People

People

A unique and independent specialist Openlink consultancy

KWA Analytics was founded in 2013 by Richard Knight, Phil Walsh and Israr Ahmed. Richard Page and Steve Parsons joined KWA Analytics soon after as Directors. Vikas Jain is a Director of our India subsidiary which was set up in late 2015. Fred Reimer and Jonathan Stochel are Directors of the Americas office which was opened in 2017.

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Directors

From our global offices based in Europe, the Americas,  India, and Asia-Pacific, we offer a comprehensive range of Openlink Consulting Services, delivered by the most experienced and well-regarded consultants in the industry.

Richard Knight

Richard is a highly experienced business consultant and ETRM/CTRM systems professional with 20 years experience of energy, commodity and banking industries.

Having spent 10 years as broker and trader in energy and commodity markets, Richard joined Openlink’s fledgling London operation as a business analyst and systems consultant,  eventually becoming Director of their Consulting Services Division.

During his 11 plus years with Openlink, Richard played a lead role in implementing Endur in all the major energy and commodity asset classes at a wide variety of major European institutions and trading organisations.

Outside of work, Richard has a busy family life but also enjoys playing 11-a-side football,  sampling real ales and hiking.

Phil Walsh

Phil Walsh has been an Endur consultant for over 14 years. Prior to becoming a founding partner in KWA Analytics, he spent over 13 years working for Openlink International.

He has unrivalled experience in analysing client’s C/ETRM system functional requirements through working on client projects in the UK, several European countries and Australia, for energy utilities, oil and gas producers, commodity trading houses and investment banks.

In addition to in-depth experience of electricity and natural gas trading, he devoted time as a member of the British Institute of Energy Economics to further knowledge in other aspects of energy trading and also studied for his Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics, which included a dissertation in emissions trading, and a Master of Science in Operational Research.

Israr Ahmed

Israr Ahmed has over 17 years experience in the banking and Endur consulting industries. Having started as a Credit Analyst at NatWest, Israr then joined Openlink.

After leaving Openlink, Israr worked at a number of investment banks before joining JPMorgan where he gained FO experience as a trader on the Energy Exotics Desk.

Israr holds an Msc in Mathematical Finance and Trading with a dissertation on modelling Virtual Power Plant options.

Israr also has a keen interest in Science, English Literature and, as a natural complement to these two, also enjoys Cuban Salsa.

Richard Page

Richard has over 20 years experience in the energy and commodities industries, and has wide experience in ETRM projects and solution architecture. He started his career at British Gas and then spent 7 years at Mobil Gas in the UK gas business with experience of Gas Operations and Trading, Business Analysis, systems design, implementation and training.

Richard then joined Openlink where he spent over 13 years holding key roles in Endur solution design, system implementation, and management of consulting resources. He has worked on numerous projects with experience of gas, power and commodities implementations across UK, European and US clients. Through his roles at Openlink Richard developed a detailed knowledge of Endur and has a proven track record gained from the many different client implementations spanning top tier banks, oil and gas companies and utilities.

Outside work Richard is a keen photographer and very novice birdwatcher.

Steve Parsons

Steve is a Development Manager with over 15 years of experience with Openlink International.  He has deep knowledge and broad skill set spanning product development, management, architecture and release techniques.

During the last 10 years with Openlink he was responsible for the “Active Position Manager” (APM) product, taking it from a proof of concept to a successful product within the Openlink portfolio.  He has worked closely with many clients in both the Endur & Findur areas.

Steve spends his time outside of work renovating his house, spending time with his family and playing with his hifi system.  Also, he’s Welsh and therefore a huge rugby fan

Vikas Jain

Vikas has been working as an Endur Business & Technical Consultant for approx 6 years, and has built a strong reputation within this period of time. He has experience in both physical and financial commodities, delivering innovative Development projects.

Vikas has been extensive experience of the whole deal life cycle in Endur , from Front Office to Back Office, with a particular specialization on Endur PnL and PnL Explained. Vikas’s additional experience involves analysis and rapid solution development within a live system environment.

Vikas holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and also certified by National Stock Exchange India in Courses on Commodities and Risk Management. In his spare time , when not learning and keeping up to date with the latest technology developments, Vikas enjoys reading literature.

Fred Reimer

Fred has over 10 years of experience working with Endur and Findur, with a special emphasis on liquid and bulk commodities. By consistently taking on projects with different asset classes, Fred has been able to identify the unique and shared challenges across a range of commodities and this has allowed him to provide more standard and scalable risk management solutions to customers.

Shortly after starting his career as a Business Analyst at Openlink, he was tasked with leading some of its earliest liquid and bulk commodity implementation projects. He then moved on to serve as the Global Liquid and Bulk Commodity Product Manager leading the design and implementation for Endur’s North American Crude Oil Pipeline and International Marine Trading and Logistics solutions. Finally, his career at Openlink culminated in a London-based role as Head of Pre-Sales for EMEA, where he worked with his team to provide innovative solutions to customers across all asset classes, utilizing the latest and greatest technology in Endur and Findur.

Now as a Director of KWA Analytics US, he’s able to follow his passion for developing people and teams that can provide energy and commodity players with mission-critical E/CTRM solutions.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Economics from Gettysburg College and is currently pursuing the second part of GARP’s Energy Risk Professional Certification.

Jonathan Stochel

Jonathan is a software design architect with over 27 years of experience working with trading, scheduling, accounting and risk management systems.

He is currently a Director at KWA US. Prior to joining KWA, Jonathan played key roles in important implementations of Crude and Products functionality enabling successful rollouts of V16.

Prior to that, Jonathan was Senior Vice President at Openlink where he headed the Commodity and Energy Solutions Group and led the business and technical design, coding and testing of Openlink’s Endur trading and scheduling products such as gMotion, pMotion and cMotion. He was also responsible for providing vital implementation support for many successful projects enabling his clients to implement important business processes across the energy/commodity sector including natural gas, power, coal, crude, refined products, metals and soft commodities.

Jonathan has a BA in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Consultants & Associates

Europe

Graham has been working as a business and technical analyst on Endur projects for over seven years, primarily focussed on Front and Middle Office commodities projects in the energy and banking sectors.  After obtaining an MEng in Electronic and Software Engineering, he joined Centrica Energy on the IT graduate scheme in 2003 working on upstream and midstream projects, before becoming the lead analyst for Middle Office delivering major Endur implementations in Gas and Power.

Following this he joined Deutsche Bank to work on the Precious Metals Endur project, delivering Credit and Operations solutions, as well as being the lead analyst on a solution to present Endur data to external clients via a web portal.

Outside of work Graham has a keen interest in music, and despite no longer owning a French Horn he still holds a Grade 8 piano certificate.

Mandip is a highly experienced Openlink technical consultant having worked with both Endur and Findur for over five years and as a front end core Java developer for two years prior to that. He has strong problem solving skills, good technical knack and a high level of attention to detail.

Prior to joining KWA, Mandip was a lead developer at Openlink playing a key role in a number of in-house development initiatives for EMEA and leading the technical stream of a treasury implementation with oversight of an offshore development team. His development experience covers a number of markets from European gas and power, emissions and precious metals to corporate treasury and capital market clients. He has a particular strong focus on OpenComponents for the more complex requirements spanning all aspects of front, middle and back office projects.

Mandip holds an MSc distinction in Web Applications and Services and a first class BSc Hons in Computer Science.

Greg has over 9 years’ experience in the Openlink domain and specialises in the technical aspects of the application including AVS, JVS, OpenComponents and Connex.
Prior to joining KWA he led the development team at a major investment bank, managing the transition from AVS to OC and implementing the building blocks to facilitate continuous integration, automated testing and a robust release process.

Working for Openlink previously has exposed him to a wide spectrum of Openlink instances and users including central banks, utilities, investment banks and corporate institutions primarily as lead developer or technical consultant across a variety of projects : from new implementations to more specialist projects such as back office implementation, batch optimisation and regulatory reporting.

Greg has a passion for quality and efficient design, improving and implementing many solutions with a high regard for accuracy, user experience, supportability and performance.

John has over 10 years of experience in the ETRM systems arena as an Endur business consultant who has focused on the Front and Middle Office in energy trading businesses.

He started his career as a consultant in the water industry before moving into the energy industry in 2005. Since moving into ETRM consulting he has worked on implementations and upgrades at many clients including utilities, oil and gas companies, investment banks and other trading organisations in the UK and Europe. .

His experience of the analysis and specification, implementation and support of risk management systems covers the European Gas physical and derivative markets, Emissions, Power, physical and derivatives Oil and Coal, and FX.

Jorge has over 9 years of experience working as a data analyst, developer, consultant, and quantitative analyst in front office and risk roles. Prior to joining KWA, he was a Senior consultant for Openlink’s New York office, playing an important role in the middle office implementation at Findur projects in North America and the UK.

He is a multilingual consultant with international experience that includes prolonged periods in Spain, Germany, China, USA, Mexico, UK and Denmark; having worked for a Central Bank, a Fintech start-up, a major bank, and over 4 years of Findur and Endur experience.

Jorge holds a Master of Science in Physics and an international MBA from top Spanish universities. He is also a GARP certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP) and a CFA charterholder. As a self-learner, he has completed additional courses in quantitative finance, data science, and programming.

Outside of work, Jorge is an avid reader, enjoys playing football and travelling.

Simon has over 16 years’ experience in consulting and business analysis in the Energy and Commodities sectors, specialising in Front Office solutions. Prior to joining KWA, Simon was at Openlink for just over 8 years, where he implemented European and UK Power, Gas and Emissions and most recently Physical and Financial Oil and Refined Products solutions for Openlink clients across Europe.

Whilst at Openlink, he was one of the driving forces behind the development of Openlink’s Accelerators and Packaged Solutions (Standard Content) for European Power and Emissions and was responsible for developing best practices in Power and Emissions. He also worked on an ongoing basis with Openlink Product Management in developing new functionality for the Power Toolset in Endur.

In his spare time Simon enjoys playing Football and Tag Rugby and works with charities and volunteer organisations in his local community.

Steve has over 7 years of experience working as a Findur/Endur consultant, and prior to this time 8 years of experience as a Front Office trader and Risk Analyst for Corporate Treasury. Immediately prior to joining KWA, he was a Senior consultant for Openlink’s London office, leading implementations front to back at a variety of clients from Precious and Base Metals traders to Corporate Treasuries.

Before his time working in financial software Steve has an engineering background, starting his career at Rolls-Royce plc as a control systems engineer, before taking an opportunity to move into their treasury department. There he spent many years trading and managing Rolls-Royce’s major transactional and translational FX risks, cash and liquidity positions and various base and precious metals exposures. Steve provided financial risk management analysis at Board level and analysis and advice to Financial heads of Rolls-Royce businesses worldwide

Steve Gillanders holds a Joint Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Business Studies awarded by the University of Strathclyde. He also holds the Association of Corporate Treasurers’ AMCT Diploma in Treasury Management.

Outside of work, Steve is a veteran skateboarder of some 28 years, and is a fan of automobiles of all kinds.

Barry is an experienced Technical Consultant and has been working with the Openlink application for over 12 years. Barry’s introduction to Openlink began in their London Offices as a Technical Support Consultant and later transitioned to Developer/Technical Consultant, where he worked at various greenfield and upgrade projects.

For the last 6 years he worked for BP, during which, he worked on the initial implementation of Endur and migrating transactions from their legacy system. Most recently, he acted as the Application Support Manager, where he was tasked with re-stabilising the application’s performance and improving the EOD runtimes.

During his spare time, Barry enjoys the outdoors – tinkering with his garden projects or with his bicycle on the vast London cycle network.

Gary is an Openlink Findur/Endur C/ETRM Development SME with over 20 years trading systems experience including 11 years Openlink.

He worked as a freelance developer for 18 years working with top US and European banks in equities and derivatives trading.

As a development team lead he spent five years in Germany with a leading utilities company holding key development influence on the largest European power project at the time. He was instrumental in transitioning the client to JVS, building out a development framework, introducing coding standards, code reviews and source control which improved performance, memory issues and reduced bugs being released to production.

Gary has been developing with the Java language since version 1.2, and with Openlink products since v8. He as extensive knowledge of OO design principles having insight into code maintainability, performance and quality. The move to JVS from AVS was a natural transition and he brings his OO knowledge into the world of Openlink with a strong insight into code re-use, performance, maintainability and readability.

Hobbies include 7-a-side football, photography and family.

Mike is a delivery focused Project Manager and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in energy, commodity and capital markets and a is a veteran of over a dozen OpenLink implementation projects.

During his tenure at OpenLink, Mike held senior consulting and project delivery roles in both the Endur and Findur sides of the product.

As a principal consultant, Mike provided functional leadership for several projects in addition to line management of consulting team.

As a project manager, Mike was responsible for numerous projects and the management of large numbers of business and technical specialists.

Additionally, Mike has held several roles as a senior project / development manager for energy and commodities customers of OpenLink and other TRM platforms.

Mike studied at the University of West of Scotland and is a qualified PRINCE2© practitioner.

During his free time, Mike enjoys the London craft beer scene and 90’s music.

Gareth is an experienced analyst, developer and project manager with strong business skills across commodities, fixed income and related derivative products. He has worked within the banking arena, from front to back office, for over 20 years, and has a strong history of quality delivery. For the past thirteen years he has worked within the commodities business, across a number of organisations.

His experience covers the analysis and specification, development, implementation and support of in-house and 3rd party trading and risk management systems for Commodities and Fixed Income, and the development of Credit and Market risk management systems. Gareth has also managed mid sized teams on a number of projects.

India

Priyo has over 11 years of experience working on the Microsoft technology stack and has extensively worked on Microsoft SQL server as well as general Business Intelligence technologies. Priyo also has extensive experience in design, development and tuning of medium to large database systems.

In addition he has gained functional knowledge in the areas of Project Management and Enterprise Sales Management as well as exposure to the Energy and Utilities domains.

Priyo holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering, is an ITIL V3 certified professional and also has a number of Microsoft certificates.

In his leisure time he likes traveling, taking pictures and reading books.

Saurabh is a Java developer having expertise in Java EE related technologies who has been involved in the design and development of large scale Enterprise products in OSS/BSS and Casino Gaming domains.

He has experience of multiple software development methodologies such as Waterfall, V-model, Agile, and extreme programming, and has the ability to adapt based on project needs.

Sauarabh’s zeal for learning has always pushed him to explore new tools, technologies and methodologies.

Arjit is a JAVA developer with over 5 years of experience in building & maintaining web applications using various JAVA based frameworks such as JSF, Spring, Hibernate, and Play. He is a full stack developer with experience of working on front end technologies such as HTML, Jquery, ExtJS, Angular; back end technologies such as JAVA, PHP and databases including MySQL, IBM DB2, and SQL Server. He also has experience in mobile app development especially for Android.

Prior to joining KWA, Arjit worked for Bhavna Corp, Sapient Consulting and Larsen & Toubro Infotech. He has experience of working in Insurance, Finance and Supply Chain domain applications.

Arjit holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science. He is very passionate towards entrepreneurship and in his spare time reads books, articles and blogs related to startups, entrepreneurship & technology, and also likes playing Table Tennis.

Megha has over 11 years of experience, primarily focussed on building Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft stack. She has good experience of integrating varied data sources and ensuring optimal performance of the data warehouse. She has exposure to various domains including Energy owing to her consulting experience and has also managed teams and projects.

She has also been actively building up her skill set beyond traditional descriptive analytics and has keen interest in predictive modelling and machine learning.

Megha holds an MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks. Outside of work, she caters to the whims of her toddler and tries to sneak in some reading time as and when possible.

Vivek is a Petroleum Engineer with 5 years of techno-functional experience in the CTRM domain. He has a deep understanding of the oil and gas value chain and the Energy trading business.

Prior to joining KWA, he worked with Accenture for 5 years where he was involed in Endur L2 support for Energy trading (Physical and Financial). He has worked extensively on End Of Day and Intraday issue resolutions and has played a key role in EOD optimizations and TPM automations.

He has a sound understanding of Endur configurations, core table structure, deal life cycle and posseses strong analytical and problem solving skills

In his leisure time, he likes to learn advanced guitar techniques and read classic novels.

Swati has over 6 years of experience in working as a Java Developer. She has in depth knowledge of front end technologies like AJAX, Angular, and JavaScript, and has experience of working in the Travel and Finance domains.

Swati holds a Master in Computer Application degree.

She is a movie buff and a sports freak so in her leisure time she likes to watch the latest Hollywood flicks and catch up with the cricket and tennis.

Ruchi is a Chemical Engineer and MBA in (Oil & Gas Management) with 10 years of experience. She started her Career with Reliance Industries Limited in their Oil Refining, Trading and Shipping Operations Business. She has a deep knowledge of the Oil and Gas value chain and the Energy Trading Business.

Prior to Joining KWA, she worked with Sapient Consulting for 4 Years as a Business Analyst. She has good experience of Openlink Endur, Solarc Rightangle and Triplepoint Commodity XL. She has worked extensively in the Midstream Sector in her assignments with Sapient Consulting, Mercuria Energy Trading and Reliance Industries Limited.

In her leisure time, she likes to spend time with her daughter and whenever possible she enjoys travelling to Hill Stations.

Isha is a Business Analyst with over 5 years of experience in Energy Trading & Risk Management and as an Endur functional consultant. She has worked on commodities such as Oil, Gas, LNG & Power.

In her Openlink experience she has worked on Endur upgrades and green field implementation projects both for physical & financial clients. She holds good knowledge on the physical delivery of the commodities along with their value chain. She has worked on designing, building configuring and testing CTRM applications to map business processes and application requirements.

She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Amity University and is currently pursuing the second part of GARP’s Energy Risk Professional Certification.

Isha recently joined KWA as a BA, prior to that she was working as a Business & Systems Integration Sr Analyst in Accenture and was part of its CTRM capability network across the globe. She has worked for clients such as British Petroleum, Centrica and Neptune Orient Lines.

She enjoys playing table tennis, watching theatre and travelling.

Paras has over 3 years of experience as an Openlink developer, and prior to this has four years of experience as Java/J2EE developer in the banking domain.

Prior to joining KWA, he worked with Accenture for 3.5 years with project experience implementing Endur APM for an Oil and Gas Major. He has hands on experience of APM services, Pages, UDSRs and DoIts. He has contributed to development of some useful tools used in End of day activities and automating TPM workflows. He has a sound understanding of deal life cycle and has an analytical mind.

Paras holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers.

Outside of work he likes to spend time with his family and friends, and whenever possible enjoys exploring lesser known places.

Sunil possesses more than 5 years of experience of working in diverse financial positions with multiple companies and has gained an extensive insight within this field.

His key accounting and financial competencies include Accounts Payable/Receivable, General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting.

He is a Graduate from Delhi University.

Nitesh has 4.7 years of experience in working as Endur L2 support for ETRM.

Prior to joining KWA, he worked with Sapient for 4 years where he was involved in EoD support, Back office, Incident Management and handling change requests.

He has extensive experience of End of Day and optimization of End of End of Day activities.

He holds certification in Big Data hadoop and Web designing.

In his leisure time likes to sketch, play chess and swimming.

Bhawana is a HR professional with over 3 1/2 years of experience. Prior to joining KWA, Bhawana worked with Companies like LKB Engineering, EON Electric Ltd and Kaurnation Designs Pvt Ltd.

She has hands on experience in Recruitment, Payroll, Performance Management, Policies and Procedures, Employee Engagement, Training and Development, Employee cycle in the company, other operational activities related to HR.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and is also a Post Graduate in Marketing and International Business in HRM.

Outside the office she likes swimming, watching Hollywood serials and movies and also likes to research on the HR domain.

Anmol has over 6 years of experience involving development of enterprise web applications using Java/J2EE development under various development methodologies like agile, waterfall, V-model.

Prior to joining KWA, he worked with Accenture in Banking Credit Risk, Insurance and Health & Public Services domains during his tenure.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering.

Outside of work, he enjoys photography, playing badminton and LAN gaming.

Jyotsna is an engineering graduate specializing in computer science with 10+ years of experience focused on Business Analysis, Testing, Development and Production Support activities in the Energy and Trading Risk Management (ETRM) domain.

She has worked majorly with US/European clients on various oil/gas/power, stress testing (for risk users), Confirmations/Settlements/ Reg Reporting implementations & incident management, and worked on multiple ETRM tools including Endur, Cube Intelligence and Rightangle.

She has holistic knowledge of back office activities and European regulatory requirements (EMIR/REMIT). She has played pivotal roles at clients for all business related activities and been a single point of contact for Client, Trade Repository, Openlink and Brady Team.

Her hobbies outside of professional advancement include baking, painting, gardening and swimming.

Niladri has over 4 years of functional experience in the CTRM domain. He has fair amount of understanding of the oil and gas value chain and the Energy trading business.

Prior to joining KWA, he worked with Accenture for 4 years where he was involved in Functional testing (FO) and EOD support activities.

He has worked extensively on End of Day and Intraday issue resolutions and has played a key role in EOD optimizations.

In his leisure time, he likes to play Cricket and Badminton.

Riti has nearly 3 years of experience working within the ETRM domain, and Endur support for Power and Gas trading-based projects.

Prior to KWA, she worked with Publicis.Sapient for European clients, where she was involved in EoD support, Incident Management, Regression testing and bug fixings.

She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering.

Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, reading various articles and travelling.

Americas

James has over 7 years of experience as an Endur business analyst and consultant specializing in the global liquid and bulk commodities markets.

Prior to joining KWA, he spent close to six years in multiple roles with Openlink. During his tenure at Openlink, he excelled as a business analyst on multiple development initiatives and client implementations. James helped design and implement Front Office and Scheduling solutions for Endur, working closely with both end users and developers. Additionally, he completed a rotational program as the Operations Lead to the CEO.

Although focused on Front office and Scheduling for global crude and refined products implementations, James has thrived with a North American Gas and Power Endur client since joining KWA. With his years of on-site experience, he has developed a strong understanding of the Endur end-to-end solution and system integration.

Victor has over 25 years of experience in energy/commodity trading, risk management, and technology consulting, working with Openlink Endur/Findur for the last 15 years, While at Openlink, Victor was the Director of Business Services in the New York City office, where he was responsible for delivery of large Endur implementation and upgrade projects, serving as a SME, and managing the NYC office’s team of 20 business consultants.

He has extensive experience with system implementation and upgrades in a variety of roles including delivery lead, project manager, business transformation, business solution architect, lead consultant, and subject matter expert serving clients in the energy, commodity, banking/financial services, and utility sectors.

Victor has a BS in Applied Economics & Business Management from Cornell University, a MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and certifications as an Energy Risk Professional (ERP) from GARP and in Business Analysis and Project Management from Villanova University.

In addition to the commodities markets and trading, Victor has a strong interest in disruptive digital technologies including blockchain, IoT, and robotics.

Kerry has over 7 years of experience in the Openlink domain, specializing in liquid and bulk commodities solutions.

Prior to joining KWA Analytics she was Senior Business Analyst and Technical Product Manager for Openlink, where she worked with the development teams on tactical solutions as well as defining the long-term strategy of Endur with senior client and Openlink stakeholders.

As the lead business analyst for Openlink’s largest Refined Products implementation she analyzed requirements and oversaw design, build, deployment and support by 50+ development team members on the project. She excels in combining her ability to identify customer critical-to-value requirements with expert system experience to deliver solutions that satisfy both IT and business stakeholders.

Since joining KWA she has also gained experience integrating Endur with Veson Nautical’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) and is lead consultant in the Americas for KWA’s PnL Reporting and Automated Testing solutions.
Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Gettysburg College.

Donald has over seventeen years of experience in front-mid-back office modules in Openlink platforms. He is a senior Endur/Findur developer in KWA and has expertise using Openlink’s proprietary languages AVS, OpenJVS, OpenComponents and Openlink’s Toolkit SDK.

Donald has created custom solutions for clients operating the Crude Oil, Refined Products, Natural Gas, Power, Equity, and Fixed Incomes markets and has participated in all phases of software development lifecycle including release management.

Prior to joining KWA, Donald served as the Senior Developer and Lead Consultant at Openlink where he focused on creating solutions for Trade Input Screens, Event Notifications, Operation Services, Settlements Desktop, Back Office Desktop, Report Builder, Document Management Solution (DMS), Trade Process Management (TPM), User-Defined Sim Results (UDSR), User-Data Worksheets (UDW), Script Panel, Credit Manager, Risk Manager, Connex Gateways, Grid/Clusters, and Corporate Actions.

Donald holds the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the City University of New York and graduated with honors.

Robert has over 20 years of experience in the financial and technology world. Most recently he worked for 7 years for OpenLink in both Findur delivery and sales roles. He was a senior BA on several challenging front office projects and was instrumental in developing corporate treasury as a new strategic market. Clients included investment/regional banks, asset managers, multinational corporates and GSEs.

Previously he worked for Misys and implemented Summit for valuation of bonds and interest-rate derivatives at a GSE to support FAS 133 hedge effectiveness. He also had a significant career at Financial Sciences, a boutique treasury vendor, helping pioneer the concept of inhouse banking and leading projects based in Japan and China. Finally, he began his career as a licensed Series 3 commodities broker for Morgan Stanley – Dean Witter Reynolds.

Mr. Ford holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Lehigh University.

Gang has eighteen years of experience in front-mid-back office modules in Openlink platforms (from version 4 to 17). Prior to joining KWA he worked at Openlink as Senior Technical Consultant and Senior Pre-Sales Engineer.

Gang is an expert in using Openlink’s proprietary languages AVS, OpenJVS, OpenComponents (OC) and Openlink’s Toolkit SDK. He has proven track records in providing customer solutions using AVS/JVS/OC across multiple areas of the system and across the full lifecycle of all asset classes such as NatGas, Crude Oil, Refined Products, Ags, Metals, Rates and Fixed Income.

He has been involved in numerous Openlink projects at energy companies, banks and financial trading houses.

Gang graduated with an M.S. from the University of Maine.

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