MEET
CAPITOLIS

Born out of the most important challenges that the markets face, we are here to address them with decades of experience, creativity and expertise.

It’s an extraordinary team which values collaborative relationships with clients. The search for capital happens here.

Gil Mandelzis
CEO & Founder
Tom Glocer
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Igor Teleshevsky
Co-Founder and Head of Professional Services

Gil is the Founder and CEO of Capitolis.

He is a serial entrepreneur and CEO in financial technology with a successful record of creating disruptive products and companies and leading them through global scaling.

Prior to Capitolis, Gil was the CEO of EBS BrokerTec, NEX Group’s (formerly ICAP’s) foreign exchange and fixed income electronic markets business. He also served as a member of ICAP’s Global Executive Management Group.

Before EBS BrokerTec, Gil was the CEO of Traiana, a post-trade processing company he founded in 2000. Gil led Traiana’s growth from a small start-up to a recognized global leader, resulting in Traiana’s acquisition by ICAP in 2007 for $250M. A Kellogg School of Management business case study was written about Gil and the success of Traiana.

Gil has been a member of the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Committee, the Bank of England’s Joint Standing Committee, and the Bank of Canada’s Foreign Exchange Committee. He was awarded the e-FX achievement award by FX Week in 2012 in recognition of his lasting contribution to the development of the FX industry, and in 2013 he was inducted to Profit & Loss Magazine‘s Hall of Fame. In 2015 and 2016, Gil was named to Institutional Investor’s prestigious Trading Technology 40 list.

Gil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Sociology from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Business Administration degree (With Distinction) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. In 2012, Gil was the Keynote speaker at INSEAD’s graduation ceremony.

Tom is a Co-Founder of Capitolis and the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.

He is also a Managing Partner of Angelic Ventures and Co-Founder and Executive Chair of BlueVoyant LLC. Previously, Tom worked at Reuters Group PLC and its successor company, Thomson Reuters Corp, serving as CEO during his last 11 years at the news and professional information provider. Prior to this, he was an M&A lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and Tokyo.

Additionally, Tom is a director of Merck & Co. (Chair of Compensation Committee), Morgan Stanley (Lead Director), Publicis Groupe, K2 Intelligence and the Atlantic Council; and a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic and various alumni boards at Columbia and Yale Universities.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Columbia University.

Igor is a Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, and the Head of Professional Services at Capitolis, responsible for onboarding and product implementation for Capitolis clients.

Igor and his team work directly with clients to understand and meet their technology requirements, test new releases with their users and provide them with ongoing support. Prior to building Capitolis’ Professional Services team, Igor served as the Head of Engineering at Capitolis where he developed and launched the firm’s initial products and technology.

Before co-founding Capitolis with Gil Mandelzis and Tom Glocer, Igor was the Head of Innovation for the post-trade division of ICAP where he and his team launched ICAP’s blockchain initiative. Igor was also the Executive Vice President of Engineering for Traiana, a leading post-trade processing, workflow and credit risk technology firm, which was acquired by ICAP in 2007. Whie at Traiana, Igor and his team were responsible for developing all Traiana products including Harmony and CreditLink.

Igor started his professional career in 1998 as a developer at an Israeli-based hedge fund where he developed and launched the fund’s proprietary FX and futures trading technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Justin Klug
President
Rahul Auradkar
Chief Product Officer
Illit Geller
Chief Business Development Officer

Justin is the President of Capitolis responsible for driving overall business initiatives, product development and operations.

Prior to joining Capitolis, Justin was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he led the US Rates Structuring team and was responsible for developing, executing and monitoring strategic and tactical business lines for the firm’s macro franchise. Before Credit Suisse, Justin worked in the Cross-Asset Solutions and Strategies Long-Term Investor group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he developed, marketed and executed cross-asset structuring and solution distribution to institutional clients. He started his career in financial services at Deutsche Bank developing, marketing and executing structured rate and commodity business lines globally.

Justin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Rahul is the Chief Product Officer at Capitolis, where he leads and facilitates the creation of products that deliver value to both clients and the business. He is an experienced software industry executive with a track record of building and leading cloud businesses across start-ups, pre- and post-IPO businesses, as well as large software companies.

Prior to joining Capitolis, Rahul was the Chief Product Officer of AnsweriQ, a start-up driving customer service automation through machine learning and AI. Before AnswerIQ, he served as the Vice President of Products at Apptio, an enterprise SaaS company pioneering technology business management and providing transparency and optimization to enterprises on their technology investments. While at Apptio, Rahul and his team helped grow the business from a start-up to a publicly-traded company, with nearly 800 employees and more than $200 million in annual revenue.

Before Apptio, Rahul was at Microsoft, where held a variety of product and engineering leadership roles. As a founding member of Microsoft’s virtualization & cloud efforts, Rahul and his team drove the company’s efforts to embrace virtualization and transform the company’s server products. He also led teams driving transformative customer impact through the company’s Azure, Office 365 and Windows Server businesses. Additionally, Rahul held senior software engineering and product roles at DaimlerChrysler. Rahul began his career as a Scientist Engineer at the Indian Space Research Organization, where he focused on geosynchronous satellite design and simulation.

Rahul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University and Master of Science degree in Engineering with a focus on mathematical and computational simulation and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

lllit is the Chief Business Development Officer at Capitolis responsible for sourcing and finding partners to embed Capitolis technology into their platforms to extend reach. She is an experienced senior executive and serial entrepreneur in the global financial technology market.

Prior to Capitolis, Illit was the Founder & CEO of TradAir, a disruptive technology start-up introducing OTC markets to a sophisticated pricing engine and trading solutions. At TradAir, Illit successfully led the company since its inception in 2010 through global scale, fundraising and growth. She presently serves as a member of TradAir’s board of directors.

Before founding TradAir, Illit was the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Traiana. She joined Traiana in 2000 and focused on expanding the business into new markets, developing products and building strategic alliances in the global capital markets. Illit helped spearhead the launch of Traiana’s flagship solution, Harmony, and established the firm’s partnership with EBS BrokerTec around NetLink, ultimately leading to Traiana’s acquisition by ICAP in 2007. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the firm’s Financial Risk Consulting business in New York, where she focused on technology implementations dealing with credit, operational and counterparty risk projects.

Illit holds a degree in Business from Boston University (Magna Cum Laude).

David Lamb
Chief Risk Officer
Hen Lotan
Chief of Staff
Ben Tobin
SVP, Global Head of Sales

David is the Chief Risk Officer for Capitolis Inc. as well as the Chief Compliance Officer for Capitolis Partners and Capitolis Advisors. He is also instrumental in product development and assessment at Capitolis.

David joined Capitolis in 2017 from State Street where he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of In-business Risk Management for the firm’s Trading and Clearing businesses, including GlobalLink and the FCM. Prior to State Street, he held several senior risk management roles at Morgan Stanley for over a decade, as a quantitative specialist in their Fixed Income Modeling group assigned to the CVA desk and as a risk manager for the OTC clearing business. David began his career in finance in 1997 at Citigroup where he served in a variety of positions focused on risk management, eventually exiting Citigroup as the Global Head of Risk Analytics managing the group responsible for the analytics necessary to measure counterparty exposure for all derivatives products.

David co-chaired a sub-committee of the New York Federal Payments Risk Committee focused on CCP risk while at Morgan Stanley and State Street and was a member of various CCP risk committees at Morgan Stanley.

He has a background in physics and holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Alberta.

Hen is the Chief of Staff at Capitolis responsible for managing the company’s strategy and business performance. In his role, Hen analyzes strategic opportunities and crafts the overall strategic framework for the company, prioritizes critical issues, facilitates effective decision making and provides insight into the company’s current and expected performance.

Prior to joining Capitolis, Hen spent eight years at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he quickly rose from the role of Associate to Principal. During his time at BCG, Hen served as a lead member of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice and spearheaded various engagements with leading financial institutions looking to adapt to a new digital environment and has crafted strategies and operational plans to capture opportunities that emerged because of new technologies. In addition to working with these institutions, he also led BCG’s thought leadership research group – the BCG Henderson Institute – where he managed the development of BCG’s intellectual property on the topics of technology and strategy.

Before BCG, Hen was a Senior Associate at KPMG Somekh Chaikin in their Valuation Services Team in Tel Aviv and a private equity intern at Pritzker Group Private Capital in Chicago during business school.

Hen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, with a focus on finance and accounting, and a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on finance, strategy, and economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ben is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Sales at Capitolis where he leads the firm’s global sales, relationship management and market development efforts.

Prior to Capitolis, Ben was a Sales Director at EBS BrokerTec, ICAP, Traiana, Blue Curve and Front Capital Systems. He has extensive experience managing global and regional sales teams and selling financial technology solutions, including market data, risk management, research distribution, trading, post trade and execution to financial institutions over the last thirty years. Ben has managed both large sales teams with billion-dollar sales targets and small sales teams at fast growing start-ups. His most notable successes have been establishing Front Capital Systems in the UK, helping Blue Curve become a market leader in the field of research distribution, and building Traiana’s client base from start-up into a major supplier in the UK and Asia.

Ben holds a degree in Computer Science from Sheffield Hallam University.

Jessica Zall
SVP, Global Head of Marketing and Communications
Amos Arev
SVP, Global Head of Engineering
Lindsey Baptiste
SVP, Global Head of Finance

Jessica is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Capitolis.

An accomplished and award-winning 18+ year market veteran, Jessica has extensive experience developing and leading marketing efforts at fast-paced starts-ups including Reval, FundQuest and Envestnet and at larger enterprises including Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas.

Prior to Capitolis, Jessica was the Global Head of Marketing Strategy at Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk Business of Thomson Reuters, where she developed marketing strategies that drove commercial value and retention for the firm’s trading, investment management, investment banking and wealth management businesses, leading a team of the firm’s most senior marketing professionals. Prior to that, as a senior marketing leader with J.P. Morgan, Envestnet, BNP Paribas, FundQuest and Reval, Jessica played instrumental roles to build brands and drive revenue through brand and product marketing efforts.  She has won awards for Best Financial Services Marketing Campaign from the Drum B2B Awards and Best Brand Refresh from the MarCom Awards and Communicator Awards for her work over the years.

Jessica originally started her career as a broker at Fidelity Investments. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree concentrating in Economics and is a member of the Women’s Bond Club, Wall Street Women’s Alliance and Women in FX.

Amos is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Engineering at Capitolis responsible for scaling engineering efforts globally and driving the continued development of Capitolis’ next-generation suite of products and services.

Amos is a highly experienced engineering executive who has been at the forefront of technology innovation for decades. Prior to joining Capitolis, he served as the Vice President of Research and Development at LawGeex, a company focusing on AI in the legal industry. With more 20 years of expertise, he brings deep expertise in data, engineering, research and development, and technology having spearheaded these efforts at leading technology and data companies such as Skybox Security, Cyren, HexaTier, and Global-e.

Amos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

Lindsey is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Finance at Capitolis, overseeing all financial activities including financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, systems and billing, as well as sales operations and supporting corporate governance. She has an exceptionally strong background in both the startup world and large financial institutions.

Lindsey joined Capitolis following key roles at both startups and large financial institutions. She started her career at Morgan Stanley in equity capital markets before expanding into fixed income capital markets. After Morgan Stanley, Lindsey worked at MediaMath, Inc., a fast-growing AdTech startup, where she held positions in revenue and professional services operations, and served as the International Head of Finance. She saw the growth of the organization, from a small startup to a well-established, international company.

Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.