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Our People

Get to know us by learning about the people who make RIMES distinctive. Every member of our leadership team has a proven track record of excellence in their field and is committed to delivering our long term goals. Explore their roles and biographies.

John Farris – EVP, Head of Sales, Americas

John joined RIMES in 2009 as Head of Sales for the Americas bringing over 20 years of financial services sales and leadership experience. Previously, he was VP Sales, Portfolio and Index Services division of Standard & Poor’s and SVP at Brandywine Global Investment Management, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, where he led their business development efforts for the Quantitative Equity Group.  John holds a MBA in Finance and a BS in Computer Science from La Salle University.

Alessandro Ferrari – Chief Marketing Officer

Alessandro joined RIMES in 2007 and heads up global marketing outreach for RIMES, with a particular focus on online marketing and social media. He has over ten years of experience in financial technology marketing, including time spent at NASDAQ (where he was responsible for developing their buy-side marketing strategy), Thomson Reuters, and Euromoney Institutional Investor. Alessandro is a graduate of IFOA Business Management School in Italy.

Renaud Larzilliere – Chief Technology Officer

Renaud heads R&D and oversees local sales and support functions at Paris France, applying over 20 years of experience in software engineering to further develop the suite of RIMES’ services. Previously, he was Senior Project Manager at SAP Business Objects. As an early adopter, he successfully introduced Agile, Scrum-based practices for one of the many projects he managed. Renaud is a graduate from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Étienne and is PMP certified.

Shaun Mirams – EVP, Global Head of Business Transformation

Shaun is an experienced data strategy and business architecture consultant, specializing in data and service solutions for long term strategies. At RIMES, he heads up Business Transformation which provides solution and service design consulting and change management services to Clients and internal stakeholders. Previous roles include time at HSBC, where Shaun was Global Chief Business Data Architect.

Mitesh Modi – Chief Financial Officer

Mitesh joined RIMES in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He was COO and CFO at NewFinance Capital Asset Management during 2007-2010, and was ED, Global Investment Group and Head of Product Services at Morgan Stanley (1998-2006). Before that he was MD, Investment Administration at Merrill Lynch. Mitesh is a Chartered Accountant (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accountancy degree from City University London.

Diarmuid O’Donovan – Chief Operating Officer

Diarmuid joined RIMES in 2017 having spent his entire career within the securities services and asset management industry, most recently at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), where in his role as Chief Data Officer he was responsible for delivering an enterprise-wide information management capability. Prior to working at LGIM, Diarmuid was Global Head of Data at UBS Asset Management where he was a senior member of the middle and back office management team responsible for pricing, benchmarks, corporate actions and data management. He has also held several senior roles during a 10-year career at JPMorgan.

Ewan Scott – Head of Sales, EMEA & APAC

Ewan joined RIMES in 2018 as Head of Sales for EMEA & APAC, bringing over 15 years of financial software sales experience to his position at RIMES. Prior to joining RIMES, Ewan spent 8 years at IHS Markit; three of which were spent as the company’s Head of Sales EMEA for its Enterprise Data Management offering. During his career, Ewan has gained a wealth of experience in helping global financial sector companies address their data management challenges.

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