Gabino M. Roche, Jr.

CEO & Founder

Gabino has over 20 years of experience in building technology solutions for Fortuner 500 companies and start-ups from the 1990s Dot-com era till now. He’s a former McKinsey & Company firm member where he learned and was focused on delivering products faster to market. That enabled him to take on a role at NYSE as Managing Director of application development to help their startup division quickly meet a $1 billion revenue goal. Later he worked as a senior vice president at JP Morgan executing transformation programs in the business operations, overseeing technology and operational process initiatives such as a delivering a $40m product in their custody portfolio, and revamping the Corporate Investment Bank’s (CIB) KYC/AML operations.

That experience set him up for JPMorgan’s senior management to ask him to take on the Head of Product role at Clarient; a FinTech startup consortium put together by JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, State Street, Credit Suisse, Barclay’s and DTCC. While there he oversaw an $80m budget and with his team helped to transform the company’s operations, technology, and product in under six months to meet market deadlines. It was here where he unearthed valuable insights on what several major sell side firms required from a pre-trade onboarding space as well as what their buy side counterparts needed to adopt, which was missing in the industry and led to his creation of Saphyre.

James Malgieri

Board Member

34 years of experience in the Securities Industry.

A retired member of BNY Mellon’s Senior Leadership Team, he oversaw the bank’s Global Collateral Management and Segregation businesses (CMS) servicing over 200 financial institutions/corporations. Under Malgieri’s leadership, BNY Mellon has become the CMS market leader by developing innovative service solutions that have become the industry model.

Over the course of his career, Malgieri has served as an SVP of Prime Broker Services at Lehman Brothers, head of worldwide operations at Morgan Stanley Trust Company, and Global Head of Operations at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Boards served: SIA’s Ad Hoc Prime Broker Committee, DTCC’s Prime Broker Working Group, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Task Force, and the American Bankers Securities Association, Board of Directors of BNY Mellon Clearing International Ltd, Board of Directors of the Government Securities Clearing Corporation.

Robert S. Basso

Board Member

A leader and spokesperson for the financial services industry for over 45 years.

Former Managing Director at UBS/Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch, responsible for the respective clearing businesses. Also served as President and Chairman of Correspondent Services Corporation (CSC), a NYSE member firm and as Executive VP of Fidelity’s National Financial Services (NFS) unit.

Previously led Merrill Lynch’s entry into the clearing business, eventually establishing it’s subsidiary, Broadcort Capital Corp. (BCC), a NYSE member firm, and serving as its President.

Served as a Trustee of the SIA’s (now SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education, as well as Chairman of its Western District and member of it’s national board; as Vice Chairman of the NASD (now FINRA) District I Conduct Committee and Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He has also served/serves on multiple public and private boards.

Michael Johnson

Board Member

Front Office Executive with 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry. Client oriented and results driven, with a proven track record of building profitable businesses throughout his career.

A Global COO with hands-on experience for the Broker Dealer and for the Futures Commission Merchant across Fixed Income and Equity Markets. A champion of the front to back ownership model driving the architecture of Tech & Ops infrastructure providing solutions from trading & risk systems to back office books & records functionality.

As Global Head of Collateral Management and Business Development, Mike provided leadership and frameworks with strong governance processes driving scalable client solutions, always with a sharp eye for cost cutting & strong financial results.

Previously COO, Global Head of Collateral Management & Product Development at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Stephen G. Roche

COO & Co-Founder

15 years of business development experience in the IT Solution space.

Streamlined complicated Global IT infrastructures 50+ locations for Fortune 1000 companies

Established cloud SaaS offers for fortune 1000 clients with hosted ERP & ecommerce platforms to realize roughly a $1M+ in quarterly earnings.

Managed relationships and closed multi-million dollar business deals with firms such as: The New York Yankee’s, Wyndham Hotels, Red Bull Racing, Axis Capital & Volvo Cars.

Yearly sale achievements such as - “Champions 2017 Lead Security Sales”, Gold Club Awards (TBR 20% or more year of year) 2004-2013, Achievers Club (recognition of overall outstanding performance) 2004-2016, and many others.

Consistently ranked in the top ten for the past 7 years with AT&T as a lead Client Solutions Executive