Nick Root

Nick Root

Senior Development and Market Insight Manager at Lloyds Banking Group

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

I have a CS degree but have worked in a variety of roles since graduating. I initially worked for Vice magazine as a contract photographer, before flying to Canada to try and make it as a professional skier and ski photographer.

That didn’t work out so I returned to my native london to embark on my 10 year career in finance. I started out as an Actuarial Trainee, programming annuity pricing systems at L&G, then moved into more mainstream finance roles, including PPI (!) and then Investor Relations, where I travelled the world selling the Lloyds investment case. I now work in Digital at Lloyds, developing the strategy and getting involved with machine learning projects whenever I can.

Out of work I have a keen interest in design, and a small side business creating mainly static websites. I’m also a keen investor, and cofounder of a recruitment start-up that utilises algorithmic candidate search techniques. Really looking forward to meeting you.