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The Mintus Team

At Mintus, our team of experts brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience, combining their passion for art with a deep understanding of finance and innovative technology solutions. With this unique blend of skills and expertise, our team is able to provide you with investment opportunities that are not only driven by a love of art, but also by a clear and strategic approach to investment.

What sets Mintus apart is our people; their dedication and passion for the industry make us a trusted advisor for all aspects of your art investment journey.

Our Team

Maarten Slendebroek

Maarten served as Chief Executive of Jupiter Fund Management and prior to Jupiter, he was with Blackrock. Maarten also serves as the chairman of Robeco, a €200bn AUM EU-based asset management firm.

Tamer Ozmen
Founder & CEO

Tamer was an executive with Microsoft running Microsoft’s advanced solution’s team. Previously he was in the team that started and then floated Priceline.com on NASDAQ which subsequently acquired Booking.com (now BookingHoldingsInc).

Brett Gorvy
Advisory Board Member and Chief Curator

Brett was Christie’s’ Worldwide Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art from 2000 to 2016. He co-founded the Lévy Gorvy gallery in 2017. He is regarded as one of the leading influences in the art market.

Janet Goldsmith
Advisory Board Member

Janet was a former MD of Universal Studio's Digital. Founding Partner of Mediatique M&A Advisory.

Daglar Cizmeci
Board Member

Daglar is an Executive Chairman of Mesmerise, AR/VR and Metaverse company. He also invests in funds focusing on life sciences and other exponential technologies.

Chris Kaladeen
Board Member

Chris heads Rothschild & Co’s insurance and asset management investment banking business.

Bevan Duncan
Board Member

Bevan previously ran the Strategic Equity division at Gresham House. Prior to working at Gresham House, he was at leading mid-market private equity firm, Livingbridge. Bevan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in New Zealand.

Martin Gilbert
Executive Council Member

Martin is chairman of Revolut, vice chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen and chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments. He was chief executive (CEO) of Aberdeen Asset Management, an international investment management company, which he co-founded in 1983. He was chairman of FirstGroup from April 1995 to January 2014. He became a patron of The Aberdeen Law Project in 2010.

Christoph Butikofer
Executive Council Member

Christoph was at the management board of CIC over 12 years making CIC one of the fastest growing banks in Switzerland. Prior to CIC, He led UBS Art Banking, and previously was the CFO of Roche.

Beatrice Ridley
Executive Council Member

Beatrice is an art advisor specialising in contemporary art. She has over 11+ experience as gallerist and advisor. Formerly a lawyer with Clifford Chance, Beatrice brings art and legal expertise to Mintus.

Campbell Fleming
Executive Council Member

Campbell was the former Global Head of Distribution with Aberdeen, CEO of Columbia Threadneedle, Head of UK for JPMorgan AM and CEO of AssetCo. He is the chair of The Big Exchange and board member at Ruffer.

Alexander Holland
Executive Council Member

Alexander was Chief Content and Strategy Officer of Deezer. He held senior positions in Antenna Group, Modern Times Group and RTL Group.

Ben Clark
President, Mintus Art

Ben has 20+ years experience in global art market. He has a proven track record of transactional and commercial success in brokering and financing $250mn+ worth of 20th Century artworks while at Christie’s and Gurr Johns.

Necati Ertugrul

Necati has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security. Previously he was the founder of MAY Cyber. MAY Cyber became the biggest cyber security vendor in Turkey and Necati made an exit from the company in 2018.Necati started his IT career in Finansbank and then worked in TUBITAK as a project manager.

Varda Lotan
Distribution Lead

Varda has 25+ years of experience in the asset management industry working internationally. Varda founded Lotan & Partners in 2022 to consult on strategy, distribution, operations, and marketing. Until 2021 Varda was Co-Head and Senior Vice President, Europe/Asia Distribution with Fiera Capital based in London.

Emir Baltepe
Product Director

Prior to joining Mintus, Emir was the founder/owner of a design and development agency that built Mintus's online platform. Emir's agency acted for global brands such as IKEA, BBVA, Paypal, and Universal Music.

Will John Burton
Chief Commercial Officer

Will brings 15 years in tech, enhancing product development for firms like Thales and L3 Communications. Co-founding Ecospend, he's pivoted to fintech, focusing on Open Banking and B2B SaaS strategies, culminating in a successful acquisition by Trustly in 2022.

Freya Russell

Freya is a first-class honours Economics graduate from UCL, who gained insight into the intersection of art and finance as a Data Analyst at ArtTactic. Her research on inequality and globalisation's impact on art auctions, developed for her dissertation, will be utilised in her Account Manager role at Mintus.

Tom Kennett
Marketing Lead

Tom has nearly 15 years of communications experience mainly working for consultancies and agencies. He has developed and led marketing campaigns for some of the biggest players in B2B, Technology, Luxury Goods and Hospitality.

Irem Filcan
Art Director

Irem is an art director specialising in branding and corporate communication. Having worked at various agencies and startups, she is experienced in crafting compelling visual experiences that resonate with audiences. Irem holds a Philosophy and Film Studies degree from Bogazici University.

Emre Anıl
Finance Analyst

Emre joined Mintus after his experiences in the venture capital industry. Combining his finance background and skills he gained from his Electronic & Electrical Engineering studies at UCL, he is working as a Finance Analyst at Mintus, responsible for a wide range of duties across the business.

Ali Bayar
Financial Analyst

Ali joined Mintus after graduating from Tufts University with a BA in Economics and minors in Finance & Entrepreneurship, bringing valuable experience from his previous internships in private equity and business development within the venture capital sector.

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