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About Us

BondIT’s team brings fixed income, data science, and software expertise together creating a uniquely customizable and scalable portfolio construction technology.

BondIT is an independent portfolio construction technology provider 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 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.

Amit Godel

Chief Technology Officer

Amit holds an M.Sc. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from Tel Aviv University. He served as an intelligence officer in Haman Talpiot, the elite army unit.

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).

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.

Shay Fox

Vice President, Research & Development

Shay holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is a specialist in relational databases and big data clusters. As a DBA team leader at Kenshoo, he managed the large-scale production of MYSQL instances environment and a big data clusters platform. Previously, he led the deployment and DBA team at Media Mind.

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.

Dana Winkler

Vice President, Finance

Dana has more than 22 years of experience in accounting, business, finance and law, specializing in global operations. Before joining BondIT, Dana’s experience included leadership positions in business and finance at Comverse Technology and Plasan. Dana is a CPA and earned a BA in Finance and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan 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.

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