Gabriele is an open source executive and technologist at heart. He spent over 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial open source ventures, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm or a non profit foundation. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, as Executive Director Gabriele grew the Fintech Open Source Foundation FINOS from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for the global financial services industry to innovate faster, leveraging open source as a model of collaboration. Gabriele holds a Master in Computer Engineering, is a Committer for the Apache Software Foundation and advises open source startups. He’s a passionate soccer fan, reggae music connoisseur and special needs dad and advocate wannabe.
Jane is a senior technology leader with extensive experience in delivering transformative, data-focused technology in the Financial Services industry. Most recently, Jane was Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where she was the Global Head of Reference Data Technology Services. In this role, Jane successfully delivered several enterprise-wide transformation initiatives and re-shaped the global operating model of the technology organization. Prior to Credit Suisse, Jane worked in top-tier financial institutions, delivering technology solutions for Trading, Risk Management, and Operations business units. Jane earned her MS in Computer Science at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts at Barnard College.
Aitana is a Strategic Initiatives Manager at FINOS and co-leads the FINOS Open RegTech Initiative, which aims to promote Open Source Software and Standards among financial regulators and for regulatory reporting in general. Since joining FINOS in 2019, Aitana has worked on the open sourcing of the Legend project contributed by Goldman Sachs, and with the Securities Reference Data project contributed by Nomura.
Prior to joining FINOS, Aitana was an Associate with nonprofit Endeavor in Chile, where she worked on the growth and fundraising strategies of local technology startups. She started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst with BICE Inversiones in Santiago, Chile.
Aitana holds an MPA in International Finance from Columbia University, and a Business and Law degree from CUNEF at Universidad Complutense. Based in New York but originally from Spain, Aitana is fluent in Spanish, German and English.
Kenny DeMeo has over 15 years of experience in the financial services and capital markets industries. In that time, he has worked with Fortune 100 businesses along with global financial services organizations, providers of financial cloud-based proprietary and open contributory consortium technology, and international business intelligence and advanced data analytic leaders, to achieve strategic marketing goals, and was on the senior leadership team at companies such as Deutsche Bank, Swiss Re and Verisk Financial.
In his current role, Kenny will lead the FINOS marketing team to define and evolve a strategy to grow the maturity of the FINOS messaging, strategy, and execution, primarily as it relates to corporate engagement, to continue growing the Membership base, and more broadly, the adoption of and contribution of open-source projects in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining FINOS as Sr. Director of Marketing, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Verisk Financial, where he led the company’s marketing and branding strategies, public relations and media, external communications, and event experiences. His leadership has contributed to Verisk’s industry recognition and reputation for best-in-class customer solutions.
Kenny graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in business communications and holds his Series 7 General Securities Representative registration, Series 63 Investment Representative securities registration, as well as Life and Health Insurance license.
Aaron (Grizz) Griswold has a performing arts background, coupled with an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, and experience running technology companies and conferences.
Before FINOS, Aaron managed web design and development companies, and helped build multiple tech conferences like All Things Open (in the open source space), and ConvergeSE (in the design and developer space). He owned multiple companies in various industries, been a marketing manager for others, and was in the US Army as an infantry paratrooper at the 82nd Airborne Division.
In addition to managing the Foundation’s legal affairs, Aaron chairs the Foundation’s Open Source Readiness working group, helping members to develop policies that enable productive engagement with open source. Aaron has counseled both commercial software producers and nonprofit foundations on legal issues related to open source software. As counsel for the Software Freedom Law Center, he advised some of the most significant open source software foundations. At IEEE, he advised internal clients on open access and open licensing matters. And as a partner at Tor Ekeland P.C., he advised startups and commercial software companies on establishing open source policies, designing open source business models, and on license compliance.
Tosha has spent more than 20 years in financial services and technology working with banks, software companies and start-ups in a wide variety of roles. Leveraging this experience Tosha works across a number of initiatives to promote the Foundation and help our members maximize value from their engagement with FINOS and open source software more generally. Before joining FINOS Tosha co-founded eCo Financial Technology to give banks a new way to source and evaluate software. Prior to that Tosha spent 13 years at Credit Suisse in London and New York where she held a range of technology roles in both Equities and FICC before becoming COO for eFX and then FID eCommerce. Tosha started her career in a Silicon Valley financial technology start-up after earning BAs in Psychology and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.
Julia comes from a long history of managing technical communities, most recently with application developers and software engineers in the Quality of Experience and SaaS Industry. With 5+ years of strategic community and project management, Julia brings a wealthy knowledge and background of community best practices surrounding community building, engagement, and collaboration across many disciplines to build out and execute on the community vision with internal + external stakeholders.
Taking a data-driven approach to work cross-functionally, Julia's mission is to keep the internet an open free place where people feel encouraged to come together and exchange ideas, by empowering contributors, creatives, and developers to do what they do best. Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Marketing from Roanoke College with a Minor in Spanish.