Chris is a highly skilled and experienced consultant specializing in Corporate Actions, Conversions, and BPS (Business Process Solutions) implementations. With a proven track record in delivering successful projects for large firms, Chris Armellino brings deep expertise and a strategic mindset to drive operational excellence and maximize client value.
With 13 years of industry experience, Chris has cultivated a comprehensive understanding of Corporate Actions processes and the intricacies involved in managing complex events. Having worked on numerous high-profile projects, Chris possesses a strong ability to analyze and interpret market data, develop strategic action plans, and execute them flawlessly to ensure clients navigate Corporate Actions with efficiency and accuracy.
Chris has extensive experience in conversions and implementations, having led successful projects for prominent financial institutions. Whether it is transitioning to new systems, implementing process enhancements, or optimizing operational workflows, Chris excels in driving seamless conversions and implementing tailored solutions that align with client objectives.
For over 15 years, Marlyse has applied her extensive knowledge of financial planning services and deep understanding of cash management, wealth management, and product management to deliver cutting edge operational intelligence to solve critical challenges for financial institutions.
With a background in financial performance analysis, end-to end credit solutions for retail and commercial banking, securities-based lending expertise, cash management payment applications, along with strong project management acumen, Marlyse delivers transformative solutions to help firms simplify banking processes across the business life cycle.
Marlyse currently serves as the Cash Management subject matter expert within Broadridge Consulting Services where she applies process improvements to the design and delivery of banking operation best practices.
Phani is a customer centric professional with 16+ years of experience in delivering World Class Consulting Services in Banking and Capital markets practice.
He has broad experience in Fixed Income securities processing, trade life cycle events and reconciliation functions. His deep expertise in the reconciliations space resulted in simplifying the time/business- critical break management challenges with innovative Artificial Intelligence solutions.
Phani is a leading subject matter expert in implementing Industry initiatives (LIBOR to SOFR, Sponsored Repo, Sponsored GC etc.) for our esteemed clients.
Sandip brings in 17+ years of proven value-oriented experience in capital markets.
His ability to lead high-performing teams, hands on subject matter expertise, effectiveness in influencing stakeholders, combined with a core belief in positive customer experience has been foundational in delivering multiple large scale complex engagements. These product engagements span across fixed income industry initiatives, multi-platform bank mergers, systems conversions, process assessments, multi-layered analysis, and designing future state frameworks. Sandip is excellent at taking the very complex and translating it into language all can easily understand.
He specializes in securities operations and is a leading expert in fixed income domestic and international transactions processing, netting, settlement, clearing, and accounting practices.
Sandip’s deep expertise as a delivery and engagement leader for complex cross platform engagements has significantly contributed towards revenue growth, cost savings, and profitability.
Managing Director, Broadridge Consulting Services Delivery Practice
A change management expert with 30 years of Operations Consulting
experience, David has led technology transformation efforts for scores of financial businesses.
He applies his expertise toward solving complex operational and Regtech Consulting
challenges and spearheading Broadridge Consulting
efforts in the successful integration of systems and business processes.
A professional in best practices for global securities clearance and settlement processes, David is proficient in financial services data migration and translation. Proficient with complex program deliveries across people and technology, David optimizes management efforts across integrated multi-platform, multi-vendor service suites.
For over 10 years, Mike has delivered expertise in transforming and enhancing the business models and technology for a myriad of firms.
Drawing upon his invaluable insight and collaborating with leading firms on large scale transformational programs, Mike alongside the accomplished team of Broadridge Consulting partners, specializes in spearheading major change-the-business programs that seamlessly integrate and implement multiple technology platforms enabling businesses to scale, unlock new potential, and deliver dynamic results.
With a background in capital markets and investment banking, spanning across both consultative and client-side roles, Mike adeptly understands the unique needs and drives tailored solutions to elevate each individual client.
Veteran business analyst with noted success in capital markets fintech development, conversions, and financial regulation technology projects. Subject matter expertise in BPS/BPSA and generalist in Broadridge products. Deep software development experience in equities, options, futures, derivatives, mutual funds, and fixed income products. Highly versatile communicator with the ability to inspire colleagues, partners and clients, leading teams across functions to achieve extraordinary results.
Managing Director, Asset Management Practice Lead
Over the course of 20-plus years, Mike has collaborated with many of the world’s largest asset managers to develop the Next-Gen operating models they needed to help achieve their modernization goals. Mike guides client teams toward the creation of innovative solutions, putting the levers of process design, outsourcing models, technology, and human capital to work.
Part of Broadridge Consulting Services’ deep talent pool, Mike applies this domain expertise to solving some of the financial industry’s most complex challenges regarding operations innovation and execution, technology acceleration and enterprise-wide data transformation.
Managing Director and Finance Solutions Practice Lead
A results-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience in accounting, risk management and Financial Services Regulatory Consulting
, Robert develops processes for streamlining operations to optimize efficiencies and minimize risk.
Committed to helping clients find a faster path to their digital transformation, Robert is a proven team player who draws upon his Broadridge Consulting
colleagues for additional perspective and insights.
Robert is adept at balancing strategic objectives with quantifiable results. Through his expertise in Capital Markets Consulting
, he empowers those wealth management and asset management clients looking to apply next-generation technologies to their business models.
Principal Consultant – Broadridge Consulting Services
A result driven and client oriented professional with over 18 years of experience in financial services domain. Bhavesh has collaborated with major financial institutions across the globe to drive their journey of operational and technology transformation. With subject matter expertise in post trade operations and technology solutions, he assisted clients in areas of new business onboarding, operating model optimization, product ecosystem consolidation, data driven analytics, regulatory and industry reforms.
Bhavesh is responsible for engagement delivery as his primary focus is to setup high performing teams. These cultivated teams under his direct leadership build capabilities to deliver flawless consulting engagements across capital markets, asset management, wealth management and emerging tech practices.
Managing Director, Emerging Technology Practice Lead
Through more than 15 years of executive experience advising senior clients as a management consultant, Ariel has steadily honed his specialized skills in emerging technology to guide firms through large-scale business transformations.
Focusing primarily on applying Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), cryptocurrency, and data analytics solutions, Ariel applies his knowledge across the buy-side and sell-side ecosystem. To overcome their initial tech reluctance, Ariel believes firms should start small and scale quickly to make their tech adaptations impactful, controllable and practical.
For more than 14 years, Saurabh has applied his professional strengths to empowering banks, capital markets, and asset management firms to address the technology challenges that stand between their ROI today and tomorrow’s profits.
His toolbox of skills includes many qualitative and quantitative techniques needed to drive process improvement, technology acceleration, acquisition integration, and regulatory readiness, such as six sigma lean business excellence, stakeholder management, and PRINCE2 project management.
With his extensive project track record in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, he also brings a unique cross-practice, cultural perspective to Broadridge Consulting Services that optimize the transformational initiatives
of global firms in intelligent, innovative, and scalable ways.
With 23+ years of experience, Franklin Kwok currently serves as a subject matter expert on a variety of projects in the realm of financial services. He focuses his consulting expertise on the optimal way to transform business and the strategy for driving efforts from the current state to the desired future state in an effective and efficient manner. In the past, he has worked in the trenches in middle and back-office roles supporting fixed income and equity trading strategies.
His areas of expertise include Financial Control, Product Control, and Operational Control. Franklin has played integral roles in spearheading projects to implement a multitude of fixed income related solutions. He possesses an intricate level of expertise around conversion design and methodology, controls and reconciliation design and implementation, fixed income accounting, DW/BI, trading architectures, and settlement systems.
Specializing in the Following Areas:
- Conversion & Implementation Strategies
- Workflow & Systems Architecture within a Fixed Income Trading Environment
- Accounting, Financial Control, Product Control & Operations Knowledge across a Variety of Financial Products, with a Specialty in Fixed Income.
- Controls & Reconciliation Design
- Consolidated Sub-Ledger Design
- Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
- Impact Fixed Income Security Settlement System - with Specialties in Back End Tables and Accounting and P&L Configuration/Functionality
Senior Director, Emerging Technology
With his 15 years of change leadership experience, Allan delivers operational intelligence to those firms looking to optimize their post-trade banking and financial services capabilities.
Allan specializes in operational transformation
, regulatory change management, and post-trade efficiencies for cross-asset class derivatives and cash securities. He is an expert in analyzing and testing business and technology requirements, risk and control assessments, data analysis, and remediation.
As a member of Broadridge Consulting Services, he applies his proven expertise to the design and delivery of large, complex implementation programs for international investment and corporate banking firms that require best-in-class industry standards and transformational frameworks.
Sean McClenin is a highly committed and experienced project management professional, with over 20 years of financial services industry experience. Throughout his career, Sean has gathered expertise in the areas of Settlements & Clearance, Shared Services Operations, Reconciliations, and Operational Risk and Control. Prior to joining Broadridge 5 years ago, Sean held Operational Leadership and Management roles at high profile US Broker Dealers.
With skilled proficiency in domestic and international fixed income and equity trade execution, as well as, comprehensive understanding of sophisticated financial accounting, corporate finance, product control and risk mitigation, Sean is an extremely valuable resource for organizations looking to improve their operational efficiencies and expand business scope.
Managing Director, Broadridge Consulting Delivery
With over two decades of experience in Fintech Consulting and Professional Services
, Vinayak has undertaken leadership roles in driving technology and digital transformation of numerous global financial institutions.
Vinayak’s primary focus in Banking, Capital Markets and Wealth consulting have resulted in solving business critical challenges for global financial institutions in North America, EMEA and APAC region.
Vinayak’s deep expertise in next-generation technology consulting, driving innovation, automating operations, and building high-performance teams for global delivery has resulted in maximizing both firm revenues and profitability.
Vito is a highly experienced and committed leader with over 30 years of experience in Middle Office and Brokerage Operations. Throughout his career, he has managed and overseen Operational projects for multinational financial services clients, specifically focusing on improving the clearing and settlements processes. Vito is a crucial component in terms of development and planning, resourcing, staffing, and people management.
As an interface between Broadridge BPS system and Business Process Outsourcing products, Vito's responsibilities include configuring BPS processing environments for multi-asset class trade entry, clearance, and settlement and the validation of various static elements.
Vito's dedication to his clients and the industry, coupled with his extensive experience, has established him as an expert in his field. His technical expertise and attention to detail ensure that project outcomes meet the highest standards. He is a respected leader who inspires his team to deliver high-quality solutions that exceed client expectations, making him an asset to the Broadridge team.
Eileen is a seasoned technology solutions leader with more than 20 years of experience driving the development and delivery of complex technology solutions for major clients in the Financial Services industry. Her career began in Operations, where she acquired a comprehensive understanding of industry processes. She transitioned to implementing and converting finance books and record platforms, as well as advising clients as a subject matter expert on Broadridge Processing Solutions (BPS).
Eileen has developed extensive expertise in regulatory compliance areas such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Escheatment. Over the course of her career, she has held several positions, including Director of Operations, Scrum Master, and Product Owner with major firms such as USAA and Hilltop Securities. With her vast experience, technical knowledge, and leadership capabilities, Eileen is a valuable resource for any organization seeking to leverage technology to improve their operations while staying compliant with regulatory requirements.
Galina is an accomplished project manager and certified technical professional with over 7 years of experience in Broadridge's Professional Services organization. Galina's career began at Citibank, where she managed the Citibank Trading System. When the system was converted to Broadridge, she transitioned to her current role, which has allowed her to forge close connections with our product managers, developers, and technology professionals.
Throughout her tenure at Broadridge, Galina has managed large-scale technology implementations and conversions, transitioning clients onto our systems such as BPS and impact. She has a proven track record of delivering numerous successful conversion projects while instituting and following detailed project plans, project tracking processes, and status reporting mechanisms. Galina's expertise also includes defect root-cause analysis and project risk management, as well as defining and continuously improving engineering practices throughout deployment and maintenance.
Aside from her considerable experience in the industry, Galina is also a Certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master, certified by Scrum Alliance. Her skillset and knowledge base continue to expand, which, coupled with her leadership experience and industry expertise, make her an invaluable member of the Broadridge team.
Managing Director and Practice Lead for Wealth Management
Jean has over 15 years of experience taking companies to the next level of growth and profitability. Within Financial Services and Wealth Management, Jean has executed large business transformation projects including digital strategy execution and the integration of corporate mergers/acquisitions. Additionally, Jean has driven strong investor adoption and loyalty through creation of investor and advisor portals, digital customer experiences, implementation of the service profit chain and the restructure of back-office processes and operations.
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Managing Director, Banking & Capital Markets
Practice Lead, Broadridge Consulting Services
A client-oriented professional with more than 20 years’ experience, David leads the Banking & Capital Markets Practice for Broadridge Consulting Services. He specializes in large scale operational and technology transformations across the entire trade lifecycle for his clients.
With deep trading knowledge within capital markets, David delivers transformative front to back trade solutions that enables clients to modernize their technology and simplify processes across asset classes and geographies. David is the leading subject matter expert in support of Broadridge senior leadership as they engage on topical developments including the shift to shortening the settlement cycle.
Canadian Practice Lead
Gaurang brings 27 years of financial services industry experience and leads Broadridge Consulting Services in Canada. Over the course of his career, he has helped clients embrace disruptive innovation and reimagine their organizations for today’s digital world.
His client service has spanned various regulatory readiness engagements, business growth strategic initiatives, operating model enhancements as well as data and technology modernization.
He is a skilled leader of large teams on major projects, bringing unique perspectives by leaning on his industry experience in financial services and his practical experience as a trusted advisor.
Gaurang has helped his clients make definite, enduring and material performance improvements in their businesses.
Venkat Sarilla is an accomplished fixed income business and technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the finance domain. He has a strong background in business analysis, project management, test management, and quality assurance, with expertise in supporting fixed income front office, back office, and operations desks.
Venkat has worked in various functional areas across equities and fixed income, including investment banking, wealth management, trading systems, risk management, and financial instruments. He has extensive knowledge of fixed income processing and a proven ability to manage new client conversions. His specialties include Broadridge impact, FinancePro®, MBS Expert, GLOSS, and BPS.
Venkat's professional summary highlights his extensive experience, expertise in fixed income processing, strong technical skills, and successful project and team management abilities. His deep knowledge of the finance domain, coupled with his leadership credentials, make him an asset in supporting fixed income front office, back office, and operations desks and delivering solutions for fixed income products.
Head of Broadridge Consulting Services
Standing at the intersection of business, data and technology, Uday applies his Financial Services Consulting
expertise toward the strategic execution of operational programs designed for the digital transformation of global institutions.
He leads his Broadridge Consulting
team in addressing the challenges of the banking, asset servicing, and wealth management industries.
Sought out by the financial media and industry peers for his insights and opinions, Uday drives positive outcomes through data-derived strategies. His pioneering work in data collection measurements led to both reduced cycle time and improved decisioning.
Rick has over 35 years of experience in brokerage and bank securities processing operations and technology; capital markets, securities finance, and collateral management; and the full conversions life cycle. Besides planning and managing nearly 200 brokerage/bank conversions, self-clearing and merger/acquisition projects, Rick has had leading roles in large scale industry initiatives such as the conversion of DTCC settlement from Clearing House Funds to Fed Funds, Agency Lending Disclosure of Principal, Automated Recall Management, and the implementation of Equity Finance Central Clearing/CCP models. Professional specialties include planning and executing large scale, multi-platform brokerage mergers and systems conversions; systems and business process Integration; data processing transformation; utility and vendor Integration; and industry and regulatory change initiatives associated with settlement, clearance, risk, and capital markets reporting.
Managing Director and Practice Lead for Communications and Customer Experience
Hundreds of companies worldwide have relied on Matt’s research-grounded expertise over the last 15 years for the success of their omnichannel communications initiatives.
Matt and his colleagues at Broadridge Consulting Services
have a proven track record for improving client experiences through strategic, more holistic communications approaches. From evaluating a company’s ecosystem to recommending best practices, Matt offers a unique degree of insight to those clients who are looking to optimize their communications strategy, as well as measure their program’s strategic effectiveness.
Matt also hosts the popular Reimagining Communications
podcast, where he interviews industry peers on emerging communications trends and best practices.
Vice President, Bank Trust Practice
For more than 25 years, financial firms have turned to Mike for his expertise in business transformation and model expansion. He provides extensive insights into emerging technologies and trends such as digitizing operations; hyper-personalization of customer communications; Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and enablement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
With a background in investment performance measurement, securities processing and operational best practices, Mike’s skill set is an especially good fit for both buy-side and sell-side firms that need to accelerate their pace of innovation.
Broadridge Consulting Services Delivery Practice
David leads our post trade and digital asset EMEA consultancy services at Broadridge and has a wealth of experience within global markets & securities services. He has specific experience in business strategy definition, market infrastructure change as well as defining new front to back business models and future target operating models.
He has participated in key strategic initiatives including market infrastructure and industry driven reforms such as T2S, CSDR EMIR and MiFID I & II, and has also supported large scale transformation projects relating to operational infrastructure re-design and delivery of new business functions and products.
Managing Director and Practice Lead for Communications and Customer Experience.
Joseph has broad experience in product innovation and development, leading large scale strategic technology projects and developing industry transforming communication channels. During his career he has started and led business units, a technology innovation lab, and had various leading roles in strategic planning and development. Joseph’s ventures have led to joint ventures, partnerships and reseller agreements with major multi-national companies, boutique vendors and securities clearing companies.
Neeti is an accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in project management, business analysis, and agile methodologies. As a Certified Scrum Master, she possesses a wealth of expertise in driving successful projects through the implementation of agile frameworks. With a keen focus on agile principles, Neeti excels in optimizing project lifecycles and fostering seamless collaboration within cross-functional teams. Neeti has made significant contributions to renowned organizations like Vanguard and JP Morgan Chase, where she has successfully navigated the intricacies of the financial industry. Her deep understanding of the sector enables her to adeptly tackle challenges and deliver exceptional results.
Drawing upon her business analysis expertise, Neeti excels at translating complex requirements into actionable plans. Neeti's exceptional skills and strongly effective communication abilities position her as a trusted advisor and invaluable team member. Her achievements in the technology sector include recognition with the "Women of Color, Technology Rising Star Award," highlighting her significant contributions and dedication, further solidifying her reputation as a highly skilled and respected industry professional.