Mark Ryan | RTX

Mark Ryan

Executive Chairman

With extensive experience across the Telecoms and FinTech sectors, Mark was appointed as Executive Chairman of RTX RouteTrader in late 2019, with a brief to develop and create an Industry leading Telecom/FinTech business.

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Previously, Mark was CEO of the Caudwell Group (2020 Mobile), where he took a loss making UK mobile phone distributor to become the world’s most profitable Telecoms value-add logistics and FM provider, growing revenues from £60M to in excess of £1.3Bn. Whilst at Caudwell he introduced Pre-Pay to the UK & international mobile market, developed and innovated  the MVNO concept to major retailers (including Tesco and Virgin Mobile) and became Nokia’s largest global handset provider, eventually selling the Group to private equity for £1.5Bn.

Post exit, Mark had a successful Portfolio & Investment career including becoming the major seed Investor and initial Chairman for The Hut Group. THG – which floated on the LSE in 2020 and is now the largest online global beauty and wellness omni-channel retailer with an enterprise value > £7Bn+.

Additionally, Mark also sits on the DMP (Advisory Panel), for the Chief Economist of the Bank Of England.

RTX Chief Financial Officer | Craig Chapman

Craig Chapman

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Routetrader as CFO, Craig spent six years as the Head of Commercial Finance and Risk at the world’s largest sugar Trader, ED&F Man. In this leadership role particular focus was placed on growing margin quality, strategic direction and leading a global business re-structure, alongside commercial exposure as interim MD of the US business.

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Prior to ED&F Man he spent seven years at a tier 1 global investment bank, Barclays Capital, where a number of senior Finance roles were held in the UK and internationally.

Craig Graduated with a bachelors in Computer Science from Warwick University and subsequently qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte.

Aqueel | RTX

Aqueel Safdar

Sales Director

Aqueel has over 15 years proven strategic sales experience, of which 10 are in the telecommunications industry and 5 of those at RTX.

With extensive experience of working in start-ups he is instrumental in RouteTrader’s international growth and expansion plans.

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Responsible for recruitment and ongoing management of the sales team and oversight of the technical elements of the business he brings over 450 key relationships globally, with Tier 1/ Tier 2 carriers and niche suppliers, having achieved over $1 billion in revenue during his career.

Aqueel graduated with honours from Leeds University.

Dave Roarty | RTX Founder & CTO

Dave Roarty


Dave holds a doctorate in computer science and as co-found of Routetrader he was the original software architect of the RTX platform. Dave created the RTX partner program and personally delivered the white label platforms to some of RTX’s key partners including Telia and PCCW.

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With over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry he has managed multiple large-scale global IT development projects and system deployments for multinational IT firms. Before RTX, Dave was the Technical Director for Accuserve (part of the Acceleron group of companies), responsible for IT delivery on key accounts such as Muller, T-Mobile, Yorkshire Electricity, Vodafone, HP & Microsoft.

Dave still enjoys to code, creating new software for the business, alongside producing the technology road map. He also manages the development and support teams that look after the day to day operations to ensure our customers get the best experience when using the RTX platform.