NEW YORK – December 2, 2015 – Gravitas Technology Services LLC is pleased to announce several new hires to support the rapid growth of the firm’s proprietary front and middle office services platform, The Gravitas Platform. Gravitas’ current headcount is over 250. Gravitas is a leading collaborative outsourcing partner for the hedge fund space.
With over ten years of industry experience, Jonathan Shapiro joins Gravitas as Senior Director of Business Development, leading the sales team in all revenue producing activities for The Gravitas Platform. Most recently, Mr. Shapiro served as Senior Sales Executive at SunGard Asset Management, where he led the sales team covering the hedge fund sector within its asset management division. Previously, Mr. Shapiro spent five years at State Street Bank and Trust, where he sold Fund Administration and the company’s Enhanced Custody platform, and six years at Goldman Sachs & Company, where he identified new clients for the firm’s Prime Brokerage business.
“I am delighted to be joining Gravitas, a firm that is dedicated to top notch performance and client service. I look forward to expanding our footprint within the alternative investment community especially through our platform solutions, which include market risk, middle office operations, and investor and regulatory reporting services,” said Mr. Shapiro.
Other key new hires include William Linden as Director of Client Onboarding and Dhaval Shah as Senior Director, Software Engineer. Mr. Linden oversees the transition of a client from the sales process through production delivery of services in both the cloud/support services business and the firm’s collaborative outsourcing business. Mr. Shah supports the software development team by helping leverage and transform The Gravitas Platform into the leading platform-as-a-service solution in the asset management industry.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jonathan, Bill, Dhaval and others aboard during this exciting and pivotal time, as we roll out The Gravitas Platform,” said Jayesh Punater, Gravitas Founder & CEO. “As we continue to experience rapid growth as a firm, Gravitas remains dedicated to the development of our platform capabilities by hiring highly experienced and passionately dedicated professionals around the globe.”
About Gravitas Technology Services LLC:
Gravitas is a leading collaborative outsourcing partner for the alternative investment space. Founded in 1996, Gravitas provides solutions for the front and middle office leveraging proprietary software, The Gravitas Platform, which is powered by The Gravitas Cloud. The company is based in New York with offices in Chicago, Greenwich, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, India.
Gravitas was most recently named "Best Middle Office Solution" in the HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, and "Best Outsourced Solution" in the 2015 HFM US Technology Awards. Past HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards won by Gravitas include: “Most Innovative Technology Provider” (2014), “Best Outsourced Technology Infrastructure Provider” (2013) and “Best Overall Technology Firm” (2012).