Oskar Mencer, CEO and Founder
Prior to founding Maxeler, Oskar was Member of Technical Staff at the Computing Sciences Center at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, leading the effort in "Stream Computing". He joined Bell Labs after receiving a PhD from Stanford University. Besides driving Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) at Maxeler, Oskar was Consulting Professor in Geophysics at Stanford University and he is also affiliated with the Computing Department at Imperial College London, having received two Best Paper Awards, an Imperial College Research Excellence Award in 2007 and a Special Award from Com.sult in 2012 for "revolutionising the world of computers".
Michael J. Flynn, Chairman
Michael J. Flynn, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is best-known for the [SIMD, SISD, MISD, MIMD] classification and the first detailed discussion of super scalar design. He was founder and senior consultant to Palyn Associates, a leading computer design company; founder and Vice President of American Supercomputers; and a partner at Paragon Partners, a venture capital partnership. Prof. Flynn received the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchley and Harry Goode Memorial Awards in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
Stephen Weston, Chief Development Officer
Prior to joining Maxeler, Stephen was managing director and global head of the Applied Analytics group at J.P. Morgan. The group is responsible for accelerating mathematical models of finance for trading and risk management. Stephen championed of the adoption, development and implementation of dataflow technology at J.P. Morgan. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Stephen also held senior quantitative and risk positions at several major investment banks. Stephen holds a PhD in mathematical finance from Cass Business School and is a director of risk management research at the Centre for Advanced Financial Engineering at Imperial College.
Steven Hutt, VP of Client Analytics
Prior to joining Maxeler, Steven was Global Head of Credit Analytics at UBS. In this role he was responsible for the design and implementation of all credit models used in front office trading covering vanilla and exotic products. Steven has extensive experience in mathematical modelling for finance, risk and scenario analysis in both a trading and regulatory context. Before UBS Steven held similar positions at Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh.
Oliver Pell, VP of Engineering
Oliver Pell is VP of Engineering at Maxeler Technologies. His experience ranges from accelerating reverse time migration and Lattice-Boltzmann simulations to credit derivatives pricing. He is currently responsible for Maxeler's core technology development as well as the technical architecture and project management of acceleration efforts for clients including Tier 1 oil companies and investment banks. Oliver holds degrees in electronics and computing from Imperial College London and has co-authored various patents and scientific publications in top conferences and journals in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Geophysics.
Glenn Rosenberg, VP of Operations
Glenn has worked in the IT Industry for over 25 years. While holding many roles at IBM, he took the UK operation from fourth to first position as the most effective reutilisation group in EMEA with cost savings exceeding 60M annually. He has been extensively involved in Unix Server Technology and Training; developed European User guides for fulfillment systems; managed many large scale hardware implementations; and has worked as Facilities Manager for Deutsche Bank managing 15 Data Centres. His role before joining Maxeler was Operations Director for one of the top European Mid Range Computer specialists.
James Spooner, VP of Acceleration
James Spooner, VP of Acceleration at Maxeler Technologies, is responsible for project delivery with Maxeler's acceleration customers. Working predominantly in Oil & Gas and Finance, James and his team deliver solutions in seismic modelling, data processing, fixed-income analytics and trading platforms. Before Maxeler, James was a technologist at Endace, a network measurement company. He worked on technical product development and definition for 10Gbit+ networks and delivered solutions to customers across the US, Europe and Asia. James holds an honours degree in computing from The University of Waikato in New Zealand.