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.
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.
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.
Rob Underwood brings to FINOS two decades of experience leading high profile marketing, technology, and strategy initiatives, both for profits and nonprofits, across a diversity of organizational sizes and types, from Fortune 100 technology companies, to educational foundations, to ten person venture backed startups.
At FINOS Rob serves as Chief Development Officer, where he leads various aspects of foundation development. Rob’s duties include new business development (membership sales); project development (identifying and attracting new project contributions; identifying new potential projects to launch from scratch based on market opportunities); drawing on his experience as CTO of Relay Graduate School of Education, organizational development (training and certification strategy for the FINOS project community); and, building on the channel strategy and route-to-market projects he led for technology and financial data companies when he was with Deloitte Consulting, partnership and alliance development for FINOS, including the new Associate Membership tier for other nonprofits. Rob also oversees strategic and special projects for the foundation, such as the recent pilot and onboarding of the Legend platform from FINOS member Goldman Sachs. Rob is additionally responsible for FINOS public relations.
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.