Our Team

Beyond building great tech, we are building a great team. Meet the groundbreaking bunch that is delivering for our clients.

  • Adam Kornafeld

    Senior Mobile Engineer

    Adam is Senior Mobile Engineer at NDVR. Born in Hungary, Adam graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics before venturing into the United States to help bootstrap a mobile solution for smart address books, where he contributed to key software patents. Following this startup, he worked on Salesforce’s mobile customer support messaging solution. In his spare time, he is an avid collector of quotations.

  • Adél Vacsi

    Office Manager

    Adel is the NDVR Office Manager in Budapest Office where she leverages her positive and optimistic personality to cultivate team well-being. She believes happiness makes people work more effectively and considers herself the “Office Happiness Manager”. Adel is obsessed with art, in her free time she writes poems, reads books, and paints. Adel is also a proud mom of two doggies.

  • Adriene McCance

    VP of Delivery

    Adriene is NDVR’s VP of Delivery. She works with the NDVR team on operations and strategy. She holds an M.B.A from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining NDVR, Adriene helped build and manage investment portfolios for high-net worth families and institutions at Hall Capital Partners and taught math as a member of Teach for America in the South Bronx. She enjoys obsessively reading, yoga, and running away from Boston sports conversations.

  • András Milassin

    Lead Backend Engineer

    András is an NDVR Lead Backend Engineer. He brings experience in both frontend and backend web service development and manages the NDVR Hungarian branch. Prior to joining NDVR, András worked at a Hungarian startup focused on revolutionizing the online invoicing world and served as the lead architect for a historical Java debugger. For fun, András enjoys creating a tracker for drift races and playing Battleship with his kids.

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    Anthony Brantley, AAP

    Director Delivery Operations

    As NDVR’s Director of Delivery Operations, Anthony is responsible for collaborating with teams to translate ideas into action. As an Accredited ACH Professional Anthony combines his expertise in payments, banking, finance, risk, & compliance with technology to provide optimal solutions. Prior to joining the team Anthony built a payment facilitator at Buildium, and has held various roles in relationship management & risk at financial institutions. In his free time you can find Anthony at the basketball court shooting hoops or brewing a batch of award winning homebrew.

  • Balázs Kollár

    Director Of Quant Engineering

    As NDVR’s Director Of Quant Engineering, Balázs is responsible for facilitating collaboration between researchers and engineers. His team implements financial models and integrates them into NDVR’s portfolio optimization engine. Prior to joining NDVR, he led a team at Morgan Stanley responsible for market risk evaluation. Prior to entering the financial technology scene, Balázs worked as an entrepreneur, developing browser games for the Flash Platform. In his spare time, Balázs enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time in the weight room.

  • Bence Czigány

    Quantitative Research Analyst

    Bence is part of the NDVR Research Team. He holds an MSc Degree in Quantitative Finance from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Financial and Mathematical Analysis from Corvinus University of Budapest. Before joining NDVR he worked as a quantitative model validator at MSCI for almost two years. In his free time, Bence enjoys playing football and squash or just spending time with friends and family outdoors.

  • Dániel Becs

    Senior Quant Software Engineer

    Dániel is a Senior Quant Software Engineer working with NDVR’s quantitative researchers to implement financial models and integrate them into NDVR’s portfolio optimization engine. Prior to joining NDVR, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Stress Testing Team for three years, taking part in various optimization and innovation initiatives. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing table tennis, and tries to keep his two cats from wrecking the house.

  • David Nze Ndong

    Quantitative Researcher

    David is a Quantitative Researcher at NDVR, focusing on option strategies. Previously, David was part of the summer internship program in NDVR’s Quant Research team. Before joining NDVR, David was a research student at MIT Operations Research Center (MIT-ORC) and a Quant Intern in machine learning at Descartes Trading SA. David has an SB/SM in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris (now Ecole CentraleSupélec) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from MIT. In his free time, David enjoys hiking, practicing karate, and traveling.

  • Elyse Bogacz

    VP of Product Design

    Elyse is NDVR’s VP of Product Design focused on creating user experiences that empower, inspire, and serve NDVR clients. Prior to joining, Elyse was an early employee at Drift where she worked for three years creating the platform from the ground up and iterating endlessly to make every customer successful. When Elyse is not working on NDVR, she teaches product design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is an avid reader, and goes for walks with her two French bulldogs, DJ and Winnie.

  • Eric Scruggs

    Lead Financial Advisor

    Eric is NDVR’s Lead Financial Advisor.  Before joining NDVR, he was a Senior Advisor at Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, where he served as a member of the investment committee and worked with high net worth families on customized portfolio design and implementation, comprehensive financial planning, and personalized financial education.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and holds an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary in Economics and Government.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his wife and dog, rooting for Houston sports teams, and collecting points and miles for whenever we all travel again.

  • Gábor Lengyel

    Security Architect

    Gábor is an NDVR Senior Security Engineer, passionate about application security. He brings 15+ years of experience in many aspects of corporate, product, and cloud security from hands-on configuration and coding to management and governance. An engineer at heart, Gábor works on architecting, configuring, and reviewing our infrastructure and codebase to secure our corporate assets and SDLC, and to build world-class Dev-Sec-Ops. In his free time, Gábor enjoys programming his hobby projects, being a father, hiking, geo-caching, and playing the piano.

  • Gábor Szekeres

    Lead Framework Engineer

    Gabor is a Lead Framework Engineer at NDVR. His focus is on improving product quality through a combination of backend and infrastructure work. Prior to joining NDVR, he was Engineering Manager and acting VP for the ESW Capital group. Most recently he led feature development teams’ work on a diverse set of products spanning multiple domains, including BPM, CRM, and lead scoring software. In his spare time, Gabor enjoys rock climbing, riding his bike, and attempting to play various musical instruments.

  • Greg Zoeller

    Greg Zoeller

    Lead Engineer

    Greg is a Lead Engineer at NDVR.  He works closely with product and design to help build our core client-facing products.  Greg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University where he also played Men’s Rugby.  Prior to NDVR, Greg lead front-end engineering teams for insurance and e-commerce companies and was employee #1 at a Boston start-up focusing on mortgage finance reform.  In his spare time, Greg likes to play soccer, brew beer, bake bread, and chase his border collie “Waffles” around the woods. 

  • Janina Kennedy

    Jr Product Designer

    Janina is a junior product designer on NDVR’s Product Team. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. When she’s not designing, Janina likes to read, skateboard, and pet every dog that comes within reach.

  • Kevin Bardos

    VP of Product

    Kevin is NDVR’s VP of Product. He works with design and engineering teams to innovate and deliver customers high-value solutions. Before NDVR, Kevin was at LogMeIn Inc. in Budapest, London, and Boston. While there, he launched a market-leading B2B support solution, a disruptive collaboration tool and product managed a total of seven brands used by tens of millions of people. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys skiing in the mountains and sailing in the Adriatic.

  • László Antal

    Senior Quant Researcher

    László is an NDVR Senior Quant Researcher, developing the firm’s stochastic simulation engine. He holds an MSc degree in Financial Mathematics. Prior to joining NDVR, he was a Vice President at BlackRock, Portfolio Research Group, focusing on asset return forecasts and portfolio optimization solutions for institutional clients. Before that, he worked as xVA Quant Strategist at Morgan Stanley. In his spare time, he enjoys playing technical metal on his 7-string guitar, and lately has fallen in love with various forms of calisthenics a.k.a. bodyweight training.

  • Lauren Quint

    VP of Finance

    Lauren is NDVR’s VP of Finance. Prior to joining NDVR, she was Controller at CFGI, an accounting advisory firm. Lauren supported CFGI’s high-growth environment by implementing new technologies for the HR and Accounting functions. She was also responsible for a successful acquisition integration. Throughout her career, Lauren has helped build accounting operations for many fast-paced and hyper-growth companies. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bryant University where she also played field hockey. In her spare time, she loves being with her family, making people laugh, and writing for her fashion and lifestyle blog.

  • Marcell Szabó

    VP of Engineering

    Marcell is NDVR’s VP of Engineering. He applies proven formulas of engineering culture that make quality, velocity, and growth possible. Prior to joining NDVR, he spearheaded engineering for one of Morgan Stanley’s risk engines, saw the world’s largest big-data clusters in action at Cloudera, and redesigned how Transferwise estimates and schedules their transfers. In parallel with NDVR, Marcell takes part in another thrilling adventure with the title of “Daddy,” enjoying all its wonders and challenges.

  • Mária Kispál

    QA Engineer

    Maria has been a QA engineer for more than 15 years, building her career at companies like Walt Disney and Liferay. Maria is passionate about quality and regularly organizes QA meetups with world-class presenters for the Budapest testing community. Maria loves buying more books than she can possibly read and will pick up literally any book at hand. Her favourite author is Kurt Vonnegut. In her free time (when she’s not reading), you can find her at the gym.

  • Matt Conway

    Matt Conway

    Site Reliability Engineer

    Matt is a Site Reliability Engineer at NDVR working on cloud operations and internal tooling. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from New England Institute of Technology, where he focused on infrastructure automation and containerization technology. Prior to NDVR, he worked on infrastructure for Circle Internet Financial and Virgin Pulse. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, tennis, and spending time with his dog Bean.

  • Michael Simon

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer

    Michael founded NDVR and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Michael co-founded LogMeIn where he served as Chairman and CEO for 13 years and took LogMeIn public in 2009 – the first of two VC-backed IPOs in Massachusetts and one of eight nationally during that year. He grew the company from a single-access product line to a leading provider of essential cloud services used by millions of people across the globe. He currently serves on the Graduate Studies Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame and the Board of Trustees of The Carroll School.

    Prior to LogMeIn, Michael founded Uproar Inc., a publicly-traded provider of online game shows and interactive games, acquired by Vivendi Universal Games, Inc., in March 2001. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Paul Pennelli

    VP of Marketing

    Paul is NDVR’s VP of Marketing. He focuses on establishing and growing the company’s marketing strategy and activities. Before NDVR, Paul spent the past 11 years leading marketing teams at financial services companies, most recently at Haven Life and MassMutual. Over the course of his career Paul has played a key role in bringing to market multiple B2C and B2B financial services products at early-stage and Fortune 500 companies. Paul spends his spare time with his daughter on youth sports and activities, reading, and trying to get better at cooking.

  • Paul Schauder

    VP of Brand & Creative

    Paul is NDVR’s VP of Brand & Creative responsible for defining and articulating the company’s story as well as overseeing its creative expression across channels. Prior to joining NDVR, Paul ran his own brand consulting firm, Rhymes with Chowder, working with high-growth tech companies and held similar roles at Alyce, Circle and LogMeIn. When not uncovering a brand’s DNA or defining its guidelines, Paul follows the Premier League, plays tennis, boats, spends time with his family and reads historical fiction.

  • Péter Nemes

    Software Engineer

    Péter is a Software Engineer at NDVR where his main focus is on backend development, although he enjoys occasionally working on the frontend. Before joining NDVR, Péter worked at BlackRock as a full-stack engineer, developing a quantitative research platform. In his spare time, Péter enjoys playing the piano and playing the traditional Japanese sport; competitive karuta.

  • Peter Stahl

    General Counsel / Chief Administrative Officer

    As NDVR’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Pete is responsible for legal, compliance, finance and human resources.  Before joining NDVR, he was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Secretary at Fidelity Investments, where he led a legal team that supported many of Fidelity’s core functions, including business development, compensation and benefits, corporate governance, finance, innovation, private investing, and real estate.  Pete also led Fidelity’s systemic risk working group and the firm’s engagements on other regulatory policy priorities. 

    Prior to joining Fidelity, Pete was an attorney in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.  In his free time, he coaches his daughters’ ice hockey and soccer teams, cooks with family and friends, fishes in Casco Bay, reads whatever fiction is at hand, and skis.

  • Péter Vásári

    Software Engineer

    Péter is a software engineer focusing on backend development. As part of the engineering team, he is working on the portfolio optimization platform to introduce new features, improve product quality, and ensure customer satisfaction. Prior to joining NDVR he led a cross-functional agile team to deliver high-quality solutions to a major participant of the travel and hospitality industry. Péter spends his spare time reading, taking care of his plants, or playing board games with family and friends.

  • Roni Israelov, Ph.D.

    President / Chief Investment Officer

    Roni serves as Chief Investment Officer and President at NDVR. Previously, Roni was a Principal at AQR Capital Management, a global quantitative investment management firm serving both institutional and retail clients. During his 11 years at AQR, Roni’s responsibilities included building and overseeing AQR’s options-oriented strategies, and overseeing the portfolio implementation research of AQR’s equity strategies. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management.

    Israelov has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Mathematical Risk Management from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. At the moment, Roni is honing his social distancing skills

  • Sándor Kócsó

    Senior Software Engineer

    Sandor (“Sanyi”) is a Senior Engineer at NDVR, focused on NDVR’s portfolio optimization platform. Prior to joining NDVR, he led backend development at a Hungarian company that provided financial product comparisons (Bankmonitor), implemented a portfolio management platform at a Swiss investment bank (Leonteq Securities), worked on several banking services projects at Morgan Stanley, and developed a unique risk management solution at a startup. Apart from finance, he is also interested in mathematics, physics and bioinformatics. In his spare time, Sandor is the captain of an amateur six-a-side football team and loves to play tennis.

  • Sean Marsters

    VP of Talent

    Sean is NDVR’s VP of Talent, focused on HR, recruiting and culture. Prior to joining, Sean helped build product & engineering teams at Facebook, Instagram, and HubSpot. In his spare time, he’s either chasing his daughter around the house or trying to find his errant tee shot on a golf course somewhere.

  • Stephanie Lo, Ph.D.

    Lead Economist

    Stephanie is NDVR’s Lead Economist. She has a PhD, MA, and BA in economics from Harvard. Prior to joining NDVR, Stephanie worked in finance and research roles at State Street Associates, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She has authored a variety of academic pieces, including two volumes on Simon Kuznets, an HBS case study on income-contingent lending, and papers on Bitcoin, mortgages, financial intermediation, and secular stagnation. She loves reading, cooking, and yoga, and has a 200-hour yoga teaching certification.

  • Tamás Nagy, Ph.D.

    Quant Consultant

    Tamas is an NDVR Quant Consultant. He holds a PhD degree in quantitative finance. Prior to joining NDVR, Tamas worked for MSCI as a senior quantitative researcher and spent significant time in the corporate finance and management reporting industry. Tamas is an advocate for the democratic and positive corporate culture, where work is full of learning and fun. He is a fan of various sports, absurd humor, and a balanced, healthy, and eco-friendly lifestyle.

  • Tamás Németh

    Test Engineer

    Tamás is a Test Engineer with over seven years of experience in test automation and test framework development. His focus is on the quality of the backend services. Tamás has worked with successful startups and large corporations and discovered how to introduce test automation effectively. He plays classical guitar and enjoys attending concerts and small music festivals.

  • Tamás Páll

    Software Engineer

    Tamás is a Software Engineer at NDVR. He works closely with the Product team to increase the customer and employee satisfaction of the application. Before joining NDVR, he worked on several projects at Morgan Stanley, including renovating the accounting system, implementing a solution for a regulatory requirement, and extending the functionality of the firm’s risk calculating system. In his spare time, Támas enjoys cycling, playing the guitar, reading, and watching videos on new technology and cars. His hobbies also include parenting, trying to overcome its challenges but most importantly, enjoying its beauties.

  • Terene Dickson

    Office Manager

    Terene is from New Zealand and is the NDVR Office Manager in Boston. She has lived in many different countries including Australia, Switerzland, the United Kingdom, and most recently the United States. Prior to joining NDVR, Terene was a Registry Manager in the financial services industry. In her spare time, Terene can be found chasing golf balls in a vain attempt to lower her handicap.

  • Tibor Oláh

    Tech Ops Lead

    Tibor is an NDVR Tech Ops Lead. He works on NDVR’s cloud infrastructure and internal tooling. Tibor studied robotics at Budapest University of Technology and Economics and then ventured to the world of automotive software industry. A few years later he moved on to work on large-scale cloud-based healthcare solutions. Outside of work, Tibor enjoys traveling and playing with his dog, Mango.

  • Tin Nguyen

    Senior Front-end Engineer

    Tin is a Senior Front-end Engineer at NDVR, focusing on building web and mobile applications. Prior to NDVR, Tin has been building applications at Rocket Insights, XPO Logistics, General Electric, and QCI Consulting. Tin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Economics from The College of Wooster. He enjoys playing soccer, gardening, and cooking in his spare time.

  • Trevor Sayre

    Lead Front-end Engineer

    Trevor is the NDVR Lead UX Engineer. He works closely with product and design to manage and build our core client-facing products. Trevor holds a Master of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving school, he co-founded and spent 5 years leading Gradient Studios, a tech startup focusing on pushing browser technology for games. He later worked with global clients on web platform projects at Bocoup, lead frontend work at Dispatch, and helped build and manage the frontend team at SHIFT. On the weekends he teaches skydiving and wingsuiting and jointly holds 18 state, national, and world wingsuit formation records including the current world record for largest wingsuit formation as certified by the FAI and Guinness.

  • Viktor Burján

    Quant Software Engineer

    Viktor is a Quant Software Engineer at NDVR – holding a degree in IT Technology while currently pursuing Masters for Business Informatics. Before working at NDVR, he was at Morgan Stanley, taking part in the lifecycle-management of equity derivatives. In his spare time, Viktor enjoys running and playing the piano. 

  • Viktória Szabó

    Front-end Engineer

    Viktória (‘Viki’) is a Front-end Engineer at NDVR. She works closely with product and design as part of the front-end team to help build core client-facing and mobile products. Viki holds an M.A. in Chinese-European Economics and started her career as a China Desk Officer before becoming a Bloomberg Terminal Specialist. After learning various foreign languages she decided she wanted to be able to talk to computers as well and became a self-taught programmer. Prior to NDVR she worked at a Swiss fintech startup focused on building institutional-grade custody and blockchain communication infrastructure. Viki loves reading, making delicious smoothies, cycling, swimming, and playing board games.

  • Yin Chen Ph.D.

    Senior Researcher

    Yin is a Senior Researcher at NDVR focusing on portfolio construction. He has a PhD in business economics from Harvard and a BA in mathematics from Yale. Prior to joining NDVR, Yin worked in finance and data science roles at Coatue Management and Wayfair. Outside work he loves hiking, kayaking, and spending time in the weight room.

  • Zsolt Tóth

    Senior Data Architect

    Zsolt is a Senior Data Architect working on NDVR’s data infrastructure, pipelines, and data tooling. Zsolt holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics. After graduation, Zsolt worked as a Java developer in the Big Data space before moving to Berlin, Germany to lead the Data Ops team at a mid-sized e-commerce company. In his free time, Zsolt likes to play Ultimate Frisbee and was part of the Hungarian National Championship winning team in 2016.