Anil Gurnani

Hello, I'm Anil Gurnani

Digital Technologist | Thought Leader | Passionate Software Architect | Technology Marketing and Sales Professional | Agile Delivery Coach/Manager | Certified Cassandra Architect | Python Financial Modeling Professional

+1 732-763-8762
34 Aster Way, Dayton, NJ 08810

Anil Gurnani

Digital Technologist | Thought Leader | Passionate Software Architect | Technology Marketing and Sales Professional | Agile Delivery Coach/Manager | Certified Cassandra Architect | Python Financial Modeling Professional

Skillset

Technology Strategy and Application Architecture
Enterprise Data Architecture
Product and Service Innovation
Investment Banking and Investment Management
Financial Modeling

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Profesional Profile

  • Unique combination of technical expertise, leadership experience and entrepreneurial drive along with excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Over 20 years of experience in building high performance Financial Software systems and platforms working with business users and clients.
  • Have successfully delivered very large scale enterprise projects with extremely high throughput and performance requirements.
  • Domain expertise in Retail and Institutional Securities Trading, Investment Banking and Financial Risk, Alternate Investments, RoboAdvisor, Portfolio Valuation, Portfolio Rebalancing, Order Capture, Order Management, Portfolio Performance, Reference Data and Quantitative Risk models among others.
  • Technical expertise in architecture, design and development of complex distributed platforms and systems with a portoflio of applications using Core Java/J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, DROOLS, Application Servers, Python, Portal servers, database systems, REST/SOAP Web Services, Messaging Services and distributed cache solutions, with expertise in TIBCO EMS, TIBCO RV, IBM MQ, Oracle, Tomcat, BEA WebLogic, and EH Cache/Gemfire.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with modern technologies including Mobile (iOS, Android), AngularJS, NodeJS, Hadoop, MongoDB, Cassandra, Apache Storm, Apache Spark, MapReduce, Apache Kafka and Semantic Web.
  • Taught Advanced Java, C++ and C#/.NET courses at NYU SCPS (School of Continuing and Professional Studies) as Adjunct Professor. Curriculums included Core Java, Generics, Collections framework, Threads, RMI, J2EE, Servlet/JSP, EJB, XML, XSLT, Tomcat/jBoss (WildFly), and more.

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What I can do

My Services.

Service and Product Innovation

Nothing excites me more than innovative new ideas that could generate revenues of billions or trillions of dollars. So many of my future predictions regarding technology products and services have proven right that if I had money to invest in them I would have made millions in profits.

Build Technology Platforms

Creating highly scalable, end to end platform/product for a business purpose in multi-function teams is my specialty. I built the stock trading platform for National Discount Brokers which was rated number one in technology for three consecutive years by several authorities online including Gomez Advisors.

Build High Performance Teams

In many of my jobs, I have built very high performance on-shore/off-shore teams that produce excellent results. I am adept at using modern digital tools for online developer collaborationa and am able to coach and mentor team members to be productive very quickly.

Technology Marketing & Sales

My solid understanding of technology, knowledge of financial industry, and my experience in marketing & sales enable me to create winning strategies and build comprehensive marketing plans for technology based businesses. I really enjoy working in a startup environment, burning midnight oil to create tremendous value for investors by not only building the technology, but also by preparing powerful solutions and marketing material for existing or new technology based products or services.

Create Powerful Presentations

I have a passion for building and delivering presentations. I would love to make a Hollywood movie one day. For now I build powerful technical presentations including working demos and prototypes and proof of concept for various use cases in Finance using new and emergiing technologies.

Write Code

I enjoy writing elegant code. I have expert level skills in Java, Python, C++, JavaScript and advanced level in C# and Perl. I often spend time on TopCoder solving tough coding challenges. I also enjoy creating impressive graphics and web design. I am very comfortable woking with HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, as well as Solidity.

I am not currently looking for new roles

However, I like making friends and connections for meaningful conversations/meetings. So do drop me a line with a brief description of yourself and the nature of your request, and I will get back to you.

Contact me

Resume

My education and experience.

Education

MBA - Technology Management

Post Graduate degree program following a Masters in Technology Management covering courses in Technology Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Six Sigma, Innovation Management and a comprehensive Business Simulation - Capstone.

Stevens Institute of Technology


MMS

Five year degree program in business along with a set of core courses in Computer Science - Operating Systems, Databases, Data Structures & Algorithms, Computer Networks.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science


Experience

Banking & Capital Markets Solutions

  • Technology Partner for strategic accounts in Banking and Capital Markets domain with focus on Brokerage and Wealth Management and Big Data Solutions as well as Blockchain
  • Lead Digital Technology transformations and application modernization for clients
  • Lead and participate in Technology presentations and discussions at CxO level
  • Organize and present at new and emerging technology workshops at client locations
  • Build and mentor team of senior Enterprise / Solution Architects engaged in developing Proof of Concepts for presentation to clients
  • Lead and participate in business development, pre-sales activities with Sales – including identifying relevant technology use cases and preparing detailed solution presentations for CxO level clients
  • Lead multi-million $ opportunity pursuits managing internal groups to put together a proposal including detailed architecture and development methodologies and team size

Mphasis

2014 - now

Application Development Lead

My most recent project was in Prime Brokerage group building a high performance Reference Data platform using Web Services and TIBCO EMS messaging to acquire, store, and distribute key reference data for all asset classes including Options and Derivatives. Key components of the platform include:

  • Feed framework to manage internal and external data feeds,
  • Processes to cleanse, profile, prepare and cross reference data from all vendors,
  • Dashboard for viewing/manipulating data and score cards, and
  • APIs to access data and delta updates over Web Services, and message queues to over 200 applications in Investor Services group.

Previously in the Broker Dealer technology group I was given the responsibility of bringing all account, entitlement, and positions data to the front end applications to enable same-day trading for CISC analysts. Additionally, I managed various Trading related projects including portfolio rebalancing, managed accounts, bulk order trading, and several significant enhancements to the proprietary Order Management System – COSMOS.

In a previous role, I led the design and development of a data container library in C++ with a Python layer that powers many quantitative finance applications across the entire Investment Bank as the glue for integrating disparate applications and run on Grid platform in JPMC.

Prior to that, I led several major projects including an application to propagate mainframe data including entitlements, accounts, positions, and instruments via JMS to front end Databases for use by over 200 applications in the Broker Dealer group. My responsibility as technical leader was to work with the Product Development to clearly define the requirements, layout the architecture and design for the systems in compliance with the firm’s architecture direction, work with development teams to build the systems, coordinate with QA and Release management teams for successful implementation of the systems into production and train the operations group in providing first level support while maintaining third level support schedules for my team.

Prior to that, I was involved in several enterprise-wide software development initiatives including a web based application for Prime Brokerage, built using TIBCO GI and J2EE, a robust messaging architecture with TIBCO EMS, TIBCO RV and IBM MQ for services and Gemfire distributed cache, a set of cross language and cross platform libraries for common data representation, and a set of common C# assemblies for use in software applications across the Enterprise. Major user groups are in Equities, Equity Derivatives, and Fixed Income. All projects involved multiple languages (C#, C++ and Java) and multiple platforms (Linux, Windows)

Bear Stearns and J P Morgan Chase

2006 - 2014

Contact Me

Drop me a line or give me a ring. I would love to hear you.

I like making friends and connections for meaningful conversations/meetings. So do drop me a line with a brief description of yourself and the nature of your request, and I will get back to you.