Shota Ishii

Shota has been working at the intersection of technology and finance for over 19 years and co-founded Sapiat in 2018. Most recently as Managing Director at State Street Global Exchange, he led efforts around the implementation of application of next generation portfolio analytics. Prior to State Street, he worked at DCI, a systematic corporate credit investment management firm. His other experiences include running a social knowledge management start-up in Paris and as regional manager for Asia at KMV LLC, a quantitative credit risk advisory firm (now part of Moody’s Analytics). He has also consulted extensively for the Financial Strategies group at Shinsei Bank in Tokyo to help manage balance sheet capital. He has a BS from Cornell University in Applied and Engineering Physics, and an MBA from INSEAD.

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David Androsoni

David is responsible for Sapiat's corporate development across its M&A, Partnerships and Sales strategies. David has spent the last 18 years implementing advanced investment decision analytics at asset managers, asset owners and their consultants across the UK, Europe and Asia - driving technological change and innovation of some of the most sophisticated investment management institutions globally. David is a thought leader and frequent speaker on topics of market risk methodology, stress testing and quantitative finance.


Nachiket Garde

Nachi leads applied research and business development at Sapiat. He is responsible for bringing Sapiat’s solutions to bear on the challenges that buy-side investors face, and for driving client usage of Sapiat’s technology. Nachi has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry in both management and specialist roles spanning quantitative research, technology and sales. He has held positions at JP Morgan, UBS, Citi, Mercer and Axioma in Singapore and Tokyo. He holds an MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago and is a CFA Charter holder.