SAMEER SHALABY President
Sameer Shalaby was one of the founders of Paladyne Systems and oversees all corporate functions with a focus on achieving maximum return on invested capital. Prior to joining Paladyne, he was the Founder, President and CEO of Cogency Software, a provider of data aggregation and reporting solutions for the alternative investment industry. Mr. Shalaby helped Cogency become a leader in the space with some of the world’s largest hedge funds and fund of funds as clients. Prior to Cogency, he served as Senior Vice President of Development at TenFold Corporation, a provider of applications development infrastructure technologies. While there, he helped create the Universal Application, a patented platform that enables business analysts to rapidly build and deploy applications. Mr. Shalaby helped drive TenFold’s explosive growth, which resulted in an IPO in 1999. He also managed TenFold’s UK operations and played a key role in the company’s enterprise sales efforts. Mr. Shalaby held senior technology roles at Oracle and was a key contributor to the development of SQL*Net in Oracle Corporation’s Network Products Division.
He received his BS in electrical engineering and computer science from The George Washington University and his MS in computer science from MIT.
SCOTT ALDERSON Managing Director
Scott Alderson was one of the founders of Paladyne Systems and focuses primarily on new business development, sales and corporate strategy. Mr. Alderson brings over 14 years of experience working with hedge fund software and services providers. Prior to joining Paladyne, he was a Managing Director at Integrated Business Systems Inc, a provider of portfolio accounting solutions for the alternative investment industry. Mr. Alderson was directly responsible for all sales activities and business development, and was the principal driver of growth and revenue at Integrated. Prior to Integrated, he served as Vice President and Director of the hedge fund business unit at SS&C Technologies, Inc., a global provider of software solutions and services to the financial services industry. While there, he helped grow the business unit to over 300 hedge fund client relationships. Prior to joining SS&C, Mr. Alderson was a senior consultant at Shepro Braun Systems Inc., a hedge fund software provider, and was responsible for managing software implementation projects at many of the world’s largest hedge funds.
He received his BA in economics from the University of Rochester and his MBA in finance and accounting from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration.
CHRISTIAN ROBERTSON Vice President, Operations
Christian Robertson was one of the founders of Paladyne Systems and oversees all operations with a focus on managing the hosted technology platform. Mr. Robertson has designed, built and manages the Paladyne ASP™ and all three global data centers. Prior to joining Paladyne, he was the Founder and President of GAA, a consulting firm providing high-end system selection and implementation services to the alternative investment industry. At GAA, Mr. Robertson gained a unique understanding of most of the software solutions available to today’s hedge funds. His career in consulting grew out of over a decade of experience in the financial services industry as an investment banker for CSFB and Merrill Lynch advising European and North American technology and communication companies.
Mr. Robertson received his BA from McGill University and his MBA from Hautes Etudes Commerciales.
AYMAN SAKR Vice President, Global Head of Client Services
Ayman Sakr, joined Paladyne Systems in January 2006 to manage all Client Services operations including implementation, support and training. He is responsible for expanding Paladyne’s services organization globally to meet the demands of its rapidly growing customer base around the world. Mr. Sakr has more than 14 years of experience in building and delivering market-driven solutions to customers, and is building a scaleable, knowledgeable, and streamlined client service team. Prior to joining Paladyne, Mr. Sakr was Director of Client Services at Cogency Software, a venture-backed hedge fund solutions provider, where he was an early founder, and was responsible for designing, building, and delivering software solutions to hedge funds. Previously, Mr. Sakr has held various technical and support management positions at TenFold Corporation, a provider of vertical industry applications and development tools. He also held senior technology management positions at Ultimate Technologies, a software solutions provider in Canada, and Sakhr Software, a leading Arabic Solutions provider in the Middle East.
He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
DAVID TOLES Vice President, Finance
David Toles joined Paladyne Systems in March 2009 as the Corporate Controller and was promoted to VP of Finance in 2010. Mr. Toles oversees all corporate finance and administrative functions. In this capacity, Mr. Toles is responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, administration, corporate and project finance, and human resources. Mr. Toles brings over 15 years of finance and accounting experience from public and non-public companies ranging from small to multi-billion dollar companies. Prior to joining Paladyne, he was the VP of Finance for Macro4, a publicly-traded global software company that specializes in application performance solutions. In this role, he was involved with all business and finance activities in the Americas. Prior to that, he served as Sr. Director of Finance for Realogy, formerly a division of Cendant. While there, he was responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting for the Franchise Group, as well as assisting in the IPO spinoff and streamlining of processes for the new entity.
He received his BA from Drew University and his MBA from Montclair State University. He is a New Jersey licensed CPA and a member of both the AICPA and NJSCPA.
JONATHAN CROSS Managing Director, Europe
Jonathan Cross joined Paladyne Systems in September 2009 to manage all aspects of Paladyne’s European operations, and is responsible for expanding Paladyne’s European presence to meet the demands of its rapidly growing customer base. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Mr. Cross is well qualified to build a scaleable, knowledgeable, and streamlined organization. Prior to joining Paladyne, Mr. Cross was COO at Tradar, a provider of portfolio management software to the alternative investment community, and was responsible for all operations including client support and professional services. Mr. Cross joined Tradar as employee #3 and built and grew their business significantly to 170 clients in 20 countries. Previously, Mr. Cross has held various technical roles and provided software solutions and consultancy services for a number of major financial institutions.
ERIC ROYER Regional Director, Asia-Pacific
Eric Royer joined Paladyne Systems in November 2009 to establish Paladyne’s Hong Kong office and manage Paladyne’s Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Royer’s previous experience makes him highly qualified to expand Paladyne’s presence in the region in order to meet the increasing complex needs of the alternative investment industry. Prior to joining Paladyne, Mr. Royer was Managing Director of Tradar Asia, a UK based provider of portfolio management software for hedge funds. Mr. Royer started Tradar’s Hong Kong office in June 2005 and effectively grew the office and client base in the region. He oversaw the region’s sales, implementation, support, account management, product management, and professional services functions, along with establishing the company’s quality assurance branch.
He received his BS in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University.
STUART CALDER Director of Product Management
Stuart Calder joined Paladyne Systems in December 2009 as Director of Product Management. Based in the City of London, Mr Calder has more than two decades of experience in the financial technology space, covering both buy-side and sell-side, and spanning front, middle, and back office solutions. Immediately prior to joining Paladyne, he spent over 4 years as a Product Director at Linedata Services, where he had global responsibility for the Beauchamp suite of products that focused on the alternative investment space. In the past Mr Calder has led many product and software development teams covering trading, portfolio management, performance measurement and attribution, web-based delivery of real-time market data, and integration middleware.
He received a BSc in Physics from the University of Southampton.