Level up at Addepar: What to Know & How to Navigate the FinTech Industry

Hackathon Mini-Event

Friday October 8, 2021
12:00PM EDT

Event Description

Come join our conversation to learn how Addepar is solving the hardest problems in finance on a global scale. FinTech is an emerging industry that continues to evolve - our head executives will break down what makes Addepar stand out and how we continue to push the needle in the industry. Not only will you hear about our product and organization, but you’ll gain insight on our world-class internship program, AddeU, and what Summer ‘22 internship opportunities are available!

Eric Poirier (Speaker)

Eric Poirier is the Chief Executive Officer of Addepar, spearheading the company’s mission to bring data, technology and people together to maximize the impact of the world’s capital. Addepar works with hundreds of leading financial advisors, family offices, and large financial institutions that manage data for over $3 trillion of assets on the company’s platform.

Before joining Addepar, he spent nearly seven years at Palantir Technologies, creating tools that enable organizations to reconcile large, disparate datasets. As one of Palantir’s first 20 employees, he helped shape its core technology while building its finance business. Earlier in his career, Eric worked in Lehman Brothers’ Fixed Income Analytics group, modeling, simulating and visualizing data across a broad range of debt and credit instruments. Eric received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Ruchir Swarup (Speaker)

Ruchir Swarup is the Chief Technology Officer at Addepar. He joined from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, after serving for 19 years as Managing Director responsible for strategy, design and development of Post Trade capabilities of the firm's flagship Aladdin platform. He was also a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.

At Addepar, Ruchir oversees the company’s Data, Platform, and Product engineering teams. He is responsible for accelerating research and development across the platform, and spearheads the development of future products.

He spent the first 15 years of his career in Japan, serving in several technology leadership roles at IBM, Dell, Merrill Lynch, and BlackRock across the Asia-Pacific region.

Ruchir leads with his beliefs in building innovative financial technologies that support the fiduciary duty of advisors and democratizing access to sophisticated wealth management tools to further the industry as a whole. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Pune Institute of Computer Technology.

Don Nilsson (Speaker)

Don is the Chief Product Officer at Addepar, focused on driving the development of the company's platform which specializes in data aggregation, analytics and portfolio reporting to provide insights and clarity into investment portfolios. Highly adept user-centric solutions, Don brings a design-centered approach to development.

Prior to joining Addepar, he spent more than two decades at FactSet, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Product Development, responsible for running their global product development function and overseeing development across the entire platform.

Don received a BS in finance at Villanova University and an MBA from New York University.

Ellen Zhou (Emcee)

Ellen Zhou is an Engineering Manager at Addepar in data engineering. She has been at Addepar for the past 3.5 years. Ellen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton.

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