Kyri Yiannakis | Managing Director, Head of EMEA | ComplySci

Kyri joined ComplySci in 2019 as the Managing Director of the EMEA region.

He has over 11 years’ experience in hyper-growth FinTech SaaS companies. His focus has been on expanding teams and international operations in the EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to ComplySci, Kyri was hired as the founding member of the iLEVEL EMEA team and was the first employee outside of North America. iLEVEL was a technology that was spun out from The Blackstone Group and commercialized, with additional investment from The Carlyle Group, Duff & Phelps, Hamilton Lane, Egis Partners, and Epiphany Ventures. He was brought on board to help build out the business outside of the core North American market.

Kyri took the business from 0 clients and no other employees to 60+ clients and 18 team members prior to his departure. iLEVEL was acquired by Ipreo in 2015 in a successful exit, at which time he began to lead the Ipreo Private Capital Markets business across EMEA. Ipreo then went on to be subsequently acquired by IHS Markit in an all-cash deal worth $1.86bn in 2018.

The mix of internal capabilities coupled with those of the external investors is one of the most compelling I have ever seen. The combination of everything ComplySci has to offer its clients and employees makes it a one of one and I’m proud and privileged to now be a part of that.

Kyri holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first-class honors in Financial Computing obtained from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Brunel University.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”