Your team

If we look different than your traditional firm, itā€™s because we are. We are entrepreneurs, operators, scientists, and supportive business partners who aim to delight our clients and have fun while doing it.

Our Vision

55ip was founded by a team of leading academics, researchers and technologists aiming to improve financial outcomes for everyone by democratizing access to modern investment science.

What Drives Paul
Better outcomes for investors of all sizes by delivering a great experience blending technology with investment intelligence.

Paul Gamble

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is Chief Executive Officer at 55ip. Previously, he was Executive Vice President at Financial Engines, Americaā€™s largest independent investment advisor. Paul helped lead Financial Engines from a financial technology start-up to a publicly traded company. He led the institutional business with oversight of distribution strategy, sales, institutional marketing, strategic partnerships, implementation and relationship management. Paul has over 25 years of experience in advisory services, financial technology, investment management and retirement. Paul holds a BA from The College of Wooster and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Paul Gamble

Chief Executive Officer

Roy Ben-Joseph

Advisor Success Manager

Rakesh Chawda

Senior Software Developer

Peter Fryer

Business Development Manager

Alok Gaikwad

Product Test Analyst
What Drives Sachin
Expanding the economic possibilities across American households by empowering investment advisors and shaping the practice of financial advice.

Sachin Shah

Chief Operating Officer

SachinĀ is the Chief Operating Officer at 55ip responsible for firm operations and distribution. Over his 21-year career, he has helped build multiple ventures at the intersection of investment management and financial technology. Ā Prior to 55ip,Ā SachinĀ was the Chief Operating Officer at Ada Investments, acquired by 55ip as foundational infrastructure. Prior to joining Ada,Ā SachinĀ developed and managed the Emerging Manager Fund Allocation platform at RBC Capital Markets. In his first startup,Ā SachinĀ co-founded Nextgen Trading, LLC ā€“ an institutional-facing fintech company that was sold as Carlin Financial Group to RBC. During this period at Carlin,Ā SachinĀ led the PrimeĀ BrokerageĀ distribution team focused on AlternativeĀ Investment Managers. In his earlier years, Sachin held positions at US Trust, RBC and Bank of America where he developed equity and M&A research. In addition,Ā SachinĀ volunteers his time working with entrepreneurs and business leaders as a mentor and advisor. He holds a BBA in Finance from The George Washington University.

Sachin Shah

Chief Operating Officer

Ishoo Garg

Senior Trade Operations Manager

John Gennell

Product Manager

Hitesh Gogekar

Product Test Manager
What Drives Swati
Solving complex wealth management problems for advisors with sophisticated quantitative research and disruptive technology delivered on an easy to use, scalable investment platform.

Swati Bairathi

Chief Product Officer

Swati is Chief Product Officer at 55ip where she leads product strategy & management, research, trading and operations. She has over 20 years of product management and consulting experience in several Financial Technology verticals including Investment Management, Wealth Management, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). Swati was responsible for product and development of wealth management platform at Charles River Development wherein she built and launched Managed Accounts solutions used by some of worldā€™s largest wealth managers. Prior to that, she has helped Fidelity Investments in creating a best of breed technology platform for private wealth management business. Swati headed the consulting services and pre-sales organization at investment management and tax optimization technology provider Upstream Technologies that was acquired by Fiserv. She started her career in management consulting at Accentureā€™s Capital Markets practice. Swati holds a bachelorā€™s degree in Chemical Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur and MBA in Finance from University of Delhi.

Swati Bairathi

Chief Product Officer

Urmila Harekar

Software Developer

Benjamin Hood

Trading & Client Operations Associate

Joe Kane

Business Development Manager

Ankit Kochar

Senior Trade Operations Manager

Shishir Kotkar

Software Architecture Director
What Drives Gautam
Building flexible technology with the depth and breadth advisors want combined with the automation they need.

Gautam Sachdev

Chief Technology Officer

Gautam is the Chief Technology Officer at 55ip where he leads the firmā€™s software development, technology architecture and the operations of its Mumbai office. He has over 15 years of experience in Quantitative Finance, Software Engineering and Project Management across several financial servicesā€™ verticals such as Investment Management & Advisory and General Insurance. Prior to 55ip, Gautam was a Principal at Ada Investments where he headed up the development of the firmā€™s investment platform that enabled designing portfolio solutions using financial research and quantitative methods. He has spent multiple years in the UK as a technology specialist to the Lloyds Insurance market. Gautam has completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and has received his B.E from the University of Mumbai, India. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst [CFAĀ®] charterholder.

Gautam Sachdev

Chief Technology Officer

Kriti Kumari

Software Developer

Erin Martin

Office Manager
What Drives Leonid
Developing new, algorithm-based strategies that take what we’ve learned from modern portfolio theory and evolve it based on data-enabled quantitative research and analysis.

Leonid Kogan

Chief Investment Scientist

Leonid is the Chief Investment Scientist at 55ip and the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Leonidā€™s research, which covers theoretical and empirical topics in capital markets, has appeared in leading academic journals. Over his career he has won numerous awards, including, the 2013 Crowell Memorial Prize for his work on technological innovation and growth; the 2013 Whitebox Advisors Award for his work on the price impact of mutual fund trading and timing of SEOs; and most recently, the 2014 Amundi Smith Breeden Prize for his work on the effect of technology shocks on stock prices. Leonid holds a Masterā€™s degree in mechanics and applied mathematics from the Moscow State University, a Ph.D. in mechanics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. degree in finance from MIT.

Leonid Kogan

Chief Investment Scientist
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Dexter McAuley

Executive Director, Enterprise Business Development

Vrushali Naik

Product Test Analyst

Brett Olsen

Trading & Client Operations Director
What Drives Dennis
Helping advisors create their own investment strategies that harness institutional capabilities to offer differentiated value for their clients.

Dennis Follmer

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Dennis is the Managing Director of Portfolio Management at 55ip. Over the last 25 years, he has garnered extensive portfolio management and leadership experience at several firms, including serving as the Head of Portfolio Management for a large, Boston-based asset management firm, serving on the management committee of two previous firms, managing hedge fund portfolios for both fundamental and systematic strategies, and launching multiple investment businesses, including as a founding partner of Oceanwood Capital Management, a $2 billion hedge fund spin-off from Tudor Investment Corp. Dennis holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and graduated summa cum laude with Bachelorā€™s degree in Finance from Miami University.

Dennis Follmer

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Stefan Opolski

Controller

Ravi Pagaria

Investment Director

Matthew Pepdjonovic

Advisor Success Manager

Pratik Pisat

Senior Software Developer
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What Drives Michael
Enabling and empowering Financial Advisors to unlock the true potential of their business so that they can deliver better investment outcomes clients and be available to provide guidance when it is needed the most.

Michael Camp

Managing Director, Head of Advisor Success

Michael is Managing Director, Head of Advisor Success at 55ip where he leads the advisor facing team in delivering  innovation, partnership and exceptional service to our firm’s clients and prospects. He has over 20 years of industry experience in delivering service, investment, and technology solutions to clients across the institutional and retail landscape. Relying on a strong investment background across asset classes and portfolio construction, he brings a unique understanding and perspective in providing thoughtful portfolio and practice management perspectives to our clients. Prior to joining 55ip, Michael spent over 15 years at BlackRock in a variety of roles ranging from product strategy, client portfolio management, and portfolio consulting. Most recently, Michael led the firm’s efforts in providing portfolio construction guidance and consultation to financial advisors as head of BlackRock’s Portfolio Solutions wirehouse channel. Previously, he served as the primary Investment Strategist for BlackRock’s Energy and Natural Resources business for 10 years. Michael holds a BA from the University of Virginia, majoring in Economics and English. He is also a member of the Boston chapter of the CFA society.

Michael Camp

Managing Director, Head of Advisor Success

Shilpa Prasad

Research Associate
What Drives Aaron
Captivating peopleā€™s imaginations about ways in which technology can democratize access to powerful financial solutions to create a more financially secure and equitable society.

Aaron Tabela

Managing Director, Head of Marketing

Aaron is Managing Director, Head of Marketing at 55ip. Throughout his 20-year career, Aaron has pursued his passion of democratizing access to exceptional financial advice and solutions. Previously, Aaron was Chief Marketing Officer at Custodia Financial, an InsurTech firm, where he led a multi-pronged strategy to raise awareness of the 401(k) loan default problem, as well as the repositioning and relaunch of Custodiaā€™s solution. Before Custodia, Aaron led Workplace Marketing at Edelman Financial Engines, Americaā€™s largest RIA, where his team defined new institutional market positioning, based on the firmā€™s key differentiators, to defend its market leadership. Earlier in his career, Aaron led marketing strategy for TIAAā€™s ā€œmegaā€ retirement plan segment and was a communication strategy consultant at Mercer. In his spare time, Aaron has taught financial literacy to middle and high school students in Brockton, MA, and New York City. Aaron earned an MBA from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in both Economics and English from Boston College, and is an alumnus of the Founder Institute, a start-up incubator.

Aaron Tabela

Managing Director, Head of Marketing

Ned Quinn

Business Development Manager

Jay Saraf

Trade Operations Director

Devesh Shah

Software Development Director

Erik Sveinar

Junior Controller
What Drives Silvio
Solving complex investment problems by taking innovative approaches and developing elegant mathematically-driven algorithms.

Silvio DeVincentis

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research & Development

Silvio is Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research and Development at 55ip. He has over 30 years of experience, with the last 17 spent extensively developing investment research and portfolio management technologies. Silvio was lead engineer at Fiserv and LifeYield, developing portfolio rebalancing, tax optimization, cash harvesting, and simulation engines. At Fidelity, he directed quant development teams that built financial planning engines, risk platforms, trading optimizers, and advanced analytical tools for Strategic Advisors and Global Asset Allocation research teams. Most recently, he was Director of Equity Data Science at PanAgora Asset Management, where he rapidly integrated new research into PanAgoraā€™s systematic strategies. Silvio holds a bachelorā€™s in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a masterā€™s degree in Quantitative Finance from Bentley University.

Silvio DeVincentis

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research & Development

Krishna Udeshi

Operations Associate

Shu Wang

Research Associate