Team of Senior Advisors

Rodric

Rodric

Nebiyu

Nebiyu

Brandon j.

Brandon j.

Hugo

Hugo

izac

izac

Asad

Asad

joe

joe

Christine

Christine

Gazi

Gazi

Durant

Durant

Mo

Mo

Brandon l.

Brandon l.


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 Gonzalez

Partner, Director of Systems

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.  

HUGO

Director of Systems

"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 cybersecurity service provider to finance companies."

Izac

Senior Information Services Advisor

"We do not offer bandaid solutions, but seek absolution so problems are not reoccuring and do not continue to affect clients' business operations."

Nebiyu

Senior Information Services Advisor

"We go the extra mile to accurately assess customers' needs and provide the most up-to-date solutions that are cost effective and redundant."

Asad

Senior Information Services Advisor

"Our client relationships are based on integrity, teamwork, and cutting edge technical expertise."

Brandon J.

Senior Information Services Advisor

"HFT takes a hospitality-style approach with clients. You can think of us as the 5-star hotel of IT firms."

Joe

Senior Information Services Advisor

"At HFT, the client is always the top priority and we work together to provide cutting edge technology, cloud based solutions, and best in class support to enable our client’s long term, successful growth. "

Brandon L.

Senior Information Services Advisor

"The clients are our first priority. We make sure each problem is solved promptly, and to each client's satisfaction. 365 days a year, we're ready to jump in."

Durant

Senior Information Services Advisor

"By working together [with our clients] hand in hand, we create new opportunities that wouldn't exist otherwise."

Christine

Senior Information Services Advisor

"The service we provide our clients is based off a proactive approach. We continuously monitor their environments to prevent downtime and reduce issues."