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October 20, 2020

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Bhavin [Bryan] Kapadia

**** *. ***** ***, ******, Arizona 85718

714-***-**** adg5vj@r.postjobfree.com

U.S Citizen Born, raised in London, England

Building, Strategizing Product Management Digital & Enterprise Platform Software Development Mobile Transformation Agile Financial Services Derivatives Investment Banking

CAREER SUMMARY

1.Served as Chief Technology Officer & Global Head of Product enterprise platform for capital markets;

2.15 years leadership Management Consultant roles at Deutsche Bank, U.S Bank and Wells Fargo;

3.Transformation product strategy for OTC Derivatives Risk Analytics, Core Banking Systems, Mobile & Regulatory Liquidity SDLC software development lifecycle integration platform;

4.Customer Focus Alignment - brought-in as trusted C-Suite strategy executive engagement advisor in client-facing CxO capacity professional services enterprise vendor implementations on B2B, B2C

5.Business & Technical Execution – build out and scale Calypso $50 million enterprise financial services platform, solution requirements, UX design at global Wall-Street banks;

6.People Management & Leadership – collaborator serving as the face of multiple top 1% ranked transformation strategic initiatives to lead, influence 80+ product and engineering professionals;

7.Identify M&A Partnerships – core banking systems, digital FinTech capital markets;

8.Build/Buy/Blend – enterprise risk management financial architecture vendor software platforms;

9.Scaled Agile Framework principles (SAFe), lean, functionality, features, user stories, value proposition;

10.Board member at Environmental city council; Habitat for Humanity and 3-time invited MBA judge.

THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Recognized as “Top 24 Expert for Digital Banking transformation trends” according to Politico Magazine;

5-time invited Wall-Street Conference Panel Speaker on Derivatives & Digital Banking Enterprise Platform;

Roundtable invited Speaker w/ Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), IBM, EY, BNY Mellon & Bank Of America Securities on the topic of: Emerging Technology Innovation for Capital Markets Financial Services.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CTO, Financial Services Banking Enterprise Platform Technology 2017 - 2019

Transformation Executive Product Engineering & Digital Mobile Software Agile Silicon Valley & NYC

●Served as Chief Technology Officer and Head Product to set platform direction vision information technology strategy for both B2B, B2C in areas of digital, emerging analytics & disruptive financial trading landscape;

●Business Development subject matter expertise on quantitative risk trading vendor for go-live platform;

●Drive transformation and establish levers for complex organizational scope change of interest rates derivatives, foreign exchange, liquidity and treasury products from isolated trading platform to consolidation and delivered $50 million reduced cost saving legacy platform;

●Customer Focus Alignment – client-facing role advising C-Suite executives collaborating as the face of the CxO strategic engagement implementations and managed, influenced team of cross-functional product managers to drive strategy, deliverables for Artificial Intelligence Data Scientists banking front office global lines of business based on market opportunity and investment priority;

●Technical Execution; Conveyed strategy for business-savvy client the key points on PhD mathematical calculations and developed professional services product roadmap implementations through institutional customer feedback, deployment successes/challenges, competitive positioning and thought leadership;

●Build/Buy/Blend – enterprise software solutions on Calypso, Murex, Charles River, nCino, Salesforce, Bloomberg, MSCI, Morningstar, Cloud, SAP, AWS.

●Scaled Agile Framework principles (SAFe), lean, functionality, features, user stories, value, SCRUM.

●Built, spearheaded mobile crypto trading end-to-end solutions and led proof of concept;

●Created and executing on a clear, actionable product development roadmap with priorities to deliver optimal results for customers and the business;

●Represent the business and go-to-market within senior stakeholder groups;

●Developing and maintaining active stakeholder engagement with Technology and Operations Services, Enterprise Innovation, Sales, Marketing and other groups to drive alignment and coordinated approach;

●Building business development strategies and engagements, financial Services, incubation, user interface (UI) / user experience (UX) strategy, disruptive and scalable SDLC mobile solutions and executive level presentations.

Deutsche Bank [$1+ trillion in assets; biggest German investment bank] 2016

Management Consultant Principal Derivatives Software - via Sia Partners Wall Street, New York City

●Led as Subject Matter Expert interest rates, swaps, swaptions, counterparty risk and team sizes of about 80+ professionals with supported trading desk team in New York, London & Frankfurt consisting of PhD Quantitative Analytics, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Release, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Architecture, Product Development and Software Enterprise Program Management;

●Drive transformation organizational change of products from isolated trading platform to consolidation;

●Customer Focus Alignment - client-facing role serving as the face of the strategic initiative;

●Business Execution – responsible for overseeing and driving critical software development lifecycle issues

●Technical Execution – responsible for building-out new trading risk features and functionality compatible with global regulatory framework implementations;

●People Management and Leadership – Lead distributed U.S and European workforce

●Mentored, coached and trained department directors, vice president on analytics risk framework workflow re-engineering criteria to instill governance on capital ratios, federal regulatory guidelines;

●Top 3 ranked initiative for Derivatives (CCAR) Federal Regulations as part of new mandate DB Capital

●Subject Matter Expert on OTC Derivatives platform implementation to traders, business analysts, developers

●Scaled Agile Framework methodology (SAFe), lean, functionality, features, user stories, value proposition.

U.S. Bank – Corporate FX Treasury Enterprise Software Platform 2015

Management Consultant Principal Derivatives Product Transformation - via First Derivatives Chicago

●Advised two layers of management and team sizes of about 80 professionals with supported trading desk team in US-Europe consisting of PhD Quantitative Analytics, I.T., Infrastructure, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Product Owners and Enterprise Project Management;

●Articulated to Executive FX Leadership, SVP, COO, Managing Directors for presenting weekly senior management deliverables towards successful Calypso project $50+ million vendor platform go-live

●Developed the creation of 3 key transformation project build-out and Treasury rollout framework areas: ‘Operational Readiness Plan’, ‘Migration Strategy’ and ‘Implementation Strategy’

●Inaugural external consultant in standalone client-facing consultant to access bank’s FX trading division

●Planned complex product strategy as face of roadmap implementation to design quantitative integration solutions

●Led and supported 75+ trading desk team in US-Europe consisting of PhD Quantitative Analytics, I.T, Developers, Finance Professionals, Legal, Compliance, Product Owners and Enterprise Project Management

●Navigated FX Operations teams to resolve pricing valuation hedging volatility risk analytics;

●Translated trading results and educated front-middle-back users on solutions to enhance workflow;

●Presented results to leadership and influenced outcome for FX unit on screen, user-design interface, UX/UI/GUI;

●Communicated with Rates to establish best practices to measure quantifying risk calculation, aggregate exposures, model validation and ISDA protocol governance;

●Oversaw the development of complex architecture legacy trading systems and P&L reconciliation reporting;

●Applied innovative mathematical/quantitative approaches to draw conclusions and make recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change;

●Supervised the release production of advanced analytical digital documentation for discussions with cross functional teams to understand complex capital markets business objectives and influences derivatives solution strategies.

●Revamped, problem solved and created process re-engineering criteria on areas of validation, pricing, settlements and ledger to instill governance in information technology legacy application integration

●Managed strategic relationships with external vendors implementations on behalf of operating committee;

●Performed Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), scrum, backlog, functionality, features, user stories on continuous value and customer experience (CX) with user centered design principles for financial software products;

●Developed business recommendations, solutions and leading cross-functional project teams

●Managing global initiative with digital cross-functional partners on state-of-the-art technology data;

●Grasped complex technical and product concepts, formulate and articulate business, financial and points of value with partners as well as internal application teams;

●Interpreted sophisticated financial software products, with the ability to collaborate effectively

●Critical thinking skills to lead structured problem-solving for the team on integration and transformation

●Requirements gathering led to distilling, engaging with internal clients to analyze usage data informing prioritizing new feature development while working partners on roadmap and maintain stakeholder support;

Wells Fargo Bank – FX Treasury Enterprise Software Platform 2014

Management Consultant Derivatives Roll-Out Product Transformation – via Wipro San Francisco

●Advised, reported to department Treasury Heads, C-Suite, and team sizes of about 80+ professionals with supported trading desk team in US-Europe consisting of PhD Quantitative Analytics, Release Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Product Owners, Architecture and Program Management;

●Drive and execute transformation organizational change of products such as Foreign Exchange, Treasury, Cross Currency and basis risk from isolated legacy trading platform to sunset and upgrade new version for consolidation;

●KPI, OKRs – Owned, oversee and delivered 121 software defects of overall 325 vendor external high-priority defects;

●Objectives and Key Results: Toll-Gates, SLA, milestones, outcomes, tasks implementations

●Drive transformation and establish levers for complex organizational scope change of interest rates derivatives, foreign exchange, liquidity and treasury products from isolated trading platform to consolidation and delivered $50 million reduced cost saving legacy platform;

●Customer Focus Alignment – client-facing role advising C-Suite executives collaborating as the face of the CxO strategic engagement implementations and managed, influenced team of cross-functional product managers to drive strategy, deliverables for Artificial Intelligence Data Scientists banking front office global lines of business based on market opportunity and investment priority;

●Technical Execution; Conveyed strategy for business-savvy client the key points on PhD mathematical calculations and developed product roadmap through institutional customer feedback, deployment successes/challenges, competitive positioning and thought leadership;

●Build/Buy/Blend – quantitative risk enterprise software solutions on Calypso, Murex, Charles River, nCino, etc.

Project Context Highlights

-Top 1% ranked priority company-wide initiative

-Wells Fargo is #1 on Foreign Exchange trading on the West-Coast

-Executing more than $1B daily sophisticated trading activities

-Wells Fargo Wholesale Banking & Wells Fargo Securities divisions’ both need trading technology to be robust, accurate and reflect real-time profit & loss trading, hedging, risk

-Trading – and the Calypso platform serve as its backbone - underpins their core strategy, central to build-out capabilities

-Given the onslaught of federal regulatory banking laws, since the 2008 recession, financial institutions and, in particular, those deemed too-big-to-fail, must comply.

Problem Integrate derivatives analytical software trading platform, Calypso, to go-live end of 2014

Key Impact Areas

●Recognized by EVP International Business and FX Operating Committee for project success & expertise

●Inaugural Wipro consultant, standalone onsite client-facing capacity, to break into client’s FX division

●Delivered on-time vendor Calypso $25+ million complex integration and rollout Foreign Exchange project for top 1% ranked Wells Fargo company-wide build-out integration initiative

●Reported to superior on Steering Committee consisted of Global Head of FX Trading, CTO, and Heads

●Served as the face of business and technical Business Analysis teams on daily triage action-items call

Buy-In, Facilitate Escalation, Task Priority

●Managed 121 of overall 325 (33% cumulative) software defects external vendor high-priority defects, as such:

o4 Key Challenges Solved with Unbiased Strategy, Soft Skills, & Managing Expectations:

-How to communicate as outsider - without having direct authority - for getting consensus buy-in through steering committee members & on-site client staff?

-Which stakeholder department team will be assigned responsibility to resolve?

-How do we prioritize issues corresponding level of urgency: low-medium-high?

-How do we convey high-priority items to Management lacking technical acumen?

Management

●Led and supported 75+ trading desk team in US-Europe consisting pf Phd Quantitative Analytics, Developers, Finance Professionals, Legal, Compliance, Division Product Owners and Enterprise Project Management

Process Re-Engineering

●Revamped, created criteria on areas of FX validation, pricing, settlements and ledger to instill I.T. governance

●Derivatives Business Analysis training for 15 individuals’ Users Acceptance Testing application integration

Brought In Consultant: subject matter expert on derivatives, calypso platform niche knowledge

having to influence department heads and staff without direct authority; and, outsider coming-in at crunch time to resurrect scope go-live delivery date

o Career Path Moved on after successful implementation. Word-of-mouth led to being courted by rival bank in Chicago for leadership Consulting engagement performing similar strategy integration

Natixis Global Investments Asset Management [$800B; top-12 worldwide firm] 2013

Derivatives, Product Management Enterprise Platform & Financial Software Engineering San Francisco

Impact, KPI, OKR Developed, supported $100M sophisticated investment financial strategies and built quantitative programmed scripting solutions that cut workflow processes by 40%

Problem Expand Analytics strategies; automate trading reconciliation; RFP vendor selection

●Point of contact for 7 portfolio managers in CEO President-sponsored $40 million new institutional initiative

●Managed external vendors: Bloomberg, AXIOMA and more for expansion of upgrading trading risk platforms

Brought In Full time employee for $40 million new institutional initiative backed by CEO President- sponsored. Phone interviewed five-times with each leadership member. And, interviewed in-person five- times with each leadership member including CEO/President

o Career Path In Fall 2013, amid global recession, corporate downsized as part of 800 global institutional investments layoffs as reported in WSJ, FT. Initiative axed. Management provided severance package till end-of-year

Calypso Technology [Gold standard quantitative analytics banking platform] 2010 – 2013

Interest Rate Derivatives product management; Financial Services Enterprise System San Francisco

Impact; KPI, OKR Received outstanding recognition by CTO for delivering groundbreaking results 67/72 (93%) - up from 45% - in just 18-months for investment banks clients quantitative customized trading deliverables

Problem Banks’ service level agreements (SLA) need improving from 45% client software deliveries

●Mentored and led Interest Rates' seminar practitioner classes to new (15) employees after just 3-months at firm

●Promoted to manage departments' 25 projects for global banking enhancements from initial approval determined by senior vice president to final implementation stage in client delivery

●Spearheaded departments’ client status project report by directing 15 developers

●Built customized program portfolio project dashboard via SQL JIRA

●Presented new platform numerous features to accommodate swaps, swaptions, vanilla, exotics, basis swap, cross-currency, non-deliverable and thus promoted product through internal company website spanning over 500 global employees

●Responsible for writing front-office pricing cash flow business requirements, overseeing monthly and annual releases’ User Acceptance Testing, Quality Assurance teams, and Database migration implementations;

●Scaled Agile Framework principles (SAFe), lean, functionality, features, user stories, value proposition.

●Managed relationships with biggest global banks, investment firms on expanding their trading capabilities;

●Led teams UX/UI advanced analytics to assess client requirements future risk, opportunities, and effectiveness;

●Translated results and educate client users into meaningful IRD solutions to enhance product decision making;

●Presented results to leadership and influences key decisions that have counterparty credit enterprise impact;

●Utilized valuation best practices to quantify risk, aggregate exposures, CVA model validation and ISDA governance;

●Supervise the development of complex systems, programs, functionality that measure aggregate XVA risk exposures;

●Continuous value, customer experience (CX) with user centered design principles for financial software products;

●Developed business recommendations and leading cross-functional project teams

●Managing global initiative with cross-functional partners

●Grasped complex technical and product concepts, formulate and articulate business, financial and points of value with partners as well as internal teams;

●Interpreted sophisticated financial software products, with the ability to collaborate effectively

●Critical thinking skills to lead structured problem-solving for the team on integration and transformation

●Requirements gathering led to distilling, engaging with internal clients to analyze usage data informing prioritizing new feature development while working partners on roadmap and maintain stakeholder support;

●Applied innovative and mathematical/scientific/quantitative LIBOR, EONIA, SONIA reference rate analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make recommendations to answer business Futures curve construction objectives and drive change;

●Oversee, mentor, train, coach the production of advanced analytical material for discussions with cross functional teams to understand complex business objectives, market data, screen design and influenced derivatives solution capabilities strategies.

Brought In Full-time employee. Interviewed performing a presentation in front of senior product management

o Career Path Moved on, in 2013, for huge role at $1 trillion investment firm to expand their sophisticated trading capabilities for building-out analytics breadth & RFP vendor

Genworth Financial [Fortune 500] 2008 – 2010

Reporting Portfolio Trading Analyst, San Francisco Bay Area

Impact; KPI, OKR Recognized for outstanding achievement in identifying a record $5M in errors for Q3. Retained, despite recession, as pivotal employee during stock sell-off, and corporate layoffs

Problem Report daily securities trading for end-of-day reconciliation given unstructured data

●Won management award (2009Q3) from the director of trading for identifying $5 million on cross- functional trading errors and processing 30 percent more in client amendment request documents

●Analyzed and researched client accounts on new company platform after only 4 months to assist the director of trading (normally requiring 18 months experience)

Brought-In Full-time employee. Interviewed with Manager and Director of Operations Trading

o Career Path Started immediately upon graduation; moved on to pursue dream derivatives job in 2010

Merrill Lynch & Co. (acquired by Bank of America Securities) 2006

Internship, Statistical Monte-Carlo Portfolios San Francisco Bay Area

Impact Single-handedly distilled quantitative portfolio projections; presented for leadership

Problem Interpret new in-house ML Analytics platform; learn relevance 59 complex variables

●Performed Monte Carlo simulation analysis for high-net worth client investment portfolios of $7+ million;

●Reported to Senior Vice President of Wealth Management as the only intern recruited for the hiring-cycle.

Brought-In Internship during senior-year undergraduate

o Career Path Garnered huge praise. Led to Fortune 500 full-time employment upon college graduation

GRADUATE RESEARCH

Derivatives Graduate Research Assistant; California State University East Bay - 2013 – 2014

Only graduate student selected among 35 to serve under Dr. Scott Fung, PhD

EDUCATION

California State University, San Francisco Bay Area

Bachelors, Finance; Minor in Statistics w/ Python & R programming 2004 – 2008

Masters, Econometrics (pending; on-hold) Admitted 2014

INVITED PUBLIC SPEAKER: BANKING TRANSFORMATION

Invited Panel Speaker (representing myself – my topic: Derivatives in Blockchain & Trading Integration

On stage with fellow Wall-Street backed financial institutions:

BNY Mellon, Moody’s, Greenwich Associates, Thomson Reuters @ Manhattan, NYC - October 27, 2016 “Drilling Down the Blockchain: Beyond the Pilot Program” hosted: The Mankoff Company

Invited Panel Speaker (representing myself – my topic: Derivatives & Smart Contracts)

On stage with fellow Wall-Street financial institutions:

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Policy Advisor, ARK Invest, Tech Trader Fund, Wall-Street Blockchain Alliance “Blockchain” hosted: Terrapinn “The Trading Show” 500 attendees, $1,200 ticket @ Manhattan, NYC - Oct 6, 2016

Invited Panel Speaker (representing myself – my topic: Derivatives, Blockchain & Smart Contracts) On stage with fellow Wall-Street financial institutions:

Chief Digital Officer – Chappuis Haider, IHS Markit, Director Sapient Global Markets

“Fireside Chat: Blockchain In Finance; hosted: IBM’s Hyperledger Co-Sponsors Sapient Global Markets & Altoros https://eventil.com/events/blockchain-in-finance/ @ Manhattan, NYC – September 14, 2016

Invited Panel Speaker (representing myself – my topic: Derivatives & Blockchain Integration for Banks)

On stage with fellow Wall-Street financial institutions:

IBM Sr Solution Architect, IBM’s Integration Architect, Chief Marketing Officer Digital Asset

“Hyperledger Vs Ethereum” hosted: IBM & Altoros @ NYU Incubator Manhattan, NYC - May 2, 2016 https://eventil.com/events/hyperledger-vs-ethereum-a-battle-for-blockchain-or-a-match-made-in-heaven

Invited On-Floor Seminar Speaker, topic: Project Management & Strategic Implementation Best Practices Hosted: Terrapinn “Trading Show” @ Navy Pier, Chicago - May, 2015 https://www.terrapinn.com/template/Live/engage/8079/17937?&utm_source=First&utm_medium=blog%20&utm_camp aign=TotalTrading#sthash.YshlSJna.9jgGXu4q.dpbs

INVITED ROUNDTABLE SPEAKER W/ CME, EY & BofA

Invited on roundtable discussion @CME-NYC HQ - September 2016

Topic: derivatives & blockchain AI financial services innovation

owith executive leadership participants from:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME);

Ernst & Young (EY);

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities); &

Hogan Lovells (top 10 largest multinational law firm)

THOUGHT LEADER QUOTED ARTICLES TRANSFORMATION

“Blockchain Billions” Derivatives & Emerging Technology December 26, 2016

Podcast Interview with Author, Writer: Mr. Henrik de Gyor https://blockchainbillionspodcast.com/2016/12/26/bhavin-p-kapadia/

Emerging Innovation Trends Manhattan, NYC - October 24, 2016 Interviewed along w/ U.S. Federal Reserve Policy Advisor - on eFinancialCareers: https://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/262806/why-blockchain-will-likely-live-up-to-its-lofty-expectations-for- disruption

Top 24 Experts’ FinTech Survey e.g. Harvard Professors, U.S. Government officials

“The Agenda – Future Of Money”: Does Anyone in Washington Get Fintech? Washington D.C - September 28, 2016 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/09/financial-technology-survey-000213

“Hyperledger Vs Ethereum” Manhattan, NYC - June 20, 2016 https://www.altoros.com/blog/hyperledger-vs-ethereum-yes-no-maybe/

“Blockchain Technology Is Happening” with IBM Manhattan, NYC - May 16, 2016 http://www.84analytics.com/tag/ethereum-project/

TUCSON, ARIZONA; CIVIC PARTICIPATION

FALL 2019 – 100 DAYS

New to Tucson, as of July 2019 – since Labor Day, first 100 days key statistics summary

Built alliances, coalition, partners via referral outreach with CEO’s & community non-profit leaders, where:

*35 members @ SALC – Southern Arizona Leadership Council

*17 board of directors @ Sun Corridor

*17 members @ Pima County Workforce Investment Board

*12 faculty members @ University of Arizona Eller Business School

Unmatched voluntary board committee roles - in record pace - accumulated with top-tier organizations, such as:

*Board Member, City of Tucson, Environmental Services Commission >> $50 million budget

*Board Member, City of Tucson, Public Safety Tax Oversight Commission >> $150 million budget

*Co-Chair, Junior Achievement Tucson, 2020 Inaugural Stock Market Showcase

*Finance Committee, Habitat for Humanity of Tucson >> comprised of CFO’s & Northern Trust CEO

*Judge @ University of Arizona Eller MBA Investor Day Business Communication sponsored by Intel Corp.

*Judge @ University of Arizona Eller Undergrad Management Information Systems (MIS) 304 Case Competition

*Strategy Mentor, Startup Tucson

*Public Speaking Coach, Social Venture Partners of Tucson;

- 8-week program mentored community leader craft their verbal on-stage messaging pitch for business donors

*Volunteered full-day AZ Tech Chief Science Officers with 12 STEM high-achieving kids @ U of A Tech Park

*Volunteer, Arizona Bowl – top 3 biggest annual event in Southern Arizona

*Volunteer, El Tour de Tucson - top 3 biggest annual event in Southern Arizona

*On-stage performer in front of 1,000, Mexican-Independence Day @ Fox Theatre [video provided by Consulate]

*Special thanks – Courtesy of Mr. Bruce Dusenberry attended w/him @ University of Arizona basketball game

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera;

Historical Biographies;

Antiquity Classics;

Nature;

Land, Ocean, Sky;

Long Walks.

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