Before founding Overbond, Mr. Magdelinic’s career spans over 15 years in capital markets and technology. As PwC Risk and Regulatory consulting manager, Mr. Magdelinic led large digital transformation programs at Deutsche Bank and BNY Mellon in New York City. Mr. Magdelinic has played lead roles in several multi-billion dollar digitization and regulatory reporting programs at top tier financial institutions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Caribbean. Over the course of his career Mr. Magdelinic has had extensive experience leading teams in strategic risk and compliance transformation, shared services implementation for financial institutions, impact assessment, operational target state development, governance structure development and regulatory driven change.
Product Director & Account Manager
Mr. Kaushal is responsible for core firm product leadership and account
management at Overbond. He works in close collaboration with sales and
marketing and directly with the data science and engineering teams. With
over 10 years of experience working in capital markets and consulting,
he has helped lead many large-scale transformational initiatives.
As a product director, Mr. Kaushal will be managing implementation efforts by focusing on the firm roadmap. He will play a pivotal role in ensuring the development and delivery of Overbond’s AI Fixed Income product suite by working extensively with in-house subject matter experts and managing product and development teams. He will also oversee data partner relationships and vendor integrations.
Mr. Jiwrajka is responsible for managing the engineering team
at Overbond; working in close collaboration with Product, Risk,
Research, Data Science, Sales and Marketing teams to build and
deliver quality industry leading engineering processes
and solutions at Overbond.
Prior to joining Overbond, Mr. Jiwrajka has managed software development teams and led the design and development of enterprise wide data and analytics platforms as well as operationalizing the concept of 'Data as a Product' for several North American banks and top consulting firms. Mr. Jiwrajka has a zeal to develop products keeping in mind the end users/customers and businesses and is very passionate about learning the business side of things to determine most appropriate engineering solutions.
Data Science and Engineering
Mr. Nabavi is Data Science Director and Engineering Leader with over 10 years of advanced AI/ML modeling and implementation experience. Mr. Nabavi brings to Overbond extensive experience in building enterprise software products and the passion for innovation, team building, and technology leadership.
Mr. Nabavi is responsible for applying statistics, machine learning, deep learning and big data techniques to develop predictive analytics business solutions for financial services and capital markets. Mr. Nabavi is leading data science and engineering implementation at Overbond and is responsible for both model development and technology operations. Mr. Nabavi manages Overbond diverse API data-intake connections with public and private data sources required for data science applications.
Data Science Director
Mr. Hong is Data Science Director at Overbond with over 10 years of experience in building statistical and machine learning model. Mr. Hong is proficient in translating business and functional requirements into optimal solutions using quantitative skills.
Mr. Hong is a highly motivated data scientist armed with vast experience in data cleansing, feature extraction and statistical/machine learning model construction. He is creative in finding solutions to problems and providing optimal solutions with the ability to deliver information in a clear and efficient way in high-pressure environments without compromising accuracy and quality of work.
Credit Pricing and Systematic Market Research
Mr. Mathias is a credit pricing and market research expert with over 15 years of experience in capital markets, DCM corporate bond underwriting and research. Mr. Mathias developed and maintained models for CPI, WPI and GDP forecasting, systematic research signalling and market surveillance for central bank policy action outlook. Analyzed sensitivity impact on euro-area economy with specific focus and model hyper-tuning with respect to outlook for the rates market-forecasting.
Prior to Overbond, Mr. Mathias advised clients on new issuance opportunities at one of the leading global banks. Managed Debt Capital Markets–Investment Grade Bonds coverage and structuring & financing of several individual bond transactions, such as Vodafone dual tranche Euro deal, McDonald’s triple tranche dual currency deal, Imperial Tobacco bond deal, GMF debut Euro deal, Priceline debut Euro deal and more.
Fixed Income Valuation and Risk
Mr. Self is responsible for new and existing fixed income product development at Overbond, working in close collaboration with the sales & marketing, data science and engineering teams. Mr. Self brings a combination of overall market experience and quantitative skills developed, mastered and employed over the course of his career in his role as fixed income product expert for Overbond.
Mr. Self has many years of capital markets experience, covering both buy- and sell-sides of the investment spectrum. A large portion of this was that of a highly visible rates strategist for a number of Canadian investment dealers, including CIBC World Markets, TD Securities, and Burns Fry Limited. His approach to the overall investment process as a combination of top-down fundamentals and bottom-up quantitative.
Data Science and Models Implementation
Ms. Xiao is a data scientist at Overbond having four years experience working in different financial institutions developing cutting edge machine learning algorithms. Ms. Xiao has worked with various technologies (Python, SQL, MATLAB, R) in these roles finding ways to automate trading desk processes and creating new tools to Ms. Xiao is an avid learner and worked on projects extracting sentiment from twitter, earnings call, management discussion and analysis from company filings and applying it to predict change in stock price.
Prior to Overbond, Ms. Xiao has worked on the buy-side and sell-side trading desks at major financial institutions focusing on credit, derivatives and counterparty risk. Ms. Xiao leveraged the existing pre-trained XLNet and BERT models then performed additional training on financial terminology and applied this trained model to classify sentiment.
Fixed Income Research Analyst
Operating in a cross functional collaboration structure, Mr. Ech-cheikh is responsible for Fixed Income research at Overbond. Mr. Ech-cheikh brings with him a combination of Tech, Banking, Insurance and Financial markets experience.
Prior to joining Overbond, Mr. Ech-cheikh was overseeing the profitability of a 12B$ commercial lending portfolio as well as the pricing commercial deposits and loans at Laurentian Bank Financial Group where he has also contributed directly to the development of credit risk models and treasury management techniques. Mr. Ech-cheikh has worked in the Canadian Hedge fund and Market making industry before funding his Startup in social media marketing and launching a prop trading firm.
Lead Full Stack Engineer
Ms. Chandak is a seasoned software engineer with expertise in the design and web development. Currently Ms. Chandak is responsible for maintaining Overbond’s existing suite of digital products, while also leveraging new tools to expand the scope of many existing features.
Ms. Chandak leads the full stack development team in the integration
of external data sources with internal platforms. This involves
transforming, storing and ultimately displaying data in a value-added
manner for consumption by financial experts. Prior to Overbond, Ms. Chandak worked various technologies
to optimize web application performance and improve code test
coverage at a Home automation company.
Full Stack Engineer
Mr. Gamidi is a full stack engineer at Overbond having over 2 years of experience in developing and delivering quality enterprise software. Mr. Gamidi is a passionate programmer and is always curious to learn new technologies to provide effective solutions to demanding real-world needs.
Mr. Gamidi has experience with technologies such as React JS, Node JS, AWS, Google Cloud, Python, C#. Prior to Overbond, Mr. Gamidi has worked at Aveva Solutions and played an important role in developing various new features and improving the performance of a data-intensive enterprise application.
Mr. Anozy is responsible for Overbond’s global sales initiatives across North America, Europe, and Asia. He is focused on expanding the sales funnel as well as initial client engagement.
Prior to joining Overbond, Mr. Anozy was an FX Sales Associate for Ebury Partners where he was instrumental in expanding the organization’s client base and improving the sales process. Mr. Anozy’s primary responsibilities focused on working directly with treasury managers and CFOs of large corporates to implement effective FX hedging programs. His extensive knowledge of the currency markets and over-the-counter FX derivatives allowed him to provide a consultative approach for his clients.
Mr. Mohapatra is actively engaged in business development opportunities with institutional clients across the fixed income landscape in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Focusing on Asset Managers, Central Banks, and Dealers providing liquidity in primary as well as secondary markets in these regions. Prior to joining Overbond, Mr. Mohapatra worked as an Analyst at Scotiabank’s capital markets franchise working on different desks trading rates, credit and derivative products.
He demonstrates passion towards global macro trends, fixed income markets, and technology.
People and culture
Ms. Joshua is an experienced Human Resource Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Ms. Joshua has worked extensively in the Human Capital Consulting and Learning & Development functions and managed global delivery of talent initiatives to enhance organizational culture and launched Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives at a national and international level. Ms. Joshua manages the talent acquisition and talent management at Overbond inclusive of all Overbond Co-op and Internship campus recruiting programs. Prior to Overbond, Ms. Joshua worked on the strategic implementation of HR Transformation at a management consulting firm to integrate and build global employee performance enhancement projects.
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 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.
Earl is an industry leader, trader and fixed income expert with 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Earl headed Fixed Income Trading for Ontario Teacher Pension Plan for 11 years. Previously to Teachers Earl held senior positions within the TD Securities. Earl draws upon his financial markets trading experience, along his deep technology and market infrastructure knowledge I his advisory role with Overbond R&D Labs evangelizing new bond pricing models and new applications of AI models in fixed income industry.
At Scotiabank Dave lead an international team with operations in London, New York, Toronto, and Singapore. The Funding team managed by Dave was responsible for Scotiabank’s unsecured funding operations through the entire yield curve, overnight and beyond. In addition to his unsecured funding mandate, Dave was also responsible for the execution of Scotiabank’s Covered Bond issuance. Dave has more than 30 years of experience in International Debt Markets and a life-long interest in trading system development.
At DWS, Alvin led a team that included 14 investment professionals focused on Fixed Income and FX markets, which consisted of providing execution for the global platform (Active, Passive and Alternative strategies) in Credit ($34bn annual turnover), Rates and Derivatives ($90bn annual turnover), FX ($120 bn annual turnover) and MBS ($36 bn annual turnover). Alvin has held senior fixed income positions at several Wall Street financial institutions since late nineties and continues to lead industry wide adoption of cutting-edge technologies and predictive analytics algorithms in fixed income trading.