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
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 15 years of experience working in the financial industry. Prior to joining RFA, Grigoriy worked for Thomson Financial. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and numerous industry certifications from Microsoft and EMC.
Chief Technology Officer
As Managing Director of RFA, George is a technology and business leader with a proven track record of strategic alignment, process improvement and guidance. Having been both a COO and a CTO of his own technology firms over a nineteen-year period, he looks to provide transparent guidance to every business he serves and the people he leads. George has extensive delivery and 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 Production Services Support Manager, Stevens is responsible for managing the Systems Architecture team, which maintains RFA’s cloud platform and disaster recovery services. He also oversees the implementation of projects and all day to day level three escalations from the various technical departments at RFA. Prior to his current position, he served as the Senior Systems Engineer for several top hedge funds and later went on to manage the Systems Engineering team. Stevens has over 15 of experience in the IT industry and holds a BA in Information Systems from the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University.
Production Services Support Manager
As a Business Development Manager for RFA UK, John is responsible for the sourcing of new business opportunities from within the asset management community. Since 2008 John has been heavily involved in designing tailored and bespoke solutions to various organizations, working for some of the leading London based IT managed services providers within the financial services sector. John is committed to ensure the solution offered to clients are correct and have future proofed flexibility.
Business Development Manager, RFA UK
As Head of Business Development, John is responsible for new business, partnerships, and outreach. John’s professional career encompasses more than twenty years in the prime brokerage, wealth management and fin-tech industries. Prior to joining RFA, John was with Battea Class Action Services, where he built and oversaw the client services platform. He joined UBS to help build the fixed income PB platform and later went on to supervise a client service representative team serving top tier multi strategy hedge funds. John has also held roles at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
Head of Business Development