President & CEOChris Calhoun
Senior Advisor, GAIN Capital GroupRany Chacar
Executive Vice President, Sales & CRMJeffrey Meskin
Principal, Brown Brothers HarrimanAron Miodownik
Founder & President, Cambrian AssociatesCharles Shufeldt
Senior Advisor, Brown Brothers HarrimanChris Sugden
Managing Partner, Edison Venture Funds
As President & CEO of Scivantage, Adnane Charchour brings leadership, depth, experience, perspective and vision. With a distinguished and proven track record in the Financial Industry, Mr. Charchour helps Scivantage achieve its goals in providing superior technology based products and services in the broker-dealer space.
Mr. Charchour joined the firm from Fleet Securities, Inc., a leading clearing firm. As an officer and part of the technology executive team, he led the firm's e-technology strategy in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Charchour ran an organization of over 60 people and was part of a handful of executives that launched SURETRADE.COM, a full end-to-end eBrokerage firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Fleet Boston Financial. He repeated this success by helping many national and international banks and fund companies build online brokerage arms, including Fleet Bank and Strong Capital Management.
Prior to Fleet Securities, Mr. Charchour held various positions of responsibility at Automatic Data Processing/Brokerage Services Group (ADP) where he acquired a keen understanding of the ADP Back Office solution offering.
Mr. Charchour completed the Security Industry Institute program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his B.Sc. with Honors in Computer Science from St. John University in Queens, New York.Back to Top ˆ
As former Chief Operating Officer of online forex provider GAIN Capital and current Senior Advisor to GAIN's executive management team, Chris has taken a leading role in developing and executing the Company's overall business strategy. Since 2000, Chris has played an integral part in GAIN's growth from startup to market leader and has a deep knowledge of the capital markets landscape and operating environment. Prior to joining GAIN Capital, Chris was Chief Operating Officer of FNX Limited, a provider of trading and risk management solutions to the international financial community. From 1992 to 2000, Chris helped grow FNX from an early stage start-up of 10 employees to well over 200 employees located in 7 offices around the world. In his early days at FNX, Chris spearheaded large scale, mission-critical system implementations and managed the professional services operation for the firm's largest sales office in New York. Later, as a member of senior management, Chris assumed responsibility for several key roles, including that of COO, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, and Senior Managing Director, Professional Services. Chris holds a BS in Finance and English and an MBA from La Salle University.Back to Top ˆ
As Executive Vice President, Sales & CRM, Rany Chacar oversees the full spectrum of engagement and service for Scivantage. Mr. Chacar brings a proven ability to lead Scivantage in innovating and executing its strategic plan as well as depth in front office and back-office business and technology expertise.
Mr. Chacar joined the firm from Fleet Securities, Inc., where he was a Vice President in charge of the firm's Core Internet Services. In that capacity, Mr. Chacar worked closely with the senior management of established brokerage firms as well as new entrants to understand their vision and deliver strategic and tactical technology solutions to achieve them. Previously, Mr. Chacar held various positions of responsibility at Salomon Smith Barney where he last led the development and implementation of Salomon's Internet strategy and helped introduce, Salomon DIRECT, a breakthrough Internet sales channel as early as 1995. Prior to the Internet age, Mr. Chacar played a key role in developing Salomon's trading floor technology and automating their trading floor.
Mr. Chacar received, as a Stern Scholar, an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France.Back to Top ˆ
Jeffrey Meskin is a Principal of Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) Capital Partners and a Co-Manager of BBH Capital Partners III, L.P. He is actively involved in sourcing, executing and monitoring investments. Jeff is a director on the Board of Directors of Long Lines, LLC, BarrierSafe Solutions International, Inc., Durcon Laboratory Tops, Inc., Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., Telarix, Inc. and Tower Ventures, LLC. Previously, Jeffrey served as Director of Telecommunications Investment Banking at Morgan Keegan & Company where he completed over 25 transactions for middle market communications companies. Jeffrey began his career with Coopers & Lybrand. He received a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1995 and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin in 1992.Back to Top ˆ
Aron Miodownik is the Founder and President of Cambrian Associates, LLC, an advisory firm serving VCs, private equity firms and CEOs of financial technology firms. Aron is a senior business and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He has operated in COO, CAO and CIO roles at Merrill Lynch and UBS, and previously spent eight years with Accenture in their strategic services group.
Aron has experience managing international roles in sales, research, equities, operations, technology and risk. He has a successful track record in business strategy, acquisition management, alliance strategy, VC investing and business restructuring. At Merrill Lynch, Aron was the COO and CIO for the Global Securities Research division, where he was responsible for the management of over 200 staff. Prior to being appointed to his Research position, he held the role of Head of Strategy & Business Initiatives, reporting to the global head of Technology, Operations & Strategy. At UBS, Aron was an Executive Director, reporting to the COO of Global Equities and the CEO of North American Equities, with primary responsibility for the business implementation of the US growth strategy.
Aron has a degree in Engineering Science & Management from Durham University in the UK. He is an executive advisor to the National Research Exchange and the FSO. Aron sat on Apax's technology advisory committee between 2001-2004. He holds series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.Back to Top ˆ
Mr. Shufeldt is a Senior Advisor to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBH). He started his career in 1976 at BBH in New York, moving to Atlanta in 1984 where he joined the predecessor of SunTrust Bank to start a corporate finance business for the bank. Over the course of his 23 year career at SunTrust, Charles held senior positions in corporate banking, capital markets, and investment banking. In 2003, he became Corporate EVP and head of the Corporate and Investment Banking line of business including corporate banking, investment banking, debt and equity capital. Charles has served as Chairman of the District Committee 7 of the NASD and the ABA Securities Association. He currently serves on the board of Frapag USA, a privately held real estate development company. Charles is also on the board of Long Lines LLC, and Telarix Inc., both BBH portfolio companies. He has been active in the Atlanta community having served as chairman of Young Audiences of Atlanta, the Atlanta Ballet, and is currently a member of the executive committees of PATH Foundation, Trees Atlanta, and the BeltLine Partnership.Back to Top ˆ
Chris Sugden leads Edison Investment's investment team focused on the New York region, is also a member of the New Jersey investment team and leads Edison's Financial Services and e-Commerce practices. Chris identifies and evaluates new investment opportunities and guides existing portfolio companies. As a board member, Chris provides strategic financial, sales and marketing expertise. His background as a general manager in several emerging companies brings a practical perspective to board meetings.
Chris is a successful entrepreneur and technology company executive, experienced in finance, capital raising, strategy, product management and sales and marketing. In 2004, Chris was named by NJBIZ to the "40 under 40" list. Prior to joining Edison, Chris served as Princeton eCom's EVP of the Electronic Billing Division. As CFO he led the business development, finance and accounting departments. Princeton eCom raised over $80M in venture capital and increased revenues by more than 400%. In 2001, the New Jersey Technology Council named Princeton eCom the Internet, e-Business and Multimedia Company of the Year. Earlier in his career, Chris was Director of Finance and Operations for two magazine start-ups and Internet businesses funded by Freedom Communications. Chris also spent over four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the entrepreneurial services group.
Chris is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPA's. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.Back to Top ˆ