As President and CEO, Richard leads a team of IT experts that serve as their client’s trusted technology advisors. Trained in computer programming, Richard began his career in the early 1980s working with mainframe computer systems. He advanced to managing international telecommunications networks for Salomon Brothers and then became involved in early computer networking. Prior to founding RFA, Richard was a one-man consulting firm and worked with several financial service clients. As the demand for his level of service increased, RFA was launched.
President & CEO
As COO, Yohan ensures that the vision of the firm is supported with a proper foundation of controls, strategy, and efficiency. Prior to his current role, he served as the Systems Engineer for several top hedge funds and proceeded to manage the Systems Engineering and Service Desk teams. Yohan has over 15 years of IT experience in the financial industry and holds a B.S. in Technology and Computer Forensics from the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University.
Chief Operating Officer
Ravi has been with RFA since 1999. As CPO, he oversees several departments within the organization, including Projects, Voice Services, and Provisioning, and manages a team of project managers, engineers, and technicians. As head of the Projects department, Ravi is responsible for overseeing new site build-outs and site relocations; LAN room and cabling design; server infrastructure implementation and upgrades; and coordinating technology requirements with architects, engineers, and clients. Prior to joining RFA, Ravi was employed as a manager of the IT department at an engineering consulting firm. Ravi was granted his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven, CT in 1993.
Chief Program Officer
As CIO, Michael is instrumental in the development of IT policies for RFA and its clients. Michael designs and oversees Managed Services product offerings, including the RFA Cloud Platform, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services. Additionally, Michael is responsible for internal and external compliance. Prior to his current position, Michael served in multiple information technology management roles. Michael has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry and holds a Masters Degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Chief Information Officer
As CTO, Grigoriy is responsible for managing all aspects of infrastructure design and leads the R&D team in the evaluation and testing of new technologies. Grigoriy also manages the Systems Architecture team that handles high-level escalations from all technical departments. He is an IT veteran with more than 13 years of experience working in the financial industry. Prior to joining RFA, Grigoriy worked for Thomson Financial. He holds master’s degree in Computer Science and numerous industry certifications from Microsoft and EMC.
Chief Technology Officer
Cassandra joined RFA in 2007. As CFO, she oversees all aspects of the company’s finance department functions including financial strategy, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. Before joining RFA, Cassandra managed the finance department of an international non-for-profit organization. Her professional strengths include streamlining processes and implementing efficient financial reporting systems. She holds a B.S. in Finance from SUNY New Paltz and an M.S. in Accounting from Pace University.
Chief Financial Officer
As Managing Director of RFA UK, George is a technology and business leader with a proven track record of strategic alignment, process implementation, streamlining work flow and improving delivery. George has over fifteen years’ technical experience in network and server architecture, large scale migrations utilising leading technology brands, and IaaS offerings. An Assessor for the British Computer Society (The institute of IT) and a Certified IT professional, George is keen to ensure that the IT professionals at RFA UK are of a high quality and are recognised as such.
Managing Director, RFA UK
As Business Development Manager of RFA UK, Caroline is responsible for accumulating new business from the asset management community. With over 10 years of diverse experience, she applies a strong expertise in client relationship management, project management, and technical platforms. Prior to joining RFA, Caroline worked at SunGard for a real-time global trading platform for listed derivatives, attaining a wealth of knowledge of the capital markets. She has previously worked in a business development role at technology service providers in London.
Business Development Manager, RFA UK