Board of Directors
- Peter Kilbinger HansenChairmanPeter Kilbinger HansenChairman
Peter Kilbinger Hansen is the Chairman of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC and Chairman of the Evest Companies. In his twenty-plus year career, he has founded several private and public companies (listed in AMEX and NASDAQ), including broker/dealers, a clearing corporation, and a leading US equity institutional stock-crossing Alternative Trading System (ATS). Under his leadership, the businesses processed significant daily market share volume, with daily transaction volumes in the billions.
Over the past 15 years, Peter has been a featured speaker for many brokerage and institutional investor conferences, discussing modernization of the equity marketplace, equity transaction processing, transaction cost, and effectively locating liquidity for transactions. He has also been featured on CNN globally, speaking on the topic of risk management.
With significant global operations, compliance and financial transaction processing experience, he has led several equity financings, including public and private offerings, and successful financings with major investment banks including Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, UBS, Société Générale, Deutsche Bank, Wachovia, and ING. He has also led several acquisitions and divestitures.
As a private investor and financial technology entrepreneur, he continues to invest in financial services and technology companies. A native of Denmark, Mr. Hansen holds economics degrees from Neil's Brock Business School of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University of Language and Economics.
- Lars KraghChief Information Officer, DirectorLars KraghChief Information Officer, Director
Lars Kragh is the Chief Information Officer of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC. He is also a Managing Director of Evest Venture Partners, with over twenty years’ experience in financial technology. As a co-founder and executive at NYFIX, Inc., he held a variety of technical leadership roles throughout the company’s history, most recently as Chief Information Officer from 1999 to 2006. Between 1991, when the company was founded, and 1999, he was Executive Vice President of Research and Development and held other technology management positions. As lead technologist for NYFIX, he managed a product portfolio ranging from equity Order Management Systems (OMS), market making workstations, trade routing engines, and network services.
With detailed knowledge of products’ interaction, including cross-division values and overlap issues, Lars possesses in-depth equity industry knowledge spanning market structures, exchanges, broker/dealers, and asset management firms. He also possesses detailed design and architecture expertise across various subject matters, including transaction cost analysis (TCA), execution quality, networking, and display mechanisms. At NYFIX, he directed all production technology, including data centers and the overall network, and was responsible for mission-critical infrastructure vital to the financial industry. He has extensive experience with data system security, disaster recovery planning, and infrastructure development.
Prior to 1991, Lars developed network and transactional systems for the banking industry, involving numerous trading system integrations with global telecom and market data providers. Over the last 15 years, he has filed a number of patents involving innovative technical and business concepts. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark.
- Mark E. DonaldsonCo-Founder, DirectorMark E. DonaldsonCo-Founder, Director
Mark Donaldson is a Managing Director of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC, where he co-manages the company’s operations. Prior to co-founding the company, LLC, he was a founder and Chief Financial Officer at Redwood Management, LLC, a San Francisco firm providing back-office services to broker-dealers and proprietary trading groups. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Headwaters Capital, a broker-dealer based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, managing $500 million on the long side. Since 1996, he has served on the board of several smaller proprietary trading groups and holding companies in the securities industry. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado.
- Jonathan R. WadeCo-Founder, DirectorJonathan R. WadeCo-Founder, Director
Jonathan Wade is one of the founders of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC. He developed the company’s proprietary claims processing technology, the Claims Engine, and acts as chief developer, directing software engineering for the firm. He manages the fulfillment process and systems, in addition to relationships with all claims administrators. He is educated and well-versed in Oracle database technology and data management processes, with software development experience in multiple front-end database platforms. Prior to founding the company, he worked for Headwaters Capital, LLC, a broker-dealer with membership on all major US equity exchanges. He graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University.
- Mark ZinnDirectorMark ZinnDirector
Mark Zinn is a Director of Battea – Class Action Services, LLC. Before joining the company, LLC, he was with Metro Link, where he raised angel- and first-round financing and developed the company’s sales organization. Previously, he built and managed multiple professional trading operations for Pax Clearing in Chicago, New York and Florida. While at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he established relationships with the top 100 businesses in Florida and executed for hedge funds. He has also raised capital for managed accounts and private placements, as well as managing multiple successful private offerings. Mark began his career with LF Rothschild & Oppenheimer Co. An alumnus of New York University Stern School, he has obtained his General Securities Principal Series 24 certification, as well as Registered Investment Adviser Series 65, 7, and 63 certifications.