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Christian Fauvelais – Co-President, Co-Founder, Director & Chief Executive Officer

Christian founded RIMES Technologies Corporation with Frederic Mancuso in 1996 in New York City. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Global Investment division at Bankers Trust between 1991 and 1995. His experience also includes three years spent at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he was Vice President in the Fixed Income Derivatives division. Fauvelais has a PhD in Finance from NYU Stern, and he has a Bachelor of Economics degree from ESSEC Paris, gained in 1982.

Frederic Mancuso – Co-President, Co-Founder & Director

Frederic Mancuso co-founded RIMES with Christian Fauvelais in 1996 after spending four years as Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust, 1991-1995. Previously, he was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group between 1989 and 1991. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science, gained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1989.

Douglas Garrity – Chief Data Officer & Director

Doug joined RIMES in 2001 as Chief Data Officer, prior to which he was Global Head of USD Swaps, RBS Capital Markets (2000-2001) and Global Head of Interest Rate Options, NatWest Markets (1997-2000). Garrity has a PhD in Chemical Physics, from Columbia University.

David Brierwood – Director

David joined RIMES in 2015. He is the former COO of MSCI Inc., but also held various senior roles at Morgan Stanley spanning more than twenty years, including COO of the company’s equity division and COO of its institutional and retail securities groups. Brierwood is a Crown Representative in the Cabinet Office of Her Majesty’s Government, advising on procurement and the management of strategic suppliers.

Mitesh Modi – Chief Operating Officer

Mitesh joined RIMES in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He was COO and CFO at NewFinance Capital Asset Management during 2007-2010, and was ED, Global Investment Group and Head of Product Services at Morgan Stanley (1998-2006). Before that he was MD, Investment Administration at Merrill Lynch. Modi is a Chartered Accountant (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accountancy degree from City University London.

Brendan Beith – EVP, Global Head of Sales

Brendan joined RIMES in 2015. He spent 21 years with Interactive Data, managing a variety of businesses and sales teams, including the former index services unit which provided index and constituent services to support performance measurement and attribution analysis. He also served as Interactive Data’s Managing Director of pricing and reference data for EMEA, responsible for all sales and account and product management.

Rhys Chapman – SVP, Global Head of Support

Rhys joined RIMES in 2010 and heads up all global support functions. Having earned a BA in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Brighton, before joining RIMES Rhys spent a year at Equiniti working on retail investor funds. During his tenure at RIMES, Rhys has worked in many client facing position on the operations side, including a secondment to the product management team.

Steve Cheng – SVP, Global Head of Data Management Solutions

Steve joined RIMES in 2010 and is responsible for data management solutions. He came to RIMES from DST International, where he was Head of Solution, Investment Control for two years, and before that he was Head of Client Onboarding and Operations at SwapsWire. Steve has an EMBA from Cass Business School.

Steve Davey – SVP, Global Head of IT Infrastructure & Information Security

Steve joined RIMES in 2011, and oversees the infrastructure and security protocols that underpin all RIMES Managed Data Services. Previously he was Head of Core Infrastructure at Linklaters Business Services. Other experience includes BT Radianz, Barclays Global Investors, BZW and Ford Motor Company. Steve holds an MA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

John Farris – EVP, Head of Sales, Americas

John joined RIMES in 2009 as Head of Sales for the Americas bringing over 20 years of financial services sales and leadership experience. Previously, he was VP Sales, Portfolio and Index Services division of Standard & Poor’s and SVP at Brandywine Global Investment Management, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, where he led their business development efforts for the Quantitative Equity Group.  John holds a MBA in Finance and a BS in Computer Science from La Salle University.

Alessandro Ferrari – EVP, Global Head of Marketing

Alessandro joined RIMES in 2007 and heads up global marketing outreach for RIMES, with a particular focus on online marketing and social media. He has over ten years of experience in financial technology marketing, including time spent at NASDAQ, where he was responsible for developing their buy-side marketing strategy, Thomson Reuters, and Euromoney Institutional Investor. He is a graduate of IFOA Business Management School in Italy.

Len Karpf – EVP, Director of Product Development

Len joined RIMES in 2013 and leads a geographically-disbursed software product development organization.  He has over 30 years of industry experience and has managed software development at such places as Master Data Management pioneer Siperian, AI specialist Inference, as well as risk and regulatory compliance products for Fidelity National Information Services.  Len holds an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Renaud Larzilliere – EVP, President, RIMES France

Renaud heads R&D and oversees local sales and support functions at Paris France, applying over 14 years of experience in software engineering to further develop the suite of RIMES’ services. Previously, he was Senior Project Manager at SAP Business Objects. As an early adopter, he successfully introduced Agile, Scrum-based practices for one of the many projects he managed. Renaud is a graduate from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Étienne and is PMP certified.

Steve O’Brien – EVP, Global Head of Sales Engineering

Steve joined RIMES in 2000 and now leads a team of talented RIMES sales engineers who offer implementation expertise across the complete range of RIMES Managed Data Services. He has 20 years of experience in the data management industry, including time spent as an account consultant at Thomson Financial – Datastream. Steve holds a BSc (hons) in Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics from the University of Essex.

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