Mr. Jewell was the Chief Executive Officer of Acpana and is the inventor of the Data Deposit Box products. Prior to developing such products, Mr. Jewell was a marketing representative and systems engineer at IBM, where he put his expertise and insight to use in all ends of the product development spectrum. As an information technology consultant, Mr. Jewell developed internet-based solutions for a variety of clients, from technology vendors to major Canadian finance organizations. Mr. Jewell became Chief Technology Officer for BayStreetDirect.com, which was recently bought by NIAD Systems. Mr. Jewell holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Mr. Smuk has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FundSERV Inc., a leading provider of electronic business services for the Canadian investment fund industry, since October 3, 2012. Prior to joining FundSERV Inc., Mr. Smuk enjoyed an extensive and varied career in the financial industry from 1997 to 2012. He was formerly NA Operations Head for Securities Fund Services (SFS) at Citi and joined the organization as part of the Unisen (where he was President) acquisition as GTS Head for Canada. Before being named President of Unisen, Mr. Smuk was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AGF. Prior to AGF, Mr. Smuk spent four years at Manulife Financial in a variety of roles and seven years with IBM and ISM, IBM’s Canadian outsourcing arm. Mr. Smuk holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Allen is theoretical physicist by training with over sixteen years of experience in quantitative financial risk modelling and management. He has worked in start-up ventures in the areas of quantitative financial modelling software design as well as pedagogical approaches to learning challenging word based problems in mathematics and physics through use of structuring rule based approaches and through visualization and simulation. In recent years Mr. Allen has worked as Director of Counterparty Risk models at Credit Suisse in London, specializing in the QuIC-based platform language application grid computing for state-of-the-art Monte Carlo revaluation techniques and reconciliation to front office pricing models. He was also deeply involved with regulatory mandates pertaining to counterparty credit exposure, clearing audit points as well as model validation on both pricing/valuation and risk methodology sides. His product knowledge is extensive in both the market space (exotics like PRDC, Bermudan Swaptions, Double Barriers in Forex and Equities) as well as the credit risk space (agency MBS, ABS, CDOs and CDS to name a few). Mr. Allen holds a MSc. And a Phd. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Waterloo.
Mr. Cherla has over 20 years of diverse experience working with private and public companies. He has served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Brainhunter Systems Ltd., a Professional Technology Staffing and ATS/CRM software developer and vendor, and as Vice President/Controller, Financial & Management Reporting with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc, in addition to serving as a Senior Manager for such companies as the Dell Computer Corporation and Canon Canada Inc. Mr. Cherla holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa (Telfer School of Management), majoring in Finance, and a Masters of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Agra.