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Raghu Raghuram, MBA

Raghu RaghuramRaghu is the CEO and Principal at EasyAUM. Besides providing leadership and business direction he is responsible for architecture of EasyAUM products and client solutions. He has strong business knowledge and software product experience in the areas of Electronic Trading, Order Management, Portfolio Accounting and Market Data integration. He sees himself as being a custodian of client interests and believes in a collaborative, employee driven model.

Raghu built his experience and skills working for large systems integration and outsourcing companies such as Unisys, Systemhouse, EDS and Cambridge Technology Partners and has over 25 years of experience in technology management, delivery, solution architecture, and product management.

Raghu has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. His other passions are teaching yoga and tennis, skiing and other outdoor activities and hanging out with his artistically quirky wife and fun-loving kids.

Nagu Chandrappa, PMP

Nagu ChandrappaNagu is Technical Director at EasyAUM. He provides technology leadership, design and architectural contributions and manages the development and support groups for the company. Nagu has been responsible for the design of key products for the company including PortView, MarketPlus and PortfolioLandscape.

Nagu has over 14 years in Technology Implementations for the Investment Management industry. His areas of business expertise include Performance Analytics, Alternative Trading Platforms, FOREX and Market Data. He has in-depth experience with Microsoft SQL Server, .Net and SharePoint technologies.

Nagu received his Bachelor's in Electronics and Computer Science from Bangalore University. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and a member of the PMI (Project Management Institute). His passions are playing volleyball and hitting the slopes in the winter.

Mark Kress, CFA

Mark KressMark Kress is Director of Business Development at EasyAUM. He is responsible for defining long-term strategic goals, identifying business opportunities and managing key client relationships. With more than two decades of investment management experience, he has a sharp eye for how firms can retool for a sleeker, smoother, strategically focused process. His experiences span fund accounting, trading platform integration, idea generation (alpha testing and screening technologies), fundamental research support, portfolio construction, GIPS compliance, risk management programs and performance analytics.

Prior to joining EasyAUM, Mark spent the last ten years building the technology infrastructure for a global investment platform supporting four fundamental and quantitative strategies. Prior to his recent post he worked in different capacities with a variety of firms including four years with FactSet Research Systems where he consulted with buy-side and sell-side firms delivering solutions specific to their needs.

Mark holds a BS degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mark’s other passions include restoring classic vehicles, playing competitive volleyball and quality time with his wife and two boys.

Paola Carvajal, MS, MBA

Paola CarvajalPaola is a Financial Specialist and Associate Principal at EasyAUM. She has a deep understanding of investment performance, risk calculations, analytics, financial models, portfolio management, and GIPS standards. Paola has been part of EasyAUM since 2009. She leads the development of our projects, and the execution of exhaustive testing in the functionality and accuracy of our solutions.

From 2013-2016, while working for EasyAUM remotely, Paola worked in Santiago, Chile as a senior member of the investment management team of the Sura Group, the largest manager of pensions in Latin America. At Sura she led the development of tools for monitoring performance, optimizing asset allocation, and managing risk of the $37 billion multi-asset funds.

Previously, Paola was a member of the faculty in Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) (Chile´s top-ranked Engineering University), where she researched econometrics models and taught graduate and under-graduate courses in statistics, linear algebra, calculus, and quantitative methods.

Paola has her master’s in finance from the University of Rochester, and her master’s in mathematics from USM in Chile. She also has a Global MBA from the Universidad de Chile, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from USM. Paola has passed the CIPM Principles, and the CFA level 2 examination. Apart from the stock market, her other passions are classical piano, physics, and readings of the Mayan Calendar.

Namrata Kambli

Namrata KambliNamrata is a Technical Specialist and Lead at EasyAUM. Since 2001, she has successfully built and led teams in various high quality implementations and support of critical applications. She was one of the architects of MarketPlus, a next generation trading system that provided a multi-asset portfolio investment account with intra-day liquidity. Namrata has contributed to many significant client engagements, involving web based applications and client portals in the Investment Management domain. She is a proficient analyst with a strong technical background.

Namrata has over 14 years of experience in managing, architecting and developing software products and solutions based on Client Server and Web Technologies. Her prior experience includes working as a Technical Lead in a fast paced internet startup that provided a suite of integrated services to help establish online businesses.

Namrata holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Technology from University of Mumbai, India. She loves traveling with her family, has a passion for photography, and enjoys capturing landscapes and personal expressions – especially of kids.

Michael Hoffman, CFA

Michael HoffmanMichael is a Senior Consultant at EasyAUM. He works with clients directly to formulate business requirements, develop conceptual solutions and manage client engagements. Michael brings deep subject matter knowledge and expertise to the build out of EasyAUM's suite of performance measurement and composite reporting products.

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, working with companies such as StatPro and Vestek (now part of Thomson Reuters), with a particular emphasis on performance measurement and performance attribution. Michael has held roles in relationship and project management working directly with clients through daily interactions and longer term project implementations. In addition Michael has held roles in Product Management and Development, helping to design and build various investment management systems.

Michael is a CFA charter holder. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and resides in the East Bay.

Meenakshi Gabri, MS

Meenakshi GabriMeenakshi is a Systems Analyst with the company. She is responsible for project analysis, design and development. Her work has included the implementation of critical applications for corporate treasury groups and major investment companies, specializing in fundamental indices. She has been instrumental in the analysis and technical development of key products and applications using SQL Server, .Net based technologies at EasyAUM since 2006.

Meenakshi has over 13 years of experience in software development and software delivery, building a strong expertise in analysis of client requirements and implementing mission critical applications. Prior to joining EasyAUM, Meenakshi worked for Future Point Ltd.

Meenakshi has a Bachelor's in Commerce and Master's in Computer Applications & Software Engineering. She loves hanging out with her son, daughter and husband and loves cooking food. She loves reading and is an avid coin collector.

Vinod Karat Tazhatethil, MS

Vinod Karat TazhatethilVinod is the lead Technical Architect for data-warehousing solutions at EasyAUM. He is responsible for the technical architecture and development of our product MarketBridge and has contributed significantly to the technical development of various products and applications at EasyAUM since 2002.

Vinod has over nine years of experience in the area of application development, product development, Data warehousing tools, Data modeling and implementation for Investment Management industry. He is an expert with Microsoft .Net technologies, SQL Server and Oracle.

Vinod has a Bachelor's in Commerce and Master's in Computer Applications. He is an avid reader, enjoys watching movies - hoping some day to make one, doing social service with the charitable trust he is associated with and most importantly spending time with his daughter and wife.

Clifford West, MA

Clifford WestClifford West is a Marketing Executive at EasyAUM. Besides being responsible for marketing campaigns, collateral and presentations he works actively in business management and product development of the company, providing significant leadership, direction and product design skills.

Cliff has worked in creative services for over 20 years — developing packaging, websites, marketing collateral, interactive products, software, toys, books and magazines. His areas of expertise include creative direction and administration, project management, instructional design, product design, art direction, technical writing, documentation management and production. Prior to EasyAUM, Cliff was the Sr. Director of Creative Services at LeapFrog, an educational toy company. He also founded Another Adventure and Childware and has provided creative services and product development to Fisher Price, Apple, Addison Wesley, Electronic Arts, South-Western Publishing, Steck-Vaughn, Decision Education Foundation and other companies.

Cliff holds a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and has completed graduate studies at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Cliff’s zest for life spans many boundaries – tennis, politics, the environment, cultural diversity and his wonderful family.

Hrishikesh Dalvi

Hrishikesh DalviHrishi leads our operations in India. He has over fifteen years of experience in customer management, team and project management, system architecture, design, development and implementation of technology solutions. He is adept in end-to-end development of software products/projects from inception, planning, execution, monitoring and closure in collaboration with offshore teams. With his hands-on experience in leading teams on multiple projects, Hrishi is a thorough implementer with an ability to maximize customer satisfaction and software quality.

Hrishi has architected and designed mission-critical applications for clients in the USA, Bermuda, and India. He has also worked with Hewlett-Packard, Escalate, and California State Government in various consulting capacities.

Hrishi holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. He loves old Hindi film sings and hiking with his family in the mountains of Maharashtra, India in the middle of the monsoon season.

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