Charles River Management
Chief Executive Officer
John Plansky is chief executive officer of Charles River Development (CRD), a subsidiary of State Street. John oversees the new global front-to-back platform which integrates State Street’s back- and middle-office capabilities with CRD’s front-office expertise. John is also an executive vice president and head of State Street Global Exchange, which includes the DataGX® data servicing and truView risk analytics businesses.
John has a history of leading global teams, growing businesses and integrating teams with different capabilities and skill sets to produce better outcomes. He joined State Street from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he led the US Strategy and Global Platforms businesses. John was also a member of the PwC Advisory Financial Services leadership team.
Prior to the acquisition of Booz & Co. by PwC, John was a senior partner at Booz & Co. where he led the technology practice and advised global financial institutions such as State Street. Prior to that role, John was CEO of NerveWire and orchestrated the company’s sale to Wipro, where he subsequently oversaw their global capital markets business.
John has a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from Brown University.
Spiros Giannaros is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and president of Charles River Development, a State Street company. In this role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company including product development, sales and services for the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS).
Most recently, Spiros was head of Platform Strategies at State Street. Prior to that, he served as the Global Head of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and a Partner at IHS Markit (formerly Markit). In this role, he was responsible for the firm’s EDM, warehouse and reporting businesses, software managed services, and the thinkFolio business, an order management and portfolio modeling system. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Spiros spent 15 years at Charles River Development where he was a Managing Director for the Americas, Vice President of Sales, Sales Executive, and Director of Pre -Sales. In these roles, he was responsible for sales, strategic account management and product marketing.
Spiros holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.
Managing Director, Head of Americas
As Head of Americas, Matt oversees sales, client management, product marketing, and business development for Charles River. Matt joined the firm in 2004 and has held both sales and product roles within the company. Through these positions, he has had a strategic role in helping to expand Charles River’s Americas organization and client base. Matt previously held consultant and technology positions at Accenture and OM Technology and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Managing Director, Global
Tom Driscoll 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.
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Cameron Field oversees the firm’s Asia-Pacific region. Since joining Charles River in 2000, Cameron has helped establish and grow both European and Asia-Pacific operations. Previously, Cameron served in management roles at Macintosh Hamson Hoare Govett, Bankers Trust Australia, ANZ Treasury, Princeton Financial Systems, and State Street Australia Ltd. Cameron graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and holds a BBus in Business Banking and Finance from Monash University.
Head of Product Management
Tim Kelly joined Charles River in 1999 and oversees Charles River’s product management, program management, and user experience functions. Tim provides strategic leadership for the product strategy, roadmap planning, requirements, design and development of Charles River’s enterprise front and middle office platform. Previously, Tim held management positions at Cadence Design Systems and Teradyne. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.
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.
Vice President of Engineering
Gerald Lilly provides strategic leadership to Charles River’s engineering organization. Since joining Charles River in 2004 as a Principal Software Engineer, Gerald has led teams and directed initiatives in all areas of software engineering. Gerald previously served in design and development roles at OneSource and Microsoft. He holds a BSCHE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.