Nigel Kneafsey


Nigel Kneafsey is founder and Co-CEO of Options. He first launched Options in 1993 to provide outsourced IT services to the investment banking industry in Europe. Options quickly expanded its client base to traditional and alternative asset management firms, and brokerages. In 2000, Nigel developed and launched of the Options PIPE platform, Options’ global private cloud services platform. Designed to minimise what he viewed as systemic inefficiencies in the financial sector’s IT implementation practices, the Options platform was the first, comprehensive infrastructure-as-a-service platform for financial services firms. Since 2000, Options has expanded into North America and Asia and now provides private cloud services to over 250 firms globally.