Kenneth is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and is the lead architect for its products and services. He has over 24 years of financial and technology experience. He began his career working on the IR/FX desk of an energy company in Houston and London. Kenneth led numerous successful enterprise-level projects that streamlined and automated the investment process and generated significant savings on organizational resources. While an independent consultant at a major buy side firm, he developed a real-time order management system in record time that saved the firm the cost of hiring additional trading assistants while greatly improving the investment order process. Prior to founding Opturo Inc., he was Director of Risk Management at a major institutional money manager, responsible for evaluating portfolio risk for long-only and alternate strategies including Market Neutral and 130/30. He pioneered and built numerous solutions including a unique real-time portfolio management system that saved the firm significant money on recurring market data and license costs.
Rocco is spear-heading efforts in the development of the state-of-the-art web-based financial investment desktop (ODIN). He has over 19 years of experience in the financial and technology industry and began his career on the fixed income trading desk of a large buy-side money manager. His outstanding work at building creative solutions was noticed by an elite quantitative modeling group within the firm, where he spent five years prior to co-founding Opturo. While working at the quantitative modeling group, he built numerous solutions including an enterprise-level web-based fundamental rating system that saved the firm millions of dollars in development costs. Rocco has a reputation for innovative thinking and, with his assistance, Opturo is pioneering the use of cutting-edge web-based technology to build the next generation of investment solutions.
Andre began his model-building career as a professor of theoretical physics. He created operational mathematical models for fundamental trans-theory physical concepts, such as good clocks, rods, inertial frames, force-free volumes and internal properties, and for epistemological systems of belief change. In finance, he has designed and implemented CMO pricing models as a V.P of Quantitative Research for Kidder Peabody, interest rate models as an Intermittent Expert for OFHEO, and equity and fixed performance, attribution and risk models as a Managing Director of Investment Analytics for TIAA-CREF and as a Consultant to the Head of Operations and Technology at AllianceBernstein. For a number of software providers, he has recently developed, a broad range of financial decision evaluation models, for long-short, balanced and hedged multi-currency portfolios, in which formal entities, such as actively traded, settlement-at-close, component-level daily weights and returns, and all exact attributes and decision-risk characteristics, are kept strictly grounded by demanding that they all be direct answers to economically meaningful financial questions.
Chris joined Opturo in 2015 and has been part of the development, implementation, and client support of Opturo's suite of products. Chris' background is in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and prior to joining Opturo he worked at Blackrock Solutions in the Financial Modeling Group - Portfolio Risk. Chris' work within FMG included development of regime modeling and the development of new features to the Portfolio Risk tools used in the Aladdin platform. At Opturo, Chris has worked alongside Andre to implement financial models like Shift, Twist, Bend Decomposition and accrual calculations. Chris has also assisted in the development of new products like Workflow Management and Opturo's SAYS Platform.
Mike is responsible for business development and Sales of the Opturo suite of technology and analytics. He has over 20 years of experience overseeing complex business requirements and spearheading strategic growth objectives in financial technology. As vice president of business development for Wilshire Associates, Mike lead the West Coast and South America client service representative team, supporting the full suite of multi-asset class portfolio analytic tools with a focus on attribution, risk, and portfolio optimization. Previously, Michael was responsible for growing the business and managing large institutional clients at Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and Vestek.