Gabriele is an open source leader and technologist at heart, having spent more than 10 years building thriving communities and delivering business value through open source. He thrives in working with open source communities to drive disruptive innovation, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm, or a non profit organization.Gabriele brings a wealth of expertise in executive and technical leadership, ranging from FinTech to enterprise collaboration, and from developer platforms to SaaS ARR business models. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, Gabriele has now built the Symphony Software Foundation from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for Wall Street to accelerate digital transformation, engaging in a new model of open source FinTech innovation. Gabriele is a PMC Member for the Apache Software Foundation and an advisor for Bankex.com. Based in San Francisco but originally from Italy, he’s a proud SSC Napoli supporter, a reggae music connoisseur and a South Park groupie.
Beth has a background of over 20 years experience in customer/executive support and marketing in the private, public, and non profit sectors. After earning her BS in International Politics from Georgetown University, Beth spent the early part of her career working for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Relations Committee and as the assistant to the Legislative Director for Paralyzed Veterans of America. She then worked for over 10 years in marketing as a copywriter in both the financial services and consumer electronics industries. Most recently, she has been working as a liaison to facilitate telemedicine visits for patients of a family medical practice.
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.
Aaron has a performing arts background, coupled with an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, and experience running technology companies. Before FINOS, Aaron managed web design and development companies, building web sites, apps and marketing campaigns for hundreds of clients. 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.
Rob Underwood oversees the marketing, development, and operations of FINOS programs. Based in New York and with a background in both corporate strategy and technology, Rob is responsible for identifying and evaluating new FINOS program opportunities in the financial services industry. Rob also advises FINOS regarding the foundation’s strategy and positioning, especially with the NY tech, startup, and venture capital community.
To FINOS Rob brings two decades of experience leading marketing, sales, product, operations, and technology initiatives in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from two-person startups to Fortune 100 corporations. Rob has previously been both a non profit Executive Director and a Chief Technology Officer at Relay Graduate School of Education. Rob also did a 13 year stint in management consulting, first with KPMG/BearingPoint from 2000 to 2006, and then with Deloitte Consulting LLP as a senior manager in their corporate strategy practice from 2006 to 2013.