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Overbond Team

CEO

Vuk Magdelinic

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.

Mr. Magdelinic led the team of 30 consultants in development of the Shared Services Model for enterprise wide Regulatory Reporting Program staffed with 300+ client employees for a large financial institution. Mr. Magdelinic assisted the client in Product Matrix Review against US regulatory requirements formulating key business impact and change management strategy for complex Fixed Income derivative structures.

As an engagement lead, leveraging industry best practices and subject matter experts from UK, US and Canada Mr. Magdelinic guided large capital markets dealer in design of their risk metrics control and governance structure with respect to Volcker Rule requirements. Mr. Magdelinic led a team of consultants and implementation engineers in development of the Future State Architecture and Target Operating Model for strategic integration of front and back office workflow functions realizing key cost benefits.

Prior to PwC, Mr. Magdelinic worked at CIBC Fixed Income trading floor in Toronto in structured products origination capacity. Mr. Magdelinic modeled and priced exotic risk and structured fixed income investments for institutional, corporate and retail investors. Mr. Magdelinic delivered attractive risk adjusted returns that raised over 300 million dollars. During his tenure at CIBC, Mr. Magdelinic also spearheaded and led development of high-frequency booking platform, incorporating process engineering models, with streamlined operation for OTC trading to utilize internal books risk offsetting, manage liquidity, optimize term funding and credit exposure.

Mr. Magdelinic has collaborated on numerous publications addressing key trends in fintech innovation. Mr. Magdelinic mentors entrepreneurs at Founders Institute and Tech Stars programs in Toronto and New York. Mr. Magdelinic holds Electrical Engineering degree from University of Toronto, MBA from Ivey School of Business and is an avid skier and abstract painter.

VP Engineering

Daniel Nita

Daniel is an accomplished software engineering professional with a career spanning more than 20 years of experience in application, data, and infrastructure architecture. He has played leading technology 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.

Before joining Overbond, Daniel led the architecture and then the IT infrastructure and operations at a fintech startup that was acquired by smartTrade. There he focused on trading applications and real-time streaming data pipelines, and the delivery of the solutions using cloud technologies. Adept in understanding and translating business requirements into scalable, extensible, and cost-effective technology solutions, Daniel is experienced in all phases of software development life cycle using agile and iterative development methodologies.

At Overbond, Daniel leads all engineering and data-pipeline initiatives.



Director of Engineering

Catalin Placintescu

Catalin joined Overbond technical team as the Director of Engineering. He is a software engineer professional with more than 20 years of experience in software development and architecture, team leading and mentoring with a focus on data engineering and science. Prior to joining Overbond, Catalin has played key roles in solution architecture and software development at major Canadian banks (EQB, CIBC, BMO) and led the data engineering for a fintech startup focused on automatic high frequency crypto and forex market trading.

Through a unique combination of startup agility, open collaboration approach and in-depth technological knowledge, Catalin has led major technical projects to completion and driven the adoption of innovative technological platforms and methodologies, like the cross border quoting engine at EBay Inc, the OneDegree intranet platform at CanadaPost or the Digital Banking payment orchestration middleware at Equitable Bank.



Data Science Director

Henry Hong

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.

As a Data Science Director, Mr. Hong is in charge of the architecture, integration and analysis of large data sets used for developing machine learning models and generating business insights. Mr. Hong utilizes latest statistical, machine learning, and predictive analytics techniques to transform unstructured data to creative solutions at Overbond.

Prior to Overbond, Mr. Hong worked as data scientist at State Street where he was responsible for developing predictive models for liquidity cost (spread) and volume of fixed income transactions. He employed machine learning algorithms such as boosting based on Hadoop platform to identify a pattern of transactions in collaboration with data engineering team. He built various data pipelines using pySpark and hive to process large volumes of data sourced from vendors such as Bloomberg to feed inputs to daily prediction models.

Mr. Hong also worked in major financial institutions as a risk analyst. He implemented net cash flow forecasting model given the idiosyncratic and macro-economic scenarios. Mr. Hong holds a MBA from University of Rochester and Master's degree in Architecture Engineering from Hanyng University. He is currently pursuing Master of Computer Science degree at Georgi Institute of Technology



Director of Growth

Erik McBain

Erik McBain is the Director of Growth at Overbond, where he is responsible for managing the global sales process, including lead generation, sales operations, active pipeline and relationship management. Before joining Overbond, Erik was a sales growth leader at two other SaaS Fintech's, both at the intersection of machine learning and finance (Boosted.ai and MindBridge.com).

Prior to his work with startups, Erik spent 10 years working in various institutional capital markets roles on both the buy and sell side, focusing on fixed income sales and trading at Deutsche Bank, CIBCWM, and the Bank of Canada. Erik holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA Charterholder.



Capital Markets Strategy

Paul Gover

Paul is an industry leader, trading executive and fixed income expert with 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Paul headed Financial Markets at Westpac in Europe and the Americas. Previously to Westpac, Paul held senior trading positions within Citibank. Paul draws upon his financial markets experience, along with his deep technology and market infrastructure knowledge in his advisory role working directly with the Overbond CEO.

Paul holds a Bachelors degree in American Studies, Politics, History and Literature from University of Reading and a Master’s degree in International Securities and Investment Banking from ICMA Centre.

Data Science and Models Implementation

Yifan Fan

Operating in a cross functional collaboration structure between Data Science team, Data engineering and core Capital Markets subject matter expert team, Yifan is responsible for Fixed Income research and development of the Overbond data science AI models and implementation. Yifan brings with him a combination of technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning modeling expertise and extensive quantitative capital markets back-testing experience.

Prior to joining Overbond, Yifan was developing multi-wave prediction models, pattern detecting and stop-loss algorithms to generate enhanced investment portfolio return. Yifan was coding in Python and and deployed the production environment on AWS. Yifan improved the realised investment return rates by optimizing the parameters with deep gradient descent, genetic algorithm, and PSO method.

Yifan holds a Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Mathematics from University of Alberta and Master of Data Analytics in applied Science degree from Western University.

Sales Associate

Brandon Griffin

As part of the Overbond Marketing & Sales team, Mr. Griffin is primarily focused on sell-side dealer financial institutions and bond trading operations. Mr.Griffin employs specialized knowledge of the market and the products and services to review opportunities with clients, continually foster relationships, distribute research, coordinate the marketing of the Overbond products, and build brand awareness of the Overbond AI modeling capabilities. Mr. Griffin also strategizes with clients to identify new initiatives and partnership opportunities.

Mr. Griffin holds an Honors Degree in Finance and an Honors Diploma in Finance, with an extensive sales background leading multiple Sales and Marketing departments in numerous industries to implement new sales and marketing strategies enhancing company performance.

Full Stack Engineer

Dixit Khunt

As a part of full stack developer team, Dixit maintains Overbond’s existing suite of data streams and digital products. He has about 3 years of experience in developing and delivering a quality product, backtested extensively to ensure correctness.

Task automation is something that he enjoys, as it benefits the organization in the long run. His work at Overbond benefits financial experts in making decisions of various caliber.

Dixit is an intellectual being, and a man of patience. Passionate about tech and finance. Currently pursuing a Specialist degree in Computer Science at 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.”