Reto is co-founder and Chairman of Centerprise, and previously served as the company’s CEO during its earlier stages (1999 to 2006). In part as a development opportunity for Centerprise, Reto also served from 2007 to 2018 as the Chief Information Officer and partner at Lansdowne Partners in London, one of the oldest and largest hedge funds in Europe. In that role, he led the development of the firm’s enterprise systems solution based on the Centerprise platform. The system evolved to support, manage, and monitor virtually all aspects of the firm, including order and execution management, real-time P&L and position reporting, risk management, performance attribution, compliance, commission management, investor services and related functions.
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 bank's global, Value-at-Risk (VaR) system, covering all 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 - daily P&L, risk and valuation control, new products, analytic model review, P&L attribution, etc. Prior to that, he ran the 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.
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 Group's 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 UBS' 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.
Chief Executive Officer
Eric co-founded Centerprise in January 1999 with Reto Tuffli, leading the full software engineering lifecycle of Centerprise's enterprise application product lines in his role as CTO, including product requirements specification, application architecture analysis and design, project team coordination, hands-on implementation, and deployment/support.
Prior to starting Centerprise, Eric spent 5 years at UBS with responsibility for the implementation and delivery of the bank’s global Value-at-Risk (VaR) system in support of capital adequacy requirements for the Basel Accord, and also led risk control applications delivery for the North America region. Eric holds a BA and MS in computer science from Columbia University.
SVP, Investment Management Solutions
Matt Forster joined Centerprise in September 1999 as lead architect for Centerprise's multi-tiered distributed enterprise suite. He played a central role in the design and development of core infrastructure as well as the integration of both IM and GRC solutions. Responsible for the IM development and client support teams, he manages internal and client projects as well as leading client technical and business analysis for IM solutions.
Prior to joining Centerprise, Matt held Director-level IT architecture and project management positions at ING Barings, SBC Warburg, and UBS. Prior to his Wall Street positions he led a custom software development firm that he co-founded upon graduation from Princeton University in 1985.
SVP, GRC Solutions
Rick Quinn joined Centerprise in August 1999 as senior software engineer and designed and implemented Centerprise's multi-tiered distributed Java application architecture. He was involved with all design and implementation aspects of Centerprise's GRC solutions, including workflow process integration, web application design, and database implementation. Responsible for the GRC development and client support teams, he manages both internal projects and client projects as well as leading client technical and business analysis support for GRC solutions.
From 1993 to 1999 he was an engineer designing and implementing software systems for highway bridge design and analysis that is used nationwide. He holds both a BS in civil engineering, graduating with university honors, and an MS in Civil Engineering, with a specialty in computer aided engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University.