High Level Strategic Fintech Advisory


Private Equity

Venture Capital



Fintekminds strategic consulting in:


Assisting Private Equities and VCs in their due diligence for FinTech companies:

  • Analyzing market and technology/product viability

  • Analyzing resources sustainability in R&D and sales


Reducing the time-to-market and cost for corporates & banks in their journey for a treasury solution :

- Building credible targeted RFI/RFP

- Organizing the demos and workshops

- Assisting in the contractual negotiations

- Planning the implementation

Helping Financial Institutions in their Cloud migration process

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Gerard Rafie

Founder & CEO

32+ years building and shaping the Fintech industry

Gerard served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer for Calypso Technology.  Gerard led Calypso’s product, design, and innovation teams to design,  develop, and sell its cross-asset front-to-back risk and trading solution currently used by 100s of financial institutions every day.  


Gerard joined Calypso in 2005 from Murex S.A. At Murex, he served as then head of sales for the EMEA regions. Gerard was responsible for the strategy and execution in developing new territories and increasing the sales for the Murex solution. Before this role, he led a team to develop, market, and deploy the integrated treasury and risk application.


He founded Fintekminds LLC  to help private equities in better understanding the Capital Market technology and evolution.  Fintekminds also works with corporates and banks to optimize the process and reduce the time to market for the treasury solution selection.


Gerard received an executive MBA from ESCP-Europe Business School (Paris) and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Communication from the American University of Beirut.

Gerard continues actively working on shaping financial technology markets through his publications on this site. He is very much hands-on in technology, building deep expertise in the latest software development tools.

For more information on how we can assist you, send us an email at info@fintekminds.com