The Group Executive Board

 

Dario Cintioli

Managing Director

Dario joined StatPro in 2003 following StatPro’s investment in RiskMap.
Dario was the original creator of StatPro Risk Management. He is an expert in risk management, fixed income attribution and reporting techniques, including ‘Value at Risk’, which provides a monetary measure of the risk of a portfolio.

Before establishing RiskMap and joining StatPro Dario spent 10 years in leading Italian financial institutions, as Head of Interest Rate Derivatives and Head of Quantitative Analysis. Today Dario runs the Group Executive Board and is responsible for all StatPro’s products including software and data services.

Dario Cintioli


Andrew Peddar

Andrew Peddar

Group Chief Operating Officer

Andrew joined StatPro UK in September 1999, as a Project Manager, and became Client Services Manager for the UK territories in 2002.

In March 2004 Andrew moved to Cape Town, where he co-founded StatPro South Africa as Managing Director. Following four successful years in the Cape Town office he moved to StatPro Canada, based in Toronto. In January 2011, he became CEO, North America with overall responsibility for the region. At the beginning of 2013 Andrew took up his current position responsible for sales, client services, marketing and IT.


Michel Lempicki

Global Accounts Director

Previously working for S&P, Michel joined StatPro to open our European operations in Benelux, France and Germany. He was involved in the acquisition of AMS in Paris and Riskmap in Italy which later became StatPro Italy. In 2010 Michel became the European Sales Director and moved to his current role in 2013. Michel manages and nurtures global strategic accounts within StatPro. This includes large Fund Administrators and Custodian banks, along with third parties that wish to resell StatPro services to their clients. “In my role, I do not see StatPro as a service provider anymore but as a partner. Gaining the mutual benefits of working together with our peers is the norm and continues to grow.”

Michel Lempecki

Neil Smyth

 

Neil Smyth

Marketing & Technology Director

Neil is responsible for the overall technology strategy and global marketing activity. He joined StatPro in 1997 after completing his MSc in Multimedia Technology culminating in a 6 month placement with SONY at their European R&D center in Brussels. Neil has held positions in QA, Client Services and IT and was the CTO before taking up his current position in January 2011. Neil started the research project which became StatPro Revolution in 2008, leading an initial group of architects and developers to produce prototypes and public beta’s ready for the commercial launch in March 2011. Neil continues to be part of the StatPro Revolution working group today.


Marc Zandt

Global Services Director

Marc has worked within the financial services industry for over 20 years. He started his career in South Africa working for Arthur Anderson and went on to spend 8 years in London. While in London he worked for Rothschild Asset Management as a Client Services Manager and at Insight Investment as Head of Investment Systems. This time on the buy-side has given Marc a deep appreciation for the challenges faced within the industry.

Marc returned to South Africa in 2005 and joined a well-regarded international management consulting firm with a key focus on the investment industry. In this capacity Marc grew to appreciate the strategic requirements of Asset Managers, Multi Managers, Asset Consultants, Custodians and Administration companies.

Marc joined StatPro South Africa in February 2008, as an Account Manager focusing on developing relationships with current clients and ensuring new business development. His most recent role was CEO, South Africa and at the start of 2013 Marc became Global Services Director responsible for managing all our services with our clients and is once again based in London.

Marc Zandt

Damian Handzy

 

Damian Handzy

Global Head of Risk

Damian is co-founder and former CEO of New York based Investor Analytics, which he sold to StatPro in January 2016. Damian is an industry expert in risk management, having brought several innovations, including Visual VaR, to market. He is a recognised thought leader in risk analytics, a sought-after keynote speaker, a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics and author of the Riskology column in Risk Magazine’s Hedge Funds Review. Damian has a doctorate in nuclear astrophysics and as StatPro’s Global Head of Risk is responsible for the firm’s risk strategy and delivery.

 

Luca Bortolami

Revolution Director

Luca Bortolami joined StatPro Italy in 2008. Prior to joining StatPro, Luca worked for 15 years as a structured derivatives trader for the three major Italian Banks, ultimately becoming the Global Head of Structured Fixed Income Derivatives at UniCredit. After spending 4 years in Milan working on StatPro’s risk factory, Luca moved to StatPro Canada in 2012 to become the Head of the Montreal office and Global Head of Evaluations. At the beginning of 2015 he became Revolution Product Director, one year before joining the GEB in his current role. His academic background is both in technology and finance, holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Cornell University.