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Significant expertise dedicated to customer service

We are specialists in translating large and often complicated data sets into easy to use products providing actionable intelligence for our clients. Our team is therefore a combination of data experts, IT professionals and customer service professionals, who together efficiently produce and maintain a service relied on by thousands of users all around the world. A small selection of the team are detailed below.

Nick Dawson

Managing Director & Co-Founder

London Office

Nick is Managing Director and co-founder of Proxy Insight and a member of the management team of Activist Insight. He has over 20 years’ experience running investor relations and financial information businesses.

Prior to setting up Proxy Insight, Nick led Capita Plc’s Investor Relations business. Before that he ran the Corporate Advisory Service in EMEA for Thomson Reuters (now sold to Nasdaq).

Nick Arnott


London Office

Nick has 20 years’ experience of building up financial information businesses. Nick co-founded Activist Insight and Proxy Insight.

Prior to this he co-founded Preqin, the leading supplier of information on alternative assets. This business was started from scratch in 2002. It is now highly profitable and counts many of the leading private equity, hedge fund and real estate managers as customers. It employs over 100 people spread across offices in London, New York and Singapore.

Seth Duppstadt

Senior Vice President

New York Office

Seth is Senior Vice President at Proxy Insight where he focuses on the North American market.

Seth came to Proxy Insight with over ten years of experience running data businesses with a particular focus on mergers, corporate governance, shareholder activism and proxy voting research. Prior to joining Proxy Insight, Seth was head of law firm sales at FactSet Research, with primary responsibility for web products such as

Lewis Rowe

Vice President

London Office

Lewis is Vice President at Proxy Insight, where he focuses on sales to Europe and Asia Pacific clients.

He works with the data team, collecting and analyzing voting information, and continues to be heavily involved with product development.

Lewis has traveled extensively and prior to joining Proxy Insight taught English in South Africa.

Kerry Pogue

Co-Founder, Activist Insight

London Office

Kerry is a member of the Proxy Insight management team and Managing Director and co-founder of Activist Insight.

He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2007 with a first-class BSc honors degree in Physiology.

Kerry has a background in financial information. He joined Preqin in 2008, where he headed up products focused on private equity funds and fund managers.

Some of the team

We are a small but dedicated team focused on providing the very best service to our clients.

It is not all work and no play though. This picture was from our paintball and go-karting team outing in July 2018.

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