|[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
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
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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