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About Us

BondIT Global’s team brings fixed income, data science, AI and software expertise together creating a uniquely customizable and scalable portfolio construction technology and AI-driven credit analysis.

BondIT Global is an independent provider of portfolio construction technology and credit analysis for fixed income. Empowering today’s portfolio manager and financial advisor, BondIT’s scalable technology platform leverages machine learning and data science techniques to provide optimized portfolios and analysis without sacrificing flexibility. The platform allows for the seamless onboarding of internal models as well as downstream connectivity to existing portfolio management and trading systems.

BondIT Global is privately owned and data-agnostic, paving the way for financial institutions of all sizes to integrate via API’s and power their investment technologies.

The team

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Etai Ravid

Chief Executive Officer

Etai holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Finance from Wollongong University. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and is studying for his CFA. He has vast experience in portfolio management and equity valuation.

Dan Taylor, CFA

Head of Client Solutions

Dan leads our effort to broaden and deepen BondIT’s market penetration across the myriad potential fixed income portfolio management applications. Prior to joining BondIT, Dan was Head of Product Strategy & Solutions for the Americas region at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Previously, Dan was a Manager Director, Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, and Head of Structured Finance Credit in the fixed income business that Aberdeen acquired from Deutsche Asset Management in 2005.

Bob Guzman

Head of Asset Management

Prior to joining BondIT, Bob was Global Head of Risk Governance and Performance Oversight for BlackRock Client Solutions in New York.  Before BlackRock, Bob served as Global Head of Pension Risk Management at UBS Global Asset Management in New York and Chicago, and as Global Head of Liability-Driven Investing and Global Head of Derivatives at Aberdeen Asset Management in London (now Aberdeen Standard Investments).

Shahar Balaban

Head of Finance & Operations

Shahar brings a wealth of experience in capital markets and finance to BondIT. Prior to joining BondIT, he served as Investment Manager in the Private Equity Team at Harel Insurance, leading investments in various segments, including Venture Capital, Infrastructure, and Private Equity. Shahar was a key contributor to the growth of the Private Equity investments at Harel, leading major investments in the company’s $5B alternatives’ portfolio. Prior to this, Shahar was part of the Sales Trading Team of Migdal Capital Markets. Shahar holds an MBA in Financial Management from Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management and a BA Major in Accounting from the College of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.

Philippe Padrock

Managing Director

Philippe led numerous international projects in strategy consulting and business building, previously at Deloitte Digital Ventures. He has a proven track record of generating new digital business ideas and leading their concurrent operationalization in new founded organizations.

Oliver Kroll

Managing Director

Oliver has 20+ years’ international experience as a portfolio manager and fixed-income analyst in leading positions, previously at Talanx Asset Management. He implemented a wide range of automation features to trade, build and analyze fixed income portfolios and products.

Dr. Maksym Osmanov

Data Science Lead

Maksym holds a Ph.D. in Quantum Computing from ETH Zurich. He has over 15 years of proven track record of conducting first-class research and converting financial data into useful insights using cutting edge AI technologies.

Geeshan Willink

Engineering Team Lead

Geeshan is a technology leader with over 8 years experience in start-ups and business. Prior to joining BondIt, Geeshan co-founded a B2B multi-currency bank account, FX trading & payment execution start-up which successfully sold to IbanFirst in 2019.

Ari Engelhart

Vice President Product

Ari holds an MBA in Finance from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has 15 years of experience in fixed income business analysis, project management, and product management from companies including HSBC, Morningstar and Deloitte’s.

Nimrod Bar On

Vice President, Research & Development

Nimrod holds a BSc. in Maths from Bar Ilan University, and an MBA in Finance from Yonsei University in Korea. Nimrod has extensive knowledge across finance, data and IT.

Yonatan Ben-David

Vice President, Research & Development

Yonatan Ben-David is the Vice President of R&D. He brings 15 years of experience in SW engineering in various research and management roles. He holds a BSc in computer science from Technion university.

Kerstin Voelkel

PR & Marketing Manager

Kerstin leads communication and marketing activities for BondIT. She has extensive experience in running global PR and marketing campaigns in the financial services and fintech industry.

Andrew Merrill

Head of North America

Andrew holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. He has over 15 years experience in Fixed Income, with a focus on Sales and Trading. Andrew began his Fixed Income career in New York at Bear Stearns covering a range of buy side accounts in the full spectrum of Fixed Income Instruments. He joined J.P. Morgan Securities in 2008 and continued this coverage. Throughout his time with Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan Securities Andrew helped buy side accounts achieve maximum total return in the Fixed Income markets through portfolio construction that adhered to specified parameters and risk constraints.

Nir Milo

Chief Stategy & Business Development Officer

Nir is a Fintech leader driving strategy, business development, innovation and operation with some of the largest financial technology companies. Before joining BondIT, Nir was the COO of Finastra transaction banking division and was leading Finastra payments business in Central Europe. Prior to Finastra, Nir was heading strategic innovation with D+H, and held number of executive positions with Fundtech and SunGard. Nir Holds MSc in Technology and Finance from Tel Aviv University.

Adrian Dixon

Head of Markets

Adrian holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology and has completed the Advanced Leadership Program from Cambridge University.
Adrian has over 20 years’ experience spanning Australia, North America and Europe in a range of financial services and fin-tech businesses where he has held leadership roles in shaping technology strategy in organisations challenged by digital growth, operational inefficiencies, customer experience & competitive risk. Adrian has deep experience advising financial organisations on strategy, platform design, product and digital transformation across the Fixed Income, FX, Money Markets, Electronic Payments, Superannuation, Wealth Management, Custody, and Insurance sectors.

Dr Eyal Kenig

Head of Data Science

Dr Eyal Kenig has a Ph.D. in physics from Tel Aviv University and he was a postdoctoral scholar in theoretical physics at Caltech.
Following that he was an Algorithm developer at HRL laboratories working on navigation algorithms.
Since 2015 he is an Algorithm researcher at BondIT, working on fixed income portfolio optimization, and prediction algorithms for portfolio construction.

Dr Gad Ravid

VP of Human Resources

Gadi has a vast experience as VP HR in the some of the largest Companies in Israel, and has been an HR consultant for many years both in Israel and abroad (banks, High Tech companies etc.)
Gadi holds a B.A.in Psychology (Bar Ilan Univ), MSc in Management (Tel Aviv Univ.) and a Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Gadi is Dean School of Management and Dean School of Banking and Financial Markets at Netanya Academic College.
Gadi continuously publishes and lectures in professional conferences (both academic and nonacademic ones) in Israel and around the world, many of them as a leader of the conference.

Orel Har-Zahav

VP Product

As BondIT Global’s VP Product, Orel is in charge of our entire product development process, from idea creation to final delivery. She combines fixed income experience with technology expertise, including previous roles as QA Engineer and Data Analyst. Orel holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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