Overbond Team


Vuk Magdelinic

Vuk has been Overbond’s CEO since he founded the company in 2015. Before this, he was a risk and regulatory consulting manager at PwC, where he led large digital transformation programs at Deutsche Bank and BNY Mellon in New York City, and played lead roles in several multi-billion dollar digitization and regulatory reporting programs at top-tier financial institutions in North America and the UK.

In all, he spent 15 years working in capital markets and technology, including three years in structured product origination on the fixed income trading desk at CIBC. Here he spearheaded the development of a high-frequency booking platform that applied process engineering models to OTC trading operations, facilitating the use of internal books to offset risk, manage liquidity and optimize term funding and credit exposure.

Vuk has collaborated on numerous publications addressing key trends in fintech innovation, and mentors entrepreneurs at Founders Institute and Tech Stars programs in Toronto and New York.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

VP Engineering

Daniel Nita

Daniel leads all engineering and data pipeline initiatives at Overbond, with over 20 years of experience in application, data and infrastructure architecture. He’s adept in understanding and translating business requirements into scalable, extensible and cost-effective technology solutions, and is experienced in using agile and iterative development methodologies through all phases of the software development life cycle.

Before joining Overbond, Daniel led architecture operations and IT infrastructure operations at a fintech startup acquired by smartTrade. There he focused on trading applications, real-time streaming data pipelines and cloud technology solutions. Earlier in his career, he played leading roles in product and solution architecture and development at IBM and was part of the CIBC enterprise architecture team for capital markets and enterprise data.

Daniel has a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Gheorghe Asachi​ Technical University of Iași.

Data Science Director

Henry Hong

Henry is in charge of the architecture, integration and analysis of large data sets for developing machine learning models and generating business insights. He has over 10 years of experience building statistical and machine learning models.

Before joining Overbond, Henry worked as a data scientist at State Street and a risk analyst at several major financial institutions. At State Street he was responsible for developing predictive models for liquidity cost (spread) and volume of fixed income transactions.

Henry holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in architecture engineering from Hanyng University and a Master of Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Quantitative Product Director

Vidal Mehra

Vidal is focused on expanding the Overbond product range available to European, North American and Asia Pacific-based clients. He has spent over 15 years working in the Financial Markets, primarily within the Fixed Income Cash and CDS trading space, before moving on to a leadership role within Operational Risk at NatWest Markets. He's a proficient Python coder and has substantial experience writing SQL queries.

He holds a BSc. (Honors) in management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Director of Engineering

Catalin Placintescu

Catalin is responsible for software engineering and architecture of Overbond’s real-time data modeling pipelines. He’s an expert in serverless cloud architecture for capital markets trading technologies and has more than 20 years of experience in software development and architecture focused on data science and engineering.

Before joining Overbond, Catalin played key roles in solution architecture and software development at several major Canadian banks and led data engineering for a fintech startup focused on automatic high- frequency crypto and forex market trading. Technical projects Catalin has led to completion include the cross-border quoting engine at eBay Inc., the OneDegree intranet platform at CanadaPost and the digital banking payment orchestration middleware at Equitable Bank.

Catalin graduated Magna Cum Laude with an M.Sc. in electronic engineering from the University of Bucharest.

Senior Associate

Brandon Griffin

Brandon Griffin serves as a key figure in driving growth, strategy, and development initiatives at Overbond. As a Senior Associate, Brandon plays a pivotal role at Overbond, showcasing his multifaceted skill set. Collaborating closely with global heads and C-suite executives of major investment banks and asset managers, Brandon works strategically to implement front-to-back electronic trading algorithms using AI.

Brandon's responsibilities extend to providing essential support to trading teams through in-depth financial analysis and strategic recommendations. He has conducted extensive analysis of corporate bond investment opportunities. Brandon brings a wealth of experience to his role at Overbond, having previously served in multiple roles, including as an investment analyst and a private equity analyst.

Brandon holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance from the University of Guelph.

Data Science and Models Implementation

Yifan Fan

Yifan works with the data science, capital markets and data engineering teams to drive fixed income research and the development and implementation of the Overbond AI data models. Before joining Overbond, Yifan worked as a data scientist and data analyst, and has experience in developing multi- wave prediction models, pattern detection and stop-loss algorithms to generate enhanced investment portfolio returns.

Yifan holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Alberta and a Master of Management in Applied Science, data analytics from Western University.

People & Culture Specialist

Maleeka Saqlain

Maleeka leads the human resource team at Overbond and is responsible for talent acquisition/onboarding, performance management and people & culture initiatives. Prior to joining Overbond, Maleeka has worked in setting up and scaling human resource activities in a high growth start-up. Her prior experiences include roles in recruitment, training and development, performance management and organizational development.

Maleeka holds an MBA with specialization in human resources from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Full Stack Engineer

Dixit Khunt

Dixit helps the full-stack developer team maintain Overbond’s existing suite of data streams and digital products. He has three years of experience delivering and back-testing digital and data products.

He’s currently pursuing a computer science degree at the University of Toronto.

Data Scientist

Uttkarsh Berwal

Uttkarsh works on Overbond’s margin model for fixed-income trading automation. He has over three years of experience in NLP/ML models and data processing using R.

He holds an HBSc, computer science from the University of Toronto.

Data Scientist

Armaan Lalani

Armaan is helping to develop smart order routing for automating buy-side trading. Before joining Overbond, he gained experience as a member of the quant team at OPTrust Capital Markets, where he developed models to enhance data-driven decision-making in the equities sector.

He pursued an engineering science degree majoring in machine intelligence from University of Toronto.

Overbond Investors and Advisors

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.

Phil Weisberg

Founder of Matzliach Capital, and EVP Strategic Planning and Partnerships at oneZero Financial Systems

As a senior operating executive, Phil has led companies through successful stages of corporate development including start-up ideation, attracting strategic investors, capital raising from the private equity community, acquisitions, public offering, company sale, merger integration and turnaround. Phil founded FXall, the #1 business-to-business foreign exchange platform, growing the company from the development of its business plan to a firm with 1,300+ customers, $125M in revenues and margins nearing 50%, through the selection, development, and engagement of 150 employees across 5 continents.

After an IPO and subsequent sale to Thomson Reuters, he ran and turned around their multi-billion dollar FX, Rates and Credit business by modernizing their product portfolio into one single, powerful, consolidated offering and by strengthening and building out the team. His earlier learning was as Managing Director running the Global FX Derivatives Business at JP Morgan. Inspired by the process of building things. Building, growing, turning around and leading businesses/teams that increase long-term value to “clients, employees and investors.”