Meet our Team.

Ram Ahluwalia

CEO

Ram is the CEO and Co-Founder of PeerIQ. Previously, Ram was the CIO of Winged Foot Capital an investment advisor responsible for managing alternatives investments in structured credit including ABS, RMBS, CLO, and TARP debt.

Previously, Ram was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and member of the Cards & Deposits executive management team responsible for investment decisioning a $120Bn credit portfolio. Prior to this role, Ram was a Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group.

Ram received a B.A. in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.

Kevin Reed

COO/EVP

Kevin leads the operations function at PeerIQ, focusing on business-building initiatives and other special projects across the company. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Kevin was a venture partner at Antera Asset Management, where he focused on thesis development, new fundraising efforts, and supporting 30+ seed stage portfolio companies scale and form international strategic partnerships.

Kevin began his career as an intellectual property trial lawyer at Keker & Van Nest LLP and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He left McKinsey to lead the investment advisory practice at Cleantech Group, where he counseled corporate venture and innovation groups on investments and value capture across the new energy landscape.

Kevin earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Senior Editor for the Yale Law Journal. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.

Len Langsdorf

CTO

Len leads the technology team at PeerIQ, marshaling the delivery of our innovative products. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Len headed S&P Capital IQ’s Innovation Lab, where he acted as an internal entrepreneur for the business, helping to mold and foster amazing ideas, people and concepts into industry-changing products. Before the Innovation Lab, he held senior roles leading the development of global data solutions and fixed income valuation services at S&P. He has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry and devotes his free time to education and encouragement of children to have careers in STEM through First Robotics competitions.

Len received a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University.

Brian Roncoroni

Director, Sales

Brian leads sales efforts for the PeerIQ Analytics platform. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Brian was a Strategic Account Executive at CoreLogic overseeing relationships with top mortgage investors focused on Non-Agency RMBS, Non-Performing Loans and spearheaded the firm’s sales efforts within the burgeoning Single Family Rental market. His structured products experience also includes time spent at both Sungard and FactSet (f/k/a Derivative Solutions).

Prior to that, Brian held institutional sales positions with Salomon Brothers and Franklin Templeton.

Brian received a BS in Finance from Villanova University.

Katie Acton

Executive Assistant

Katie supports PeerIQ’s CEO and other PeerIQ executives, as well as supports a wide range of company initiatives, including office management, event planning, and finance/legal support.

Prior to PeerIQ, Katie worked at Bloomberg, where she first supported the COO of Bloomberg Media, and later the Managing Editors of Bloomberg Politics. Prior to joining Bloomberg full-time she interned both at Bloomberg and Northrop Grumman.

Katie graduated from James Madison University in 2015, earning both a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Modern Foreign Languages. She’s an avid traveler, with a passion in particular for Latin America and all its many cultures, cuisines, and dialects.

Richard Robinson

Head, Client Delivery

As Head of Client Delivery, Richard works hand-in-hand with PeerIQ clients, managing data onboardings, API integrations, and other platform feature development. He also directs platform trainings, product materials, and broader client support systems. Prior to PeerIQ, Richard served as the Global Head of Integrated Solutions for S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he traveled the world engineering complex client solutions, executing strategic initiatives, and supporting key engagements across the entire suite of S&P solutions. Before Integrated Solutions, Richard focused on client delivery of Proprietary Services and Enterprise Solutions at S&P.

Richard earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Investments at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and a B.S. in Business Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, cycling, and cooking.

Nick Andreadis

Director, Data Engineering

Nick heads up PeerIQ’s data engineering activities: leading PeerIQ platform integrations with both originators and clients, optimizing internal/external data processes, and coding new tools and automations. Before joining PeerIQ, Nick worked in a variety of process and technology-oriented roles within the financial services industry. Most recently, Nick worked at Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Retail Finance) where he led the technical design and implementation of treasury management and risk analytics systems. He also spent time on the Securitization team at Synchrony prior to the IPO, analyzing trust performance and building automated reporting applications.

Nick received his B.S. with Honors from Binghamton University’s Watson School of Engineering and enjoys traveling.

Corey Burr

Head, UI/UX

Corey leads User Interface and User Experience design at PeerIQ, focusing on usability, clean and intuitive design patterns, and design driven product development. Prior to PeerIQ, Corey led UI UX design initiatives at S&P Capital IQ and S&P Ratings Innovation Labs.

Corey has been a UI UX designer in the B2B and B2C FinTech spaces since graduating University of Pittsburgh in 2009, with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Legal Studies.

Outside of Corey’s professional life, he has practiced various forms of martial arts for about 19 years; though today, he focuses more on yoga and meditation.

Barry Ickow

Software Engineer

Barry is a backend Software Engineer at PeerIQ, currently focusing on ETL processes. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Barry was an independent consultant building data engineering software for several startups. Before that, he worked as a Quantitative Associate at Nomura Global Alpha, a macro fixed income hedge fund, where he built software to compute and display the fund’s performance and risk attribution. Prior to Nomura Global Alpha, Barry worked as a fixed income risk methodologies analyst at BlackRock, where he enhanced the accuracy of and extended the firm’s credit spread risk models.

Barry earned an M.S. in Mathematics in Finance from NYU and graduated summa cum laude with B.A. degrees in both Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, as well playing the drums and guitar.

Brian Mason

Software Engineer

Brian is a full-stack engineer at PeerIQ, where he works on feature development, automation, and optimization projects. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Brian was a Senior Software Developer at two data start-ups, Triller and Simple Reach, where he led efforts on ETL, data APIs, and AWS datastore optimization. Brian started his career at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, where he focused on geospatial applications and infrastructure for the US Navy.

Brian graduated with both an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University. He later completed a second M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Jianguo Xiao

Quant Strategies

Jianguo is passionate about mathematical modeling, machine learning and big data. As part of the Quantitative Strategies team, Jianguo supports the team’s effort in credit modeling, including optimizing the existing models as well as developing new ones.

Jianguo earned his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. While at USTC, Jianguo was part of the university badminton team. After coming to the US, he also picked up some new hobbies, like fishing and hiking.

Yishu Song

Quant Strategies

Yishu is an Associate on the Quantitative Strategies team, working on existing model optimization and quantitative research efforts. He also works on testing and incorporating advanced techniques for PeerIQ’s latest modeling efforts, drawing on his extensive machine learning and statistical background.

Yishu joins PeerIQ after completing his PhD in probability theory and stochastic processes at University of Miami: his thesis investigated the large-scale evolution of certain ecological systems. He also holds a BS in applied mathematics from Zhengzhou University of China, graduating with honors and winning First Prize in a collegiate math competition across Henan Province, China. A nature-lover getting better at camping, he is also a weightlifting enthusiast aiming to break into “1,000-pound club.”

Andrew Meier

Software Engineer

Andrew is a software engineer at PeerIQ, focusing on scaling data infrastructure and reporting solutions, while also leading development on our credit facility management solutions. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Andrew started his career as a QA Engineer at ESRD, Inc., supporting the development of FEA software applications. Most recently, Andrew worked in the Capital Markets Strategy group at PwC Strategy& advising banks, private equity firms, and financial technology companies on strategic business issues.

Andrew received a dual-degree B.S. in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from Rhodes College and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively. While at Rhodes, Andrew was also a part of the varsity football and baseball teams. Andrew enjoys all things outdoors, and is an avid mountain biker.

Alex Alvarez

Software Engineer

Alex is a fullstack developer working on feature development for the analytics platform. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Alex worked at Goldman Sachs developing a suite of cyber intelligence applications, and loves enriching his knowledge in all things web, functional programming and dev-ops.

Alex earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In his free time he enjoys playing esoteric sports (Ultimate Frisbee, Squash, Table Tennis, to name a few), cooking and traveling.

Lulu Cheng

Software Engineer

Lulu is a Software Engineer at PeerIQ working on data processing. Prior to joining, she worked at McGraw Hill Education as data analyst building ETL pipelines and business application for global operation reporting and analytics. She worked in various industries prototyping enterprise solutions for report automation, building data visualization and statistical models to support business decisions.

She’s a candidate of MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Previously, she holds MA in Economics from Syracuse University and BA in Political Science from National Chengchi University. In her free time, she loves reading and building smart home gadgets.

Karina Uribe

Data Engineer

As part of PeerIQ’s data team, Karina develops and enhances data onboarding processes, new data offerings, and client deliverables. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Karina was a data software engineer and analyst at Data Capital Management, LLC, a multi-strategy, fully-systematic hedge fund built on large and novel data feeds. Karina also brings rich accounting and treasury experience, having previously held accounting and finance roles in both the manufacturing and real estate sectors.

Karina graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration (and Finance Minor) from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Rienzi Gokea

Software Engineer

Rienzi is a software engineer helping to design core systems. Prior to PeerIQ, Rienzi led his own freelance software company, Energize Labs, where he built and launched a number of video games.

Rienzi graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. He loves building, making and creating things, and enjoys programming (which he feels is just building things on a computer) just as much as making physical projects. He is interested in how digital and physical systems interact in robotics, engineering, and artificial intelligence. In his free time he likes playing and developing video games, and is also a competitive athlete in the sport of fencing, having competed at both national and international levels as well as for Columbia’s champion Division 1 championship varsity team.

Jason Sullivan

Software Engineer

Jason is a full stack engineer at PeerIQ, where he works on deploying quantitative applications, including credit facility, valuation, and bond structuring. Before PeerIQ, Jason was a quantitative trader with FNY Capital, focusing on the development of quantitative trading strategies for domestic equities. Prior to that, he was an Associate on the Investment Management team at Rialto Capital, where he analyzed and traded high-yield commercial mortgage-backed securities. Before Rialto, Jason was a junior trader of high-yield and investment-grade credit derivatives as a part of the Global Markets Analyst program at Nomura Securities.

Jason graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Cognitive Science. In his free time, he enjoys continuing education, indoor climbing, and squash.

Kevin Sullivan

Product Manager

As product manager, Kevin leads efforts on product design, development, and iteration. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Kevin was a venture associate at Flatiron Investors where he helped investment thesis development, fundraising efforts and operational structuring. Kevin began his career as a strategy consultant with PwC’s Financial Services practice specializing in strategic initiatives and risk analysis for hedge funds, private equity funds and alternative capital markets. While at PwC he was involved in diligencing emerging financial technology companies as part of PwC’s strategic partnership efforts.

Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he studied Foreign Policy. He is currently pursuing CFA accreditation. Kevin enjoys travel, yoga and soccer having played internationally at the youth Olympic level.

Vanessa Schept

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Vanessa supports a wide range of company initiatives, including marketing development, event planning, as well as recruiting outreach.

Prior to PeerIQ, Vanessa worked as an Assistant Buyer for the Neiman Marcus Group, working in the online divisions of Neiman Marcus.com and Bergdorf Goodman. While working at Bergdorf Goodman, Vanessa co-managed a $60 million annual designer business.

Vanessa graduated from Georgetown University in 2013, earning a B.S. from the McDonough School of Business in International Business and Marketing.

Jonathan Hinds

Software Engineer

At PeerIQ, Jonathan works on environment automation, deployment, and feature development. Prior to PeerIQ, Jonathan worked for CenturyLink Cloud helping to build multi-cloud automation and provisioning services.

Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. Within tech Jonathan loves learning about cloud technology, containers and distributed application architecture. In his free time he enjoys yoga, rock climbing, swimming, and sometimes marathons.

Roy Weiss

Data Engineer

As a data analyst, Roy develops data product offerings and supports data scaling initiatives. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Roy started his career within BlackRock’s Aladdin Business, supporting client relationships and onboardings, with a focus on analytics and risk management.

Roy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a dual-degree in Economics and Applied Computer Science. He enjoys traveling, playing table tennis, discovering new music, and watching the latest Netflix series.

Andrei Tapai

Software Engineer

Andrei optimizes PeerIQ’s database ETL processes and automation tools for reporting solutions. Prior to PeerIQ, Andrei interned at Mindshare where he similarly worked with data, developing an application for weather data retrieval.

Andrei graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Computer Science in 2015. His interests within computer science include database systems, language design/ compiler construction, and artificial intelligence. In his free time, Andrei is also a fencer having competed at both national and international levels and for Columbia’s champion Division 1 varsity team.

Bryan Bonnet

Software Engineer

Bryan is a full-stack Software Engineer at PeerIQ, currently focusing on the PeerIQ analytics platform. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Bryan was a technical co-founder of a digital health startup. Prior to that, he worked as a research assistant at Stevens Institute of Technology focusing on developing optimization and data visualization techniques. He has published work in top journals and conferences in the data community.

Bryan earned his B.E. in Computer Engineering and M.Eng. in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and dancing.

Zoya Zhao

Data Engineering Analyst

Zoya is an data science Intern at PeerIQ, where she is focusing on credit model development. In addition, she works closely with our Quantitative Strategies team on machine learning tools, algorithm research, and large set analysis. This past year, before joining PeerIQ, Zoya worked as a data analyst and S&P Global and Visible World.

Zoya is a graduate student in the Management Science and Engineering program at Columbia University and earned her B.S. in Control Science from Zhejiang University. Zoya is an accomplished pianist and in her free time delves into graphic design and photography.

Zain Khanna

Data Insights Analyst

Zain is an Intern at PeerIQ, working closely with the Data Insights Team to enhance client reporting infrastructure and perform industry research. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Zain had experiences in engineering consulting, research and project management related roles.

Currently, Zain is an Economics and Chemistry double major at Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, Zain is a member of the Wesleyan Investment Group, plays on the Men’s Club Soccer team, and gives tours to prospective students through the Office of Admission. Zain enjoys staying active and is an avid piano player.