About Debtwire

Hamilton Matthews


Instrumental in developing the strategy for the specialist range of business intelligence products, Hamilton leads a group of dynamic, entrepreneurial and dedicated individuals who are skilled at identifying the best opportunities to ensure the continued expansion of Acuris.

His vision is for Acuris to be recognised as the most significant provider of global corporate financial intelligence and analysis, with subscribers accessing this information as their first port of call, on a daily basis. To achieve this, Hamilton’s strategic focus is set firmly on further development of new products and exploring new acquisition possibilities.


Previous experience

Hamilton joined Mergermarket in 2001 and has 18 years’ experience in financial information, including five years at Thomson Financial where he was Sales Director for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets division.



Liverpool University BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Jonathan Gomer

Chief Financial Officer

As well as responsibility for finance and accounting, Jonathan oversees the company's legal, HR and corporate finance matters. He was head of the Acuris new product development team before becoming CFO in 2009.


Previous experience

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in finance and publishing with Pearson Plc, where he worked for The Economist, the Financial Times and Financial Times Business. He joined Acuris in 2007, following our acquisition by the FT Group.


Education & Professional Memberships

Jonathan is a qualified accountant and a Business and Finance graduate of Middlesex University Business School.

Jonathan Reed

Global Managing Director, Fixed Income

Jonathan brings dynamic focus and drive to his role. As Global Managing Director, Jonathan is responsible for the commercial operations, product development and strategic direction of Debtwire, Creditflux and Xtract Research,


Previous experience

Jonathan’s background spans across launching new businesses and products in new markets to acquisition management and integration. As a founding member of the team that launched Debtwire, Jonathan helped build the commercial side of the European business in 2003 followed by the Americas in 2005. Prior to joining Acuris in 2002, Jonathan worked at ING on its UK Institutional Equity Sales desk and at Goldman Sachs Group in its Euro Government Bond department.



University West of England, BA (Hons) in Business Administration

Aja Whitaker-Moore

Global Editor in Chief, Fixed Income

Aja manages Debtwire and Creditflux content operations and is responsible for leading editorial, data and credit research teams globally. Relying on more than a decade of combined financial reporting and leadership experience, Aja works closely with each team to maximize existing coverage areas and launch new products as markets shift and subscriber needs evolve.
Previous experience
Aja has won two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Mid-Florida Chapter in recognition of her achievements in general and business reporting. Before joining Acuris in March 2005, she was a reporter with American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers in the USA.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA in Journalism

Our Team

Natasha Brooks

Head of Fixed Income Sales, America

Natasha joined the Acuris in 2004. With a talent for new business growth and generation, she launched Xtract Research’s European business from a start-up situation in 2010 and ensured its subsequent growth into the leading provider of covenant analysis in the European fixed income market.  Natasha now is based in our New York office heading up our US fixed income sales department.
Previous experience
Since 2004, Natasha has held a number of positions within the company starting out at Debtwire and moving on to manage the group’s healthcare information business. Natasha’s experience prior to the Acuris includes six years at Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc during which time she set up a business introducing start-up hedge fund managers to service providers.
University of Cambridge, BA (Hons), Geography

Angus Codd

Head of Sales - EMEA

Angus drives the sales efforts of all Debtwire’s services within the EMEA region, to buy-side and advisory subscribers.

Previous experience
Angus began his career with TFPL Intelligent Resources, initially as a recruitment professional, before moving into management consultancy around Information/Research and Knowledge Management skills. He has 16 years’ experience in the information and finance industries, joining Acuris in 2003, selling the Mergermarket service to the UK and German advisory markets. In 2006 he moved to drive Debtwire’s advisory sales in Europe before transitioning to a wider buy-side subscriber base.

University of Reading, BSc (Hons) in Zoology

Paul Greaves

Managing Editor - Municipal Debt

Paul joined Debtwire in February 2011 as Managing Editor for the Municipals product. Paul heads a team of nine journalists and two analysts that provide credit-specific coverage of the municipal bond market.

Previous experience
Paul brings a diverse range of public finance experience including stints at a rating agency (Moody’s Investors Service), letter of credit banks (Dexia Credit Local and BNP Paribas), and municipal bond insurers (FGIC and National Public Finance Guarantee). Paul has done analysis in a variety of sectors including tax-backed, transportation, not-for-profits and healthcare. Paul has worked on underwriting, credit remediation, municipal swaps, portfolio surveillance and waiver/consent issues.
Cornell University, BS in Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University, Master’s of Public Administration

Elias Lambrianos

Managing Editor - CEEMEA

Elias Lambrianos is Managing Editor of Debtwire CEEMEA , which prides itself on early stage origination financing opportunities in CEE/Russia/CIS, MENAT and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as breaking news on restructuring situations across its regions. 
Elias joined Debtwire in 2013 as a reporter covering the Middle East capital markets. He was promoted to deputy editor of Debtwire CEEMEA in 2017, and in early 2019, he became the managing editor.
Previous Experience
Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Elias worked in investment banking in London covering debt origination, loan syndication and advisory for Societe Generale, Natixis and Commerzbank. He is fluent in French and Arabic. 
ESCP Europe, MSc
Cass Business School, BSc

Adelene Lee

Director of Subscriber-Content Relations

Adelene is Director of Subscriber-Content Relations, and is one of the most recognized Debtwire faces globally, having spent time guiding editorial teams in our New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices since joining in January 2005. She is one of the founding editorial members of Debtwire North America, where she helped launch the coverage of distressed airlines and retailers.
She was transferred to London in 2007 to lead and expand Debtwire Europe’s restructuring and distressed content and in late 2010 moved to Asia where she covered Japanese corporate debt restructurings and spearheaded Debtwire Asia’s loans coverage. Adelene is now back in London overseeing global strategic initiatives for the Fixed Income Group.
Stanford University, MA
School of Oriental and African Studies, BA

Jessie Ma

Head of Sales - APAC

Jessie drives the sales efforts for all of Debtwire's services within the APAC region. 
Previous experience
Jessie began her career as a Sales Executive with HSBC in 2005, before moving on to a Senior Account Manager role at Accutone. She joined Acuris in 2010 and has since held a number of positions within the company. Starting as a relationship manager for the group 7 years ago in Hong Kong, Jessie now heads up the Sales team for Debtwire in Asia-Pacific.

Ben Miller

Managing Editor - Debtwire Latin America

Ben is Managing Editor for Latin America, supervising a team of nine journalists in New York, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile.
Previous Experience
Ben has eight years experience as a financial journalist. He joined Debtwire in January after six years at LatinFinance, where he specialized in the Latin American debt and equity capital markets and directed its daily news coverage. He has worked as a journalist in Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Skidmore College, BA
University of Missouri, MA

Luc Mongeon

Managing Editor - Asia Pacific

Luc joined Debtwire in 2006 as Managing Editor for the Asia Pacific region and now is responsible for a team of 14 journalists and five analysts that cover primarily the stressed/distressed debt, high yield and primary debt markets.


Previous experience
Luc has over 20 years as a financial journalist in Asia covering fixed income, credit derivatives and distressed debt markets. He first started covering distressed debt markets in 1989 as a reporter for IFR in Japan; in 1998 he initiated and developed coverage of the Asian distressed debt markets for IFR Asia.


Sophia University, Tokyo








Allison Pyburn

Global Editor in Chief, Debtwire ABS

Previous experience
Allison joined Acuris in 2007 and has since held a number of positions within the company. Starting as Senior Reporter for the group 10 years ago in New York, Allison now heads up the editorial team for Debtwire ABS, based in Los Angeles. Previously she was Associate Editor at Royal Media and SourceMedia.

Andrew Ragsly

Managing Editor – North America

The team of journalists Andrew manages in New York routinely breaks news in restructuring, distressed and primary market situations. Editorial content also delves into detailed analysis of recovery scenarios, relative value and buyside strategy. Andrew joined Debtwire in 2007 as a reporter covering industrial sectors. He became deputy editor of Debtwire North America in 2011, and took over as managing editor in 2012.

Previous experience

Andrew started his journalism career in 2002 at weekly newspaper The Bronx Times where he won the 2003 New York Press Association first place award for coverage of religion and an honorable mention for coverage of the arts. He went on to cover police and courthouse beats for daily newspapers in New England, and also covered civil litigation for American Lawyer Media.


University of Pittsburgh, BA in journalism

Robert Schach

Managing Editor - Europe

Rob manages the editorial team in London, overseeing the leveraged loan, high yield, restructuring, sovereign, Spain, Nordics and mid-market desks. He joined Debtwire in 2007 as a high yield reporter covering primary markets, going on to head the desk and ramping up its secondary market coverage. He became deputy editor of Debtwire Europe at the start of 2011 and took over as managing editor mid 2012.
Previous experience
Prior to joining Debtwire, Rob reported for two years on the European securitization market at EuroWeek, where he covered new ABS asset classes such as catastrophe bonds, as well as the development and subsequent collapse of the European sub-prime RMBS market.
He began his career as a chemical engineer, initially working as a research technician for ICI Explosives in South Africa, before moving to Europe where he took up a technical sales role in the industrial wastewater treatment sector.
Technikon Witwatersand, HND in Chemical Engineering
City University, BA in Journalism and Economics

Nicholas Smith-Saville

Head of EMEA Credit Reseearch

Nick heads Debtwire's EMEA Credit Research Team covering High Yield, Stressed and Distressed debt situations across developed and emerging markets in the EMEA region. He joined the company in September 2014, following a move from the TMT Coverage Team at Lloyds Bank, prior to which he was working for the Royal Bank of Scotland's Global Restructuring Group.
Nick graduated from the University of Surrey with First Class Honours in International Politics and went on to gain an MSc with Distinction in Accounting and Financial Management from Birkbeck College, University of London. He also holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment as well as a Chartered Management Accountant

Tom Wadham

Commercial Director, Debtwire & Mergermarket

Tom joined Acuris in 2002 and has a proven track record of new business growth both in Europe and Asia. Tom successfully launched both Debtwire Asia and Xtract Research from start-up situations in 2006 & 2010. These services are now the leading provider of market intelligence and covenant analysis in the Asia fixed income market.

Previous experience
Since 2002, Tom has held a number of positions within the company starting out at Mergermarket in London and then launching Debtwire Europe. In 2006 he moved to Hong Kong to launch Debtwire Asia and then moved on to Sales Director overseeing all commercial products in the APAC region. Prior to Acuris Tom’s experience has been within start-ups and market data intelligence organisations to service financial and corporate institutions.