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Professional Team

Founder & CEO

STEPHEN VAN DE WETERING

Where others experience bottlenecks, Stephen Van de Wetering envisions solutions. As CEO and founder of Empaxis, Stephen leads teams to streamline processes, increase accuracy, drive down costs, and propel scalability.  Avid learner, forward thinker, and development leader, Stephen holds a number of patents for tech and is always on the lookout for ways to innovate. His background includes refining and expanding back-office capabilities for Advent Software, PIMCO Advisors, and Pacific Life.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, is an Eagle Scout awardee, and a former Marine. He is actively involved in Operation International, a nonprofit medical organization working to save lives and improve health care in underserved communities across the globe.

CFO

DOUG MOROMISATO

Doug is the Chief Financial Officer at Empaxis, where he is responsible for the firm’s financial activities and decisions. In addition, he oversees technology infrastructure and operations optimization. He has been with the firm since its launch in 2004 and was responsible for developing and implementing a highly controlled and systematic approach to the delivery of client data processing and reporting services.

Before joining Empaxis, Doug was a manager and Investment Reporting Administrator for Aspiriant Wealth Management, where he oversaw the firm’s Advent Software systems. Prior to that, Doug worked for Pacific Life in a similar capacity as Investment Reporting Administrator for the firm’s Advent systems. Prior to Pacific Life, Doug was a Corporate Trainer at T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, where he trained hundreds of new and senior associates in the area of investments, capital markets, internal workflows, fund products and services.

Doug has also served as an operations officer for Nikkei Credit Union, where he had served on the Board of Directors for the organization. Doug is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Investments.

COO

SAMRAT MALAKAR

Samrat is the Chief Operating Officer at Empaxis, heading the firm’s India operations. At the India office, he is responsible for implementing the firm’s strategic objectives and ensuring all team members meet their defined targets. Prior to being Managing Director, he served as Operations Manager and Assistant Manager at EXL. Samrat is an Advent Certified APX Consultant and a Microsoft Certified Professional. In addition, he holds a SEI CMM Level 3 certificate.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Calcutta University, and then he received his GNIIT certificate in Computer Systems from India’s National Institute of Information Technology. While working towards his GNIIT certificate, he also taught computer courses.

Client Service Manager

SANDY HOWARD

Sandy is the Client Services Manager at Empaxis where she is responsible for managing client relationships. As an advocate for our clients, she works directly with our clients and operations team to ensure client satisfaction.

She has been with the firm since 2009 working in Administration for 7 years before joining our management team in January 2017. Prior to joining Empaxis, Sandy worked in the title & escrow industry for 18 years as a sales administrator where she was responsible for the assistance and administration of 25 title sales representatives.

Head of Sales

DAVID MAYNARD

David is the Head of Sales at Empaxis, where he is responsible for new business development as well as offering new solutions and services to existing clients.

He joined the firm in April 2018, and prior to joining Empaxis, he was the Chief Development Officer at DASCO Development Corporation, where he raised capital for development projects and established relationships with the world’s leading investment managers. Prior to that, he worked for Societe Generale as a Metal Derivates Director, where he expanded the firm’s customer base in the US and Europe.

Born in London, David graduated from the University of London/Imperial College with an Honors degree in Mining Engineering.

Head of Marketing

ANDREW ORR

Andrew is the Head of Marketing at Empaxis, where he is responsible for increasing the firm’s online and global exposure. He originally interned with Empaxis as a reporting analyst in 2012. He then moved to Chengdu, China, where he taught business English classes at Sichuan University and provided English training for Chinese companies, including Air China. In 2015, he rejoined the firm full-time.

Andrew is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese.

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