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TMCNet:  Context Relevant Attracts Wall Street Tech Gurus for Big Data 2.0 Push

[June 11, 2014]

Context Relevant Attracts Wall Street Tech Gurus for Big Data 2.0 Push

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

Context Relevant, the developer of the world's fastest automated predictive analytics software for Big Data 2.0 applications, today announced it has attracted senior financial service experts from the world's leading firms Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Deloitte (News - Alert) as big data analytics technology innovations continue to infiltrate Wall Street operations. The company also announced additions to its growing team of data scientists.

Seattle-based Context Relevant is defining the next generation of financial information capabilities by�applying big data to solve the toughest problems in the financial sector. Wall Street banks and insurance companies are leveraging the software to provide immediate ROI from the turbulent bond market and to stop flash fraud caused by major security breaches at companies like Target (News - Alert).

Brad Spiers, Konstantin Getmanchuk and Bill Walrond joined the Context Relevant team this month as the company continues to define Big Data 2.0 for Wall Street.

  • Brad Spiers has spent nearly 20 years in technology on Wall Street and is now the Vice President of Customer Success at Context Relevant. He will be responsible for running the team that manages the fastest big data deployments on the Street. Spiers was a former senior vice president on Bank of America's Technology Infrastructure team where his responsibilities included Tech Lead of Project Greenfield, Applied Innovation Lead, research and development on high-performance computing, big data and cloud computing. His group even filed eight patents on how to make a private, external clou secure. Prior to Bank of America, Spiers spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley.
  • Konstantin Getmanchuk, new Head of Financial Products for Context Relevant, was a former Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he oversaw analytical efforts in the Structured Finance group. Getmanchuk will help serve Context Relevant's growing roster of Wall Street's largest financial institutions.
  • Bill Walrond brings nearly 20 years worth of delivery experience in data warehousing and large-scale data processing and is joining Context Relevant as Engagement Director responsible for ensuring customers' success and delight with the company's automated machine learning software. Walrond spent nine years at Deloitte Consulting serving Fortune 500 clients with innovative solutions in data warehousing, business intelligence and real-time integration technologies.
  • Dr. Dustin Hillard is already an integral part of Context Relevant's management team and was named Vice President of Engineering. Hillard has extensive experience building systems that significantly improve large-scale processing and machine learning and is the author of more than 30 papers on the subject. Prior to joining Context Relevant, he worked for Microsoft (News - Alert) and Yahoo!.

"Brad, Konstantin and Bill are all recognized experts in their fields and make significant additions to our team," said Stephen Purpura, Context Relevant CEO and Co-Founder. "These strategic new hires and the promotion of Dustin Hillard will not only enhance our internal capabilities, but will help our enterprise clients to build, improve, and execute their analytical models, making it easier and faster for them to profit from their big data."

In addition to expanding staff at its headquarters in Seattle, Context Relevant recently opened a New York office to serve the world's leading financial institutions in closer proximity. Doubling its on-the-ground operations in just a few months, the company has added a second NYC office - filling it with the most in-demand data scientists and financial experts from around the globe.

For more information about Context Relevant, visit www.contextrelevant.com or contact via email at BigData@contextrelevant.com.

About Context Relevant

Context Relevant delivers predictive analytics apps based on models that can predict changes in your operations, your customers, your product pricing and even what your IT systems are about to do. To find answers from your data faster, easier, and more cost effectively than ever before, email us at BigData@contextrelevant.com, call us at 800-980-DATA, or visit us online at contextrelevant.com.


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