Jayesh Punater is the Global Head of Gravitas and has more than 25 years of experience working in entrepreneurial firms servicing the financial industry. Jayesh focuses on Gravitas’ high-growth strategy and oversees the company’s operations. He is dedicated to creating a workplace centered on the principles of mindful living at Gravitas with particular focus on cultivating a thriving culture and promoting agility and resourcefulness. Prior to founding Gravitas, Jayesh 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.
President + CIO
Robert Lampietti oversees Gravitas Technology Services, developing and deploying application and infrastructure for all clients. With over 25 years of experience, Robert has worked extensively delivering technology solutions in the financial industry. He has been a key player in designing and building platforms for the hedge fund administration business, including ones now used by the world’s largest hedge fund administrator. Robert is a strategic problem solver with an expertise in framing technical solutions from business problems. Robert has a Bachelors degree in Physics from Columbia University and a Masters degree in Astrophysics from Columbia University.
Chief Financial Officer
John Miller heads the finance department at Gravitas and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. With extensive experience in high technology, software and software-as-a-service (SaaS), John provides a unique perspective managing business affairs, minimizing risk, and anticipating future threats and opportunities. John joins Gravitas from Portware, where he served as the Director of Finance, helping architect and execute the successful acquisition of Portware by FactSet in 2015. He holds his CPA and is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the CFO Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs. John received an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University and a BBA in Accounting from Siena College.
Senior Director, Middle Office Services
Jonathan Hinkley is responsible for our Middle Office Solutions delivery, handling the staffing and technology for all clients. Jonathan joined Gravitas after having spent 17 years at various administrator and investment management companies, including GlobeOp Financial Services SA, where he was responsible for fund services, leading fund accounting and operations of multi-billion dollar hedge funds. Jonathan has extensive expertise in project execution, cross-functional delivery and process improvement, fund accounting and fund pre-launch consulting. He has a BA in Accountancy from Bentley University and a CPA license from Massachusetts.
Managing Director, Collaborative Outsourcing / Advisory
Mark Seaman manages Gravitas Fund Services and Gravitas Technology Services, delivering turnkey and bespoke solutions that span risk management, research, operations and technology. Prior to joining Gravitas, Mark was a Partner and CIO for Spectrum Global Fund Administration where he was instrumental in the formation of the 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. and Principal of Shepro Braun, where he oversaw the product development of industry recognized applications such as Total Return and Antares.
Managing Director, Operations + Talent
Christopher Burnett oversees firm operations, creating value for clients by ensuring that the right technology, process and people are in place. Chris joined the Gravitas team in 2011 with the formation of Gravitas Chicago – a joint venture with his former firm, Apogee Strategies LLC, in Chicago. Chris formally joined Gravitas in January 2013 when the Chicago JV was successfully integrated. In addition to his operations role, Chris has served as Interim Director of Integration and Support Operations at Gravitas. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was the Manager and CEO of Apogee Strategies LLC for 13 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Political Science.
Senior Director, Business Development
Jonathan Shapiro leads the business development and relationship management teams at Gravitas. Prior to joining Gravitas in November 2015, Jonathan sold front, middle and back office technology platforms to alternative asset management firms at SunGard. Jonathan also spent six years at Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage, where he was responsible for the relationship management of the firm's hedge fund client base. With over 15 years of extensive experience that spans all aspects of hedge fund operations, Jonathan works diligently with clients to offer tailored, thoughtful solutions. He graduated from the University at Albany with a BA in Political Science and English.
Executive Director, India Operations
Rama Krishna heads operations in India and is involved in multiple firm-wide strategic planning and business intelligence initiatives. Rama joined Gravitas in 2010 as the Head of Research and is responsible for setting up the firm’s research business. Rama has over 13 years of experience in providing customized support solutions to investment banks and asset management companies. Prior to Gravitas, Rama was in a leadership role at Adventity (now Sutherland Global Services) managing key investment banking and equity research accounts. A CFA, Rama has an Master of Science degree in Finance from Icfai University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Utkal University.