Pradeep has over 25 years experience in the financial technology industry as an operator, investor and advisor.
In his last role Pradeep was the Managing Director of the Investment & Advisory business at Refinitv responsible for a $1.3bn P&L providing content, workflow and analytics to over 7000 clients globally. Refinitiv was a Blackstone portfolio company that was acquired by London Stock Exchange in 2021 and is one of the largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure.
Prior to that, Pradeep was a founding member of RiskMetrics Group, a spin off from JP Morgan with 17 people to establish an independent risk management firm. He was a member of the executive leadership team that secured private equity investment in 2005 (General Atlantic Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Spectrum Equity) scaling the business to $350mm in annual revenue leading to the Company’s IPO in 2008 (NYSE: RISK) culminating in the 2010 sale to MSCI.
Pradeep is an active venture investor and served at the Chief Revenue Officer of Dataminr a venture backed start-up that builds natural language processing algorithms on open source, unstructured data. He also sits on numerous advisory boards.
Currently based in New York, Pradeep has spent decades working in London and Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ and a Bachelor’s degree from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.
Outside of work, Pradeep has set up an echo-friendly farm in India that uses sustainable methods in the production of Coffee, Pepper & Cardamom. This is also a socio-economic venture that is as much about the people working on the farm as it is about the environment and its bio-diversity.