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Leadership

Executive Committee

Tom

Tom Gavin
Executive Chairman

Tom Gavin is the Executive Chairman of Calypso. Prior to Calypso, Mr. Gavin served as the CEO of Eze Software Group and its predecessor entity, Eze Castle Software, which has a focus in the Buy-Side Order Management System market place. During his tenure as CEO of Eze, the business experienced continuous, unprecedented growth and global expansion. In addition, along the way he oversaw not only Eze’s rapid organic growth but also a transition to private equity ownership and the kick-off of Eze’s own heavy investment in the Cloud.

Mr. Gavin holds a BA in History from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow.

Mr. Gavin also serves as Managing Director of Copper Shade Consulting and as Board Member and Advisor to Vestigo Ventures, and Eze Software Group. Additionally, Mr. Gavin has served on numerous non-profit boards and has been recognized for both his professional and community contributions, including having been named to the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” listing.


Andrew

Andrew Coll
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Coll is the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for enterprise-wide oversight of Calypso’s financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, driving commercial and operational improvements, and managing relationships with our stakeholders. Prior to this role, Mr. Coll served as the CFO at Northgate Public Services, a private-equity owned software and services company focused on the public sector. Previously, he held several CFO roles in the software, healthcare and telecom industries, including Meeza and System C Healthcare. Mr. Coll has a BSc, Management Sciences from the University of Warwick, and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant, having trained with PWC in London.


Corrine

Corinne Grillet
Chief Customer Officer

Mrs. Grillet is Calypso’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for leading Customer Success, Calypso Cloud Services, and Professional Services. Calypso’s Customer Success organization (inclusive of Global Support, Account Management, and Quality Assurance) is committed to providing best-in-class services and ensuring customers receive maximum value from their Calypso solutions. The Calypso Cloud Services (CCS) division drives and brings to market all strategic Cloud Initiatives. The objective of Professional Services is to create value for our customers through advisory, delivery, and productivity services. Prior to Calypso, Mrs. Grillet spent 15 years at Sophis (Misys Sophis) where she was Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific and member of the Executive Committee. Before being appointed COO APAC, Mrs. Grillet was responsible for UK, US and Asia operations at Sophis. Mrs. Grillet holds diplomas from l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1993 and l’ENSAE in 1998.


Tej

Tej Sidhu
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Sidhu is Chief Technology Officer responsible for overall technology strategy and the development of all Calypso’s solutions. Prior to joining Calypso, Mr. Sidhu served as a senior executive with Blue Titan Software. Previously, Mr. Sidhu served as president of Velocigen, an early innovator in the web services software market. He also co-founded Infinity Financial Technology in 1989, leading to its IPO on NASDAQ in 1996, subsequently acquired by SunGard. Mr. Sidhu holds a Master’s degree (Sloan Fellow) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Jonathan

Jonathan D. Walsh
Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Walsh is the Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for Calypso’s global human resources, information technology, legal and office services organizations. Prior to this role, he served as Calypso’s Chief People Officer for 4 years. Before Calypso, he was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Clear Channel Outdoor where he spearheaded the company’s global human capital strategy. Prior to that, he held senior human resources leadership positions with Providian Financial and Washington Mutual and its acquirer, JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Walsh has a B.A., Cum Laude, in Psychology from Wabash College and received an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University.

Operating Committee

Dennis

Dennis Belford
Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa

Mr. Belford is Managing Director Sub Saharan Africa, responsible for sales in the Southern African Region. Prior to joining Calypso, Mr. Belford served as Sales Director at Neptune Software Technology, dealing with global sales of a Core Banking and Treasury Platform. Previously, Mr. Belford served as CEO of COMTRAC, a specialist enterprise software solution provider and integrator, which served the Buy Side in Africa. Mr. Belford holds undergraduate degrees in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of South Africa.


Mayank

Mayank Shah
Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning

Mr. Shah is Senior Director and Head of Corporate Strategy, Alliances and Marketing, responsible for driving long term strategic initiatives including building an ecosystem of cloud based technology and blockchain services partners powered by Calypso’s trading system. Prior to joining Calypso, Mr. Shah served as Senior Product Manager at Citadel Technology, the technology subsidiary of Citadel Investment Group. Previously, Mr. Shah has been an Associate Partner at IBM and Senior Manager at BearingPoint (ex. KPMG Consulting), managing several strategy and transformation projects at global Financial Services clients. Mr. Shah holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bombay University.


Jim

Jim Fiesel
Managing Director, Americas

Mr. Fiesel is responsible for sales in the Americas. Prior to joining Calypso, he was Executive Vice President of Fixed Income at Thomson Financial, helping to formulate their content and applications consolidation strategy across their acquisitions. After their acquisition of TradeWeb, Jim took over as Global Managing Director for TradeWeb’s Institutional Equities franchise. Prior to that, Mr. Fiesel was Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at Global Trade Technologies, which provided inventory distribution capabilities to regional banks in the United States. He has also served as a Sales Manager at Bloomberg L.P. running Global Investment Banks and Hedge Funds on the U.S.’ east coast.


Boon

Boon Huat Lee
Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Mr. Lee is responsible for the growth strategy and sales in Asia Pacific. With 25 years of career experience in the IT sector, including leadership positions in business management, sales and people management, Mr. Lee has established a proven track record of revenue growth and transformational leadership across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Calypso, Mr. Lee was the Vice President of Financial Services, First Data Asia Pacific. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Misys Asia Pacific.


Maroun

Maroun Tabet
Managing Director, Continental Europe

Mr. Tabet is responsible for the growth strategy and sales in Continental Europe. His 20+ years experience in the financial software business include sales leadership positions at Misys, Sophis, Murex, and Prima Solutions. He also co-founded Sophis Japan. Prior to joining Calypso, Mr. Tabet was the head of the Global Sales Specialists team at Misys and a Managing Director of Sophis France. He holds an MBA from IMD Switzerland and a B.S. in IT Engineering from E.S.I.B Beirut, Université Saint Joseph.


Maroun

Edmond Tehini
Managing Director, Middle East

Mr. Tehini is responsible for leading the growth strategy and sales for the Middle East and Turkey. Mr. Tehini joined Calypso from IHS Markit EDM, where he considerably extended IHS Markit’s footprint as Sales Director for France and Southern Europe. Prior to IHS Markit, Mr Tehini spent 10 years as head of Southern Europe and the Middle East of Calypso, where he managed the rapid growth of Calypso and was responsible of setting up the Madrid and Dubai office. Mr. Tehini began his career with the business development team at Murex. He holds an MBA from ESCP-EAP (ESA), an MA in Economics from Université ASSAS Paris II and a BS from, Université Saint Joseph.


Olivier

Olivier Vinciguerra
Managing Director, Northern Europe

Mr. Vinciguerra is responsible for sales in Northern Europe. Before Calypso, he was a Global Sales Director at Misys, where he covered several business lines in the Americas. Prior to that, Mr. Vinciguerra was the Global Head of Sales for the Buy Side and the COO – North America for Sophis. Earlier in his career, he spent 5-years with Sophis in business development and marketing roles as well as positions with BusinessAngels.com and BNP Paribas. Mr. Vinciguerra earned an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from ENSAE in Paris.

Board of Directors

Xavier

Xavier Robert

At Bridgepoint he is a partner and works out of the London/Paris offices. He is responsible for Bridgepoint’s investments in Media & Technology and joined the Firm in 1998. In addition to Calypso, he currently sits on the board of eFront. Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he worked at Total and Ernst & Young. Xavier is a graduate of Ecole des Mines (Engineering).


Scott

Scott Collins

Scott Collins is a Managing Director with global growth equity firm Summit Partners and leads the firm’s European investment efforts. Since joining Summit in 1996, Scott has served as a board director for numerous growth companies, including Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, DentalPro, 360T Group, Multifonds, Ogone, SafeBoot, vente-privee.com, Web Reservations International and Welltec.

Prior to Summit, Scott worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial institutions group. He also served in a variety of U.S. federal government positions, including at the White House and Department of Justice. Scott holds an A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.


CJ

C.J. Fitzgerald

C.J. Fitzgerald is a Managing Director with global growth equity investor Summit Partners and focuses primarily on the technology sector. After first joining the firm as an Associate in 1990, he attended business school and was founder and CEO of North Systems. Since rejoining Summit in 2001, C.J. has served as a board director for numerous growth companies, including Access Information Management, Answers, GoldenGate Software, HelpSystems, Infor Global Solutions, Perforce Software, Ruffalo Noel Levitz and Ubiquiti Networks.

C.J. holds a BS in computer science, with Honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.


Tom

Tom Gavin

Tom Gavin is the Executive Chairman of Calypso. Prior to Calypso, Mr. Gavin served as the CEO of Eze Software Group and its predecessor entity, Eze Castle Software, which has a focus in the Buy-Side Order Management System market place. During his tenure as CEO of Eze, the business experienced continuous, unprecedented growth and global expansion. In addition, along the way he oversaw not only Eze’s rapid organic growth but also a transition to private equity ownership and the kick-off of Eze’s own heavy investment in the Cloud.

Mr. Gavin holds a BA in History from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow.

Mr. Gavin also serves as Managing Director of Copper Shade Consulting and as Board Member and Advisor to Vestigo Ventures, and Eze Software Group. Additionally, Mr. Gavin has served on numerous non-profit boards and has been recognized for both his professional and community contributions, including having been named to the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” listing.


David

David Nicault

David is a Director and a member of the Media & Technology and Consumer sector teams. He joined Bridgepoint in 2009 and is based in Paris. In addition to Calypso, David currently sits on the board of eFront. Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Spain as a management consultant. David holds an Economics and Applied Mathematics degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, as well as Economics, Finance, and Management Masters Degrees from both the ENSAE in Paris and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.


Dennis

Denis Villafranca

Denis is a Partner and a member of Bridgepoint’s Business Services team. He joined Bridgepoint in 2015 and is based in Paris. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at BC Partners which he joined in 1999. He also worked previously for Bain & Company in Paris as a management consultant. Denis is a graduate in business administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Paris. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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