Meet the team

Founder's Story

The idea of Stockperks started around 14 years ago. I was working in Investor Relations at Microsoft and our CFO came into my office asking me what did we know about our retail shareholders. He was keen to engage with them, as were some key senior executives, but the question was, how do we do that? The simple answer was that corporates have minimal direct outreach with their retail shareholders. I remembered that in Australia, years before, I owned stock in a department store for the sole reason of getting a discount every time I shopped. I thought wouldn't it be great if we could offer a similar perk to our shareholders? Have a direct engagement with them? The time was not right, the technology was not there.

However, that idea stayed with me.

In late 2018 I brought the idea of implementing perks and rewards for retail shareholders up with my old boss. He remembered buying his first car - a Ford - using a retail shareholder discount, and was shocked that there wasn't already a service to streamline the process of redeeming them. With this conversation fresh in my mind, I brought the issue up with my husband, a technological genius, who realized that, on the back end at least, this service was absolutely doable.

The time was finally right. Stockperks was born.

- Agnies Watson, CEO

Leadership

Agnies Watson

Agnies Watson

Co-founder and CEO

Agnies has been in the investor relations and capital markets space for over 25 years. She has a deep passion for using technology to unlock new and creative solutions in financial services. Agnies previously held senior roles at Microsoft Investor Relations, Ipreo, and Barclays. Agnies earned a BA in Economics from Murdoch University and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Nicole Maselli

Nicole Maselli

Head of Sales

Nicole has extensive experience with over 20 years in the capital markets industry and is leading up our sales strategy at Stockperks. She previously held senior business development and sales roles at OpenExchange, Nasdaq, Ipreo, and The Carson Group. Nicole earned her BA in Economics from Lehigh University. She is an active member of National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Jay Benjamin

Jay Benjamin

Creative Director

Jay is an accomplished creative leader with over 20 years experience here and abroad. He has been the CCO of both Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett, both in NY. With a deep interest in human behavior, he has helped companies across a wide range of categories grow, from upstart Chobani to packaged goods and financial services giants like P&G and JP Morgan Chase. He’s even produced an Off Broadway Play.

Martín Sagastume

Martín Sagastume

Head of Engineering

Martín has been in the Technology industry for more than ten years. He is leading the Stockperks Engineering Team to define the very best engineering of our core product. Martín was also involved in helping other companies succeed through leadership and software engineering, working for WeWork, Oracle, Fieldlens, and other startups. He is very passionate about e-commerce, user experience, and frontend technologies.

Gastón Di Sacco

Gastón Di Sacco

Senior Software Engineer

Gastón is an enthusiastic Software Engineer with over nine years of experience. He studied Computer Science at Universidad ORT Uruguay and has worked for Uruguayan based companies, as well as customers abroad. He has built education platforms, tourism portals, and eCommerce websites. Previously he was at WeWork where he focused on building internal tools to track and optimize the development of the business’s real estate projects.

Advisors

Ken Watson

Ken Watson

Co-Founder and Advisor

Ken is the CTO of WeWork and the former CTO of Ipreo.

Scott Ganeles

Scott Ganeles

Advisor

Scott is a Partner at WestCap and the former CEO of Ipreo.

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Advisor

Andy is the CEO of Sand Hill East and former group CTO at UBS.

Nicholas Chapman

Nicholas Chapman

Advisor, Brand Strategy

Nick is a seasoned strategic leader with two decades of planning experience in the UK and US. At agencies from TBWA London to Ogilvy New York, Nick has crafted unique and compelling positionings and campaign strategies for everything from sports cars to discount dog food.