Meet The Team

The key personnel behind our platforms.

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Ashley

Product Manager
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Ashley Butler

Product Manager

Ashley Butler is a Product Manager for MackeyRMS in the New York office. As a Product Manager, she is responsible for providing technical solutions and support. Prior to MackeyRMS, Ashley worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst at Information Builders. Ashley studied at Fordham University and holds a B.S. degree in Information Science.

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Bob

Senior Software Developer
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Bob Grudem

Senior Software Developer

Bob Grudem brings decades of systems and enterprise software development to MackeyRMS. Bob wrote assembly language and C for more than 10 years at Microsoft in the Systems Division, before moving on to web applications, messaging middleware, and the .NET world of enterprise applications. He especially enjoys programming in Haskell. He holds a BA in mathematics from Reed College.

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Brian

Senior Solutions Consultant
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Brian Williams

Senior Solutions Consultant

With over five years experience on the technical and sales side in RMS, including several years with legacy vendors, Brian maintains expertise in the space. "I have extensive, first-hand experience with the challenges and obstacles encountered with firms not using a modern RMS. The speed, mobility, and flexible innovations offered by our product truly make us best in breed."

Brian is responsible for the delivery of the technical and business value offered by our software. He serves as a key resource not only with internal technical operations, but also in understanding, creating, and deploying the underlying architecture. Brian also works extensively in providing custom solutions leveraging the underlying platform and frameworks.

His experience in FinTech, and specifically the RMS space, allows Brian to meet and fulfill all customer solutions.

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Chris

Founder & CEO
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Chris Mackey

Founder & CEO

Chris Mackey draws upon his experience and deep understanding of both the hedge fund and alternative research industries. He previously worked as a research analyst with a technology-focused long/short equity hedge fund, where he covered the Internet sector. Prior to his time on the buy-side, Chris was a member of the technology, media & telecom group with Standard & Poor's Vista Research, a provider of research services to the financial services industry. Frustration from the lack of viable workflow tools and constant inefficiencies in the investment enterprise gave Chris the inspiration to develop the industry's smartest research management application, MackeyRMS. Chris holds a BA from Harvard University.

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Dan

Founder & Chief Architect
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Dan

Founder & Chief Architect

Dan is responsible for technical design and architecture for MackeyRMS products. After receiving his BA and PhD in Political Science from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School, Dan was drawn to the intellectual challenge of building complex software systems. He has experience in a range of programming languages and frameworks, including Ruby, SQL, Bash, JavaScript, Objective C and Haskell.

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Emmett

Account Manager
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Emmett Manning

Account Manager

Emmett Manning joined the Mackey Team in 2014 directly from Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Emmett has previously served as an Assistant Baseball Coach with Barnstable High School, and maintains the lowest golf handicap at Mackey.

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Heath

Senior Software Developer
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Heath Ritchie

Senior Software Developer

Heath Ritchie, CFA joined MackeyRMS from Green River, where he developed software in Ruby on Rails and Javascript. Previously, Heath spent a decade as an equities analyst at a boutique investment management firm. Heath holds a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University.

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Hoony

Founder & Chief Technology Officer
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Hoony Youn

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Hoony Youn oversees all software development activities and technical operations for MackeyRMS. Hoony has over 18 years experience in the high tech industry, working in various leadership product and program management roles across enterprise software, mobile platform and consumer electronics industries. As a result, he has co-developed and deployed numerous award winning innovative software and hardware solutions to the marketplace for global companies such as Samsung and LG Electronics. Hoony holds a Masters and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Jess

Software Developer
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Jess Sumner

Software Developer

Jess joined Mackey all the way from the UK in early 2016. As a Software Developer, Jess loves the challenge of learning. Her experience is primarily in Ruby on Rails and front end web development. She comes from a background in Chemistry where she worked professionally in a chemical production company. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry, obtained from Durham University, UK.

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Joseph

Software Developer
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Joseph Cho

Software Developer

Joseph Cho enjoys programming because he believes in its potential to make ideas come to life. He comes from Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, where he developed SQL queries that mapped fields from client databases to local servers. His programming interests lie in elegant code, creating a clean UX, and working on his passion project brunchbucks.com. He comes from Boston University with a Bachelors in Health Science and Minor in Public Health.

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Kevin

Account Manager
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Kevin Canavan

Account Manager

Kevin Canavan is an Account Manager with Mackey, joining in 2015 after spending the previous 8 years in Client Reporting and Services, as well as the Derivative Pricing Group, with BNY Mellon in Boston. Kevin holds a BS and BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and remains a loyal fan of the Minutemen.

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Luis

VP of Sales
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Luis Castellanos

VP of Sales

Luis Castellanos is responsible for driving and managing global sales at MackeyRMS. With more than fifteen years of sales experience in the financial technology sector, and seven years exclusively selling research management systems, Luis has unparalleled expertise and has established relationships with some of the industry’s largest Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund of Funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds. His vast experience affords him a comprehensive understanding of the buy-side research process and work flow of investment professionals. Prior to joining the Firm, Luis served as Director of Sales for Advent's Tamale Research Management product where he was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing. Luis holds a BS from Franklin Pierce University.

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Michael

Customer Success Manager
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Michael Axelrod

Customer Success Manager

With experience on the buy-side and within FinTech, Michael has a deep appreciation for how a quality platform can augment a client’s “edge.” As Customer Success Manager, Michael focuses on diving into our users’ research process, to help deliver a precise, customized solution. Michael holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from SUNY University at Albany, and is based out of our New York office.

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Spencer

Software Developer
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Spencer Gaston

Software Developer

Spencer is a software developer for MackeyRMS. He has a passion for clean code and intuitive design. Before joining Mackey Spencer gained experience consulting with JavaScript, customer service applications for banking, and writing Android apps. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont.

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Taneshia

Account Manager
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Taneshia Auxier

Junior Account Manager

Taneshia Auxier joins Mackey as a Junior Account Manager, after graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She is based in the Boston office. During her free time, Taneshia enjoys exploring the city, playing Frisbee golf, and expressing her creativity through a variety of art forms.

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Will

VP of International
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Will Keuper

VP of International

Will Keuper is based in London, and oversees international expansion for Mackey. Prior to joining the Firm, Will worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Jefferies & Company in New York City. Will holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University, where he was a member of the Varsity Baseball Team.