Pankaj Bhatla has over 18 years of experience in the financial service industry with extensive experience managing large-scale multi-year programs in capital markets and electronic trading. Pankaj began his career as a programmer analyst and gradually developed into a program manager and has been responsible for numerous technology initiatives while working for RBC, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs throughout his career. He has a strong understanding of electronic trading, cash & derivative products, margin and collateral management, market data and risk analytics, cloud computing and big-data technologies. Pankaj holds a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology in Surat, India (SVNIT) and a certification in Brokerage Operations from New York Institute of Finance. Outside of work Pankaj is passionate about teaching kids tennis & computer programming and is actively involved in environmental initiatives.
Donal Sheridan is a Manager with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. In his previous role as a financial services consultant in Ernst & Young’s (EY) advisory practice, he advised leading global banks and asset management firms on strategy, operations improvement, and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining EY, Donal was a Senior Alternative Investments Specialist at BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services where he focused on financial reporting and process improvement in the firm’s fund of hedge funds custody group. Donal has extensive experience in business analysis, program management, project management, alternative asset management operations, data migrations, reconciliations, and process improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
Deepak Khurana is a Business Analyst and Project Manager with five years of experience in capital markets and hedge funds. He has delivered projects across treasury, banking capital, middle office operations, collateral management, and audit. Prior to joining Monticello, Deepak supported Client Onboarding for a hedge fund. Deepak earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications and a MBA in Finance from IBS University in Hyderabad.
Greg Bechler is an experienced strategy and transformation associate with a demonstrated history of leading successful projects across the financial services industry. He has strong work experience in the Program Management Office, Test Management Office, and the Migration/Release management team. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Amanda Wu, Manager, is a seasoned financial services consultant with extensive experience working with global banking clients. Prior to MCG, she was with EY’s banking group in New York focused on project management, process improvement and current state analysis. Prior to EY, Amanda worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Wealth. Amanda brings an abundance of global experience having worked out of EY’s São Paulo office. She speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Portuguese and holds an MBA from Cornell University Johnson School of Management.
John Johnson is a Business Analyst who has been in the Futures & Options business for the past 20 years. He has experience with client services, compliance, electronic trading support and IT management. John is currently pursuing his PMP certification.
Ayrat Safine is a Business Analyst and Project Manager with particular skills in quantitative investigation. Ayrat advises Monticello Consulting clients on executing large-scale conversion initiatives and testing for front office trading systems, along with settlement and sub-ledger platform migrations. Ayrat employs a structured problem solving approach and specializes in devising technology solutions for tackling his clients’ most critical change initiatives. Ayrat excels in Business Intelligence (BI) & MIS reporting, issue resolution, complex reconciliations, and resource management. Ayrat holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dartmouth College.