Fincad, a leading developer of derivatives software, announced the formation of its Council of Advisors as a key step in its ongoing growth strategy.
The Council — comprised of successful professionals in finance and technology drawn from Google, Microsoft, SAP and TIAA-CREF— will provide the company with guidance on corporate strategy, product direction and market positioning.
The Council members include Brent Callinicos, VP and Treasurer of Google Inc., Erwin Martens, independent risk advisor and former EVP, Enterprise Risk and Chair of the Product and Client Governance Committee at TIAA-CREF, and Gord Breese former VP, channels and ecosystem at SAP.
Google's Treasurer Callinicos brings to FINCAD many years of experience managing corporate treasury, risk management and asset management teams. Prior to Google, Callinicos was at Microsoft for 14 years, most recently as CFO of the platforms and services division after having served as Microsoft’s VP and Treasurer for four years, where he also founded Microsoft Capital.
Martens is an independent risk advisor. Prior to establishing his own practice, he was at TIAA-CREF starting in 2003 as an EVP and chief risk officer. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Martens held senior executive risk management positions at Putnam Investments, Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse.
Breese is an accomplished technology executive with more than 20 years leadership experience at SAP, Apple, Oracle, Business Objects and Pivotal Software. His most recent role as Global VP, channels and ecosystem at SAP included responsibility for OEM, reseller and co-sell revenue for the company’s global portfolio of systems integrators, outsourcing and technology partners. He joined SAP through its acquisition of Business Objects, where he held the role of VP, global alliances and business development.
In a prepared statement, Bob Park, Fincad's president and CEO, noted that the members of the Counsel were successful professionals in finance and technology. “Their diverse background in banking, asset-management, corporate treasury and the software industry, will help shape the future of Fincad as the company continues to grow our client base and better serve our customers’ needs through continued product development.”