Management Team

Eugene Grinberg, CFA

Co-founder, President and CEO

  • Over fifteen years of experience developing enterprise financial technology as well as structuring, modeling, assessing relative value opportunities, and building analytics for structured products and other illiquid investments
  • Prior to Solve Advisors, a Vice President and co-Head of Analytics at Houlihan Lokey (Red Pine Advisors) where he conducted valuations as well as built analytical tools to price complex and illiquid securities
  • Prior to Houlihan Lokey, a Vice President of Financial Engineering at Duff & Phelps where he conducted valuations of complex securities
  • Prior to Duff & Phelps, a Vice President of Structured Credit and Head of Information Services at ACA Capital where he built systems that helped manage ACA's portfolios with over $90bn of assets under management
  • Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering
  • A CFA Charterholder and formerly series 79 and 63 licensed

Gerard Nealon

Co-founder, President and CEO

  • Over fifteen years of experience in systems architecture and development, RMBS/CMBS modeling and building analytical tools for highly esoteric securities
  • Prior to Solve Advisors, a Vice President and co-Head of Analytics at Houlihan Lokey (Red Pine Advisors) where he built analytical tools in order to price complex and illiquid securities and designed a fully distributed computation grid
  • Before Houlihan Lokey, he was a Project Manager at Sandell Asset Management where he implemented real-time P&L applications, designed complex genetic algorithms and developed a fully distributed web crawler
  • Prior to Sandell, a Lead Software Architect at ACA Capital where he built the architecture of a firm-wide platform that helped manage over $90bn in risk positions
  • Master's in Cryptography and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology

Michael Pascuma

Chief Operating Officer
Head of Business Development

  • Over fifteen years of experience with Fixed Income, Credit Derivative Indices, Swaptions, CDS, Corporates, Equities, and more
  • Prior to Solve, Michael was the Head of Index Trading of the Americas at Nomura Securities trading both the High Yield and Investment Grade Credit Derivative Indices
  • In addition to Index Market Making, Michael took a lead role in helping build Nomura‚Äôs Credit Franchise from the ground up from Back Office to Front Office, helping design infrastructure, processes, and workflow
  • Prior to Nomura, he was a VP at Lehman Bros. and Barclay's working both in high level operational and front office roles specializing in the Credit Markets
  • Bachelors Degree in both Finance and Business Administration w/ a Minor in Accounting from Sacred Heart University, John F. Welch AACSB Accredited College of Business
  • Member, Sacred Heart Department of Economics and Finance Advisory Council
  • National Business Honor Society - National Scholastic Honor Society - Certificate of Excellence in Finance - Outstanding Achievement Award in Finance and Economics
  • Series 7 and 63 Licensed

Keenan Marshall

Chief Technology Officer

  • Oversees all aspects of SolveQuotes development as well as integration with clients and technology partners
  • Over ten years of experience in software design, development, implementation and project management
  • Keenan specializes in cloud-based systems integration and parallel architecture and computing
  • Prior to Solve Advisors, he was the Director of Software Development at Hi-Tek Data, Corp. as the Head Project Manager and Lead Developer where he designed and developed various complex applications for a wide variety of companies.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology

Advisory Board

Joseph M. Pimbley, PhD

Advisory Board Member

  • Principal of Maxwell Consulting
  • Member, Editorial Board of Risk Professional
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Board of ARMA International, LLC
  • Author of "Simple Money" (2013) and "Advanced CMOS Process Technology" (1989)
  • Author of more than 35 Finance and nearly 100 physics, engineering, and mathematics articles
  • Presented more than 60 Finance lectures for professional audiences
  • Holder of more than 10 patents and pending patents for engineering inventions
  • Expert in complex financial instruments, financial risk management, structured products, derivatives, and quantitative algorithms

James Perrello

Advisory Board Member

  • 20+ years spent in credit trading and credit workflow software development
  • Serial entrepreneur - founded LiquidityLink, CodeStreet and Konnect2, each of which focused on solutions in the credit trading industry
  • Awarded patent (US20080208732) for design of corporate bond trading software (currently held by Tradeweb)
  • Prior to entrepreneurial career, traded fixed income at Goldman Sachs
  • BS Civil Engineering from Cornell University, MBA in Finance from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania