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.


Oliver Pell, VP of HPC

Oliver's HPC experience ranges from accelerating reverse time migration and Lattice-Boltzmann simulations to credit derivatives pricing. Prior to taking responsibility for Maxeler's High Performance Computing business he led Maxeler's core technology development. Oliver holds degrees in electronics and computing from Imperial College London, has authored various scientific publications in top conferences and journals, and is co-inventor of over a dozen patents and patents-pending.


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 Trading Platforms

James is responsible for the development and direction of trading platforms at Maxeler, working closely with the buy-side, sell-side and trading venues. Before joining Maxeler, James was a technologist at Endace, a network measurement company now a division of Emulex. He worked on technical product development and definition for ultra high-performance networks and delivered solutions across the US, Europe and Asia. James holds an honours degree in computing from The University of Waikato in New Zealand.

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.