Markus Rohrbasser, Chairman and President
Prior to Centerprise, Markus was CFO and member of the Executive Board of Zurich Insurance, a top ten global insurance institution. There, he led Zurich Groupís acquisition strategy in the asset management area, with purchases of Scudder and BAT, as well as other entities, and initiated the development of a risk management function for the group. From 1992 to 1996, Markus was CEO of UBS North America in New York and a member of the Executive Board of UBS Group. He led the build up of UBSí North America presence in investment banking and other areas, with oversight responsibilities for 2500 employees, and built the region into a leading presence among foreign investment banks operating in the U.S. During his fifteen-year tenure at UBS, Markus also held various other management capacities within the capital market and corporate finance divisions.
Reto Tuffli, CEO
Prior to starting Centerprise, Reto spent thirteen years at UBS in management
positions, both in front office and support roles. From 1994 to 1998, he
was both Managing Director of the Global Risk Systems (GRS) group, and
head of Risk Control for North America. His responsibilities included managing
the development and implementation of the bankís global, Value-at-Risk
(VaR) system, covering all of UBS' global trading products and activities,
and its acceptance by national regulators. The Risk Control responsibilities
involved overseeing a team of sixty people covering all aspects of risk
management and control Ė daily P&L, risk and valuation control, new
products, analytic model review, P&L attribution, etc. Prior to that,
he ran UBS' trading desk for global US$ fixed income derivatives profitably
for eight years, from 1985 to 1993. He was responsible for all aspects
of trading, including structuring capital market transactions, portfolio
management, and systems development.
Eric Yu, CTO
Eric Yu co-founded Centerprise in January 1999 with direct responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle of Centerprise's enterprise application product line, including product requirements specification, software analysis and design, project team coordination, hands-on implementation and deployment. He also led the design and implementation of Centerprise's multi-tiered distributed Java application architecture, incorporating best-of-breed vendor products, including WebSphere, MQSeries and Oracle DB, with an emphasis on Java, J2EE, XML, SOAP and other open and cross-platform standards. Prior to Centerprise, he spent five years at UBS where, as vice president of the Global Risk Systems Group, he led development of firm-wide risk management and reporting systems, and managed the daily production process with over 100 interfaces to front, middle and backoffice trading systems. He also served as a key developer in their risk/financial control group, creating a global Value-at-Risk (VaR) system and other risk and product control support applications. From 1986 to 1992 he held various programmer/analyst positions at Columbia University and Burson-Marsteller. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he holds a BA in computer science, graduating summa cum laude, and an MS in computer science, from Columbia University.