Lightkeeper LLC™, the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools to the hedge fund community, is pleased to announce three key hires to their team: Stephen Scherock, Kate Martz, and John Connors.
Stephen Scherock joins Lightkeeper as Product Manager. He has spent the last 20 years at Morgan Stanley, and for the past decade has focused exclusively on the needs of the hedge fund community. Mr. Scherock’s specialty is performance and risk analysis, most recently as an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Group. He has helped hedge funds by configuring systems, reports and insights for day-to-day monitoring of performance and risk calculations. Previously at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Scherock helped to design and develop the firm’s VaR calculations, and eventually led the Market Risk development team. Mr. Scherock holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and MIT.
Mr. Scherock comments, “I am delighted to expand my career with an organization as thoughtful and client focused as Lightkeeper. This is a team that deeply understands portfolio intelligence and the unique challenges faced by the hedge fund community. Leveraging the innovative Lightkeeper platform will allow me to empower our hedge fund clients to better take advantage of risk and performance metrics.”
Also joining the Lightkeeper team are Kate Martz and John Connors.
Kate Martz has over a decade of financial services experience, and joins Lightkeeper as Director of Client Services. Previously, Ms. Martz was the Manager of Investor Relations for a multi-strategy hedge fund with assets under management in excess of $10 billion. She was responsible for all aspects of client service. This included working closely with the fund’s clients around performance, risk analysis and reporting; she interacted closely with many disciplines within the organization, including portfolio managers, analysts, legal, accounting and operations. Ms. Martz was also integrally involved in the due diligence process for the firms existing and prospective clients.
Ms. Martz notes, “Lightkeeper’s growth has been the result of an outstanding technical platform combined with a desire to listen to the client base and understand their unique challenges. I am excited to focus on our customers and continue the high level of interaction they have come to expect.”
John Connors joins Lightkeeper as Director of Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with the last decade spent working primarily with hedge funds at Tamale RMS, a division of Advent Software. He was involved in over 150 client deployments during his time in the RMS space.
Mr. Connors will help to expand the firm’s messaging nationally and will be working closely with the hedge fund community. Mr. Connors said, “I am very excited to join Lightkeeper – they have an excellent product platform and a large installed base of successful hedge funds who are already leveraging their innovative solution. I know the team well and I am delighted to work with them again as they meaningfully expand the Lightkeeper brand.”
Danny Dias, Lightkeeper CEO, states, “We are very excited to have Stephen, Kate, and John join the Lightkeeper team. They bring deep domain knowledge that will help us improve our core product offering for existing clients and will be key toward providing the level of service our clients have come to expect as we expand into new markets.”