Thomas Trepanier has over 20 years of experience in the financial services and software development industry. In early 2018, he joined Global Accelerated Ventures to lead the FinTech vertical. In his previous role at SWIFT, he was responsible for the payments and securities market infrastructure strategy and also led the global post trade division while based in London. Prior to working at SWIFT, he spent over 15 years working in software development and financial services at the DTCC (Omgeo), SunGard (FIS), Brown Brothers Harriman and The Bank of New York Mellon.
Mr. Manso has extensive experience in global trade communications and settlements. Mr. Manso most recently was Founder & CEO of Middle Office Solutions, LLC with key product “Failstation” which is a settlement exception utility which was acquired to Bloomberg. Mr. Manso has served as V.P. of Post-Trade Services at SunGard and Managing Director for FMCNet Globally. Mr. Manso was responsible for FMCNet business which included sales, implementations, support, product management and Development. He served as Director of Strategic Sales and Account Management at Omgeo. Prior to joining Omgeo he was at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).
FinTech Venture Partner
Joseph Russo has served as a senior investment banker and senior executive of multiple successful businesses within Nex (CME), BNY Mellon, Baden-Wuerttemberg, BBVA, and Dean Witter Reynolds. Joseph has extensive knowledge in Money Markets including raising, implementing, and investing capital and is well regarded in the banking, money fund/asset management, and corporate communities.
Dr. Kam Momi
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Momi brings both healthcare management and subject matter expertise to our healthcare vertical; additionally, his entrepreneurial accomplishments are beyond reproach. Dr. Momi has most recently serves as President of Coastal Spine in the Northeast, was Chief of Spine Surgery at Jefferson Memorial, and Chief at Virtua Healthcare. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and North American Spine Society.
Advisory Board Member – FinTech
Mr. Sachdev is a member of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), and was chairman of ZyFin Holdings, leading the asset management and economic research firm focused on the India, ASEAN, and MENA regions. Mr. Sachdev has served as chief executive officer of Tata Asset Management, managing director of both Shinsei Bank and Principal Financial Group in India, and in finance positions at DuPont International/Pioneer Hi-Bred.
Professor Robert Montgomery
Advisory Board Member – Conservation
Professor Montgomery has conducted research-informed conservation work around the globe and brings an incredible depth of experience to our conservation vertical. He has developed, validated, and scaled a number of innovative solutions for preserving wildlife and the functioning of the natural world. Professor Montgomery is also a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group and a Research Board member of the Detroit Zoological Society.
Thomas Buchar & Christopher Malter
The two co-founders fought in the womb, were separated at birth, and have 20+ years of early stage investment and entrepreneurial experience respectively. Mr. Buchar was a former DoD Intelligence Analyst and has founded several successful global ventures with liquidity events lead by large multinationals. Buchar’s first venture Chicago Group International, Inc. was acquired by Polygram in 1994. He continued to invest and successfully develop disruptive technologies within Digital Media, Telecom, and FinTech verticals. Mr. Malter’s accomplishments are in parallel within healthcare where he launched seven block buster drugs; previously partnered with Newt Gingrich implementing turnarounds in Hemophilia Practices and investing in healthcare startups. Mr Malter was also appointed Chairman of the Life Sciences Council under Florida Governor Crist.