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 content based on their individual workflow and what's happening in the world in real-time.

about

Selerity is the first contextual content recommendation company for enterprise applications. We deliver high-quality, personalized content that is engaging and actionable optimized for business professionals in specific verticals such as finance. Using Selerity, enterprise messaging platforms, publishers, research & banking portals, and e-brokers can rapidly incorporate high-quality 3rd party and proprietary content personalized to their users’ workflow and interests. The result is higher engagement, traffic, and customer satisfaction.

history

Selerity began as a real-time search and breaking news platform for institutional and retail investors. Our 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 we had aspirations of expanding beyond our core market. Using our deep understanding of real-time news, unstructured data analytics, and the needs of information professionals, we began working on the industry's first contextual content recommendation service. The result, Selerity Context, a platform that dynamically recommends relevant content based on a deep understanding of importance and user intent.

Executive Team

Ryan Terpstra
Founder & CEO

Ryan Terpstra is a technology entrepreneur working at the intersection of artificial intelligence, unstructured data, and enterprise software. 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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Andrew Brook
CTO

Prior to Selerity, Andrew was the Executive Director responsible for Morgan Stanley’s foreign exchange (FX) e-commerce platform, providing low-latency pricing and execution services to the firm's clients. Previous to Morgan Stanley, Andrew managed technology for the FX Prime Brokerage, FX Electronic Trading, and Market Risk teams at Bank of America. Andrew was also the co-founder of an early stage venture that delivered innovative scheduling software to the agile manufacturing sector. Andrew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Brendan Gilmartin
EVP, Business Development

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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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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Tim Mund
Global Head of Sales

Tim Mund has over 20 years of enterprise software sales experience in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Prior to Selerity, Tim held senior sales positions at Kinetix, Recognia (acquired by TradingCentral), 29West (acquired by Informatica) and Solace Systems. At these companies, his primary focus was hiring and overseeing sales teams, in addition to securing and managing the companies’ marquee clients across the banking, hedge fund, online brokerage and data distribution spaces. Earlier in his career, Tim worked at MCI/Verizon managing some of the company’s top enterprise clients. Tim holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Ashfaq Rahman
Chief Scientist

Ashfaq is a serial entrepreneur and research technologist. At Microsoft, he built server side algorithms, systems and tools. He authored and managed the social graph, lead generation, and recommendation engine services for Shop.com. As a founding member of LocalBlox, he worked on big data initiatives for the targeting of neighborhoods and syndication of businesses. Previously, his role as founding CTO at LoopAnalytics involved architecting their recommendation-driven mobile ad platform. Ashfaq has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and holds numerous software patents.

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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 Penny

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 FT.com 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.

Advisors

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 90's he started Monis which he later sold to SunGard in 2002. He then spent 8 years at SunGard as President at first 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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Investors

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.

Contact Us

Visit our office

NYC Headquarters

7 West 36th Street

4th Floor

New York City, NY 10018

Tel. +1 646 655 0719

Fax. +1 201 604 5454

Chicago

20 N. Upper Wacker Dr.

Suite #1200

Chicago, IL 60606