|By Business Wire||
|May 5, 2014 08:04 AM EDT||
Electronifie, a new marketplace for block-size corporate bond trades, welcomes five key hires to its executive team: Eric Allmendinger as Chief Operating Officer; Stefan Kutko as VP Engineering; Ian McAllister as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer; Nicole Olson as Chief Strategy Officer; and Robert Scarperi as EVP, Global Head of Sales.
“Electronifie’s management team is united in our mission to improve liquidity in the secondary market for corporate bonds,” said Electronifie CEO Amar Kuchinad. “Our combined experience across the finance and technology sectors brings our clients the expertise necessary to create a truly world-class corporate bond marketplace. We are now very well positioned for a successful launch later this year.”
Amar Kuchinad – Chief Executive Officer
Amar has over 17 years of experience in financial markets and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Electronifie’s business. Amar formerly served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In this role he advised the Commission and Commission staff on rule-making and enforcement for a variety of securities markets, products, and market participants. Prior to joining the SEC, Amar was responsible for a number of equity option, emerging market, and credit trading businesses at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Amar graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics.
Eric Allmendinger – Chief Operating Officer
Eric has over 12 years of experience in the financial and LegalTech sectors and is responsible for developing and maintaining efficient operations at Electronifie. Eric was previously a Director of Technology at FTI Consulting where he managed electronic data discovery projects for investigations within the securities industry. Prior to joining FTI, Eric spent eight years at Credit Suisse structuring products within the Fixed Income Portfolio Management and Longevity Markets Groups. Eric holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan.
Stefan Kutko – VP Engineering
Stefan has over 8 years of experience developing technology for financial markets and is responsible for building a world-class engineering organization to deliver Electronifie's core trading platform. Prior to joining Electronifie, Stefan led product development, technical architecture, and platform operations for the Capital Markets business at Liquidnet where he created a private shares trading system for buy-side institutional investors to access pre-IPO liquidity in high-growth tech companies. Stefan formerly held positions at Fidessa, a order management system software provider, and GE Healthcare in the advanced technology group. Stefan graduated with a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ian McAllister – Chief Financial Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Ian has over 18 years of experience in financial markets and is responsible for Electronifie’s finance, operations, and technology departments. Ian was previously Chief Risk Officer of Avantium Investment Management, an emerging-market macro hedge fund. Previously, during 14 years at Credit Suisse, he managed a variety of trading desks within the Fixed Income Division including in Mortgages, Emerging Market Credit, and insurance-linked products. Ian has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Oxford.
Nicole Olson – Chief Strategy Officer
Nicole has more than 15 years of experience in the FinTech sector and is responsible for Electronifie’s business development, strategic alliances, and user experience/marketing initiatives. Nicole was previously at Liquidnet (a global institutional securities trading network) for 10 years, where she launched the equity capital markets business, established and managed strategic partnerships, rolled out new markets in Europe, Asia, and Canada, built the company’s investor relations program, and had responsibility for international marketing/communications. Prior to her roles at Liquidnet, Nicole worked in Investor Relations at w-Technologies, a financial technology company, and at Padilla Speer Beardsley, an investor relations, marketing, and public relations company. Nicole graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas and studied management and investor relations at New York University.
Robert Scarperi – Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales
Bob brings over 20 years of sales experience to his role running global sales at Electronifie. Previously, Bob was Head of Sales (NY) for Sanford C. Bernstein, Wall Street's premier sell-side research firm. Prior to joining Bernstein, Bob was Global Head of Sales for Poindexter Systems (now [X+1] Inc.), a SaaS-based data-driven digital marketing company, where he grew the company from zero revenues to positive cash flow in just over one year. Previously, he was sales director for DoubleClick's Technology Solutions division where he helped launch DART for Advertisers and area sales director for ADP's largest operating region.
Electronifie’s mission is to create a fair and open marketplace that generates unprecedented liquidity for corporate bond investors. Both institutional investors and market-making dealers participate in Electronifie’s trading venue, which is designed to bring back block-sized liquidity to the corporate bond market by limiting information leakage and providing pre-trade price transparency for traders satisfying “best ex” obligations. Electronifie plans to open its marketplace for trading in US investment grade and high yield corporate bonds in the fourth quarter of 2014. For more information about Electronifie, visit www.electronifie.com or follow us on Twitter @Electronifie.
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