Pontus Vision 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:
Mr. Martins was one of the original founders of Pontus Vision back in 2011. He has over 22 years of experience in architecture, development and support of enterprise 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 a NASA spinoff (Talarian).
Mr. Martins is one of the key architects and developers of Pontus Vision GDPR, seeing the project from its inception as part of a UK Government big data programme. He also architected and developed the Pontus Vision Thread Manager performance optimization system that helps improve flows in low latency front office 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: ARINC (DoD contractor in the US), a NASA spinoff (Talarian), TIBCO, Credit Suisse (Consuting), Barcap and HSBC.
Prior to founding Pontus Vision, Mr. Aggarwal had 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
HEAD OF SALES
Prior to heading Pontus Vision’s Business Development and Sales, Mr. Harker had 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.
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.
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 Vision, 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.