Pontus Networks specializes in improving performance of software in financial institutions. We sell both products (PONTUS VISION Thread Manager) and services to help customers improve performance in front, middle, and back office applications.
Pontus Networks Consultants have over 40 man-years of hands-on experience in the Low-latency Messaging Middleware market; we have worked directly with some of the biggest players in the industry, and retain key contacts with most of the major vendors (e.g. Tibco, Informatica/29west, Solace).
With the help of various contributors from top tier banks in the financial services industry, Pontus Networks was founded in the UK in 2011 by Martin Raumann, Leonardo Martins and Deepak Aggarawal, specialists in hardware, middleware consultancy and deployment management respectively.
Pontus Networks was founded by Leonardo Martins, Deepak Aggarwal and Martin Raumann with the help of various contributors from top tier banks in the financial services industry. Here’s a quick summary of our key team members:
LEONARDO MARTINS – FOUNDER
Mr. Martins has over 18 years of experience in architecture, development and support of message-oriented middleware systems, and has worked at number of Tier 1 investment banks (e.g. Barclays Capital, HSBC, Credit Suisse), as well as for middleware vendors such as TIBCO Software and Talarian.
Mr. Martins has recently architected and deployed Informatica / 29west’s UMS, UMP and UMQ products at HSBC, and prior to that, he architected and implemented the adoption of Solace Systems as a key middleware supplier to Barclays Capital.
As a result of experience as a vendor and customer in the middleware industry, Mr. Martins has very close connections within TIBCO, Informatica, and Solace Systems. Mr. Martins received a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, and his Executive M.B.A. degree from London Business School.
Previous companies include: Talarian, TIBCO, Credit Suisse (Consuting), Barcap & HSBC
DEEPAK AGGARWAL – FOUNDER
Mr. Aggarwal has over 20 years of experience in building front, and back-office applications for a number of tier 1-investment banks (e.g. Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Citibank, ABN, Standard Chartered).
He has vast knowledge in C/C++, and has architected front office systems within Equities, FX, and Fixed Income with hands on approach to development.
His expertise lays in low latency implementations and is also well versed in Websphere MQ, TIBCO RV, and Solace Systems. Mr Aggarwal has worked on a number of IT Start up companies specialising in Order Management, Distributed Systems and FIX.
Previous companies include: Citigroup, Credit Suisse, ABN & Standard Chartered
ROBIN HARKER – HEAD OF SALES
Mr. Harker has 30 years of technology sales experience. He is also an accomplished inventor of the blade server in 1999 (UK and USA patents awarded), along with other patents on resilient computing. His sales experience ranges from hardware (e.g. DEC Mini-computers, Sun, NetApp, and several networking technologies), to High Performance Computing (HPC) software tools. Mr Harker’s Experience selling experience has taken him into many areas of HPC, including the following: Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Defence/Aerospace, BioTec & Pharma, EDA, as well as Government and Academia. He has strong connections with Tier 1 vendors such as, IBM, Dell, Intel and Fujitsu, and has also been involved in multiple high-tech start-ups from the US, Canada, Israel and Continental Europe.
DAVID MCGRATH – STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Mr McGrath is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience across the digital, technology and communications sectors, where he has focused on innovation, strategy and new venture development. He is an acknowledged thought leader and speaker on innovation, commercialisation of technology and the techno-economics of strategy. Mr McGrath’s experience includes roles as the Head of Ignite EMEA (Strategic Innovation and Digital business transformation) at Salesforce.com, Head of Digital Identity & Trust at Nokia Corporation, and Head of Business Innovation & Consulting at Motorola (now a Google company) plus strategic consulting with KPMG and PwC. Mr McGrath holds an Executive M.B.A. degree from London Business School, a BSc in Information Technology, in addition to Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
MARTIN RAUMANN – FOUNDER / ADVISOR
Mr. Raumann has over 17 years of experience in high-level system design and sales, including over 12 years of digital ASIC/FPGA/uP architecture and implementation.
Prior to founding Pontus Networks, he was the Sales Director for Europe and the Middle East, and Worldwide Technical Manager at Achronix Semiconductor.
He also held various sales, field application, system design, and management roles at Actel Corporation, Santel Networks, Iospan Wireless (acquired by Intel), and Alcatel. On weekends he enjoys teaching Computer Science fundamentals at a local college in Northern California. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of the Pacific and his M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University.