Management Team

Maxeler Technologies is managed by an experienced executive team and board of directors, supported by a strong team of company advisors.


Oskar Mencer, CEO, CTO

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 Data 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.


Georgi Gaydadjiev, VP of Dataflow Software Engineering

Georgi Gaydadjiev has a long lasting experience in designing various computer systems in both Industry and Academia for more than 25 years. Most recently, he was granted a Chaired Professorship in Computer Systems Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Georgi has three Best Paper Awards (ICS-10, USENIX/SAGE-06), one of his projects won CES Design & Engineering Showcase Award in 1999 and his academic research for the last 12 years was funded by the European Commission, National Agencies in the Netherlands and Sweden and Google in USA.


Simon Aglionby, VP of Dataflow Systems

Simon is responsible for development, production and delivery of the hardware, boards and systems used in Maxeler’s dataflow computing systems. He has extensive experience in design and manufacture of high performance digital processing electronics at employers from the BBC to commercial & military avionics providers. Most recently he co-architected a new generation of audio and video signal processors at broadcast equipment supplier Snell. Simon holds a BSc summa cum laude in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.


Itay Greenspon, VP of Networking Technology

Itay is responsible for applying dataflow technology to computer networking. Since joining the company in 2008, Itay has designed core pieces of MaxelerOS and has overseen numerous successful project deliveries in the financial trading space such as Direct-Market-Access systems for tier-1 investment banks, algorithmic trading platforms and the Market Segment Gateway for the CME. Prior to joining Maxeler, Itay held various software related positions at technology companies including Mellanox, Applied Materials and the IDF. Itay holds an electrical engineering degree from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

Jacob Bower, VP Application Engineering

Jacob Bower, VP of Application Engineering

Jacob Bower is VP of Applications Engineering at Maxeler's Silicon Valley office. Before transferring to the US, Jacob led a software development team at the Maxeler office in London. Prior to joining Maxeler Jacob held various software related roles at companies including IBM, Xilinx, and as a researcher at Imperial College London. Jacob holds an MEng in Computing from Imperial College.