Charles River Management
Chief Executive Officer
John Plansky is chief executive officer of Charles River Development (CRD), a newly acquired subsidiary of State Street. In this role, John oversees our new global front-to-back platform which integrates State Street’s existing back- and middle-office capabilities with CRD’s front-office expertise. Most recently, John was an executive vice president and head of State Street Global Exchange, where he oversaw the launch of DataGX(SM), IntelliGX and State Street VerusSM.
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.
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.
Peter Lambertus founded Charles River Development in 1984 and served as President and CEO until the firm’s acquisition in 2018 by State Street Corporation. He currently advises the firm in a strategic consulting role. Previously, Pete worked at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. in nuclear engineering and computer systems development. He served as an officer in the US Navy nuclear submarine force and has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue 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.