About Arcesium

We provide comprehensive and flexible middle-and back-office solutions designed to meet the needs of today's alternative asset managers.

The Leadership Team

Gaurav Suri

Gaurav Suri
Chief Executive Officer
 

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Bryan Dougherty

Bryan Dougherty
Managing Director,
Head of Technology

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Gaurav Suri is the CEO of Arcesium. Gaurav was formerly a Managing Director and Head of Information Technology and Software Development for the D. E. Shaw group.

From 1996 until Arcesium's launch in 2015, he focused on developing proprietary software associated with the D. E. Shaw group's investment management activities and building out the firm's software development operations in Hyderabad, India.

He also oversaw the D. E. Shaw group's office in Hyderabad. Gaurav received a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bryan Dougherty is a Managing Director and the Head of Technology for Arcesium, overseeing platform development, infrastructure and security.

Prior to the formation of Arcesium, Bryan was Head of Middle and Back Office Technology at the D. E. Shaw group for nine years.

Bryan started his career at Random Walk Computing, a technology consultancy focused on the capital markets where he worked on a variety of projects for exchanges / marketplaces, investment banks, and hedge funds. He received a bachelor's in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael D'Alessio

Michael D'Alessio
Senior Vice President,
Head of Corporate Strategy

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Laurel Hesch

Laurel Hesch
Senior Vice President,
Head of Business Operations

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David Nable

David Nable
Senior Vice President,
Head of Commercial Strategy

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Michael D'Alessio is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Client Delivery for Arcesium.

Prior to the formation of Arcesium, Michael was a Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to Gaurav Suri, leading a team of business technology analysts at the D. E. Shaw group for seven years.

He graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in business information systems and marketing.

Laurel Hesch is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Business Operations for Arcesium.

Prior to the formation of Arcesium, Laurel spent 11 years with the D. E. Shaw group in roles within the firm's Treasury, Finance, and Operations departments. She also served as Head of Management Reporting for the D. E. Shaw group.

She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering

David Nable is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Commercial Strategy for Arcesium.

In this role, David is responsible for new business initiatives, marketing, analyst and consultant relations, external communications, product definition, and client relationship management.  Prior to joining Arcesium, David was the Head of U.S. Sales and a member of the global operating committee for Credit Suisse Prime Fund Services, a fund services business that was acquired by BNP Paribas. Earlier, David spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in sales and client management roles across both the Prime Brokerage and Fund Administration businesses.

David earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a CFA Charterholder.

The Leadership Team

Gaurav Suri

Gaurav Suri
Chief Executive Officer

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Ranvijay Lamba

Ranvijay Lamba
Country Head, India

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Premal Desai

Premal Desai
Co-Head of Services, India

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Gaurav Suri is the CEO of Arcesium. Gaurav was formerly a Managing Director and Head of Information Technology and Software Development for the D. E. Shaw group.

From 1996 until Arcesium's launch in 2015, he focused on developing proprietary software associated with the D. E. Shaw group's investment management activities and building out the firm's software development operations in Hyderabad, India.

He also oversaw the D. E. Shaw group's office in Hyderabad. Gaurav received a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ranvijay Lamba is the Country Head for Arcesium India. Ranvijay was formerly the Head of Technology for the India office and was responsible for building our technology products and establishing talented software teams. His 15 years at the D. E. Shaw group have given him a strong understanding of the securities industry and helped him develop expertise in middle-and back-office processes.

Premal Desai co-heads the Services group at Arcesium India. Premal is responsible for client onboarding and the overall management and growth of the Services function. He managed Trade Accounting & Operations and Middle Office at the D. E. Shaw group's office in Hyderabad. He has extensive and diverse experience in global financial markets and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Laurel Hesch

Manideepa Chakravarty
Co-Head of Services, India

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David Nable

Sriram S. R.
Head of Human Capital, India

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David Nable

Pavani Velpucherla
Head of Finance, India

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Manideepa Chakravarty co-heads the Services group at Arcesium India. During her 10 years at the D. E. Shaw group's office in Hyderabad, Mani managed Trade Accounting & Operations, Pricing, and Liquidity and Collateral Management. She has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, focusing on operations, reconciliations, and project & process management.

Sriram S. R. manages the entire gamut of Human Capital activities at Arcesium India. Sriram has over 19 years of experience and his areas of expertise include influencing people strategy, establishing world-class people processes, improving communication effectiveness, delivering on staffing needs, and enhancing employee experience. He has experience with new business set-up, HR Consulting, and HR Strategy implementation apart from the traditional domains.

Pavani Velpucherla manages the Finance function and is responsible for accounting operations, management reporting, budgeting & forecasting, and compensation management. She has over 16 years of experience, 7 of which were with the D. E. Shaw group. She has experience in setting up financial planning processes for supporting business decisions, financial modeling, and overall strategic financial management.