Responsible for the investment strategy and risk management product line for SS&C Technologies, a $5 billion market capitalization financial technology company
Manage 35 professionals in the U.S., U.K., and India.
Investment modeling initiative moved from a stalled R&D effort to a revenue producing product in 12 months.
Within 24 months the group launched several new products and exceeded $5 million in revenue, solidifying company's strategic foothold in the area.
Developed capabilities to make SS&C a first mover in new regulatory reporting requirements including Dodd-Frank, Solvency II and AIFMD.
Created daily client financial and risk analysis reports, covering highly complex strategies and instruments by building a comprehensive financial model library, simulation engine and reporting system.
Integrated risk capabilities of SS&C and acquired companies.
Responsible for technology strategy related to the development of specialized investment software.
01/1989 to 01/2011
Co-FounderNorthington Partners, Inc － Avon, CT
Principal in all three areas of Northington's businesses including Private Equity, Corporate Finance/Investment Banking, and Equity Research/Sales.
As Director of Research created industry leading research product and earned personal recognition 4 times as a Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst.
Built the research business from start-up to $2MM in direct annual revenue, plus supported corporate finance and private equity businesses that earned another $2MM of annual revenue.
James Ramenda Page 2 Led numerous successful M&A transactions including sale of Connecticut National Life by GRENEL to Pioneer Financial; sale of Community National Assurance by Wellpoint to Protective; sale of Guarantee Insurance Resources to Houston Casualty; purchase of Bankers Life Insurance Company of New York by Indianapolis Life.
Participated in raise-up of over $100MM for the Northington Connecticut Insurance Reinvestment Fund, which outperformed its benchmark by a compounded 4% per year.
As Compliance Officer and Supervisory Analyst maintained a perfect compliance record with zero customer complaints and regulatory disclosure events for the firm as well as for all employees.
01/1984 to 01/1989
Senior Vice PresidentConning & Company － Hartford, CT
Responsibilities included management of life and health insurance industry consulting, investment banking, credit analysis, and equity research.
Advised the private equity and asset management areas of the company on life and health insurance clients.
Completed sale for $330MM of Keystone Provident Life, the largest single transaction in company history up to that time.
01/1982 to 01/1984
ActuaryCIGNA － Bloomfield, CTPriced and analyzed statutory and GAAP financial reporting for individual life and group health product lines.
BS: EconomicsThe Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaEconomics
Northington Partners (1989-2011) Target Capital Partners (2006-2010) Manhattan Insurance Group and Subsidiaries (1998-2009) National Association of Corporate Directors, Certificate of Director Education, 2005 Investment Committee, The Bushnell (Hartford performing arts center) PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst Chairman, SOA Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section 2010-2011 Contributing Editor, The Actuary 2011-2014 FINRA/NASD
BOARD & BOARD RELATED ACTIVITIES Northington Partners (1989-2011) Target Capital Partners (2006-2010) Manhattan Insurance Group and Subsidiaries (1998-2009) National Association of Corporate Directors, Certificate of Director Education, 2005 Investment Committee, The Bushnell (Hartford performing arts center) PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst Chairman, SOA Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section 2010-2011 Contributing Editor, The Actuary 2011-2014 FINRA/NASD/CFA Exam History Passed Series 24, Registered Principal Passed Series 7, Registered Representative Candidate for CFA Level III