Jonathan Lipscomb is a Chartered Secretary and specialises in
the administration of companies. Jonathan's experience includes Human
Resources, Facilities Management, Information Technology and Governance.
Jonathan is a graduate of Law and has MSc
in Information Technology Management (with distinction).
Patrick Rona has extensive experience in business law and
venture capital. For most of his legal career, he represented investment
managers and a venture fund in mergers and acquisitions, private placements of
securities, IPOs, licensing of technology, re-organisations and dispute
In 2002, Patrick was recruited away from his law firm, Duane
Morris LLP, where he was a Partner, to become President and CEO of the U.S.
subsidiary of a European portfolio company belonging to a venture fund. There
he managed a company with some $350m in revenues, a 20 percent market share and
a track record in product development and innovation. Prior to joining Duane
Morris, Patrick was at GE Capital, Baker & McKenzie and the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Patrick currently serves as President and Director of the 36th
Street Owners' Corporation, Trustee of the Highlands School and Director of the
Business Council of Alabama. Patrick is also licensed to practice law in New
York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia.
Patrick received a BA in Economics from
Sarah Lawrence College, where he graduated with distinction, and a
JD from Vermont Law School where he received various awards and
served on the VLS Moot Court Advisory Board and the VLS
Environmental Moot Court Advisory Board.
Saeed Vaziri has extensive commercial experience in software
design and development in the Insurance, Risk Management and Finance
Saeed has previously worked at Barclays, Deutsche Bank and
Lloyds TSB, in the areas of investment management, investment banking and
custody, respectively. Saeed was Head of Quantitative Research &
Development at Barclays Wealth Solutions, with overall responsibility for
development and support of all internal applications for the investment
management teams. Prior to joining Barclays, Saeed was at Deutsche Bank as an
integral part of a team, responsible for design and implementation of a suite
of Global Investment Banking applications used in London, New York, Sydney,
Tokyo and Singapore. At Lloyds TSB he led a team of analysts and programmers
responsible for converting over 1000 spreadsheets and legacy systems into a
data warehouse and futher integrating into eight major applications.
Additionally, Saeed has developed applications for clients
including KPMG, Royal & Sun Alliance, Sedgwick and ASDA. Saeed's specific
areas of expertise covers data warehousing, OLAP, databases, data feeds and a
wide range of programming languages including C/C++ and C#.
Saeed attended Queen Mary & Westfield
College, University of London, receiving BSc (Hons) in Computer
Science and MSc in Distributed and Parallel Systems (with
Founder and CEO
Nader Zarrabian has extensive experience in the investment
management industry. Prior to founding Tao Analytics, Nader was Director and
Head of Performance Analysis & Risk at Barclays Private Clients, Investment
Services - the largest private wealth manager in the UK - with overall
responsibility for performance and risk analysis, reporting and analytics input
into the investment process for all products. The investment process included
the setting and implementation of investment strategy at asset allocation
level, country and sector levels, stock selection and fund management, for both
discretionary and advisory businesses. Additionally, Nader was responsible for
other activities including IT and also served as a member of the Management
Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and Gerrard Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Barclays, Nader was at Schroders undertaking
research and selection of underlying hedge fund managers for Schroders' fund of
hedge funds. Previously, at Schroders, Nader was Vice President - Investment
Analytics, with responsibilities that included the implementation of investment
analytics and systems in the Group and integrating the analysis within the
Nader's previous experience includes public sector management
consultancy, currency research, equity investment analysis and IT
Nader has BA (Hons) Business Studies,
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MSc in Advanced
Information Technology (with distinction). Nader has also undertaken
PhD research in International Finance.
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