As the Founder and Chairman of RFA, 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.
Founder and Chairman
As President, 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.
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 Master’s 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 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
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 utilizing 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 recognized as such.
Managing Director, RFA EMEA