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Recognized for its expertise in data

Element22 / Company

We Unlock The Power Of Data

Element22 is a boutique advisory firm

Element22 is a privately held advisory firm that is widely recognized within the financial services industry for its expertise in data.

To professionals in the financial services industry, the vast world of data may seem to be a universe all its own–a foreign domain with a language that is complex, confusing, and difficult to decipher. Solutions to issues surrounding the maturity of data management as well as how to monetize their data-related assets continue to elude them.

As seasoned data practitioners in the financial services industry, we know intimately the needs of financial industry enterprises. As senior technology experts, our deep domain expertise and successful track records in implementing enterprise information management initiatives and platforms serve to translate the world of data into a language financial industry professionals can understand and better utilize to grow their businesses.

We integrate these two worlds through our advisory services on maturing data management and the monetization of data-related assets and by specifically advising firms on investing and M&A with data-related businesses.

We built our experience while working exclusively for financial institutions and related service providers, technology vendors, consultancies, data vendors, and managed data service providers.

The diverse backgrounds of our executive team and the integration of our deep footprints in technology services with our experience as financial industry veterans weave a tapestry between data and financial services that is unmatched.

We are respected for our expertise

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Predrag Dizdarevic, Partner

Predrag is an established entrepreneur with extensive experience in managing and developing services and software organizations within financial services and information technology industries. Predrag advises financial services companies on data management and technology strategies. He consults with private equity firms on investment selection and the creation of new businesses within the financial technology and services space. To appropriately prepare them for strategic transactions, he advises technology and services companies on strategic positioning designed to fuel growth and enhance fund-raising capabilities.

For six years prior to founding Element22, Predrag was a Partner and Executive Vice President at Capco. As a member of the Executive Management Board and President of Capco Data Services and Solutions, he developed and commercialized innovative and transformational business and technology solutions to drive transactions and recurring revenues.

As President and CEO of Financial Technologies International (now GoldenSource), Predrag transformed a loosely-coupled consortium comprised of four banks into a strong, profitable, and innovative software provider to over 90 financial institutions.

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Key engagement areas are:

Data Management Strategy

Data Quality Management

Monetization of Data

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Thomas Bodenski, Partner

Thomas is an established senior executive and entrepreneur who built his expertise over the last 19 years while working for banks, asset managers, hedge funds, insurers, software vendors, and service providers. At Element22, Thomas focuses on transforming financial institutions into analytical innovators by establishing enterprise business analytics and data-driven organizations.

Prior to joining Element22, Thomas was a Managing Partner/Chairman of the Board at FOXEYE AG where he transformed the firm into a global consultancy respected for its front office expertise. In this role he advised executives at banks, asset managers, and insurers in the areas of trading, asset management, treasury, and regulation such as Dodd Frank Act, EMIR, and other global OTC derivatives reforms that impact capital markets.

As Vice President, Front Office Services at International Fund Services (a State Street Company), Thomas created and established the first hosted, cross-asset, multi-strategy platform for pre-trade analysis, trade/deal capture, portfolio analytics, securities/ derivatives pricing, and desk-level risk management on top of Murex and SunGard Front Arena for hedge funds. This platform is now available in similar forms with other administrators and software vendors.

As Vice President, R&D at Financial Technologies International (now GoldenSource), Thomas gained expertise in enterprise data management and business intelligence. He was a direct participant in the creation of Capco’s reference data services and transformed legacy software systems to modern technologies for transaction warehousing, reference data management, position aggregation, and position management.

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Key engagement areas are:

Data Management Strategy

Master Data Management

Business Analytics & Data-driven Management

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Edward Hawthorne, Partner

Edward is an accomplished executive who brings to Element22 more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He combines strategy and business transformation consulting expertise with hands-on experience as an investment professional.

At Element22, Edward focuses on clarifying opportunities to monetize data-related assets and executing change programs that enhance client satisfaction and increase profitability. He has led numerous initiatives related to strategy and data management for a wide range of institutions across the wealth management, investment management, and capital markets sectors. He is a regular advisor to C-Level clients and has authored numerous studies on operating model optimization and business performance improvement.

Prior to joining Element22, Edward was a partner at Capco and was the founder of its wealth and investment management practice. Before Capco, Edward worked as a strategy consultant for Andersen Consulting in Sydney and as an investment analyst and portfolio manager for Bankers Trust Company’s International Private Bank and Global Investment Management businesses based in New York.

Edward holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York, and has completed executive studies in market and credit risk management at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

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Key engagement areas are:

Data Management Strategy

Operationalization of Data Governance

Data-driven Investment Management


Methea Tep, Partner

Methea is a recognized expert and executive with over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry. He brings deep and diverse expertise in establishing optimal operating models, running a global organization, and creating data quality frameworks and methodologies. In addition, he has designed and launched multiple data management products and services that have become the benchmark of industry.

Prior to joining Element22, Methea held multiple leadership roles at SmartStream Technologies, Capco Data Services, and Iverson Financial Systems. As Executive Vice President at SmartStream Technologies, Methea was instrumental in launching and running the managed services business unit, overseeing strategy, global operations, and product management. He provided leadership and management in establishing new operating centers and the data utility business model.

Prior to SmartStream Technologies, Methea was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Capco Data Services, where he oversaw product management and global operations of the company’s global utility business. He established a global onshore-offshore operating model that reduced costs while providing uninterrupted, around the clock services. As Vice President of Operations at Iverson Financial Systems, he oversaw product management, operations, and the full life cycle of the company’s products. At Iverson, Methea revamped and restructured the company’s Global Index Monitor (GIM) and Global Exchange Traded Funds Monitor (GEM) into a scalable and profitable utility business.

Methea holds an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California Polytechnic State University.

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Key engagement areas are:

Master Data Management

Data Quality Management

Data Sourcing and Data-related Cost Optimization

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