Chief Executive OfficerAdnane Charchour
President and Chief Executive Officer, Consulting Group InternationalMichael Kopelman
General Partner, Edison PartnersCharles Shufeldt
Senior Advisor, Brown Brothers HarrimanJoe Velli
Board of Directors
As Chief Executive Officer of Scivantage, Chris Calhoun brings over twenty years of governance and executive management experience to the company. In addition to his CEO responsibilities at Scivantage, Mr. Calhoun is an active investor, mentor, and executive management consultant to early-stage firms in the FinTech and social enterprise spaces. Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Calhoun was Chief Operating Officer of GAIN Capital (NYSE: GCAP). A pioneer in online currency trading, GAIN operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known global brands in the retail trading industry. He played an integral role in GAIN’s growth from start-up in 2000 to public company in 2010 and currently serves on GAIN’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining GAIN, Mr. Calhoun was Chief Operating Officer of FNX Limited, a provider of trading and risk management solutions to the international financial community. During his tenure at FNX, he helped grow the company from a start-up to a global organization serving many of the world’s largest money center banks, with FNX enjoying a successful exit in 2000.
Mr. Calhoun serves on Scivantage’s Board of Directors as well as that of GoodCompany Ventures, a social enterprise accelerator. He holds a B.S. in Finance and MBA from La Salle University, and is also a Master’s candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.Back to Top ˆ
Mr. Charchour is President & CEO of Consulting Group International where he employs his distinguished and proven track record in the Financial Industry to provide superior technology based consulting services to the financial services industry.
Mr. Charchour has joined Consulting Group International from Scivantage, Inc. where he co-founded and headed the company as its President & CEO for 15 years. During his tenure there, Mr. Charchour led Scivantage to seven consecutive years on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing private businesses in the United States. Prior to that Mr. Charchour was an officer and part of the technology executive team and Fleet Securities, Inc., a leading clearing firm. At Fleet, Mr. Charchour led the firm's e-technology strategy in the U.S. and abroad. 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 back office processing systems for the Securities Industry.
Active in the industry, Mr. Charchour sits on the Board of Directors of Scivantage in addition to the security and threat-detection firm eSentire.
Mr. Charchour completed the Securities Industry Institute program, a Wharton Executive Education program 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
Michael Kopelman is a General Partner with Edison Partners, a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing technology companies. Since its founding in 1986, Edison has invested in over 185 companies and completed over 140 exits, including 17 IPOs. Michael leads Edison's Financial Technology & eCommerce segment and serves on the firm’s investment committee.
Michael began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston where he advised clients on numerous M&A and financing transactions. In 1999, Michael left CSFB to launch E*OFFERING, a venture-backed online investment bank affiliated with E*TRADE. He launched several new online products, including the first web-based roadshow for retail investors. E*OFFERING was acquired by SoundView Technology Group, where he remained to lead the firm's internet & e-commerce investment banking franchise.
Michael serves on the investment advisory committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an early stage economic development program in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Business Journal identified Michael as one of forty individuals under the age of forty who have made the biggest impact on the Philadelphia region. He is past President of Wharton Private Equity Partners, the private equity organization serving over 2,000 Wharton alumni, and regularly guest-lectures seminars on entrepreneurship and venture capital at The Wharton School.
Michael holds a BA in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with honors, from The Wharton School.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
Joe Velli is a financial services and technology senior executive with extensive leadership, operating, M&A, strategic planning, business development and board experience. For most of his career, Joe served as a Senior Executive Vice President of The Bank of New York and as a member of the Bank's Senior Policy Committee. Most recently, Joe served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convergex Group, a global provider of execution, software and technology services.
Mr. Velli currently serves on the Public Boards of Computershare Limited and Paychex, Inc. and is a member of the School of Business Advisory Board at William Paterson University. Joe holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in accounting from William Paterson University of New Jersey.Back to Top ˆ