----staging Team - SFJ Technologies
SFJ Technologies


CEO & Founder

Hedge Fund of Funds executive at Credit Suisse. Member of the Investment Committee, global head of Fundamental Strategies, head of US Portfolio Management.

Equity Research at Associés en Finance.

Strategy Consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Alumni of ENSAE (France’s leading school for Statistics, Financial Mathematics & Economics), Sciences Po and Cornell University (Master’s of Financial Engineering, recipient of the Andrew Schultz, Jr. Award for Academic Excellence).


COO & Founder

Vice President of Association des Anciens des Grandes Ecoles de France (New York).

Member of NY and Quebec bars.

Interim General Counsel at CAE Inc.

M&A and securities lawyer at Holland & Knight, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher.

Alumni of Sciences Po and law degrees from the University of Paris and Tulane University.


Chief Technology Advisor

Manuel is a technology strategist who has also built and managed mission-critical software by leading highly-skilled technology teams in both Fortune 100 and a number of start-up firms. Most recently he was Chief Architect at Northwestern Mutual and Head of Architecture for Core Management at Bridgewater Associates. He held CTO positions at UBS and KPMG where he led the Financial Services technology advisory practice.

President & Managing Partner of Kurt Salmon’s US technology consulting arm.

Manuel holds an MBA and a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also earned an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech and was a visiting scholar at the University of California in San Diego.


Head of Sales and Marketing

Institutional Sales Manager at BNY Mellon IM EMEA

Institutional Sales Manager at Elea Capital

Intermediaries and Wholesalers Sales Manager at MyFunds Office

Alumni of Paris-Dauphine University (Master’s of Banking, Finance and Insurance)

Benoit Barthelet

Chief Developer

Developer at Sullivan-c, powering AI-based apps on Google Cloud Platform

Portfolio manager – derivatives products at Generali

Fund of hedge funds portfolio manager at Lazard Frères Gestion

Hedge fund derivatives trader at SGAM AI

Graduate of ESCP Europe (Finance major)

Phil Larragoite


Phil excels at turning client ideas into customized database applications for internal and customer use, and deploying complete solutions to the cloud.  He has designed software solutions for businesses and not-for profits, and focuses on financial analysis applications. 

Among his projects, he led the development of software to collect and analyze large amounts of data for a National Science Foundation-funded study at the Santa Fe Institute.

Phil has also designed and built eCommerce systems for various companies, including customer interfaces and database applications to function as primary drivers of revenue and growth.

In addition to computer science, Phil studied history and English at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  The UNM Civil and Structural Engineering Department uses a hardware/software system of his design to automate testing of material samples.

Rafael Girardello

Dev Ops

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Mathematics and Computer Science, McGill University

Rafael has an interest in machine learning as used in both FinTech and Natural Language Processing. He has researched the use of machine learning in predicting political orientation and developed such a model to work with Twitter feeds.

In addition to machine learning, he has an interest in database systems and physics.

Louise Ferbach

NLP Specialist

A B. Eng. (statistician-economist) candidate at ENSAE ParisTech with a major in Statistics, Finance and Actuarial Science, Louise focuses on deep learning, machine learning, and in particular natural language processing.

Prior to working with SFJ, Louise has completed several internships at BNP Paribas Global Markets, Addactis, Natixis Investment Managers, Allianz Life Luxemburg and the French Association of Institutional Investors. Louise has a strong interest in micro-finance, green finance and new climate risks.

Alexandra Gaillard


Alexandra is currently completing a Dual Degree at Columbia University & Sciences Po Paris.  She studies politics, economics and business and has a strong interest in finance and technology. 

Prior to SFJ, she worked in strategy consulting and has gained experience in digital transformation.  She also worked on various entrepreneurial projects using technology to tackle problems affecting various African countries.

Quentin Glangetas

Junior Data Scientist

Quentin holds a master’s degree from Columbia University, with a major in Financial Engineering.

Quentin uses data analysis, quantitative modelling and machine learning methods applied to finance.  He has a background in statistics, quantitative finance and programming.

Before working at SFJ Technologies, Quentin interned at BNP Paribas in the Quantitative Research division.