Our Advisory Board

Peter J. Hughes FCA (Chairman)

Former Banker: JPMorgan Chase

Mr.Hughes is a Chartered Accountant and former banker with JPMorgan Chase where he occupied senior positions in Risk Management, Finance, Operations and Audit. He is curently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School and a member of the Advisory Board of Durham Univeristy Business School's Banking, Risk and Intermediation research group. He was formerly a Visiting Resarch Fellow at the York Management School in the UK.

Mr. Hughes now devotes most of his time to researching next generation bank reporting methods and systems. His most notable achievement in this area is the codification of a new technique 'Risk Accounting'. He has authored and co-authored numerous academic and practitioner papers, many with Financial InterGroup's Principal Allan D. Grody, on this and related subjects as well as teaching and presenting at conferences, webinars and in academia. 

In his 28 year corporate career with JPMorgan Chase and Abbey National (now Santander UK) his roles included Head of Finance Shared Services, Head of Finance Advisory Services, Chief Operating Officer (Germany), Acting Head of Treasury & Trading (Germany), Head of Risk Management – Global Shared Technology & Operations, Country Senior Financial Officer (Brazil), Country Operations Executive (Brazil) and Regional Audit Manager (South America).

Malcolm Chisholm, PhD

Director of Education, Master Data Management University (MDMU)

Dr. Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in data management in a variety of sectors including finance, manufacturing, government, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and more. He specializes in Data Governance, Metadata Management, Master Data Management, Reference Data Management, Knowledge Management, Database Design, and Strategic Data Consulting. He has considerable experience in data architecture, building business rules engines, and setting up data management functions in enterprises. He speaks frequently on these subjects in the US and Europe, including at the FIMA and DAMA International conferences held each year.

Dr. Chisholm has been engaged by leading financial institutions and governmental agencies throughout his career, including assignments in private industry: global master data and reference data for a number of international financial firms; master data strategy for a major international brokerage firm; data hub architecture and design for a global fund manager; and asset securitization and business rules design for global financial institutions.
With governments and public agencies he has worked on data strategies, including: the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) where he developed a multilingual field-based Management Information System for Local Governance that records information on local development initiatives (micro-projects) funded by a central government or the UNCDF; had developed a Master Data strategy for Emergency SEC Regulatory Reporting; for the US Department of Defense (DoD) undertook a strategic review concerning the management of reference data across the entire DoD in a program to achieve "Straight Through Processing" (STP); and worked with a major US Intelligence Agency on its Enterprise Data Management Strategy.

MDMU (www.mdmuniversity.com) is an educational entity dedicated to delivering information to make MDM implementations successful. Sponsored by a consortium of diverse MDM vendors, Dr. Chisholm formulates the program and plans the delivery channels.

Books and Publications
Book: "Definitions in Information Management", Design Media Publishers. April, 2010. See www.data-definition.com for more information
Book: "Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases". Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. August, 2000. See www.refdataportal.com for more information
Book: "Managing How to Build a Business Rules Engine". Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. November, 2003. See www.bizrulesengine.com for more information

Columnist: Information Management Magazine
Columnist: Business Intelligence Network
Numerous published on topics in data management.

M.A., University of Oxford, England, 1975, Zoology
Ph.D., University of Bristol, England, 1980, Quantitative Ecology.

English (native); Spanish (very good); French (good). Has performed engagements requiring using Spanish and French language skills.

Gary L. Gastineau

Principal, ETF Consultants LLC

Gary Gastineau is a recognized expert on exchange-traded funds. He is the Principal of ETF Consultants, a firm providing specialized exchange-traded fund consulting services to ETF issuers, exchanges and other markets, market makers, research organizations and investors. He is also a Managing Member and co-founder of Managed ETFs, a firm that has patents and patent applications covering a new ETF trading mechanism and actively managed ETFs. Previously, Mr. Gastineau was Managing Director of ETF Advisors and Managing Director for ETF Product Development at Nuveen Investments. Preceding his tenure at Nuveen, Mr. Gastineau was Senior Vice President for New Product Development at the American Stock Exchange for five years where he was instrumental in the introduction of many derivative contracts and ETF products. Earlier, Mr. Gastineau held senior positions in research, product development and portfolio management at major investment banking firms.

The first edition of his book, The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual, was published in February 2002 by Wiley. The second edition, which is completely new, will be available in June, 2010. Gary is also the author of Someone Will Make Money On Your Funds – Why Not You? published by Wiley in 2005, The Options Manual (Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1988), and co-author of the Dictionary of Financial Risk Management (Fabozzi, 1999) and Equity Flex Options (Fabozzi, 1999), as well as numerous journal articles. He received the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for an Outstanding Article for "Equity Index Funds Have Lost Their Way," which appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of The Journal of Portfolio Management.
Gary serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Derivatives and The Journal of Indexes. Gary is a member of the Review Board for the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute. He is an honors graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Gary L. Gastineau
ETF Consultants LLC
382 Springfield Avenue, Suite 206
Summit, NJ 07901
Telephone: (908) 598-0440
Email: gary@etfconsultants.com

Christopher Keith

Chairman/Founder of Brilig

Mr. Keith is Chairman/Founder of Brilig, an Internet company which operates currently as a data exchange and whose objective is to create an open platform for "people search". People search looks for people who have some specified attribute. Though its first focus is the advertising business the function spans all commercial and social space. It only finds people who want to be found, thus ensuring privacy in a way "opting out" approaches can't. Mr. Keith is also Chairman of PDQ enterprises, an ATS currently trading 5-10 million shares and Chairman/CEO of ExchangeLab, a company with nearly a dozen trading/Internet issued patents over the last decade. Its current focus is on next generation trading architecture and on collaborative Internet games.

Mr. Keith served for nearly a decade as CIO and Management Committee member at the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to this he was Chief Planning/Development Officer at the Security Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), responsible for well-known automation products, such as Common Message Switch, DOT, Consolidated Tape & Quote, MDS (NYSE and American Stock Exchange), PERS, Automated Bond Systems, and ITS. He founded and was Chief Executive of DNS, the financial communication service arm of ADP, Inc. which came to dominate the market. He was also the original Chief Technologist of NASDAQ company Wit Capital.
Mr. Keith's accomplishments have been noted in numerous publications including; Trading and Technology Magazine, Investment Dealer's Digest, Red Herring, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! News, CNNfn, and Securities Industry News, among others. Mr. Keith holds a BA from Stanford University with graduate work at Swarthmore and MIT.

He lives in Manhattan and can be reached at cglobek@gmail.com or via the above named companies.

Derek N. LaSalle

Mr. LaSalle leverages over 20 years of business information systems development and core technology engineering experience in providing architectural advisory services to firms and CxO level clients. Global finance and banking expertise combined with commercial software product delivery serves to inform Mr. LaSalle in his many endeavors as an inventor, author, engineer, architect and leader of business development. With a deep and broad professional network upon which to draw, Mr. LaSalle facilitates the engineering of industry solutions and global collaboration.

Most recently, Mr. LaSalle served as vice president and head of information architecture at JP Morgan Investment Bank while performing as the convener of the ISO20022 Technical Support Group. Additionally, Mr. LaSalle represented the financial services industry in the SmartGrid initiative and membership in the Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance (CE-NIF) which contributed OFR requirements to the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Bill. Prior to service at JP Morgan, Mr. LaSalle worked at Microsoft for nearly a decade as a lead program manager obtaining six software patents awarded in the areas of enterprise application integration, service oriented architecture, web services and secure computing (Windows BitLocker: Secure Boot and Volume Encryption). As the co-founder of BizTalk Server, Mr. LaSalle personally secured over $100 million in global sales revenues within a single year.
Mr. LaSalle performed his bachelor of science studies in aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California and now lives in Fairfield County, CT.

Dr. Robert M. Mark

CEO, Black Diamond Risk

Dr. Robert M. Mark is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of Black Diamond Risk which provides corporate governance, risk management consulting, risk software tools and transaction services. Dr. Mark is also the Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Financial Engineering Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He serves on several boards as well as on Checkpoint's Investment Committee. In 1998, he was awarded the Financial Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).

Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Dr. Mark was a member of the Management Committee. His global responsibility covered all credit, market, and operating risks for all of CIBC as well as for its subsidiaries. Prior to his CRO position, Dr. Mark was the Corporate Treasurer at CIBC.
Prior to CIBC, he was the partner in charge of the Financial Risk Management Consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand (C&L). The Risk Management Practice and C&L advised clients on risk management issues and were directed toward financial institutions and multi-national corporations. This specialty area also coordinated the delivery of the firm's accounting, tax, control, and litigation services to provide clients with integrated and comprehensive risk management solutions and opportunities.

Prior to his position at C&L, he was a managing director in the Asia, Europe, and Capital Markets Group (AECM) at Chemical Bank. His responsibilities within AECM encompassed risk management, asset/liability management, research (quantitative analysis), strategic planning and analytical systems. He served on the Senior Credit Committee of the Bank. Before he joined Chemical Bank, he was a senior officer at Marine Midland Bank/HongKongShanghai Bank (HKSB) where he headed the technical analysis trading group within the Capital Markets Sector.

He earned his Ph.D., with a dissertation in options pricing, from New York University's Graduate School of Engineering and Science, graduating first in his class. Subsequently, he received an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in accounting from NYU's Stern Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is an Adjunct Professor and co-author of Risk Management (McGraw-Hill), published in October 2000 as well as a co –author of The Essentials of Risk Management (McGraw Hill) published in December 2005. Dr. Mark served on the board of ISDA as well as the Chairperson of the National Asset/Liability Management Association (NALMA). Dr. Mark is also currently a lecturer on Risk Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Robert Mark
Black Diamond Risk Enterprises
3478 Buskirk Ave, 1007
Pleasant Hill, California, 94523
Land Line 1: (925) 746-7186
Land Line 2: (925) 299-6859
Cell: (925) 212-7348

Gerry Mintz, PhD

Gerry Mintz is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in the B2B information services and enterprise software industries, working primarily but not exclusively in the financial services markets. He has consistently driven growth through product innovation, both organically and via acquisition, in large and small companies.

Most recently, Dr. Mintz was CEO of PerTrac Financial Solutions, the leading global supplier of analytical and workflow software in the global alternative investments market. Prior to PerTrac, he was President of Executive Programs at Gartner, Inc., a business unit serving the technology information needs of senior IT executives. Previously, he was Executive Vice President at Reuters, Inc., responsible for the global business in market data feeds and real-time enterprise information distribution software. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fame Information Services, Inc., a venture-backed analytical software and information company serving the financial, economic, and energy industries. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Mintz held senior executive positions at Thomson Financial, the $1.2 billion global provider of professional information services that was part of the Thomson Corporation.
Dr. Mintz was awarded a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical) from the University of Toronto in 1985. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BScEE in Electrical Engineering. He currently serves on the advisory board of Milestone Venture Partners, an early stage fund, and on the Board of FTEN, a leading provider of real-time low-latency trading and risk management solutions.

He was a Director and Audit Committee member of I-Trax Health Management Solutions, Inc. (Amex: DMX) until its sale in 2008. He also served on the Advisory Board of Vhayu, a provider of high-performance real-time software solutions to the financial services industry, until its sale to Thomson Reuters in mid-2009. Gerry was born in Canada, and moved to the US in 1988. He is now a citizen of both countries. He and his wife reside in Greenwich, CT.

Brenda Pomerance, Esq.

Patent Attorney, Law Office of Brenda Pomerance

Ms. Pomerance is the founder and sole proprietor of Law Office of Brenda Pomerance. She has prepared and/or prosecuted about 2,000 patent applications and provided advice relating to about 1,000 patents. She is a guest lecturer at New York University Stern School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and at New York Academy of Sciences.

Ms. Pomerance has been a patent lawyer since 1991. Prior to law school, she worked as an engineer and/or software designer at the New York Stock Exchange, Warner Communications, Comsat and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Ms. Pomerance earned her Juris Doctor (JD) from Fordham Law School, her Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, and Bachelors of Science (BS) degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Daniel Reininger, Ph.D.

Chairman/Founder and CEO of Semandex Networks Inc.

Dr. Reininger is the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Semandex Networks Inc., a company that develops semantic software applications for information management and intelligence analysis. Semandex software helps organizations analyze large volumes of data by linking it semantically – producing connected intelligence. Since its inception, Semandex has pioneered technologies to advance information management and sharing. For those innovations, Semandex has been awarded patents for high-performance content-based routing of data and its applications to rapid dissemination of actionable information.

Dr. Reininger served as Member of Technical Staff at Sarnoff Corporation, Senior Research Associate at NEC where he was also an External Research Advisor for M.S. and Ph.D. students from various Universities and he served as Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers University where he taught graduate courses in computer networks, distributed computing and communications, performance analysis of current networks architectures and supervised group projects on Internet programming.
Dr. Reininger has published more than 50 papers, and has participated in numerous workshops and invited presentations including the Annual NIH NLM Board of Regents in 2008 to present Semandex work on information dissemination to accelerate the response of emergency workers to victims of disasters.He also served as Principal Investigator for various projects of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and DARPA. Dr. Reininger holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.

Dr. Daniel Reininger
Semandex Networks Inc.
5 Independence Way, Suite 309
Princeton, NJ 08540
(Ph) 609-454-0448

Sarnoff Corporation
Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University

David M. Rowe, Ph.D.

President, David M. Rowe Risk Advisory

David M. Rowe is founder and president of David M. Rowe Risk Advisory, a risk management consulting firm. The firm is focused on risk management support for boards and senior executives of financial institutions, primarily banks and investment banks, with particular focus on capital market activities. It also advises on risk management technology strategy and vendor relationships. Dr. Rowe is a frequent contributor to Risk magazine, where he has written the monthly Risk Analysis column since late 1999, and has appeared at numerous conferences and seminars over the past 20 years.

Prior to forming DMR Risk Advisory, Dr. Rowe was Executive Vice President for Risk Management at SunGard. In that role he provided strategic input to SunGard's solutions for risk management and served as an external spokesman on risk management issues.
Prior to joining SunGard, Dr. Rowe spent more than 25 years in the banking and economic forecasting industries, most recently as senior vice president of the Risk Management Information group at Bank of America in San Francisco. In that role, Dr. Rowe had executive oversight and responsibility for the design, deployment, maintenance and operation of market and credit risk systems for the bank's global FX, derivative and securities trading activities.

Dr. Rowe's earlier positions include chief financial officer of Security Pacific Securities, Inc. (the broker-dealer subsidiary of the former Security Pacific Corp.); executive vice president and director of research for Townsend-Greenspan & Co. (Alan Greenspan's economic consulting firm prior to becoming Chairman of the Federal Reserve) and president of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates in Philadelphia.

His industry positions include:

Board member of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
Former Board Member and Co-chairman of the Education and Standards Committee of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)
Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Operational Risk
Former Member of the Editorial Board of the GARP Risk Review
Dr. Rowe holds a Ph.D. in econometrics and finance from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in finance with a concentration in money and banking from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance and Commerce, and a BA in economics with distinction from Carleton College.

Professor Steve Toms ACA, PhD

Chair, Accounting; Leeds University Business School, UK

Professor Toms is Chair in Accounting at Leeds University Business School. He was previously Chair in Accounting and Finance and Head of the York Management School, University of York. He has led a number of research projects sponsored by professional accounting bodies including a recent project entitled Accounting Based Risk Measurement funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland. He is a member of the Research Board of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has previously served on the Research Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland. He is an Associate Editor of the British Accounting Review and Executive Editor of Business History.

Prof. Toms has authored "Environmental Management, Environmental Accounting and Financial Performance", Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Research Monograph. He is a prolific author and co-author of book chapters, research papers and trade press articles on topics such as "The English Cotton Industry and the Loss of the World Market"; "Corporate governance and financial constraints on strategic turnarounds"; "Financial Performance Differentials in 'Ethically' Managed Companies"; and "Corporate governance, strategy and structure: US and British comparatives, 1950-2000".
He is a Chartered Accountant and in his early career worked at Price Waterhouse on various audits in the private and public sectors. He was awarded his PhD in 1996 from the University of Nottingham.

Chuck Wiley

Chuck Wiley is a thirty-year professional manager and industry executive with detailed expertise in investment management and global securities services. Trained as an economist, Mr. Wiley has had an impressive career with such market leading firms as SWIFT, Interactive Data Corporation, and Chase Econometrics. Today he specializes in the connectivity of data management and securities processing systems.

Having lived and worked in Belgium, Japan and the UK, he has an in-depth understanding of business requirements surrounding the securities and investment management industries, has led the design of software systems to process a broad variety of investment instruments, and has expertise in the application of referential data to sophisticated analytics and reporting.
Mr. Wiley graduated with high distinction in 1975 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and then followed in 1980 with a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois.

He is married and resides in Stamford, CT.

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