GMC Business Consultants

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Steve Redler

Senior Business Analyst

B.S (University of New Hampshire), M.S. in Finance (Suffolk University). Senior Business Analyst with 10+ years experience in Front Office and IT projects in both OTC and Credit Derivatives. Experience includes valuations, implementing derivative systems, project management, SPV analysis and restructuring, controlling, sales and trade support roles. Clients worked for include Barclays, Citibank, Nomura, Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank.

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Andres Medina

Senior Business Analyst

BBA (Baruch College), MBA (New York Institute of Technology). Senior Consultant with over 18 years of experience in the field of OTC products, credit derivatives, correlation and repackaged products. Over 5 years experience with Deutsche Bank in analysing complex portfolio (CDS, CDO, CDO^2) and enhancing internal operational procedures to minimise risk. Worked with Westpac Banking Corp, Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole, ING Barings Capital and DB-New York, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC across products including interest rate instruments, FX options, CDO, CDS, TRS and Euro Dollar futures.

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Sovann Suos

Senior Business Analyst

BA, MA Economics (Maxwell School, Syracuse University). Six years investment banking experience in London, Paris and Bangalore with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank analysing client portfolios, performing client valuations, processing corporate actions, implementing new systems and procedures promoting efficiency and mitigation of risk. Managed outsourcing, employee training and migration of Trade Support functions to India. Six years of marketing and product strategy experience as Market Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings in New York. Excellent knowledge of Fixed Income, FX, OTC and Credit Derivatives. Four years of project management and consulting experience with clients such as Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and UBS.

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Alexander James Starkey
Senior Business Analyst

Double Degree BA (Commerce) Law (LLB) Macquarie University, Sydney. Investment Management Certificate, Futures Trading Accreditation, Australia and UK SIA Industry Qualification. Senior Consultant with 9 years experience in capital markets operations and with an emphasis on derivatives trader and sales support, operations and management Over 4 years in global markets trading support, management and analysis at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as well as trading experience in Macquarie Fund Management. Excellent knowledge of full range of derivative products, CDS, exotic products, Credit and Fixed Income swaps. Recognised for project/change expertise on front to back.

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Rajesh Pai
Strategic Management Consultant

MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.Tech, Electronics & Communication from CET, Trivandrum, India. 10 years of experience in diverse roles in the financial industry, this experience includes 3 years at Barclays Capital as a Foreign Exchange Structurer and Options Trader. Created innovative structures for the more advanced client base and developed new strategies to suit the varied needs of a wide client base including Corporates such as Hedge funds and Retail Investors. Also experienced in proprietary trading in liquid financial instruments and currently, a consultant to UBS in the Structured Credit and Rates arena. An enthusiastic person with good communication and inter-personal skills and enjoys working in a team environment.

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Peter Friedmann
Outsourcing Consultant

MA (Hons) in Law (Cambridge). Background in Law and seven years investment banking experience with Commerzbank, Nomura and Deutsche Bank. Three years consulting experience in reviewing Documentation for credit derivatives transactions. Developed and conducted several outsourcing derivatives training programmes in London and Bangalore for Deutsche Bank.

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Antony Esuk
Business IT Consultant

MSc (Open University) Computing in Commerce and Industry. Over 20 years software development experience with major investment banks. Excellent knowledge in Agile, Scrum, RAD, C#, Visual Basic, Office VBA, Crystal Reports, SQL, Windows API, SQL Server, COM/COM+, OLAP, .NET (to 3.5) and web technologies.


Craig McConnell
Senior Business Analyst

Bachelors and Honours degree in Audit and Accounting Science (University of South Africa). Over 10 years experience in the front, middle and back office including Financial Control, Project Management, Independent Price verification, root cause investigations and complex control analysis gained at top investment banks – Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse and Aberdeen Asset Management. Excellent knowledge of Equity Derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, FX Derivatives, Bonds, Credit Default Swaps and Structured Credit products.


Arvind Balakrishnan
Senior Business Consultant

MBA (IIM Kolkata), B.Tech (IIT Mumbai). Worked for over eight years as senior front office structurer on structured credit desks at Citigroup and ABN AMRO. Involved with structuring, pricing and risk management of credit derivative structures like synthetic CDOs, CPPI etc. Executed several client transactions and engaged with institutional investors, portfolio managers and rating agencies in the process. Experienced at successfully delivering on projects working with Traders, Quants, IT and Middle Office.


Chris Van de Velde
Senior Business Consultant

MA(Cantab), CEng. Extensive experience in the management and delivery of technology, infrastructure and organisational change activities. Operated in both the private sector, mainly top tier banks, and also the public sector with 2 years operating within the Home Office. Held senior line management positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse and operated as a consultant for Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland, Calyon and HSBC.


K. J.
Senior Business Consultant

MSc (MBA) Management, BSc (Eng) Computer Science (Imperial College). Fixed income professional, experienced in interest rate, credit and structured product transactions. Deal experience involving structured notes, credit linked notes, OTC derivatives. Managed all aspects from origination, marketing, structuring, pricing/hedging and execution. Particularly focussed on investment strategies and hedging solutions for investors, structuring/re-engineering complex transactions.


Amir Smailbegovic
Risk Consultant

PhD (King’s College), MSc (King’s College), BSc (Hons) (University of Bristol). Over 5 years investment banking experience including Daiwa CM and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International. In depth knowledge in portfolio management, trading strategy and execution, FX/IR derivative pricing, models and margins, new structured product development and testing. Strong experience in risk analysis using UAR, P&L, stress and scenario testing.

Mark Findlay

Senior Business Consultant

Executive MBA (Cass Business School). Prince 2 practitioner and Six Sigma trained. Over 20 years professional experience at tier 1 global financial institutions including Bank of America, RBS (former ABN AMRO), Lehman Brothers, Prudential, Fidelity Investments and Daiwa Capital Markets. Excellent knowledge of sales/trade capture, trading risk and enterprise risk management (Market Risk and Credit Risk) including methodologies change, process improvement and workflow, legal Docs and credit Docs management, CRM and Counterparty Risk. Strong experience in front to back business change, analysis, system migration and implementation delivery across all asset classes. International working experience in Europe, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. While working at a GMC project, Mark has created for Daiwa Capital Markets from nothing, a new Risk management methodology for Market Risk and Counterparty Risk globally and implemented a Global Risk Management platform on Murex used for all trading business in London, Hong Kong and partially in Tokyo.


Emad Shaer
Business Analyst

Finance MBA (City University Business School) and a BEng Hons (2:1) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Leeds University). 19 years of experience gained from working with various institutions in the City of London, professionalism in Capital Markets and Treasury products. Areas of expertises include, structuring, trading and risk management of investment products, pricing, structuring and risk management with credit and interest rate derivative products, money market management, middle office operation with management report generation, EUR 3BN credit derivatives portfolio of bespoke CDOs, Credit Indices and CDS, Developed of a trading platform to establish a proprietary trading business. Also experienced in managing a trading book of liquid and Illiquid structured bond portfolio, activity including hedging with exotic derivatives, re-engineering structured products, analysing legal documentation and secondary market making to clients. Setting up and analysis of complex structures, including developing pricing models, liaison with legal counsel and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders for both financial and corporate institutions.


Umar Riaz
Business Consultant

MA (1st Hons) in Mathematics (University of Cambridge), CIMA. Over 5 years Product Control and Front Office Business Manager in Equity Derivatives experience including new product approvals and overseeing the migration of the Equity Derivatives and Convertible Bonds trading system from Imagine to Murex. Responsible for small volume trading, executing statistical arbitrage and pairs trades for Equity Derivatives Desk, pricing and executing corporate equity derivatives trades. In depth knowledge of Vanilla and Exotic Equity Options, Convertible Bonds, ASCOTS, FX, Interest Rate Swaps, Delta One, Stock Lending & Corporate Derivatives.


Irina Emmons

Business Analyst

BA in Economics (St Petersburg University), ACCA Part Qualified. Eight years investment banking experience gained on Middle Office and Operations projects at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and HSBC performing complex break resolutions and reconciliations. Excellent knowledge of full range of derivative products and front to back processes.


Kunwar Singh
Business IT Consultant

Computer Science Engineering and Mathematical Trading Finance degrees. 10 years investment banking experience including UBS, Credit Agricole, Bank of America and State Street Bank. Experienced IT Business Analyst with strong knowledge of Credit and Equity Derivatives. Programming skills include AJAX, J2EE, Java, C#, C++, VBA, Grid Computing and web technologies.