Advisory Board

Advisory Board


Alex Golbin

Managing director, global head of data services


Alex Golbin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Data Services (BDS). This group provides centralized data support for the Firm, serving the dual mission of supporting BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions (BRS) clients through overseeing Reference Data and Pricing, Portfolio and Benchmark data and analytics, as well as Risk, Analytics and Performance Reporting. BDS teams also manage Client Data, Invoicing and Reporting for Retail and Institutional businesses. BlackRock Data Services ensure comprehensive Quality Assurance and timely delivery of all information relevant to clients and investment professionals, while running a scalable operational process on over $17T of BlackRock and BRS assets. Mr. Golbin is a member of Global Operating Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Mr. Golbin was a Principal in Banc of America Securities' Fixed Income Credit Strategy group. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Research department. Mr. Golbin joined Lehman Brothers in 1994, and became responsible for producing Global Family of Fixed Income Indices. Previously, Mr. Golbin spent three years as a systems analyst with Siemens Corporation.

Mr. Golbin earned a MS degree in computer science from Hofstra University in 1996.

Alla Whitston



Alla Whitston is the SVP, Chief Technology Officer for CIT Group Inc., a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers. In this role, Whitston leads the technology planning and development for enterprise functions and all lines of business. Whitston joined CIT in October 2018 from Bank of America where she was most recently the managing director and chief technology officer for enterprise functions. Previously, she also led end-user technology services and wholesale banking technology infrastructure. Prior to joining Bank of America, Whitston served as the managing director in the Investment Banking division at JP Morgan and was responsible for application and infrastructure management. She also held key technology positions at Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Technical University.

Apurva Mehta

CTO, head of architecture


Sareena Dalla

Global innovation and strategy


Sareena currently oversees Vanguard’s portfolio of next generation products, services and emerging offers developed out of its Innovation lab. There, she has built and lead interdisciplinary and matrix teams of product owners, designers, developers, data scientists, marketers, business SMEs, and go-to-market strategists through the entire product innovation lifecycle: research and discovery, design and experimentation, proof of concept iteration through to product delivery.

William Murphy

Cresting Wave

Managing Partner, Cresting Wave (former CTO, Blackstone)

Bill Murphy is a Managing Partner at Cresting Wave, a technology advisory firm bringing innovative technologies to the enterprise technology community.   Bill is also a board member at Accurics and investor/advisor to a broad portfolio of early-stage companies.

Bill was a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone, leading the Blackstone Innovations team from 2011-2020, responsible for the firm's use of technology along with a strategic technology investment portfolio. Mr. Murphy also served on many boards of directors of our investments along with the board of the Blackstone Charitable foundation.

From 1999 - 2011, Bill was founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ where he was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure, and technology support and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Mr. Murphy led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services. Mr. Murphy received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Class of ‘96.

Suvrat Bansal

CDO & Head of Innovation


Suvrat currently serves as the Chief Data Officer and Head of Innovation for UBS Asset Management. In this role, he drives the data strategy, analytics strategy, data governance and innovation strategy for the division. Prior to UBS, Suvrat has played data leadership roles at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Suvrat has an MBA from Columbia University and did his undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India.

Vijay Kasarabada

Managing director and global head of technology


Vijay Kasarabada is the Global Head of Technology for Lazard Asset Management. He began working in the investment field in 2000. Prior to joining Lazard in 2017, Vijay was a Managing Director within BlackRock's Aladdin product group helping build several aspects of their technology to support the wider investment management process from Front through Middle through the Back Office. Prior to that Vijay worked at large institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs (where he started his technology career on Wall Street), helping architect solutions in the Capital Markets Sales and Trading domain, along with a core expertise in the Investment Management domain. Vijay’s responsibilities focus on all aspects of technology that support Lazard Asset Management’s global business operations. Vijay has an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from Rutgers and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rohilkhand University.

Laura Bertarelli Hamilton

Managing director - global head of treasury technology

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Laura Hamilton is Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Treasury Technology and Financial Forecasting Technology at Bank of America. Prior to joining the bank in 2017, Laura was the Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Stress Testing Technology, Global head of Compliance Technology, America’s Head of Risk Technology at Deutsche Bank. Laura spent twenty years in various roles across J.P. Morgan where she was Chief Technology Officer delivering global enterprise business initiatives and industry-leading technology programs within Corporate and Investment Banking (Global Markets). Other experiences include the launch of technology innovations for eCommerce platforms for brands such as Nike, Estee Lauder and Best Buy.

Laura has extensive experience setting technology strategy and delivering business value through innovative and cost effective technology across various roles including: Line of Business IT Development, IT Infrastructure, Risk & Control, Chief Data Office/Data Architecture, Financial Crime Compliance, Technical Architecture, Regulatory Reporting, Corporate Treasury (Capital, Liquidity, Funding, Market Access). Laura’s experience spans Lines of Business including Global Markets, Commercial/Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Consumer Retail. Laura evaluates emerging technology and design principles with an entrepreneurial spirit along with a mindset of controls, ongoing sustainability and reusability. Laura has successfully implemented programs leveraging Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics/Process Automation, Public Cloud, and Advanced Data Analytics. She has a proven track record for delivering collaboratively with Agile and Lean principles to focus on the highest business value. Multiple Patent applications.

Laura is a passionate technologist who enjoys helping individuals develop professionally in their careers, especially women in technical and applied STEM roles.

Jean-Pascal Chauvet

CTO of global transaction banking


JP Chauvet is CTO of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, based in New York. In this role, JP drives the technology strategy and architecture governance across the main businesses that form the Deutsche Bank GTB franchise: Cash Management, Trade Finance, Securities Services and Trust & Agency Services.

Previously, JP held various roles in New York and Tokyo at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers, including Chief Architect of Equities, Head of Equities Production Services, and Head of Equities Trading System Development. JP holds a Master of Science in Electronics from ESIEE (Paris, France) and an Advanced Degree in Japanese Linguistics from Hiroo Japanese Center (Tokyo, Japan).

Ruth MacQuiddy

Technology strategist, New York lab - global innovation


Keith Lubell

Chief technology officer


Keith Lubell is CTO at Berkery Noyes. Since 2002, Keith has been developing an application and database of the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace, encompassing more than 47,000 transactions and 123,000 companies in the software and information industry, including a toolset to understand business models and identify short and long-term trends. Prior to Berkery Noyes, Keith worked as Director of Application Development at Valinor – Ikon Office Solutions, where he obtained certifications as a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. 

Sri Malladi

Director, data and statistics group


Sri Malladi is a Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the Data and Statistics Group. Sri's expertise is to help organizations grow and manage change, while leveraging technology as a key enabler.

Most recently, at the NY Fed, Sri has helped the organization to increase capacity, reduce risk and improve data quality. He established KPIs to improve operations and data quality, and his team is leveraging automation to reduce manual effort, improve engagement with financial institutions, and decrease operational risk.

Prior to that, Sri has spent several years as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Capital advising Fortune 500 and private companies on M&A and capital raising transactions. At Hertz he helped the company grow and optimize its U.S. footprint through franchising and acquisitions. Sri also led innovation and product development at Microsoft, to improve customer satisfaction for its Windows users. Sri has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Computer Engineering Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Thomas Mavroudis

US head of data governance, quality & training


Thomas Mavroudis is an accomplished Data Management and IT professional with over 20 years of management experience. He is considered a thought leader in the Data Management space and has built the Global Data Quality practices at two of the largest financial institutions. His experience spans managing bank consolidations and conversions, global IT transformation and Innovation initiatives, as well as standing up Centers of Excellence around Data management, Operations and Technology services.

He spearheaded the Basel II Data Quality reporting to the Board of Directors as well as developed targeted Corporate KPI's which were used to manage the Liquidity and Capital Ratio of the firm. He also built the global Big Data Shared service supporting advanced analytics to effect expense reduction and revenue growth.

Dessa Glasser

Board member

Oppenheimer Holdings

Dessa advises clients in the areas of data, analytics and risk. She has a 25-year proven track record successfully designing and executing global innovative solutions, often influencing a Board or Operating Committee. She built the Chief Data Office for JPMorgan Chase Asset Management, serving as the first CDO, and initiated the Capital Stress Testing Analytics team for JPMorgan Chase. She was Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research (US Treasury), responsible for data, international standards (including the Legal Entity Identifier, LEI), analytics and technology and building the Office. As the first CRO, she launched the Chief Risk Office for Bunge. Dessa has held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM and KPMG. She began her career teaching finance at Rutgers University. Dessa has a Ph. D. and MA in Economics from Fordham University and serves on the advisory Board of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has a BS in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and was co-president of the Women's Bond Club of NY.

Colleen Coda

Managing Director


Colleen Coda is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure group and is based in New York. Ms. Coda has been involved driving various projects and initiatives across the entire Innovations and Infrastructure group including the strategy and execution of the Center of Excellence in India. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Ms. Coda worked at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's for 11 years where she was Chief of Staff overseeing all aspects of Product Development and Engineering. She received a BS in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University.