Overbond Advisory Board

Jamie Grant

Global Head of Fixed Income and Enterprise Market Data at Thomson Reuters

Jamie is an industry leader, visionary and innovator with 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Jamie is Global Head of Fixed Income and Enterprise Market Data for Thomson Reuters; based in New York for the past 10 years. Previously to TR Jamie held senior positions within the Canadian Banks over a 15 year career in international debt capital markets. Jamie has incorporated his financial markets trading experience to conceptualize and build out aspects of Thomson Reuters organizational model and its future development path to achieve growth.

Grace Schalkwyk

CEO, Gramercy Digital Strategy Advisors

Grace has deep domain expertise in the financial services and information industries. Based in New York, she advises emerging technology companies on business strategy and revenue development, and develops new business ideas. From 2001 to 2009, she led Standard and Poor's global credit information and data business to 22% annual growth, from $50 million to $200 million over 8 years. Previously, from 1999 to 2001, she was Chief Financial Officer at Artnet.com, a German-American company serving the fine art sector. From 1996 to 1998, she was the Vice President of Business Development at Reuters America, where she extensively surveyed financial technologies and market data opportunities. She was an investment banker at Credit Suisse (First Boston) from 1983 to 1995, originating and executing 100 transactions including fixed income, equity, IPO, project finance, acquisitions, divestitures, and privatizations for Canadian and US companies.

Gyan Chandra

Vice President at IBM Canada

Gyan Chandra is a credible, caring, and collaborative leader with broad international experience. An innovative team builder recognized for the ability to create vision, develop strategies and initiate the change required to improve profitability. Performance-driven decisive business leadership and an exceptional track record of ensuring that clear objectives and expectations are delivered. As Senior Vice President, led high performing teams of up to 50 employees, consistently exceeding 20% year over year growth targets for past ten years. Turned around under-performing business units within six months, while building effective relationships in multinational environment. Known for fostering collective ambition, effective team building and a cascade of five critical values: collaboration, accountability, diversity, integrity a client first approach. His deep understanding of the Financial sector allows him to provide invaluable insight and guidance to clients across the Industry. Joining IBM in 1984, Gyan has continually demonstrated his commitment and career passion in the area of Sales and Marketing. Prior to his career in IBM, Gyan worked at SPAR Aerospace as a Systems Engineer. One of his key deliverables included providing engineering support for the development of the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) or Canadarm used on the NASA Space shuttle.

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