Rohanna Wise Founder, President
Rohanna WiseFounder, President
Rohanna founded Wise Trading Technologies in 2015 to address the gap in vendor technology that automates currency risk management. Previously, she spent over 20 years on FI and FX trading and trading technology for various asset managers, including MFS and Wellington. She is the author of the book Hedging Wisely. Rohanna holds an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from University of Rochester.
Ben Ernest‐Jones Co‐Founder, CTO
Ben Ernest‐JonesCo‐Founder, CTO
Ben is responsible for Software Development at Wise Trading Technologies. Previously, he spent over 20 years designing and building software systems. As Product Manager for Capital Markets Solutions with Apama, the leading Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine vendor, he developed and managed Apama’s FX Aggregation and Sales solutions in addition to multiple algorithmic trading systems used by tier 1 and 2 global investment banks.
Ben holds an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University
Richard K. Dion CEO
Richard K. DionCEORich is responsible for leading the Wise Trading Technologies team. A 35-year veteran of the financial services industry, Rich held a variety of senior leadership roles in Sales, Business Strategy and Product Development at Fidelity Investments and several other large complex enterprises before embarking on a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. He led Oberon Financial Technology and Placemark Investments to successful exits before serving as EVP Strategic Partnerships at Envestnet Asset Management, Inc.Rich holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire.
Pamela Piasecki CFO
Pam is responsible for Financial Reporting at Wise Trading Technologies. She brings 25 years of experience in managing financial functions from day to day transaction processing and reporting to business acquisition and integration activities as well as debt and equity fundraising. Pam’s prior CFO experience includes CareWorks Managed Care Services, Inc. and MCMC LLC. Pam has a BS in Accounting from Stonehill College.
Jan Humble Sales Engineer
Jan HumbleSales Engineer
Jan is responsible for software development and product demos in the company. He has more 10 years experiences in capital markets and financial services strategies with marketing leading analytic platforms, serving customers in EMEA and the Americas. He served as solution engineers in a few software companies, such as Software AG, Progress Software.
Jan holds an MSC in Applied Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Ningjing (Abbie) Liu Business Financial Analyst
Ningjing (Abbie) LiuBusiness Financial Analyst
Ningjing (Abbie) is responsible for Marketing, internal and external communications and operations in WiseRisk. She previously worked as a consultant in PwC, specializing in Strategy and Operations Consulting. She then worked as a Marketing Consultant and Business Development Specialist for a few start-ups.
Ningjing holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Finance from Shenzhen University.
Judith Gentleman Client Implementation Consultant
Judith GentlemanClient Implementation Consultant
Judith is responsible for product implementation for clients. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the technology sector; SQA testing, implementing cloud based software, and training end users. She is also a former adjunct professor at a Boston college where she taught computer and technical writing courses. Judith holds a MS in Management with a concentration in eCommerce from Cambridge College and is currently pursuing her PhD in Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.
John DaCosta Advisor
John DaCostaAdvisorJohn advises on product design at Wise Trading Technologies. Previously, he spent 25 years in trading and he was the visionary behind currency derivatives infrastructure at Wellington Management. His responsibilities included workflow design, trading implementation, creating and implementing compliance and regulatory protocols.John holds a BS in Finance from University of Connecticut and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in history at Harvard University.
Michael Hayes Advisor
Michael advises on business strategy at Wise Trading Technologies. He is a general manager with over 20 years of experience building and leading high-growth organizations. His primary focus is on machine learning research and applications. Michael is currently consulting on corporate data strategy and the impact of artificial intelligence in various industries, and he also works on special projects at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT. Previously, Michael was the CEO of FeatureX, a machine learning startup, as well as Founder and CEO of Tripleshot, the first game-proof block trading solution for institutional equities.
Michael has an MS from MIT, MA from Tufts University, and a BS from the University of Notre Dame.
Sean Geary Advisor
Sean advises on product design at Wise Trading Technologies. He specializes in quantitative strategies in FX management. He previously was an analytic advisor to institutional clients on topics ranging from FX hedging, asset allocation, and risk driven investment strategies at State Street. He is currently part of the research and investment team at Acadian Asset Management.
Sean holds an MBA from Boston University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a BS in Physics from James Madison University.
Shereen Shermak Advisor
Shereen is responsible for Business Development, Marketing at Wise Trading Technologies. She previously spent the last decade in the startup world and worked on the management teams of several fintech companies specializing in FX, including BuysideFX and Currensee. She is the founder of Good Growth Ventures, and CEO of Launch Angels, a Boston-based seed stage VC firm. Shereen holds an MBA from MIT School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BSE from Duke University.
Arlind Aliaj Advisor
Arlind advises on product design and development at Wise Trading Technologies. He oversees the investment strategy and execution of a Houston-based single family office. In addition to the development and as part of the implementation of the overall strategy, Arlind leads the sourcing, diligence, and execution of the direct investment portfolio focused primarily on acquiring outright ownership or controlling interests in lower-middle-market, private businesses and real estate assets. Prior to this role, Arlind worked in the energy investment banking group for Wells Fargo Securities and for Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management. Arlind received his BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Brian Castagna Advisor
Brian Castagna advises on cybersecurity and risk management at Wise Trading Technologies. He has over 14 years experience in technology auditing and building information security programs at early stage technology companies including Jumptap, Acquia, and Dyn (acquired by Oracle). He has expertise in Data Privacy, Security Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Risk, Controls, and Compliance leading successful security audits across multiple verticals including FedRAMP, HIPAA, ISO 27001, SOC 2, SOC 1, and PCI DSS.
Brian holds various information security certifications including CISSP, CISM, & CISA. He holds an MS in Accounting Information Systems and a BS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.
Jason Turim Advisor
Jason advises on technical decisions at Wise Trading Technologies. He is a technology expert with a broad range of experience including systems architecture, software development, and infrastructure design and deployment. He has provided technical leadership for eight early stage start‐ups, including Signal Vine, and worked on a wide range of tech projects for varying types of clients. Jason holds a BS of Computer Science from Boston University.