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Didier

Didier Bouillard
Chief Executive Officer

Didier Bouillard joined Calypso as CEO in April 2018 and is based in London. Prior to Calypso Didier served as CEO of Ullink, global provider of connectivity and trading services, beginning early 2015. The main objective of the assignment was to merge NYFIX, acquired by Ullink late 2014, and to transition the overall group from a founder led business into a professionalized Private Equity owned business. After experiencing multiple years of steady growth of revenues and profits Ullink was successfully sold to Nordic Capital backed Itiviti. Prior to Ullink Didier was Executive Vice President at Sungard Financial Systems (now part of FIS) and operated a substantial part of the Capital Markets and Electronic Trading division, playing a key role in the global distribution.

Didier started his career in the 1990’s and has been part of successful entrepreneurial ventures providing leadership as partner, Managing Director and CEO (Ubitrade, Capital Fund Management, Fermat) where he gained extensive knowledge of the capital market industry as well as a true international exposure.

Didier graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1988.


Richard

Richard Bentley
Chief Product and Engineering Officer

Richard Bentley joined Calypso in June 2019 as Chief Product and Engineering Officer, in which role he oversees product management, engineering and quality assurance.

Prior to joining Calypso, Richard served as Chief Product Officer for Ullink (now part of Itiviti) for five years. He was a member of the founding team of Apama (now part of Software AG) in 2000 and has also served in various product roles for capital markets technology firms over the last 20 years.

Richard began his career as a research scientist, holding roles with Xerox Research Centre (EuroPARC) and the Fraunhofer Institute. Richard holds PhD and BSc degrees in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK.


Corrine

Laurent Jacquemin
Chief Customer Officer

Laurent Jacquemin is the Chief Customer Officer, responsible for Calypso’s global Customer, Professional Services and Cloud organizations. Before joining Calypso, Laurent led FIS’ global Post-Trade-Processing business, as a Division Executive. Prior to this role, he spent nearly 7-years with Sungard Financial Systems as the Global Head, then the EVP and then the Group President of Post Trade Derivatives. Earlier he spent 3 years with GL Trade as a Managing Director and 11 years with Ubitrade in a variety of management roles in Professional and Customer Services, in Product Development and Strategy and in Sales. Laurent started his career as an IT Analyst and Project Manager in the Artificial Intelligence space with GSI TESCI. He earned engineering degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Paris based ESPCI in 1988.


Helene

Helene Koutsoudakis
Chief Financial Officer

Helene Koutsoudakis 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, Helene served as an Operating Partner at HG Capital supporting their portfolio businesses in the software and broader technology sectors. Previously, she was with Advanced Computer Software Group as Group Finance Director where she played a pivotal role in the sale of the business to Vista Equity Partners in March 2015. Prior to that, she spent over 8 years with COA Solutions (acquired by Advanced Computer Software Group) as Group Financial Controller responsible for leading the integration process of COA solutions into the larger Advanced Software Group. Helene earned a degree in Accounting from the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) in 2001 and ACCA qualification from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2005.


Mayank

Mayank Shah
Chief of Staff

Mayank Shah is Chief of Staff, responsible for Strategy, Partnerships, Marketing and Sales Operations. In his role, he is also responsible for driving strategic initiatives including operating model transformation, long term strategic plan and our investments in building an ecosystem of cloud based service partners powered by Calypso’s trading system. Prior to joining Calypso, Mayank served as Senior Product Manager at Citadel Technology, the technology subsidiary of Citadel Investment Group. Previously, Mayank 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. Mayank holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bombay University, India.


Tej

Tej Sidhu
Chief Technology Officer

Tej Sidhu is Chief Technology Officer, with particular focus on the development and execution of Calypso’s cloud and technology innovation strategy. Prior to joining Calypso, Tej served as a senior executive with Blue Titan Software. Previously, he 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, and subsequent acquisition by SunGard. Tej 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

Jonathan 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. Jonathan has a B.A., Cum Laude, in Psychology from Wabash College and received an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University.

Board

Xavier

Xavier Robert

At Bridgepoint Xavier Robert 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 and Chief Operating Officer 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, Hittite Microwave Corporation, Jamba! AG, Multifonds, Ogone, PrismHR, SafeBoot, vente-privee.com, Web Reservations International, Welltec and Westwing Group.

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.


Scott

Didier Bouillard

Didier Bouillard joined Calypso as CEO in April 2018 and is based in London. Prior to Calypso Didier served as CEO of Ullink, global provider of connectivity and trading services, beginning early 2015. The main objective of the assignment was to merge NYFIX, acquired by Ullink late 2014, and to transition the overall group from a founder led business into a professionalized Private Equity owned business. After experiencing multiple years of steady growth on revenues and profits Ullink was successfully sold to Nordic Capital backed Itiviti. Prior to Ullink, Didier was Executive Vice President at Sungard Financial Systems (now part of FIS) and operated a substantial part of the Capital Markets and Electronic Trading division, playing a key role in the global distribution.

Didier started his career in the 1990’s and has been part of successful entrepreneurial ventures providing leadership as partner, Managing Director and CEO (Ubitrade, Capital Fund Management, Fermat) where he gained extensive knowledge of the capital market industry as well as a true international exposure.

Didier graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1988.


CJ

C.J. Fitzgerald

C.J. Fitzgerald is a Senior Advisor and former Managing Director with global growth equity investor Summit Partners and has focused 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, Heald College, HelpSystems, Infor Global Solutions, M-Audio, MercuryGate, Mo Industries, Perforce Software, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, Trident University International, Trintech, Ubiquiti Networks and and WebSideStory.

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.


Alexander

Alexander Fraser

Alexander is a Partner based in the San Francisco office and joined Bridgepoint in 2018. He is joint-head of the Media & Technology team. Prior to Bridgepoint he was a Managing Director at GI Partners, where he focused on investments in the internet infrastructure and healthcare sectors. He has served on a number of boards including, among others, MRI Software, Access Information Management, Flexential and The Telx Group. Other companies he has worked for included JP Morgan and Thomas Weisel Partners.


Tom

Tom Gavin

Tom Gavin is the founder and Managing Director of Copper Shade Strategy, LLC. Since launching Copper Shade Strategy, Tom has worked with companies ranging from $1m to $300m in revenue as well as numerous Private Equity and Venture Capital firms. Engagements have run the gamut from one-off projects to ongoing Board, Advisory and interim executive/operating roles. Prior to starting Copper Shade Strategy, Tom served as the CEO of Eze Software Group and its predecessor entity, Eze Castle Software. During his tenure as CEO, the business experienced continuous, unprecedented growth and global expansion, approaching 1,000 employees on five continents and $250m in annual, recurring revenue. Tom holds a BA in History from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow.


David

David Nicault

David Nicault is a Director and co-leads Bridgepoint’s Media & Technology team, he is also a member of the Consumer team. He joined Bridgepoint in 2009 and is based in Paris. In addition to Calypso, David currently sits on the board of Kyriba. Previous transactions include eFront, Médi-Partenaires, Flexitallic, Ponant, Foncia and Histoire d'Or. 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.


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