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Building First Class Software for First Class Businesses is our mission. 360 ° Transparency, Honesty, Integrity with 100% Client Focus is our operating model. Work life balance combined with continuous personal and professional growth for our team is our commitment.

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Anand Chavan
Anand Chavan
Founder & CEO
After graduating from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati with a B.Tech in CS and a masters from Columbia University in NY, I split my time between big Tech (CISCO) and financial technology firms including UBS, JP Morgan, Bear Sterns, Amaranth over 15 years.

Most of my development and leadership work has been in program trading and risk management, creating mission critical systems that are responsible for trading billions of dollars of national on a daily basis.

Ryan
Ryan Minogue
CO-FOUNDER, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
I’m a data enthusiast with a true passion for solving problems in all of their varied forms. Over the paste decade in the financial industry (UBS, Morgan Stanely) I’ve developed the skills needed to steer an application through all stages of the development lifecycle.

Through that experience I’ve also grown accustomed to working on critical projects in a rigorous environment, so at this point I’m ready for whatever is thrown at me.

Law McCardle
Law McCardle
PARTNER, STRATEGY
Mr. McCardle is a global information security strategist working with organizations in the public, private sectors and the U.S. intelligence community involving critical infrastructure, advanced threat forensics, machine learning / big data and disruptive technologies.

Law has an extensive and unique background from managing multiple IT systems on Wall Street for private banking investment groups to co-managing investments of over 1B AUM for global wealth management clients advising allocations across multiple domains particularly the emerging science & technology industry and syndicate IPO offerings.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
ADVISOR, STRATEGY
Mike is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Security, a Maryland Corporation, providing consulting services to enhance the security of Energy Sector industrial control systems. Prior to founding Acacia Security, Mike was the Senior Cyber Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was responsible for coordinating all ICS cybersecurity activities that could impact the Energy Sector, to include legislation, policies, threat information sharing, best practices, and research and development.

Alex
Alexandros Kontogiorges-Heintz
DIRECTOR, MACHINE LEARNING
A big data specialist at GuardX, Alex is a computer scientist and neuroscientist with experience ranging from financial tech start ups, to medical research labs. He is a graduate of Boston University, where he spent his time researching neuronal data and developing neural imaging software.

Pablo
Pablo Gutierrez
Software Engineer
Pablo studied Computer Science and Economics at Boston University and works with GuardX Security as a Software Engineer. Pablo has experience in management, algorithm design, web development, computer systems, statistics, econometrics and programming languages.

He is passionate about innovative technologies that have an immediate impact on the world, as well as tackling complex research and development problems that have large implications.


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