Selerity is fundamentally changing the way people discover relevant information by bringing the age of context to the business professional. Our mission is to empower professionals with relevant intelligence based on their individual workflow and what's happening in the world in real-time.


Selerity is a financial technology company using proprietary A.I. to deliver content and data solutions designed to automate inefficient workflows in finance. The Company’s clients range from sophisticated asset management firms and banks on Wall Street to innovative media and technology companies serving retail investors. Selerity’s flagship product, Selerity Context, offers contextual search & automation solutions for the capital markets and digital wealth industries, while the Company’s event data powers trading, risk, and investment models used by retail and institutional investors.


Selerity began as a real-time search and breaking news platform for institutional and retail investors. The Company's customers include some of the most sophisticated electronic trading firms, asset managers, and retail investors operating in the market today. In only a few years, Selerity established itself as the industry’s leading real-time event data provider, but had aspirations of expanding beyond its core market. Using Selerity’s deep understanding of real-time news, unstructured data analytics, and the needs of information professionals, the Company began working on the industry's first contextual search and workflow automation service. The result is Selerity Context, a platform that dynamically recommends relevant intelligence based on a deep understanding of importance and user intent.

Executive Team

Ryan Terpstra
Founder & CEO

Ryan Terpstra is the Founder & CEO of Selerity, an AI powered contextual search and automation company. Before Selerity, Terpstra was the Director of Quantitative News at Thomson Reuters, where he led the design, build, and launch of Thomson Quantitative News (TQN), a machine-readable news offering for investment managers. Prior to TQN, he worked as Senior Strategist in the Corporate Strategy group developing growth strategies for Thomson Financial across quantitative trading, data analytics and financial news. Terpstra also worked for the World Economic Forum in the Center for Global Industries, working on projects for the Forum’s financial services and alternative investment members. He was responsible for the design and presentation of the Forum’s “M&A Heat Map” session at their Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Terpstra was a New York Power 30 Under 30 and holds a B.A. in Finance, graduating with honors from Miami University (Ohio).

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Florian Leitner, PhD

Florian started his career in the life sciences, applying AI to the domains of structural biology, oncology, and neuroscience. In that role, he developed advanced NLP, machine learning, and data mining techniques at Novartis and several European research centers and has published as first author in Nature Biotechnology. Florian directed an international research collaboration on distributed text mining (BCMS), worked for an IT startup, and founded a data operations consultancy. He joined Selerity in 2015 as a Senior Data Scientist to apply these same techniques to unstructured data in finance. Florian holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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Brendan Gilmartin
EVP, Global Accounts & Partnerships

Most recently, Brendan was Senior Equity Market Analyst for Thomson Reuters. Brendan's responsibilities included generating proprietary equity commentary covering corporate earnings, M&A, FDA announcements, SEC filings, IPO/ syndicate, and a range of other event-driven news items covering all market sectors. Prior to Thomson Reuters, he was Senior Managing Editor and Content Manager and co-founding member at Wall Street Source Inc., an online financial news and commentary service. Brendan holds a B.A. in English and Minor in Business Studies from Providence College in Rhode Island.

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Calvin Kim
Vice President, Product Management

Calvin Kim has over 10 years of product management and software engineering experience. Prior to Selerity, he held various senior product management positions at RealNetworks, one of the first internet media streaming and messaging companies. Before RealNetworks, Calvin was a lead software engineer at MobileSpring (acquired by Ztango), where he was responsible for enabling one of the first inter-carrier mobile messaging services in North America. Calvin holds a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Kristy Loeffler
Vice President, Finance & Operations

Kristy Loeffler is a seasoned financial professional with over 8 years experience working with high-growth information companies. Prior to joining Selerity, Kristy was the North American Finance Director for Ebiquity plc, a London-based, publicly listed company. As a member of the senior leadership team, she led a multi-regional team that focused on cash flow administration, P&L management, operational finance, and strategic M&A. Prior to Ebiquity, Kristy worked in various finance roles with Fifth Third Bank.

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Junta Nakai
Global Head of Business Development

Junta Nakai is a seasoned capital markets professional with over 13 years of experience in sales & trading, most recently as the Head of Asia Pacific Equity Sales for the Americas at Goldman Sachs. Throughout his tenure at Goldman, Junta was at the forefront of technological innovations that brought automation and digitalization to capital markets. He has extensive experience shaping the design of workflow solutions for sales & trading, and brings a wealth of financial industry knowledge to the Selerity team. Junta is bilingual in English and Japanese and holds a B.A. in Economics & International Studies from Northwestern University.

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Board of Directors

Doug Atkin

Mr. Atkin has been an investor, founder, and senior executive in the financial technology industry for over 25 years. Since 2011, he has run Venture Investing at Guggenheim Partners, a privately held global financial services firm with more than $180 billion in assets under management. Mr. Atkin began his career at Instinet where he rose to become the company’s CEO, leading its successful $435 million IPO in 2001. Most recently, Mr. Atkin was the CEO of Majestic Research (acquired by ITG (NYSE:ITG)). Mr. Atkin was selected as one of the Top New Yorkers by New York Magazine for his leading role in redefining the financial marketplace, and Institutional Investor profiled him as one of the top 30 individuals making the greatest impact on e-finance. He was educated at Tufts University.

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Matthew Burkley

Matthew Burkley is the CEO of Genscape since 2011. Before Genscape, Matthew was CFO and acting President of the Sales & Trading group at Thomson Reuters building on previous leadership positions he held at the firm since 2006. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mr. Burkley was Co-founder and Managing Director at ZEFER, a technology and strategy consulting firm. Matthew was educated at Colorado College and Harvard Business School.

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Jeff Penney

Jeff Penney is currently a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company following two years of service as the Head of Strategy for the Corporate and Investment Bank of JPMorgan. Jeff first affiliated with McKinsey in 2009 following 23 years in investment banking where he managed fixed income, equities, prime finance, and clearing businesses in addition to sales and marketing functions. Jeff holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, where he serves on the Advisory Council to the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

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Donal Smith

Donal is currently a co-founder at Credit Benchmark. Prior to Credit Benchmark, Donal was CEO of Data Explorers (acquired by Markit April 2012). Previously he held roles at Thomson Reuters including CEO of Thomson Financial’s businesses in Europe and Asia. He has also served as CEO of eCountries, CEO of and Director of Electronic Publishing for the FT Group. He is currently a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror plc, Commodity Vectors Ltd, and BI-SAM Technologies S.A.

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Ryan Terpstra

See bio above.


Roger Ehrenberg

Roger Ehrenberg is Managing Partner of IA Ventures, a seed stage venture fund focused on companies managing and extracting value from Big Data. Prior to IA Ventures, Roger was an active seed-stage angel investor in over 40 companies. Earlier in his career, Roger served as president and CEO of DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank's internal hedge fund trading platform. Before DB Advisors, he was global co-head of Deutsche Bank’s Strategic Equity Transactions Group. Previously, he worked as an investment banker and managing director at Citibank, where he held a variety of roles in the Global Derivatives, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Structuring groups.

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Ian Koenig

Ian Koenig is the Chief Architect for LexisNexis with global responsibility for Enterprise Architecture, Architecture Governance, Technology Strategy and New Technology Research. Prior to Joining LexisNexis, Ian was an Independent Consultant, specializing in helping companies create Enterprise Architecture practice. At Thomson Financial, Ian was Chief Architect responsible for Enterprise Architecture, Technology Strategy and Architecture Governance. Prior to joining Thomson, Ian was the Chief Architect for Products and Platforms at Reuters, where he worked for 19 years. Koenig began a 30+ year career in technology as a software developer at Reveal Software.

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Emanuel Mond

Emanuel is a serial entrepreneur who has helped start and scale a number of businesses in the fintech arena. In the 90s he started the company Monis, which he later sold to SunGard in 2002. He then spent 8 years at SunGard, first as President of the Trading Software group and then of the Alternative Investments segment. He was a founding shareholder in Cadis and became their chairman in 2011. The business was sold to Markit in June 2012.

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Selerity is backed by some of financial service and technology’s most successful executives, entrepreneurs, and investors including Citi, Donal Smith, Roger Ehrenberg, Mark Faulkner, Tom Glocer, Emanuel Mond and Sharon Rowlands.

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