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Introducing KPIMinds Operational Collaboration as a Service (OCaaS) to help banks reduce operational costs. 

Fintekminds strategic consulting in:

Advising Private Equities and VCs in targeting and understanding FinTech companies:

  • Analyzing market and technology/product viability

  • Analyzing resources sustainability in R&D and sales


Advising Software companies on:​

  • Optimizing R&D and Sales  processes to be prepared for any liquidity event

Helping banks reducing dramatically their operating cost using KPIMinds service.

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May 29, 2019

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March 7, 2019

Digitalization: Think Outside The Bank

January 21, 2019

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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. In this role, Gerard led Calypso’s product, design and innovation teams in San Francisco, New-York and Paris to design and develop the company’s cross-asset front-to-back risk and trading solution that is 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. He was responsible for the strategy and execution in developing new territories and increasing the sales for the  Murex solution. Prior to this role, he led a team to develop, market and deploy the integrated treasury and risk application.


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 found on this site, and he is very much hands-on in technology, building deep expertise in the latest developments tools.

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