About Us

La Meer is a privately owned organization with a vision of offering products and services in the area of Risk Management. We are based in Sunnyvale, California USA.

We understand the complexity of processes in management of risk in organizations today. It is our endeavor to create easy to use software products that could help manage them efficiently and cost effectively. Our offerings are based on our deep understanding of financial market, medical devices and high-tech processes, regulatory compliance requirements and the best practices in each of these industries. We view our organization as one that offers best practice based solutions in the area of risk management.

Our principals come with vast experience in Business consulting, Project Development and Management of very complex systems for the Banking, Capital Markets, and High Technology industries.

Our Team

Laxmi Ramanath - Founder and CEO

She has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets worldwide in business consulting, system development, project management and customer relationship in US, Europe and India.

Laxmi has worked in esteemed organizations like Citigroup, Silicon Valley Bank and CMC Limited on a wide range of very complex applications such as Bombay Stock Exchange On-line Trading system, Credit Data warehouse for Citibank London, Evaluation of Integrated Treasury system for Citibank Singapore, Derivatives Processing system for Euro conversion of one of the most complex systems for Citibank London, Internet Banking for Private Banking as well as Corporate Customers for Silicon Valley Bank. She has been a requirement specialist and designer for many of these systems.

She founded La Meer with the focus of building risk management solutions. La Meer currently has a suite of software solutions for various areas of risk management. She is an active member of the financial community and is on the Steering Committees of the PRMIA (Professional Risk Manager's International Association- SF Chapter ) and 100womeninhedgefunds - Northern California Chapter. She is well versed with all the regulatory changes in the US and Europe in both the Banking and Alternate Investment market. She understands the impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on Systemic risk, OTC market changes, Investment Advisor registration requirements, and institutional market changes and is an active member in all the discussions.

Srini Venkatesan - Chief Operating Officer

Srini has over 25 years of experience in high technology in Silicon Valley and has co-founded 3 companies, including Intellimatch the first on-line HR portal for large corporations. With his experience in several areas of technology and management Srini brings with him the depth of understanding of the operational needs of the organization.

Srini has worked in the multiple area of the high-tech industry including semi-conductors, firmware and software development for them.

Srini has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University and a B.Tech. in Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Anjan Rao - Director of Business Development

Anjan is the Director of Business Development for East Coast for La Meer's products and services in risk management, regulatory compliance and technology. Anjan has 19 years of professional experience in an operational as well as management advisory role. Prior to La Meer. Anjan was with Deloitte for six years with a focus on corporate strategy at Fortune 1000 clients as well as strategy development for Deloitte US. As a consultant, he was involved in business development, delivery of solutions, assessments, organisational strategies, and innovation strategies for these clients in multiple vertical segments including financial markets, health care and medical device companies. He started his career at Citigroup building complex online banking solutions for retail banking, merchant banking, currency trading and stock trading. Anjan also brings product development experience from two start-ups : an enterprise software-as- service platform and an analytic engine for the consumer finance space.

Anjan has a Masters in Business Administration from the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from V.J. Technical Institute, University of Mumbai, India.

Girish Gurnani - Head of Information Technology

Girish has over 15 years of experience in providing IT solutions in a corporate and academic research environment. He has Assistant Director, Informatics – Application Development & Integration at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Institute of Genomics building systems for clinical data management of genomic research projects in several disease areas. With strengths in project management, redesigning of business processes, systems analysis and IT compliance Girish brings to the team well rounded experience in IT security, system administration, datawarehousing and management, and application design across various hardware and software platforms. He has also worked extensively in implementing financial trading systems for the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Girish has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from S.G.S. Institute of Technology and Science Indore, India.

Dr. Ashima Chopra - Director of Research and Business Development UK

Dr. Ashima Chopra B.A. (Mars Hill, USA); M.A. (Bradford, UK); M.Sc. (Bradford, UK); PGDip. (Bradford, UK); Ph.D. (Bradford, UK)

Dr. Ashima Chopra has worked extensively in areas of IT and Management, starting with researching and writing feasibility reports for small business worldwide via the American Business Linkage Enterprise (ABLE), a wing of USAID. Dr. Chopra has subsequently been a consultant for United Nations Projects worldwide; been in the forefront of Bridging the Digital Divide for commodity markets via introducing tracking and tracing technology to poor farmers in India; and used her technological skills to consult areas of new developments in the financial sector in the UK and EU by working for a Silicon Valley based company on solutions for Open Banking. It is in this latter role that Dr. Chopra has gained hands-on expertise of various recent regulatory developments, such as PSD2 and GDPR, and specifically on their implementation requirements and specifications

Our Advisors

Matt Elton - CEO Finnolux and International Regtech Leader

Matt has more than 20 years international experience in the interaction of business (finance) and technology. Having worked in a variety of environments, Matt has worked with some of the largest companies in Europe and Canada, as well as assisting smaller companies to grow and achieve their ambitious growth aspirations. Today, Matt is focussed on monetising digital opportunities. Recognised as experts in existing and emerging technologies and their impact on business strategies, with a particular focus on RegTech, WealthTech, Retail and Private Banking, Payments, Regulation, Compliance and Supervision.

Dr. Bob Mark - CEO and Managing Partner Black Diamond Risk

Dr. Robert M. Mark is the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Black Diamond Risk which provides corporate governance, risk management consulting, risk software tools and transaction services. Dr. Mark is also the Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Financial Engineering Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He serves on several boards as well as on Checkpoint’s Investment Committee.

Harriet Britt - Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Administrative Officer at Union Square Advisors LLC

A securities compliance professional with more than thirty years of progressive experience in compliance at firms providing asset management services, investment banking, institutional trading, institutional sales, research and retail/private client business. Experienced in SEC registered investment advisers for hedge funds, mutual funds, Financial Technology firms (FinTech) and digital investment advisory firms (robo-advisers)

Dave Banerjee - CEO RND Resources Inc

Specialties: BD, RIA, FCM, CTA registration, formation. Outsourced CCO, Finop and registered principal, PCAOB audit – certified, custody, SAS70, Independent risk review, manager selection, AML, BCP and “mock exams”. GAAP based GL maintenance, regulatory reporting, compliance calendars, compliance help desk, 1017 applications to FINRA, no action letters, branch examinations, advertising and public communication, procedures manuals, code of ethics, tax returns, corporate books and records, Firm element CE

Sidney Wigfall - Founder-Managing Partner & Consultant-Counsel SCA GROUP / SCA COMPLIANCE + COUNSEL GROUP

Specialties: (a) Investment Management & Hedge/Private Funds Regulatory-Compliance Consulting, (b) Outsourced Asset-Fund Manager Compliance & CCO Solutions, (c) Investment Counsel & Outsourced General/Corporate Counsel Solutions for Asset Management Firms/Funds, Investment Consulting Firms & Investment Groups/Professionals, (d) Asset Management-Investment Firm Capital Deals and M&A, (e) Traditional/Hedge Asset Manager & Fund Operational & Compliance Due Diligence & Ongoing Monitoring