Our management team focuses on the intersections of financial services, technology and co-sourcing. This integrated expertise ensures that we understand our clients’ business and operational challenges, and design unique co-sourcing solutions and services to overcome them.
Jayesh A. Punater
Founder & CEO
Jayesh Punater is the founder and CEO of Gravitas and has more than 22 years of experience working in entrepreneurial, high growth companies servicing the financial industry. Jayesh focuses on Gravitas’ high-growth strategy and, in concert with the management team,oversees the company’s operations. Prior to founding Gravitas, he held management positions in several technology consulting and manufacturing companies, including New York based system integrator, DNA, and high-end workstations manufacturer 68000 Inc. Jayesh has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and has extensive executive training in marketing, finance, and management. He has lectured on entrepreneurship at Fordham University.
Senior Managing Director, Business Consulting Services
Mark Seaman is responsible for providing high end business consulting services with respect to software platform integration and best business practices for front, middle and back office operational workflow. Prior to joining Gravitas, Mr. Seaman was a Partner and CIO for Spectrum Global Fund Administration. At Spectrum, he was instrumental in the formation of VCOO fund administration services offering and the creation of the required technology platform. He also served as a Vice President for SS & C Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the hedge fund community. Additionally, Mr. Seaman is a former Principal of Shepro Braun where he oversaw the product development of industry recognized applications such as Total Return and Antares.
Managing Director, India Operations
Sunil Wadhwa has been with Gravitas for six years, holding several positions within the organization. Recently, he was promoted to Managing Director. He has been overseeing the global expansion of Gravitas’ offices, particularly in Mumbai, and continues to enhance our international presence. In his tenure at Gravitas, has also held roles in sales, client services, and internal operations. He also specializes in the areas of business continuity planning, helping many organizations mitigate their operational risk. Prior to joining Gravitas, Sunil was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and Co. for seventeen years. With Goldman, he worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Chicago and New York where he was part of the team responsible for providing technology for several company departments including Controllers, Risk and Legal. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an Engineering degree for Delhi School of Engineering, Delhi University.
Steve Richard, Managing Director, New Ventures
Steve Richard is responsible for identifying and nurturing new ventures at Gravitas. Steve previously led the firm’s Risk & Analytical Services effort and Business Consulting Group, using his expertise in design, development and implementation of tailored outsourcing services and technology solutions to help clients meet strategic and operational performance requirements. Before joining Gravitas, Steve was a partner and served as Chief Operating Officer for Spectrum Global Fund Administration where he developed and implemented a service-based organizational structure, in addition to leading the firm’s globalization effort by opening offices in the Cayman Islands, Bangalore, India and London. Steve also worked at Investors Bank & Trust and for US Trust of NY, Mutual Funds Services Company and was an audit manager at Price Waterhouse.
Managing Director, Talent and Development
Kevin oversees development and training across the firm including Gravitas co-sourcing teams. He previously ran KMC Coaching and Consulting Inc, a consulting firm that worked with executives in the technology, healthcare and professional services industries, including Gravitas since 2006. Kevin was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Computer Associates from 2002 to 2005 and worked with Rational Software. He received his BA from Stony Brook University and is a Certified Business Coach, Certified Facilitator, Certified FastTrac facilitator for Entrepreneurs and Kolbe Consultant. Kevin is also an active Sensei (instructor) and Third Degree Black Belt in Tai-Zen Jiu-Jitsu and has studied Martial arts for 30 years.
Executive Director, Controller
Olga Noy oversees financial management reporting, accounting operations, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting, and cash management. She is also responsible for implementing policies and systems for monitoring financial flow and best practices. Olga oversees the offshore Accounting arm of Gravitas based in Ahmedabad, India. She has been with the company since its inception, and has been involved in various aspects of business operations as well. Olga has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Executive Director, Marketing & Strategy
Janet manages the firm’s marketing strategy and communications, including development and positioning of new services and market assessment. Prior to joining Gravitas in 2011, Janet was Marketing Director at investment research firm and broker-dealer, OTR Global LLC. While based in Canada and Singapore, she managed international marketing and communications for the Economic Development Board of Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Chevron Canada. Janet was involved in drafting the blueprint for revitalization of Singapore’s tourism industry and promoted Asia’s largest biomedical sciences venture fund. She holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from the University of York, UK, a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Open University, and a Diploma of Technology in Marketing from the BCIT.
Executive Director, Systems Integration
Pat Mullevey heads Gravitas’ Systems Integration and Technical Support Group. Prior to Gravitas in 2011, Pat was a Senior Systems Engineer at GoldenTree Asset Management where he implemented and maintained GoldenTree’s private Cloud and overall IT infrastructure. As a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, he was responsible for managing the network and infrastructure for 270 recruiting stations as Information Systems Manager for Northeast recruiting. Pat also managed many network and systems deployments in operations overseas. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina.