For over 20 years, Gerald Hanweck, CEO and founder of Hanweck, has been at the forefront of derivatives research, strategy and technology innovation. Prior to founding Hanweck, he spent ten years with JPMorgan, where he served as Chief Equity Derivatives Strategist and led the bank's U.S. Fixed-Income Derivatives Strategy team. Earlier in his career, he worked as a derivatives researcher at Discount Corporation of New York Futures, and as a software developer at Microsoft.
A frequent industry speaker, Mr. Hanweck has also taught master's-level business courses at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, in addition to dozens of seminars on financial derivatives. Mr. Hanweck holds a PhD in managerial economics and decision science from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University, and an AB in mathematics from Princeton University.
Mr. Bane joined Hanweck in 2015 and established the Belfast office. Previously, he was a Managing Director at NYSE Euronext, where he managed the development team for a globally distributed market data platform. His tenure also includes a position as Product and Engineering Manager at Wombat, where he was part of the initial senior team in Belfast that grew the company from four employees to over150 at the time of its acquisition by NYSE. Prior experience also includes roles at Kainos as Technical Architect and Developer/Team Lead at Lution. Mr. Bane holds an undergraduate degree in Geology and a Master’s in Environmental Science from Queens University in Belfast.
As Director of Finance, Ms. Dworin is responsible for Hanweck’s accounting and finance functions, including daily accounting operations, financial reporting, planning and budgeting, and financial forecasting. Prior to joining Hanweck, Ms. Dworin was the Director of Finance at the largest online nutrition school globally. She has also served as a Financial Services Auditor at Ernst & Young and as a fund accountant at a top-tier hedge fund with over $20 billion in assets under management. In each of these roles, Ms. Dworin focused on building her experience in GAAP accounting, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting/forecasting, and cash management. She holds a BS from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MS in Accounting from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. Ms. Dworin is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Levy leads business development activities at Hanweck, with responsibility for expanding the reach and scope of Hanweck's products in the financial industry, and acting upon opportunities to develop new business lines. He joined Hanweck from Merrill Lynch where he headed Portfolio Risk Analytics in New York for six years. He helped found MarketAxess, where he developed trading businesses in credit and rates products. Mr. Levy has held a number of senior positions in sell-side firms, including running fixed-income arbitrage desks. He began his financial career at JP Morgan where he traded U.S. Treasuries and rates derivatives for eight years. Mr. Levy holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a BES in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
As Director of Human Resources for Hanweck, Ms. Ojakian is responsible for the development, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s human resources function and performance. Prior to joining Hanweck, Ms. Ojakian was the Director of Human Resources at Mesoblast, a biotechnology company in Midtown Manhattan. Over the past 12 years she has focused on building extensive experience in employee relations and engagement, full cycle recruitment, and coaching and development; both within the US and globally, across diverse organizations and cultures/environments. Ms. Ojakian holds a Master’s in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Providence College.
Mr. Watson leads the Sales effort for Hanweck, where he focuses on generating new business and expanding the firm's sphere of influence in the marketplace. Mr. Watson joined the team from the New York Stock Exchange, where he ran the derivatives market data business, and signed Hanweck on as a data partner to expand the depth and quality of NYSE's options data offerings. Prior to NYSE, he worked in product development for ORC Software and Trading Technologies, and began his career in fixed-income and Treasury operations at ABN Amro. Mr. Watson holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Psychology from Wabash College.