Executive Profile

Mani Pillai

Founder and President

Mani Pillai is the founder and President of SwapsHub. Mr. Pillai started SwapsHub in 2011 to address Dodd-Frank regulations with an industry first buy & sell side cloud based execution and clearing platform. Mr. Pillai is also the President of FinTrack Systems since 1997 that provides e-Commerce solutions linking buy-side and sell-side for institutional equities trading, CFDs, Interest Rate Swaps and Equity Swaps. Prior to FinTrack, he spearheaded Mizuho Capital Markets IT team with a multi-currency front/middle office Interest Rate platform from 1993 to 1997. He has also served as Lead Technologist at Lehman Brothers from 1991 to 1993 to implement their Front office FX trading platform. Mr. Pillai started his financial services career in Quotron Systems in 1990 as a software engineer in their Market Data division. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Vipin Bharathan

Strategic Advisor

Vipin Bharathan is the founder of dlt.nyc. Mr. Bharathan is the chair of the Capital Markets Special Interest Group and the Identity Working Group in Hyperledger. He has been involved in the Hyperledger community right from its inception. He recently helped launch a CBDC project in Hyperledger labs called eThaler. As head of BNP Paribas mortgage technology, Mr. Bharathan helped create the pricing, trading, position-keeping, trading and counterparty risk and compliance reporting functions of mortgage desk and debt capital markets secondary trading teams. As a technologist Mr. Bharathan has worked as a developer and team leader in Industries as diverse as financial market infrastructure, medical malpractice insurance and media. Vipin became interested in Blockchain technology and started as the first blockchain strategist for North America for BNP in 2015. Vipin was involved in the founding discussions of R3, DAH and the EEA; all significant blockchain consortia now. Vipin also helped scope and implement multiple Blockchain and Digital Transformation PoCs for BNP Paribas and others. Vipin is also a Forbes contributor and a speaker in financial and blockchain conferences.

Neil Wright

Managing Principal

Neil Wright is a bank operations executive with 25 years of experience in capital markets operations, audit and control. Mr. Wright began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank as an internal auditor. He managed Chase’s Internal Control Group for all operations in Europe, and then became the global head of Derivative Operations. In this role he consolidated all operations into one processing center of excellence and managed the consolidations of the Derivative Processing groups during two major mergers: Chase/Chemical and Chase/JP Morgan. After JPMorgan Chase, he joined Citigroup and was the global head of Commodity Operations while also running the Derivative Collateral Management Group. In his most recent role, Mr. Wright was a senior vice president at State Street Corporation as the Head of the Derivatives and Collateral Product and Strategy Group. Mr. Wright has been active in all industry groups relating to derivative operations, including serving as chairman of ISDA’s North American Operations Committee, Board Member of FpML.org., founding member of the SWIFT Derivative User Committee, co-chair of the AMF Derivatives Operations Committee and the ISDA Steering Committee for the Clearing Connectivity Standard. Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fairfield University.