Leadership

Amit Karande
Amit Karande
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Amit has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Prior to starting Kinetix in 2010, he worked at Lehman Brothers and Citi developing innovative technology solutions for various post-trade functions. Amit thrives in simplifying the trading processes and associated infrastructure, which ultimately reduces operational costs for his clients.

Paul Puskuldjian
Paul Puskuldjian
Chief Operating Officer

Paul has over 30 years of experience in senior positions at financial institutions including Lehman Brothers and Citi where he generated cost savings and reduced operational risk through deployment of technology and process improvement in the areas of fixed income regulatory and compliance to support Dodd-Frank and EMIR. Paul’s specialties include advising clients on industry trends and guiding them on implementing improved operating models.

Abid Zaidi
Abid Zaidi
Group CTO & Head of Client Advisory

Abid is a senior executive with over 25 years leadership experience in Capital Markets institutions such as Lehman Brothers, BNP Paribas and Natwest Markets. He has a proven track record in management and technology, driving digital transformation and moderization, leading design, delivery, and strategy for complex front to back projects. In his role as Group CTO, Abid is focusing on business expansion opportunities, business strategy ensuring the technical and business vision are aligned across Kinetix and affiliate companies.

Mark Zurada
Head of Innovation

Mark is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant, attorney, engineer, and innovator with domestic and international experience with a focus on sales & marketing as well as innovation in Capital Markets and Banking. His work at Kinetix extends into product development, value engineering, and aligning disruptive technologies to real-world use cases. He boasts a proven track record of increasing sales and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and efficiency.

Arun Nanda
Arun Nanda
Head of Administration
and Finance

Arun has worked in various technology and administrative roles throughout his career at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Citi. His knowledge of banking, coupled with his expertise in managing expenses and budgets, have prepared him to handle the myriad functions at Kinetix.

Tom Rutkowski
Head of Artificial Intelligence

Tom leverages his PhD in AI as well as over a decade of executive leadership to drive Kinetix’s AI R&D for Banking and Capital Markets applications. He has a proven track record in innovation management, product development, and strategy. He brings experience and vision to Kinetix’s intelligence systems, which span decision support; recommendation, prediction and insights; as well as NLP. He authored a book titled “Explainable Artificial Intelligence Based on Neuro-Fuzzy Modeling with Applications in Finance” and heads up the Kinetix Dubai office.

Tarun Mandhania
Tarun Mandhania
Head of Core Development & Client Integration

Tarun has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years at Lehman Brothers and Citi, developing technology solutions for supporting repos, credit, commercial paper, and primary bonds issuance. Tarun is currently responsible for overseeing core software delivery and its integration within clients’ infrastructure.

Mark Ford
Mark Ford
Head of Regulatory Solutions

Mark has worked in the financial services industry within global capital markets for over 25 years. Prior to joining Kinetix, he was in lead senior operations roles at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank, where he generated cost savings while reducing regulatory risk through the considered use of smart technology solutions. These strategies have provided improvements to STP and controls, while delivering high-quality service back to clients.

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