Our Mission

KopenTech's priority is delivering technologies that advance the simplicity of structured product investing. We create products and offer services that generate meaningful improvements to the everyday workflow of our subscribers.

Operators. Engineers.
Innovators.

Software engineers and investment professionals working together to create a more resilient market.

We design trading solutions that simplify the work of our clients causing positive ripple effects in the industry.

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Solutions Team

Jill Scalisi

Jill Scalisi

Chief Engagement Officer

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Jill Scalisi is responsible for overseeing KopenTech’s platform growth and sales efforts.
Jill brings over 20 years of experience implementing new financial products. At Nomura Securities, she built and managed credit sales businesses in New York and Boston.
Before that, Jill was Co-Head of Credit Derivatives and CDO Product Management at Lehman Brothers. Jill began her career at Chase structuring the first synthetic CLOs and risk transfer products.
In addition, Jill Scalisi has an extensive entrepreneurial background. She was the CEO and founder of Scalisi Cosmetics, where she developed two nationally distributed skincare lines.
She holds a BA from Georgetown University.

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Anthony Schexnayder

Anthony Schexnayder

Head of Business Development

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Anthony serves as KopenTech's Head of Business Development and works side-by-side with investors and managers as they use KopenTech’s platform to simplify structured products. Before joining KopenTech, Anthony spent several years focusing on finTech solutions for private debt lenders and CLO managers/investors. Prior to his work in finTech, Anthony had senior roles at Guggenheim Partners, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Anthony earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Mechanical Engineering degree from UCLA, where he was also a 4-year letterman in football.

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Drew An

Drew An

Director of Distribution

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Drew An serves as KopenTech’s Director of Distribution, managing the sales process across the suite of KopenTech products. Prior to joining the firm, An was a senior partner at Fed Hill Capital Advisors, a private MBS REIT specializing in Agency MBS investments. He previously was Director of Structured Products Sales at Mizuho Securities and a senior corporate bond trader for Wachovia Securities. An received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

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Coleen Mager

Coleen Mager

Business Development

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Coleen is in Business Development at KopenTech, specializing in sales and partnerships across the suite of KopenTech products. Prior to Kopentech, Coleen worked for over two decades in sales and research in Leveraged Finance and Structured Products for Natixis, Mizuho, Lazard and Goldman Sachs. She grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University for undergraduate degree and Columbia Business School for her MBA.

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Anna Gryb

Anna Gryb

Head of Systems Design

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Anna manages projects across KopenTech’s divisions, working closely with engineering and business development teams. Prior to joining KopenTech, Anna consulted for senior executives and Chief Technology Officers as a Software Engineer in the finance, healthcare, and leisure & hospitality sectors. Originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, Mrs. Gryb holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kharkiv National University, both in Applied Mathematics.

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James Vogl, CFA

James Vogl, CFA

Head of Product

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James serves as KopenTech’s Head of Product, working with engineers and investment professionals to simplify structured products. Prior to joining the firm, James worked at RBC. James earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Los Angeles. He began his career as a fourth-grade educator in Chicago with Teach For America.

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Sierra Mansfield

Sierra Mansfield

Director of Marketing

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Sierra Mansfield is Director of Marketing for KopenTech, and is responsible for KopenTech's branding, media presence, conference appearances and social media. She joined the company from the Royal Bank of Canada where she worked as an analyst for several years, covering complex investment analysis, marketing management and conference engagement. Sierra graduated from the University of Michigan and serves on the board of Southeast Medical Outreach.

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Kateryna Posternachuk

Kateryna Posternachuk

Sales Development Representative

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Kateryna serves as KopenTech's Sales Development Representative, researching new client opportunities for the largest online CLO trading network. Before joining KopenTech, Kateryna spent several years focusing on Lead Generation solutions across several industries. Prior to her work in sales, Kateryna served as a marketing adviser to several B2B IT start-ups and logged a time as regional marketing curator at the Ukrainian National IT Academy. Originally from Ukraine, Kateryna holds a graduate degree from Dnipro Financial Academy in Finance and a master’s degree in Marketing from National Mining University.

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Oren Furmanov

Oren Furmanov

Sales Development Representative

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Oren is a Sales Development Representative at KopenTech, focusing on sales and client partnerships across the KopenTech product ecosystem. Prior to KopenTech, Oren has worked in direct sales roles for companies in the technology and retail sectors. Oren grew up in Toronto, Canada and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph.

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Recognitions

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2021 Best New Front - Office Fintech Solution

This award is designed to honor the best new innovative fintech solution for the US institutional trading ecosystem. Success in this category is determined by leading innovation by the provider, attention to clients’ needs and future requirements from a trading perspective, thorough knowledge of the sector and existing products, and driving tangible results through product optimization.

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2021 HFM US Technology Awards – Best Trading & Execution Technology

This award showcases KopenTech’s innovative trading and execution technology which improves participation, transparency and liquidity for the structured products market.

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2020 Alt Credit US Services Awards – Best Technology Innovation

This award celebrates the best technological innovation for credit fund managers. KopenTech’s BWIC ATS technology allows fund managers to electronically trade their CLO securities, creating the first-ever marketplace for structured products.

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2020 Alt Credit US Services Awards

This award celebrates the technology solution for aiding the trading of credit securities.

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2020 Fund Intelligence Tech and WSL Technology Awards

Success in this category is determined by customer growth, new & efficient technology launches, as well as infrastructure initiatives within the industry that can be implemented with ease.

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