Leadership

  • Management
  • Advisors

Maneesh Sagar

Chairman and CEO

Maneesh is a serial entrepreneur, VC, and coach. He is also the founder of Thynk Ventures, an early stage VC, investing in AI, IoT, machine learning, and process automation. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a Presidential Scholar. He is also an Innovation Fellow and a Founding Career Coach at Columbia Business School, teaching classes on startups, venture capital, conducts industry panels, advises students and alumni one-on-one, and leads global trips.

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He has a history of investing in, and scaling up disruptive startups. He was the Co-Founder of NeuVis (acq by IBM-Rational) where he raised over $80 million and grew the company to over 350 employees. At Huntington House, he created the first online sustainable development marketplace. At MondoWindow, he setup the worlds first browser based moving map #IFE company, and at Sirl.io, he made retail searchable.

He was Managing Director at Connecticut Innovations, where he invested in mobile, enterprise software, marketing automation, and IOT. Investments and advisory roles include Frevvo, Keisense (acq by Nuance), NetKey (acq by NCR), ROI (acq by Revionics), Premise (acq by Eclipsys), SilverSky (acq by BAE Systems) ShopText (acq by Anomaly), HigherOne (NYSE) and SmartEquip.

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Rashmi Bomiriya, PhD

Managing Director - R S Metrics Asia Holdings and Chief Data Scientist

Rashmi is responsible for executing RS Metrics’ business strategy and ensuring operational excellence globally. She is also responsible for designing and developing analytical products that combine internal and external data to generate actionable insights, continuously expanding data science capabilities within the organization, and guiding the diverse product development teams consisting of software engineers, data scientists and system support analysts etc.

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Rashmi holds a PhD in Statistics from the Pennsylvania State University and a BSc Special Degree in Statistics, with honors and the gold medal for the best student in Statistics, from the University of Colombo. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Rashmi was an Associate Vice President at Amba Research Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Now Acuity Knowledge Partners), a financial services provider for Wall Street clients, where she implemented novel portfolio optimization algorithms, change detection algorithms as well as trained and managed a group of quantitative analysts. She also served as an online instructor for graduate level Statistics courses for Penn State World Campus for several years. Currently, she is also a member of the Board of Management for Center for Data Science, University of Colombo.

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Nilosha Pereira

Director and CEO – R S Metrics Asia Holdings and Global Head of Operations

Nilosha brings over a decade of industrial experience and is responsible for ensuring operational excellence globally and executing RS Metrics’ business strategy. He holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).

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Nilosha oversees global operations at RS Metrics, and is responsible for day to day management of the teams consisting of software engineers, data scientists and system support analysts, sales and marketing managers, guiding product development, design and implementation processes, managing deliverables, IT infrastructure, quality control and technology while leading and maintaining the marketing and sales communications (CRM) of RS Metrics globally.

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Vishal Thiruvedula

Head of Product

Vishal is the Head of Product at RS Metrics responsible for defining the product strategy across multiple customer segments and working closely with the marketing, partnership and the data science teams on product delivery, enhancements and customizations across both ESG and commodities products.. Prior to joining RS Metrics, he was a Lead Analyst with the Commodities Research team at Refinitiv based in London.

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He joined Refinitiv in December of 2015 and oversaw both dry bulk and freight analysis. Prior to Refinitiv he worked at Castleton Commodities International and Barclays. Vishal graduated with a Masters in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, University of London.

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Nilesh Maurya

Corporate Development

Nilesh Maurya has experience of over 12 years in the field of investment banking, capital raising, venture consulting, and start-up mentoring. He has played an instrumental role in crafting some of India’s leading consumer capital raise and merger and acquisition transactions in India, MENA and the Americas. Nilesh is a Director at Thynk Ventures, an early-stage fund in the US, and also has been a senior banker with Omega Capital in Mumbai. 

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Nilesh is appointed as a “Mentor for Change” by the Government of India and has been associated as a mentor for over 15 startups incubator and accelerator programs. With a passion for education, Nilesh is a Board of Studies Member with Amity University in India. Nilesh holds an MBA from Amity University majoring in Finance and International Business and also holds executive certificates in Mergers and Acquisition from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a short course certificate in Sustainable Finance from Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University.

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Jonas Laeben

VP Strategic Accounts

Jonas is the VP Strategic Accounts at RS Metrics responsible for strategic sales. Jonas has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship and acting as a Business partner to c-level executives, providing extensive solution strategy, including positions at General Electric, Oracle, Cisco, Capgemini, and LinkedIn.

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His area of expertise includes Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Data Management with a focus on Alternative data. His personal interest is spending time with his family, running, hiking, and being a volunteer youth hockey coach for one of his daughter’s hockey team.

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Libby Bernick

Senior Advisor ESG

For over 25 years, Libby has worked to integrate sustainability and climate data into business decision-making to create more sustainable business models and greener products. Libby is a regular contributor to international industry events, a frequent commentator in the media on sustainable finance and ESG investing, and has served as an expert advisor to US, UK, and EC government agencies on greenwashing and green marketing claims.

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As the Head of Sustainability at Morningstar, she led the corporate sustainability program and global ESG strategy working with investors, asset managers and financial advisors to understand sustainable investing and incorporate ESG factors into financial products. Prior to joining Morningstar, Libby was Managing Director at S&P Global, where she led a global business unit creating greater transparency in the capital markets on ESG data, impact and climate risk. As part of the Executive Leadership team at Trucost, she developed innovative products addressing climate risk, impact valuation, and the sustainable development goals.

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Richard Anfang

Senior Advisor Technology

Richard is a technology executive with over 30 years of experience working in global financial service organizations. He has held senior management positions as a business-aligned Chief Information Officer, managed enterprise technology infrastructure, and partnered closely with C-level executives. Richard has an extensive track record delivering innovative technology solutions to solve business problems within the financial services sector.

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Most recently, he worked at JPMorgan Chase where he was Chief Architect of the firm’s Global Technology Infrastructure organization. From 2013 to early 2014, he was the Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan’s Asset Management business. He was responsible for the business’ strategic leadership of technology, overseeing over 3,000 technologists globally spanning the firm’s global Investment Management and Private Bank businesses. From 2008 to 2012, he was the Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, he spent over 24 years at Morgan Stanley. During that time, he held a number of senior Information Technology positions including Chief Technology Officer of the Prime Brokerage business, global head of the firm’s Enterprise Infrastructure group, head of Equity and Fixed Income Sales & Trading applications development, and Chief Information Officer of Morgan Stanley’s UK and European businesses.

Richard has an extensive track record of delivering innovative solutions and solving business problems in the financial services industry. He has served on the advisory board of several technology service providers and has participated in numerous industry forums and committees. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1983) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (1981).

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Tom Diamond

Co Founder

Tom is Co-Founder of Remote Sensing Metrics, with a focus on business development and strategic alliances. Tom brings his extensive experience as a strategic advisor to corporate managers and institutional investors, operational experience, and background in engineering and product development, to provide a deep understanding of how technology and data-driven analysis can benefit business decision-making.

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Prior to RS Metrics, Tom was a Director with Stax, Inc., a corporate and investor strategy consulting firm, where he led and managed relationships for eight years with major corporations, leveraged buyout firms and their portfolio companies, and hedge fund clients. His work often revolved around quantifying and forecasting behaviors of customers and markets to support major decisions for growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and public equities trading. Previously, Tom was co-founder of Fulcrum Systems, an enterprise software company using massive data sets for design and ongoing optimization of complex corporate telecommunication networks, where he served as Vice President of Marketing. Fulcrum was acquired in 2003 by a telecom carrier-focused channel partner looking to expand its offering to enterprise clients. Tom began his career as a design engineer for mobile communications devices, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Peter Neumann

Senior Advisor Commodities

Peter has more than 34 years of institutional financial, commodity ,and global trading experience. He held senior positions in the OTC sales and trading groups at Phibro-Salomon Inc. and JP Morgan Chase, covering commodities and commodity linked structure sectors. Over Peter’s career he was responsible for risk management, portfolio allocations, trading and product integration and was an integral part of leading and achieving firm revenue, business development, and league table ranking goals.

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Peter retired from JP Morgan Chase as an Executive Director, head of Americas OTC metals sales. He has been President of MPN Advisory, a risk management consulting firm since 2012. He is a Founding Partner & CEO at Chrome Strategies Management LLC.

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Annelise Osborne

Senior Advisor Capital Markets

Ms. Osborne is a finance executive with 25 years of experience in finance, commercial real estate, fintech, and investing. Her focus is on capital markets efficiency through data and automation. Currently, Annelise is Head of Strategy of Metechi, a commercial lenders marketplace using AI and machine learning. Previously, Annelise was COO of Propellr, a fintech broker dealer focused on efficiency and transparency in structured finance through blockchain technology.

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She has worked with PE, hedge and family office funds to develop new business lines, acquisitions, credit investments and ESG. Annelise spent 12 years with Moody’s Investor Service running ratings teams within the commercial real estate finance group and global investor outreach initiatives. She has worked in the US, UK, and Eastern Europe. Annelise is active in numerous industry organizations, corporate governance initiatives, and guest lectures at universities. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from The College of William and Mary.

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Malcolm Harris

Senior Advisor ESG

Malcolm leads Chevron’s global outlook on carbon pricing and climate policy, as well as projects in areas like green finance, policy advocacy and emissions reduction strategy. Prior to his current role, he worked in Chevron’s California business, where the state’s advanced set of carbon pricing mechanisms and climate policies make climate change an integral part of both day to day operations and long term strategy.

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He’s also held roles in Chevron’s capital markets and M&A teams. Malcolm is an Army veteran with two tours of Iraq. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.

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James Gavilan

Senior Advisor Sales

James Gavilan is 24-year Wall Street veteran and global commodities executive who currently serves as Principal and Advisor for Gavilan Commodities LLC and Senior Advisor Sales at RS Metrics, providing risk management, financing, and marketing services to the commodities industry. James’ global network and expertise developed during his tenure at four major commodity businesses.

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Over two decades, he held increasingly senior roles at JPMorgan Chase, ICBC Standard Bank, BNP Paribas, and Deutsche Bank. He earned an MBA from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business and a BA cum laude in psychology from Fordham University. From 2013–2015, James served as President of the Chaminade High School Wall Street Association and is a mentor in Fordham University’s Edge4Vets program in addition to serving on the Board of the Baruch College Alumni Association.

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Olivia Albrecht

Senior Advisor ESG

ESG Head at TCW; 15 years of ESG experience including as Head of ESG at PIMCO; Cerberus Capital, Lockheed Martin, Mubadala Development, U.S. Department of Defense.

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MBA / MIS from Columbia, Bachelors Princeton University.

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