OpenRisk is built on a foundation of smart people, with a smart approach, and smart technology. A strong foundation together with client focus results in a robust, futuristic, heuristic, and regulatory compliant enterprise platform.
The OpenRisk team is as passionate about technology as about the financial services business domains and regulations shaping future of the market. We truly embrace the fact that black swan events are not really black swan events if the risks were measured and controlled appropriately.
Narasimha Kodihalli is the Founder & CEO at OpenRisk Technologies and is spearheading the creation of an innovative Collateral and Liquidity Management platform using Semantic Web, AI, and Blockchain technologies.
Nara started OpenRisk in 2016 after spending more than a decade in derivatives collateral management market space. Nara is a Business Savvy Technology Executive with nearly two decades of practice in building and managing Enterprise Technology Solutions for Financial Services Sector.
Nara has held various senior management positions at Goldman Sachs, PwC, BNY Mellon, and Lombard Risk encompassing Listed and OTC derivatives groups. Nara holds an Executive MBA from TRIUM Program (Jointly issued by NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics & Political Science, and HEC School of Management, Paris)
With over 25 years of experience, Guru Sundararaman has been instrumental in creating and delivering impactful technology solutions and digital experiences for clients in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Guru has also in-depth experience in advising investors and founders on new technologies, start-ups and joint ventures. Guru is known for his strategic thinking, ability to “connect the dots”, innovative yet pragmatic mindset, delivery focus, and a “people-first” approach to problem-solving.
His blend of expertise spans capital markets, technology infrastructure, cybersecurity, and digital experiences. Most recently, Guru was a senior client executive at Publicis.Sapient for over 13 years serving as a trusted advisor and delivery partner to senior clients, transforming and optimizing their businesses through innovative solutions and services.
Prior to Sapient, Guru was in leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and AT&T Bell Labs focusing on capital markets, investment banking, digital initiatives, cybersecurity and emerging technologies.
Guru has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union and a master’s degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Leon Abudaram is 20+ years of Technology and Operations executive with a highly successful track record of global leadership, strategy, client-facing information delivery and new product development. He is experienced in asset management, enterprise-wide big data and analytics solutions, middle and back-office functions and has an extensive background in driving efficiencies in mature organizations. He is also known for providing leadership for nimble, time-to-market focused fin-tech and start-up programs where he typically uses innovation to drive new business models, operational productivity, and team motivation.
Before his current role, Leon Abudaram had a long career with Citi where he was the CIO of Investor Services. Under Leon’s leadership, 1000+ people technology organization was transformed into an execution-focused high-energy team which met all mission-critical delivery commitments. Leon initially joined Citi as the Chief Technology Officer for Citi Alternative Investments where he had to build front to back platforms for various asset classes while balancing the needs of a highly regulated global bank with the agile, quick to market needs of hedge funds.
Before Citi role, Mr. Abudaram was the Chief Operating Officer for Intellexchange, a web-based financial and technology B2B exchange services company. Before that Mr. Abudaram was also the head of global application development for Standard and Poor’s Credit Ratings Group. During his tenure, Leon led the effort to deliver Standard & Poor’s premier e-commerce product, Ratings Direct, to market.
Mr. Abudaram holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics from Iowa State University and currently is an advisor to start-ups in Finance and Insurance industries.
David Furr brings 36 years experience in legal (cradle to grave startup), consulting, marketing, venture capital and private equity, and cyber security. David was an FS advisor formerly to both Capgemini FS NA and Palo Alto Networks. He is a Former Board of Director, Mergent Corp. (sold to London Stock Exchange)
David Furr concentrates his practice in business development and licensing as well as transactional matters (representing mostly sell-side clients). He has also been retained throughout his career to resolve complex business issues, both internal and external.
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