Conference Speakers

Partial list in alphabetical order by first name. Subject to change.

Alun Cutler, Director, EMEA Product Management
Alun supports sales efforts by identifying product enhancements, 3rd party solutions and marketing campaigns. Previously, Alun was a senior business consultant for Charles River, responsible for meeting EMEA client requirements and assisting implementation consultants with workflow design and integration needs. Prior to joining Charles River, Alun held a variety of sales and consultant positions at Misys and SunGard Data Systems, served as a fund administrator for Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, and was a derivatives trader at the Nippon Credit Bank.

Brad Haigis, Director, Data Services
Brad Haigis drives the product management, marketing, strategy, portfolio management, and content licensing and management of the Charles River Data Service. Prior to joining Charles River, Brad held product management positions at OneSource, Open Market, and Platinum Technology. Brad holds an MBA in Marketing Strategy from the University of Michigan and a BS, Computer Science from Union College.

Ed Fitzpatrick, Vice President, SaaS Operations
Ed is responsible for the creation, development, delivery, management, and support of multiple global Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Charles River IMS. Prior to joining Charles River, Ed was Senior Vice President, Technology Services at Harte-Hanks, and Vice President, Technology Services at Wheelhouse Corporation. Ed holds a BA in Economics and Computers from Tufts University and an MBA with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.

Gavin Lavelle, Managing Director, EMEA
Gavin Lavelle oversees the firm’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Previously he was CEO of Brady PLC. Before that Gavin held senior executive positions at SunGard within their Risk Management division and at RioFin. Gavin graduated from the University of Southampton and holds a BSC in Math and Computer Science.

 

Gavin Lavelle, Managing Director, EMEA
Gavin Lavelle oversees the firm’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Previously he was CEO of Brady PLC. Before that Gavin held senior executive positions at SunGard within their Risk Management division and at RioFin. Gavin graduated from the University of Southampton and holds a BSC in Math and Computer Science.

Jon Evans, Director, Client Services EMEA, Charles River Development
Jon is responsible for software and services in buy-side and wealth management within Charles River EMEA.  Prior to joining Charles River, Jon was a lead consultant at Misys, Chief Technology officer for Monis, a SunGard business unit, and spent over ten years in the consultancy industry.  Jon holds an MSc, Computing (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Kent, and a BSc, Cognitive Psychology from the University of Stirling.

Karl Kutschke, Senior Director, Product Management
Karl is responsible for product line strategy for the fixed income trading, OTC derivatives, compliance, and collateral management offerings at Charles River. He has also overseen analytics, scenario analysis and risk initiatives for the company. Karl has 15+ years of experience delivering software projects and products for domestic and international environments. Prior to joining Charles River, Karl managed strategic data and evaluation services projects for IDC (Interactive Data Corporation). He holds a BS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Katya Taycher, Director, Product Management
Katya is responsible for leading multiple products at Charles River from conception to production, including: ex-ante and ex-post risk; scenario analysis; analytics for derivatives and fixed income; and money markets. Katya has over 15 years’ experience in buy-side financial services, specializing in financial risk modeling, analytics, derivatives and fixed income securities. Prior to joining Charles River, Katya served in various product manager roles at Wellington Management, Evare, NerveWire, Merrill Lynch and D.E. Shaw. Katya is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

Steven Milanowycz, Director, Product Management
Steven drives the development of Portfolio Management applications for Charles River. As a sales engineer, he also leads pre-sales efforts at Charles River, leveraging extensive knowledge of business drivers and the relationship to product design requirements. Prior to joining Charles River, Steven was a business analyst at DST International, and an investment consultant at UBS PaineWebber. Steven holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University – College of Business and Economics.

Tom Driscoll, Managing Director, Global
Tom oversees global sales, marketing and business development as well as EMEA and Asia Pacific operations at Charles River. Tom joined the firm in 1994 and has helped grow its global organization and client base. Tom previously served as CFO for a private equity firm, and managed sales, marketing and client services for Greystone Technology. Tom holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

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