Think IS was founded in 2010 as a technology, trading and service solutions company. It is think IS’s key objective to deliver the best of breed technology, products and services into the online trading space.
Think IS was created to ensure that companies wishing to offer trading products to their clients are able to integrate, innovate, monitor performance in real time and define the look, feel and service practices of their trading operation to suit their client base.
With a purely B2B offering, think IS understand that each partner requires a core level of diversity. Through utilising modern technology we give the required control to our partners to facilitate with ease the development of their business, provide the most appropriate and fitting technical solutions to their end client needs and ultimately increase their profitability.
The online trading space was pioneered by companies that wished to offer their trading capability to their own client bases, through the course of time those solutions were offered also to 3rd parties for distribution to their client bases.
As those 3rd party partners became more successful their technology and service requirements grew in order to remain appropriate for their needs and the requirements of their end clients.
Think IS’s key focus will always be innovation, this enables our partners to demonstrate to their client base their ability to constantly innovate and develop keeping the products fresh and ahead of the game.
Meet the board >
The success to any senior management team is in their experience. Think IS’s management team has a broad and extensive range of expertise between them in legal, financial services, marketing, operations and technology.
Mark Ackred, BA (Hons) PgDL Barrister-at-Law, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Mark qualified as a Barrister in 2002, during the past eight years before forming the Company, he held Business Development and Management roles in three key CFD and Spread Betting Providers in the UK. The last position held being Head of UK Partners at a large UK CFD and Spread Betting firm.
Michael Lobel, B.Com, Non-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Michael lends the board his extensive experience and knowledge in the development, management and marketing of online trading and gaming platforms.
Michael recently served as director of Plurality Ltd, a front runner in the multi-core processing field. Prior to this he was the founder and CEO of Open Gaming Ltd (London) a company that developed and operated online betting and gaming platforms in all new media environments including on Sky Interactive which he sold to Liberty Media (NYSE).
Michael was the founder and CEO of of 4G Media Ltd. which developed the P2P and Pool betting website known as ibetcha.com. In 1999 he also co-founded Marketarget Ltd, a pioneering online marketing company that specialized in the optimization of on-line marketing, advertising and CRM of betting and gaming platforms. For a period of 15 years prior to 1998, Michael worked in the commodity-trading field specializing in the international trading of physical metals and minerals and was a licensed broker at Prudential-Bache Securities.
Our team has a vast amount of experience working within the financial industry and specifically within the commercial setup/product management and the delivery of technical projects. It is our challenge to understand your business and ensure that we fit our flexible components around your requirements and the constantly developing online environment.
Think IS utilise cutting edge technology in order to deliver the perfect solution to our customers. We pride ourselves on constant innovation by creating a defined product roadmap of new features and platforms to ensure the think IS product is fresh and relevant to the current market place. We involve our partners in defining and prioritising new requirements in order to collectively create a market leading product.
A dedicated relationship manager will be appointed who will act as your industry specialist and internal brand guardian. The automisation of many reporting functions allows your relationship manager to concentrate on pro-actively working with you to increase your revenues from your trading product by implementing client acquisition and retention strategies, refining operational processes, and training. The person within this role will work with you to ensure on-going developments are in line with your brand strategy.
All of the components that we offer may obviously require some training and product support. Our commercial and technical teams can help you with any element whether by phone, email, skype, video conferencing or even on site. They are trained to help you make the most of our product suite and enable maximum profitability.
Sometimes you may require further insight before you commit to making a decision. Think IS can provide a consultancy service on your existing trading business, a proposed business venture, identify some of the potential operational risks and/or issues that should be taken into consideration or future regulatory changes to bear in mind, but most importantly the best solution to fit your corporate goals.