Leadership

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    Brian Lynch

    CEO

    Brian Lynch is the Chief Executive Officer of Risk Focus, responsible for defining and executing company strategy. Prior to joining the company in 2011, Brian spent 14 years at UBS, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Delta One trading, a role in which he successfully brought several new business lines and products to market. He also has many years experience at the bank in fixed income, credit default swaps and prime brokerage. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Witwatersrand.

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    Vassil Avramov

    Founder and CTO

    Vassil is the Founder, President and CTO of Risk Focus. Vassil started his career in Silicon Valley with one of the pioneers of handwriting recognition. He moved into FinTech as a developer, before moving into client management with a risk software vendor.

    Under his direction, Risk Focus teams have built trade, risk management and connectivity platforms for some of the largest banks, hedge funds and clearing houses. His clients prize his combination of business domain knowledge and technology acumen. He recently advised one of the top derivatives exchanges on bringing its risk computation and data analytics into the 21st century, and is currently advising a major bank on building a Private Cloud, as well as others on Dodd-Frank regulatory trade reporting and validation.

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    Vadim Gelman

    Vice President

    Vadim co-founded Risk Focus with Vassil Avramov in 2004 with a common vision of creating a delivery-oriented firm that is not constrained by politics or driven by short term goals. Vadim is a successful client engagement manager and solution architect, but continues to be an active software engineer when required.

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    Rupa Sethu

    Chief Operating Officer

    Rupa Sethu is the Chief Operating Officer of Risk Focus. A high energy, results-driven software professional with experience leading cross-functional teams to translate client vision into delivery. An electrical engineer by education, she has over 20 years experience in the technology business, including start-ups and large enterprise solutions.

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    Stan Etra

    Head of Product Development and Delivery

    Stan serves as Head of Product Development and Delivery for Risk Focus’ Trade Solutions and Report-it.Trade services. With over two decades of experience in capital markets product development, Stan’s specialty is in derivatives trade processing across equities and fixed income. Through innovation or sheer determination, Stan has an unwavering focus on delivery and quality.

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    Lixia Sun

    Senior Partner – Trading Solutions

    Lixia is a client favorite. Her ‘no-fuss’ approach and technical excellence, coupled with her unstoppable work ethic, provide Risk Focus with the delivery horsepower that is needed for high pressure projects in the capital markets. Her specialty is trade processing, where she leverages the technology development stream to deliver client solutions.

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    Lloyd Altman

    Global Head Business Development, Risk | Cloud | Trade Solutions

    Lloyd joined Risk Focus in 2015 to run the Validate.Trade business globally, bringing more than 25 years of capital markets consulting and technology leadership experience. Previously, Lloyd ran Accenture Trading Services in North America, managed consulting and sales at Random Walk Computing, as well as trading and risk systems at J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers.

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    Srikant Ganesan

    Head of Risk Solutions Practice

    From designing microwave transistors for Air Force landing systems to using innovative technologies in Structured Credit business solutions, Srikant brings 18 years of experience in Hardware and Software in Telecoms, Networking and Capital Markets to the leading solutions we offer our clients.

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    Andy Green

    Global Sales and Business Development | Report-it.Trade

    Andrew Green is a derivatives professional with 20 years’ experience across financial regulations, operations, middle office and program management. Prior to joining Risk Focus, Green was at DTCC , where he lead the development and delivery of the Equity Derivatives Trade Repository. Then he created and lead the Global Account Management and Sales teams for DTCC’s derivatives and repository services.

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    Peter Meulbroek

    Head of Cloud Solutions

    Peter is a senior technology leader who brings an entrepreneurial spirit underpinned by a strong enterprise delivery background. Having lead the first build out of cloud based provisioning and orchestration for Yahoo Peter brings cloud experience and credibility to go with Risk Focus’s Capital Markets expertize and client relationships.