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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.

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.

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.

Brendan Beith – EVP, Global Head of Sales

Brendan joined RIMES in 2015. He spent 21 years with Interactive Data, managing a variety of businesses and sales teams, including the former index services unit which provided index and constituent services to support performance measurement and attribution analysis. Brendan also served as Interactive Data’s Managing Director of pricing and reference data for EMEA, responsible for all sales and account and product management.

Rhys Chapman – SVP, Global Head of Support

Rhys joined RIMES in 2010 and heads up all global support functions. Having earned a BA in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Brighton, before joining RIMES he spent a year at Equiniti working on retail investor funds. During his tenure at RIMES, Rhys has worked in many client facing position on the operations side, including a secondment to the product management team.

Steve Cheng – SVP, Global Head of Data Management Solutions

Steve joined RIMES in 2010 is responsible for data management solutions. He came to RIMES from DST International, where he was Head of Solution, Investment Control for two years, and before that he was Head of Client Onboarding and Operations at SwapsWire. Steve has an EMBA from Cass Business School.

Steve Davey – SVP, Global Head of IT Infrastructure & Information Security

Steve joined RIMES in 2011, and oversees the infrastructure and security protocols that underpin all RIMES Managed Data Services. Previously he was Head of Core Infrastructure at Linklaters Business Services. Other experience includes BT Radianz, Barclays Global Investors, BZW and Ford Motor Company. Steve holds an MA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Bruno Piers de Raveschoot – Chief Operating Officer, Regulatory Division

Bruno joined RIMES in 2016 to set up its new Regulatory Division. Before joining RIMES, he was President EMEA and APAC at NICE Actimize, responsible for growing the company from zero to more than US$135M in revenue, positioning the company as the global leader in regulatory compliance and financial crime technology. Prior to Actimize, he held various senior roles and board memberships at CSFB, Tradair and Traxpay. Bruno holds a Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a Masters in Investment Banking from the London Business School.

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 – EVP, Global Head of Marketing

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.

Jeremy Garland – Head of Compliance

Jeremy joined RIMES in 2016 as Head of Compliance, specifically to work on the launch of the RegFocus market manipulation and insider trading solution for the buy-side. Prior to joining RIMES, he held a number of senior Compliance surveillance roles, including global head of monitoring and surveillance at Macquarie, the global investment banking and financial services group (2013 – 2016). Jeremy has over 30 years risk management experience in both the public and private sectors.

Len Karpf – EVP, Director of Product Development

Len joined RIMES in 2013 and leads a geographically-disbursed software product development organization.  He has over 30 years of industry experience and has managed software development at such places as Master Data Management pioneer Siperian, AI specialist Inference, as well as risk and regulatory compliance products for Fidelity National Information Services.  Len holds an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Renaud Larzilliere – Chief Technology Officer

Renaud heads R&D and oversees local sales and support functions at Paris France, applying over 14 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.

Steve O’Brien – EVP, Global Head of Sales Engineering

Steve joined RIMES in 2000 and now leads a team of talented RIMES sales engineers who offer implementation expertise across the complete range of RIMES Managed Data Services. He has 20 years of experience in the data management industry, including time spent as an account consultant at Thomson Financial – Datastream. Steve holds a BSc (hons) in Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics from the University of Essex.

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