Ghassan Hakim – CEO

Ghassan Hakim, Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Investor Services has served as Chief Executive Officer at Riva Financial Systems since 2007. Ghassan has in excess of 30 years of experience in financial services and has been instrumental in a number of large scale industry transfer agency projects in the United States and globally. During his career Ghassan has held a number of executive positions with a global focus and as CEO of Riva Financial Systems he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Ghassan has a Bachelor of Science, in Chemistry from the American University of Beirut, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), in Management Information Systems from DePaul University.

Paul Reilly - Director

Paul Reilly is a founding member of Riva Financial Systems and has served as Chief Operations Officer since its incorporation. Paul is considered an industry expert in the development, management, and use of computer-based information systems, having gained a significant amount of information technology experience throughout his career. Paul has occupied both permanent and contract IT roles in a number of large global organisations such as BP Oil, Fortis Bank, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan throughout his 20+ year career. Both visionary and pragmatic, Paul ensures that our technology solutions stay at the leading-edge and continue to meet the needs of our business partners, making him the ideal person to take the responsibility for the New Business Development and Data Conversion business streams within Riva Financial Systems.

Tony Parker – Director: Chief Financial Officer

Tony Parker is a founding member of Riva Financial Systems and is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources, Regulatory and Compliance. Additionally Tony is also responsible for Riva’s Blockchain and other Fintech investigations. A Chartered Accountant, Tony started his career at PKF, formerly Pannell Kerr Forster, before moving to Global Asset Management (IOM) in 1993. Tony also undertook a number of permanent and consultant roles in London and Luxembourg, working with well-respected established asset managers such as Schroder’s, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Brown Brothers Harriman, gaining a depth of understanding of the European asset management industry primarily in Cash Management, Foreign Exchange, Accounting and Fund Accounting. Tony has an honours degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Greenwich.

Gwen Shaneyfelt – Director

Gwen Shaneyfelt is a Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Investments with responsibility over global corporate accounting, accounting policy, financial reporting, taxation and transfer pricing. Gwen has devoted her career to the financial services industry and has spent more than 20 years in the investment management industry. From 2006 through 2011, she served as chairman of the ICI Tax and Advisor/Distributor Tax committees. Prior to Franklin Templeton, Gwen was Executive Director of Tax at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. She also held senior positions at Van Kampen Investments and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Basil Fox – Director

Basil Fox is the president of Franklin Templeton Investor Services, LLC, an affiliate of Franklin Templeton Investments, and Chair of the ICI Operations Committee. Basil was appointed a board member of Riva Financial Systems following Franklin Templeton’s acquisition of a 51% stake in the company in 2007, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.