GPS Analytics was started by three risk management professionals with a combined expertise of over four decades managing risk and developing high performance software applications for top tier banks.
We build tailored software and analytics tools for financial institutions that will provide thorough, reliable solutions to risk management challenges not addressed by any existing software and go beyond calculating risk scenarios, to offer powerful functionality for decision making that allows traders and risk managers to find trading solutions for capital optimization
Mihai has spent over two decades in the risk management industry, first as risk management systems designer and developer and later as a senior risk manager with a major investment bank. During his 12 year career as a risk manager, Mihai covered a variety of businesses including equity, rates and securitized products.
In addition to risk management, Mihai is passionate about classical music and literature, good food, cycling and hiking.
Coming up with good solutions often requires a mix of talents, backgrounds and knowledge. This multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems is the theme of his favorite classical novel, ‘Das Glasperlenspiel’ (The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse), which partly inspired his company name.
Mihai holds an undergraduate degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Bucharest and an MBA in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Phil joins GPS Analytics with over 25 years of industry experience across sales and trading and risk management with a major global investment bank.
As a trader, Phil covered a variety of asset classes within the fixed income, currency, and commodity space including working as the head of trading for the Commodities business. He spent 3 years as the CRO of the Fixed Income Department before moving to Market Risk Management within the CRO division where he worked as head of market risk management for the Fixed Income division and the head of market risk for the US Legal entity. In this latter role, Phil led the bank’s Market Risk effort in going live with an IHC for the Federal Reserve Board as well as the Federal Reserve internal capital model for market risk.
Phil brings a unique blend of front office trading and management experience along with independent risk management and regulatory experience to GPS Analytics. Phil is also an avid sports fan, supporting teams from the Boston area where he grew up.
Phil holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
With more than a decade being part of the Market Risk Technology group at a large global investment bank, Johnson brings a valuable mix of technology experience and Market Risk knowledge. In his most recent role, he headed the Structured Products Market Risk Technology team. As a development manager, he designed, delivered and supported technology solutions for financial regulations such as CCAR, Volcker, stress scenarios reporting, Value at Risk, Incremental Risk Charge and Economic Risk Capital.
As part of his data quality/data lineage work he put in place the firm's golden source repository for Structured Products and supported teams within and outside of Market Risk with validated data for capital calculations, credit risk analysis and timeseries construction.
Johnson takes home his passion for solving problems to his garage workbench, though his family believes it's mostly driven by the need to justify the tools and gadgets that he keeps acquiring.