eSpear Bios


James Greenberg- Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Greenberg has spent more than 20 years in the financial services and venture capital sectors. For over a decade, he worked at JP Morgan as a banker working with investment and alternative investment managers.

After J.P. Morgan, Mr. Greenberg served as Chief Strategy Officer at Och Ziff Capital Management. After Och Ziff, he established a boutique merchant bank that invested in and advised alternative managers and start-up businesses. Mr. Greenberg was also the exclusive financial advisor to SkyBridge Capital for its $4 billion asset acquisition from Citibank.

Mr. Greenberg has invested in over a dozen start-up businesses across multiple industries, including GLAMSQUAD and LedgerX. Mr. Greenberg also served as the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of an alternative investment firm specializing in options.

Mr. Greenberg graduated and earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s of Business Administration Degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Patrick Brannen- Co-head of DevOps

Mr. Brannen is responsible for product software development, cybersecurity and data center operations for eSpear. With over 20 years of experience in the software and Software as a Service (“SaaS”) industry, Mr. Brannen brings passion and vision for solving complex business problems using state of the art technology and best practices.

Prior to joining eSpear, Mr. Brannen founded TrendKite, a Media Analytics company, where he led a team’s creation of its flagship product, which applied Machine Learning to help companies judge the impact of public relations and media on their bottom line.

Chandra Mouli- Co-head of DevOps

Twenty-one years of designing, building and maintaining highly available secure systems for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Mouli has spent the last twelve years building three separate compliance systems, including eSpear’s full compliance suite of products. Mr. Mouli has designed and built numerous functionality and features for compliance systems that have been “industry firsts” and continues to build compliance industry first functionality and features for eSpear. Technology expertise includes: Java technologies, Application Security, Identity Management, Agile Practices, Amazon Cloud , NoSQL databases. Master’s degree, CISSP, SCJP. SCWCD, GISSP-J.


Boris Tiomkin- Executive Chairman

Mr. Tiomkin brings successful entrepreneurial and leadership experience to eSpear. He has served as the Executive Chairman for ConceptONE, LLC, a compliance and regulatory reporting technology company, where he was primarily responsible for leading ConceptONE’s strategic planning and business development efforts. He worked with the firm’s management team to accelerate the company’s expansion into the Americas and Europe, and to extend its reach to Asia. He also successfully led the company to its sale to Axioma.

Mr. Tiomkin also gained extensive experience in AML and KYC compliance, having founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of AIS Fund Administration, a leading fund administrator that provided back office and middle office services worldwide. Starting in 2002, Mr. Tiomkin formulated the vision for AIS and executed a robust business plan. Under his leadership, AIS became a group of companies spanning the US, UK and Cayman Islands, employing 175 people, and winning top honors, including the prestigious Fund Administration Awards from the Global Custodian Magazine, NJ Biz Magazine and HFM after only 11 years. AIS was also recognized for three consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in New Jersey by focusing on daily service and a fixed income asset class. The company excelled in this complex arena and became known for its talent and knowledge of the hedge fund industry, as well as its pragmatic and proactive approach, state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding employees and responsiveness. AIS was sold to US Bancorp at the end of 2012.