About Halcyon Financial Technology

Halcyon Financial Technology  was formed in 2010 by industry veteran Rodric O’Connor to address a gap in the market serving small to mid-size financial services firms with best practice IT support. Halcyon's team of experienced IT professionals brings decades of experience in the financial services industry and a proven history of working together at financial services firms in key IT roles.

Because HalcyonFT exclusively serves the financial industry, its team has a comprehensive understanding of the unique developments, as well as the trends, challenges, and high expectations of investment firms. 

Hal·cy·on / ˈHalsēən/

1. Denoting a period of time that was idyllically happy and peaceful; made popular with Shakespeare's use of the term “halcyon days" in Henry VI, Part I, 1592:

Assign'd am I to be the English scourge.
This night the siege assuredly I'll raise:
Expect Saint Martin's summer, halcyon days,
Since I have entered into these wars

2. Rich, wealthy, prosperous times

3. According to Greek mythology, Alkyone, the daughter of the god of the winds, became so distraught when she learned that her husband had been killed in a shipwreck that she threw herself into the sea and was changed into a kingfisher. The legend also says that such birds built floating nests on the sea, where they so charmed the wind god that he created a period of unusual calm that lasted until the birds' eggs hatched. This legend prompted people to use halcyon both as a noun naming a genus of kingfisher and as an adjective meaning either "of or relating to the kingfisher or its nesting period" or calm.


Team of Senior Advisors

Hugo

Hugo

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asad

Karen

Karen

Gazi

Gazi

Brandon

Brandon

Rodric

Rodric

Kevin

Kevin

Mo

Mo


Rodric R. O'Connor

Managing Partner

Mr. O’Connor has over 25 years of experience in information technology and development within the financial services and technology sectors and has been recognized as one of InfoWorld’s top 25 CTOs. Before founding Halcyon Financial Technology in 2010, Mr. O’Connor spent 7 years as the CTO of Blum Capital Partners, an Investment management firm with approximately $3 billion of assets under management. Prior to Blum Capital Partners, Mr. O’Connor held the position of CTO at Putnam Lovell NBF, a global investment bank. Mr. O’Connor earned a Bachelor of Science (Joint Honors) in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of Manchester, U.K.

GAZI ALI

Partner, Director of Client Services

Mr. Ali has over 20 years of experience in information technology solely within the financial services sector. Before joining Halcyon Financial Technology in 2010, Mr. Ali spent 2 years as Head of North America IT at Louis Capital Markets, a broker-dealer providing execution, sales, trading and research in Equity, Commodity, Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange products. Prior to Louis Capital Markets, Mr. Ali held the position of IT Manager for 8 years at Putnam Lovell NBF, a global investment bank. Before Putnam Lovell NBF, Mr. Ali was with Merrill Lynch, where he worked in various IT departments: global email messaging, retail trade support, and institutional trade floor support. Mr. Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Hugo Gonazalez

Manager of Client Services, West Coast

Mr. Gonzalez has over 16 years' experience in information technology. As the Manger of Client Services for the west coast, Mr. Gonzalez leads Halcyon's team of senior service advisors, heads our cybersecurity audits and routinely partners with senior management to strategically plan for and deliver our client’s technology needs. Before joining Halcyon Financial Technology in 2013, Mr. Gonzalez consulted for 6 years with southern California’s largest IT service provider focused on the Legal industry. In that position, he implemented and managed systems for high-end corporate, family, and entertainment law firms.  

KAREN

Senior Salesforce Consultant

“The clients trust us with their systems and their data. They look to us for advice on what to build/implement and the best way to do it.”

Brandon

Senior Information Services Advisor

"We have built our reputation on our commitment to customer satisfaction, exceeding the highest expectations of our clients, and possessing the can-do attitude to get even the most ambitious technology initiatives accomplished."

HUGO

Manager of Client Services – West Coast

"We have an elite team made up of committed, respectful, and cooperative individuals.”

MO

Senior Information Services Advisor

"HalcyonFT is the leader and best in class outsourced IT and cyber-security service provider to finance companies."

Kevin

Senior Information Services Advisor

"Many of our clients mentioned that we set the bar much higher when it comes to IT Support. Our quick response to tickets and efficient troubleshooting techniques differentiate us from other MSP/IT Support. Our combined experience in IT surpasses most IT firms in the city, large and small."

Asad

Senior Information Services Advisor

"My relationship with my clients is based on being there for all of their IT needs. I think of myself as a part of their team/company and keep their best interest at heart."


Giving Back

HalcyonFT is allocating 1% of all profits to forward-thinking causes who contribute to the advancement and sustainment the world we live in. In supporting these causes, our goal is to encourage individuals to consider their unique ability and shared responsibility to make an impact. 

We seek to support organizations with shared values, such as:

Innovation

Dedicating a collective energy to push the boundaries of what is believed to be possible and inspire newer, faster, and greater solutions through technology.

Sustainability

Cultivating dynamic systems and resilient environments that embrace change.

Community

Facilitating a sense of value and appreciation for the contributions and talents of others; acknowledging the sum of our efforts’ ability to impact the greater good.

Integrity

Creating an environment that thrives on a shared work ethic and a character which thoughtfully chooses excellence at every opportunity.