Management Team

Axxsys’ management team are experienced industry practitioners, with an extensive track record of building and delivering services relevant to the financial industry.

We’ve built a team of over 50 senior consultants in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, with strong domain knowledge gained from working within the industry. Our consultants’ combined expertise includes business integration, regulation, performance and risk, data management, technology integration, portfolio management and client reporting.

Senior management team members:

Philip Ritchie

Global Head of Investment Technology
Tel: +44 (0) 7971 628 848
pritchie@axxsysconsulting.com

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Philip Ritchie

Philip is an experienced consultant and strategic thinker, and he often takes the role as trusted advisor for clients. He can help your organisation get the best out of the relationship with vendors and ensure you make the best decisions for your existing and future business needs.

Philip has a strong knowledge of technology for the buy-side community and the capabilities of the different products. He has expert knowledge in terms of improving the usage of new as well as current infrastructure in terms of risk mitigation and ensuring efficient workflows.

Philip has been involved in many strategic implementations across Europe and North America, and he was instrumental in introducing SimCorp Dimension® to the UK market. Philip subsequently worked for Advent focused on the Hedge Fund, Asset Management and Service Provider community in both the UK and mainland Europe.

Philip has a M.Sc. in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment, from the University of York, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Aalborg University, Denmark.

Jubin Majlessi

Head of Europe
Tel: +31 63 88 20 198
jmajlessi@axxsysconsulting.com

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Jubin Majlessi

As Head of Europe, Jubin leads the Axxsys team across the region, executing our growth strategy and bringing our expanding range of services to our new and well-established base of investment management clients.

Jubin has over 25 years of international experience in advisory, design, implementation and managed services, transforming business and technology across asset managers, investment banks and various financial services institutions. Jubin was previously a partner at Deloitte Consulting where he gained a broad range of skills around commercialising strategy and delivering large scale transformation programmes covering operating model enhancement, cost optimization, global delivery models, architectural frameworks, platform selection and market research.

Jubin was also country manager at Infosys where he established a new market and business from scratch, led client engagements with hundreds of project resources globally and created global partnerships with major technology vendors.

Jubin has dual American and Dutch nationality and is based in our Amsterdam office.

Terry Flynn

Head of North America
Tel: + 1 212-242-2590
tflynn@axxsysconsulting.com

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Terry Flynn

Terry will be focusing on growing our team in North America, as well as increasing the North American clients’ understanding of our expanding services including our Front Office Technology services and our Data and Cloud services.

As a Financial technology sales and product management executive, Terry brings with him a wealth of knowledge both as an individual contributor and manager. He has over 20 years industry experience and a proven track record in North America building and driving teams to source, negotiate and close complex on-premise software, SaaS and professional services deals across global organizations.

Terry was previously with SimCorp, where he developed and led their North American Business Development teams covering, presales, sales and product management for SimCorp Dimension, SimCorp Coric Client Reporting and SimCorp’s managed data service, Datacare. Prior to this he worked at Charles River, S3 and Sungard.

Gaurav Jangid

Global Head of Data and Cloud Services
Tel: +1 201-753-8021
gjangid@axxsysconsulting.com

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Gaurav Jangid

Gaurav will lead the newly created Data and Cloud Technology Service line and expand the range of services offered to investment management firms in the UK, Europe and North America.

The new service line will focus on supporting firms delivering data and cloud-based services working with partner firms and software such as InvestCloud and Snowflake. Gaurav will lead a team of industry professionals with extensive domain experience together with deep knowledge of the cloud-based platforms in the sector.

Gaurav joins from Cognizant a global business consultancy and outsourcing firm where he has worked for almost 20 years. His most recent role was as Client Partner where he focussed on Cloud Adoption and Data Modernisation, for large financial institutions in the US market.

Paul Lockey

Global Head of Front Office Technology
Tel: +44 7958 621779
plockey@axxsysconsulting.com

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Paul Lockey

Paul leads our Front Office Technology service line with a focus to expand the services and capabilities of the team to meet the growing demand for consultants with Front Office implementation experience.

Paul will increase the Axxsys footprint within Front Office Technology, expanding the current team of Charles River IMS experts and increasing our team to deliver services across other platforms such as BlackRock Aladdin. Paul will also use his extensive knowledge to directly consult to clients on best practice that will add significant value to implementations and management of Front Office tools.

Paul brings 18 years’ experience of leading transformation engagements in the Financial Sector. Paul’s previous role as Head of Buyside Technology at Accenture involved leading a team of industry specialists in addition to managing partnerships with key industry vendors, including Bloomberg, Charles River Development, BlackRock Solutions and SimCorp. Prior to Accenture, Paul held senior positions at Charles River, Daiwa Asset Management and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Kjell Johan Nordgard

Head of Nordics
Tel: +45 5381 1015
knordgard@axxsysconsulting.com

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Kjell Johan Nordgard

Kjell leads the Nordic team from our well established base in Copenhagen and is focused on delivering our growth strategy of taking our expanding range of services and capabilities to our new and existing clients in the region.

Kjell brings a wealth of experience to Axxsys from working in both client and vendor organisations. He worked for over 20 years at SimCorp® in a number of senior roles including Managing Director for SimCorp UK and Head of Global Market Support. In the latter position, Kjell was responsible for a team in excess of 120 managing SimCorp’s product strategies, product management and strategic execution. The role also covered global product deployment, product support, professional services and strategic global partnerships

More recently Nordgard was Global Head of Systems and Data at Norges Bank Investment Management responsible for providing portfolio managers, analysts, traders, risk managers and other business functions with the appropriate tools and information required for efficient investment management, control and reporting. This included management of overall software and data solution architecture and all software systems globally.

Alix Cheema

Head of UK and Middle East
Tel: +44 (0) 7498 552 985
acheema@axxsysconsulting.com

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Alix Cheema

As Head of UK and Middle East, Alix leads the next stage of growth for Axxsys in these regions, building our already strong client base whilst continuing to develop trusted partner relationships with existing clients.

Alix is a strong leader with a proven track record of helping organisations understand and implement AI, Robotics & Digital solutions to reduce operational cost, increase business competitiveness, and most importantly support the creation of new business revenue schemes.

Alix works with leading multinational clients, advising on complex strategic designs to support their future needs.

Alix has held senior executive positions with leading Investment, Private and Retail banks, including consulting firms and has founded three successful start-ups.

Peter Egeberg Moller

CINO
Tel: +45 31 51 20 92
pmoller@axxsysconsulting.com

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Peter Egeberg Moller

Peter is responsible for leading the innovation culture that has set Axxsys apart from its competitors. Peter will focus on developing best practice tools, workflows and processes to increase the speed and quality of delivery to clients. This includes growing the Axxsys AxxeleratorTM Platform and developing strategies to ensure our clients reap the expected benefits from engaging with the Axxsys team.

Peter is an experienced manager and has extensive experience leading people and facilitating organisational and business change in the investment management industry. He has been responsible for corporate and business unit strategy. As a senior consultant, he has been involved in multiple end-to-end implementations, for asset owners and asset managers, as well as numerous add on solutions, and he has expert detailed knowledge on SimCorp Dimension®.

During his career, Peter has consistently demonstrated a strong track record of ensuring focus on the execution of strategic projects and improving business processes, covering the entire value chain from trade/order management to back office activities.

Peter has an M.Sc. in Finance & Accounting from Copenhagen Business School, and executive education from London Business School. He has previously worked for PFA Asset Management as Executive Advisor, Axxsys Consulting as Director, FIH as Business Development Manager, Danske Bank as Product Lead and SimCorp as Chief Business Consultant.

Klaus Krarup

Global Head of SimCorp Dimension Services
Tel: +45 40 44 99 35
kkrarup@axxsysconsulting.com

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Klaus Krarup

Klaus is responsible for ensuring the high quality delivery of all our projects globally.

Klaus is an experienced, dynamic and resourceful senior consultant, with nearly 25 years of experience in finance and technology.  His analytical skills and holistic view, combined with his ability to look through complex problems, will help to obtain both clarity and insight into your operating model and system implementations.

Klaus offers expertise in Investment Management Systems, covering almost all functional areas and business processes across the buy-side industry, ranging from Pension Funds, Insurance companies, Fund Administrators, Private Wealth Management and Institutional Asset Management.

During his career, Klaus has worked with leading European sell-side, buy-side and technology companies.  He has a strong track-record of business developments and projects – ranging from task force assignments, over wall-to-wall implementations, to strategic development and major business transformations.

Klaus has an M.Sc. in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Copenhagen.  He has previously worked for PFA Asset Management, SimCorp®, Nordea, Danske Bank and VP Securities.

Chris Georgilis

Head of Canada
Tel: +1 647 822 8606
cgeorgilis@axxsysconsulting.com

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Chris Georgilis

Chris is Head of Canada for Axxsys and is based at our office in Toronto.

Chris is a Financial Services leader with a depth of experience in mutual funds, encompassing fund accounting, product development, regulatory compliance, financial reporting, tax, operations and system management.

Chris is a business partner to multiple client types (mutual fund trusts, mutual fund corps, private and institutional clients) with knowledge of a wide variety of security types (derivatives, equities, and fixed income).  He has also successfully led major financial system implementations.