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About Us

BondIT helps asset managers, wealth managers and asset owners to build accuracy and efficiency into their investment processes. Our 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 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 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.

David Curtis

Head of Global Client Business

David leads BondIT’s Global Client Business and has over 28 years of experience working in asset management, financial markets and trading. He is a passionate believer in listening to clients to understand their needs, innovating to find optimal solutions to their challenges and delivering excellence in long-term client partnerships. Prior to joining BondIT he was at Goldman Sachs for 16 years where he most recently headed their UK Institutional Asset Management Business. Prior to this, he was Head of UK Retail at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now BlackRock), after starting his career in Systematic Fixed Income, FX, Derivative and Commodity Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Dan Taylor, CFA

Head of Americas

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.

Shahar Balaban

CFO

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.

Oliver Kroll

Head of Europe & Co-Founder Scorable

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

VP Client Solutions

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

Chief Architect

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.

Mariana Matveichuk Abramovich

HR Business Partner

Mariana holds a B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Biotechnology and an M.A. in Organizational Consulting from Bar-Ilan University. She has extensive experience as an Organizational Consultant, and headed the Psychology Section and HR functions at various global organizations and the military forces.

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

COO

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.

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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