and is incredible knowledgeable about London's best spots for Afternoon Tea.

Jaime Nogueroles - Development Team Leader

Jaime joins us from an extensive background in Computer Science & Software Engineering. After three years of developing our market leading solutions, he now leads the Development team here at Arkk, making sure that our innovative products are up-to-date and ahead of the curve before they are released to our customers.

As a keen Real Madrid supporter, Jaime spends his free time travelling in search of great football and even better food.

Our History

We have has been specialising in XBRL and iXBRL since 2009 and are a leading European iXBRL and XBRL specialist, providing software, outsourcing, training and consultancy to firms all across the EU. We were one of the first vendors to be recognised by HMRC for their iXBRL tax and accounts product, which has gone on to become the chosen solution for many leading companies in the UK. Our solutions are currently trusted by 30% of the FTSE 350, and we now have a range of options available to Irish firms reporting to Revenue Commissioners and UK companies filing with HMRC.

With a commitment to innovation and a passion for helping organisations be more efficient and transparent, we have also developed solutions for capital adequacy reporting. Specifically CRD IV (COREP & FINREP) in XBRL and AIFMD reporting in XML which Arkk provide to filers across Europe including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark.

We currently support the following mandatory reporting requirements:

  • XBRL Solutions for CRD IV, COREP and FINREP
  • iXBRL for Irish Revenue Financial Statements
  • iXBRL for UK HMRC and Companies House accounts submission
  • XML for AIFMD submissions
  • Solvency II solutions to help you prepare for the 2016 filing deadline

Some of our Clients

Our clients

Here's a few reasons why they choose to work with us:

Regulatory and Statutory Reporting Experts

word-excel

Microsoft Word & Excel Compatible

Expert Practitioners and Advice

HMRC Approved Service