Management Team

  • Chuck Molinary
  • Patrick Keough
  • Victor Vazquez
  • Tom Flowers
  • Joe Murphy

Chuck Molinary - Founding Partner

Chuck is a founding partner of ClearEdge. He has over 20 years of consulting experience with firms such as Accenture, BearingPoint, and Citisoft. Prior to ClearEdge, Chuck was Principal and founder of HedgeFirst Partners, a consultancy specializing in Investment Management Technology.

Chuck also served as Senior Director in the Implementation Services organization of Charles River Development. He helped manage the growth of that organization from 10 to more than 50 implementation personnel and has participated on countless implementations of the Charles River Investment Management System.

He has worked with a multitude of both buy-side and sell-side clients across the financial services industry. His experience ranges from hedge funds, traditional asset managers, wealth management firms, institutional money managers, insurance companies, and capital markets organizations directing large-scale technology initiatives.

Chuck is a graduate of the School of Management at Boston College with concentrations in Finance and Computer Science.

Patrick Keough - Founding Partner

Patrick is a founding partner of ClearEdge. He has more than 17 years of experience in the investment industry and possesses specialized expertise in Order Management Systems and Compliance.

His background includes the roles of Principal with Galway Consulting Group as well as Project Manager, Business Analyst, and Technical Lead implementing trade order management and execution management systems.

He has a solid understanding of front-to-back office business user requirements, software development lifecycle, and the tools needed to track, document, and deliver applications.

Patrick received his Master's degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Contributing author of: Handbook of Electronic Trading
Chapter – Order Management Systems Vs. Execution Management Systems

Published by Financial Markets World - 02/2009 LINK

Victor Vazquez - Director

Victor has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Victor has hands-on experience as an implementation Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst working with many large complex organizations.

His experience encompasses integrating portfolio accounting and trading applications with market data and internet-based multi-dealer trading platforms.

Thomas Flowers - Director

Tom has an extensive background in investment management systems and the financial services industry having had responsibility in front and back-office project planning, requirements gathering, testing, end-user training, interface validation, including trading and portfolio accounting systems and product implementation, post implementation review and documentation.

His experience includes systems and operations reviews and strategy consultation, merger integration, RFP development, package evaluation and selection, and implementation management to include; project management, user acceptance test plan creation and testing, performance measurement system testing, and functional specification updates and verification.

He has expertise in leading systems including; Charles River IMS, Macgregor XIP, Bloomberg POMS, Eagle PACE and STAR, Latent Zero Sentinel, including MBS/TBA, FX/Currency, NYFIX, CRDFIX and advanced trading applications, OMGEO’s Oasys and CTM platforms, as well as Advent AXYS/APX and MOXY, where he is an Advent Certified Partner. Mr. Flowers' consulting career follows a wealth of experience as a portfolio manager and trader at the trust banking, hedge fund, and RIA levels.

Joe Murphy - Senior Associate

Joe is a seasoned implementation consultant with over 17 years of experience in the investment management industry. His background in investment operations, client service, systems implementations and consulting enables him to bring a multi faceted approach to problem solving and process improvement.

Joe has held senior roles at leading financial services and software companies such as State Street Global Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank, Mellon Capital Management, Eagle Investment Systems and SunGard Investment Management Systems.

Specific expertise includes data analysis, requirements gathering, project management, system configuration, team management and workflow design. Application experience includes, Eagle PACE, Eagle Performance, Eagle STAR, Advent Axys, Investment ScoreCard, SEI Trust 3000, Bloomberg, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

Shawn Armstrong - Partner

Shawn is a former Managing Director and CTO of Ramius LLC, a leading asset management firm with over $7 billion under management. At Ramius, Shawn grew the technology team from two to over twenty in five years. He led the implementation of several key technology initiatives including: the building of a custom data warehouse that formed the foundation of all management reporting; deployment of the Charles River IMS; and the design and implementation of a custom Portfolio Management System (PMS).

Prior to joining Ramius, Shawn was a director at SiteROCK corporation, providing remote monitoring and management services of enterprise networks. Before SiteROCK, Shawn and two partners founded Guru, Inc., a leading IT consulting firm in the Washington DC area.