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Alexis Kalmanovitz

Alexis Kalmanovitz

Managing Partner - North America
Alexis has 17 years’ experience in financial information and technology as a principal at Thomson Reuters, an investment banker at ABN AMRO and Putnam Lovell NBF, and a strategy consultant with FinTech companies and private equity firms.

Based in Los Angeles, Alexis operates across several FinTech sectors including trading technology, market data, risk management and analytics, asset and wealth management, and alternative investments.

Alexis holds a M.A. in Economics from McGill University.

Outside of work Alexis is always up for a motorcycle ride in California and a ski trip to Utah.

Email: alexis@zeligassociates.com

Phone: +1 646 707 2272

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Gerd Weissenboeck

Gerd Weissenboeck

Managing Partner - Europe
Gerd has 17 years’ experience in cross-border corporate finance in Technology Investment Banking at ABN AMRO and RBS having advised on over 40 M&A transactions as well as several equity and debt raisings.

Based in London, Gerd operates across a number of FinTech sub-sectors including capital markets (trading & risk solutions), wealth management, front-end digital banking applications, payment services and technology-enabled financial services.

Gerd holds a M.A. in International Relations & Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)

Outside of work Gerd is a passionate off-piste skier, devoted husband and amateur cook.

Email: gerd@zeligassociates.co.uk

Phone: +44 203 440 3606

Senthil Kumar Venugopal

Senthil Kumar Venugopal

Senior Advisor
Based in the U.K., Senthil Kumar joined Zelig as Senior Advisor in 2017.

With 30 years’ experience in the Technology sector, he now actively invests in and advises early stage companies on market expansion and brand development.

Early in his career, Senthil worked at Wipro, Citi and Microsoft. Over the last two decades he has been actively selling and marketing software to the financial services industry worldwide. While at i-flex solutions,  Senthil served as the CEO of Europe and as global CMO. From 2007 to 2017, Senthil worked at Oracle Corporation (after the i-flex acquisition) and held the title Group Vice President and served first as Global Head of Marketing and later as Global Head of Business Development at the newly created Financial Services Global Business Unit.

Outside of work, Senthil loves to travel, play golf and take long walks around Kent and Surrey with his wife.

Email: senthil@zeligassociates.co.uk

Phone: +44 203 440 3606

Chris Fong

Chris Fong

Vice President
Chris has 7 years’ experience in Technology, Media, and Telecom investment banking at Gemini Partners (Redwood Capital) and Cobalt Corporate Finance.

Based in London, Chris operates across several FinTech sectors, including banking, payments, and trading technology.

Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration with dual emphases in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

Outside of work Chris enjoys training in martial arts in the morning and sipping Pappy Van Winkel in the evening.

Email: chris@zeligassociates.co.uk

Phone: +44 203 440 3606

A. Owen England

A. Owen England

Associate
Owen joined Zelig in 2016 having previously worked at HSBC and Strata Partners, where he gained his first exposure to FinTech as a member of the deal team advising Holvi on their sale to BBVA.

Owen holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MSc from the London School of Economics, both in Economic History. He has also completed a certificate course in FinTech offered by MIT.

Outside of work Owen can be found running – having completed the fabled Marathon des Sables ultramarathon – or climbing mountains.

Email: owen@zeligassociates.co.uk

Phone: +44 203 440 3606

JANNA GONCHAROVA

JANNA GONCHAROVA

Early Stage Venture Capital Affiliate
Janna has 7 years’ experience in capital markets and investment management. Most recently she was a VP of  Investment Management at  Rocket Internet, the world’s largest start-up incubator outside the USA and was focusing on online marketplaces, ecommerce and FinTech.  Prior to that Janna worked in a credit focused asset management firm ARAM Global  and in structured credit products at Bank of America.

Based in London, Janna operates across several FinTech sectors, including payments, lending and trading technology.

Janna holds a B.Sc. Summa cum Laude in International  Economics and Management and an M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University in Italy.

Outside of work Janna enjoys skiing, art and horse-riding.

Email: janna@zeligassociates.com

Phone: +44 203 440 3606