For Stephen, our founder and CEO, Empaxis began with an insider’s insight: investment management
firms spend too much time and money completing middle- and back-office operations. Stephen began
his career helping firms manage and coordinate their back office services. First for Pacific Life, where
he was responsible for developing and maintaining automated reporting processes from the firm’s
Advent system; then at PIMCO Advisors, where he oversaw the firm’s migration from the PORTIA
platform to the Advent Axys system. From there, Stephen took on a role at Advent Software, serving as
a consultant to asset management clients using the software to help manage their back-office. In
these roles, he gained a mastery of back-office processes—and saw the widespread operational
inefficiencies many firms face.
He set out to find a better solution—one that would allow businesses to scale easily, and increase cost
Stephen launched Empaxis in 2004—and in the years since, he continues to maintain responsibility for
the firm’s overall strategic growth. With Stephen’s oversight, Empaxis has grown into an industry leader.
Today, our Empaxis team is proud to represent investment firms across North America, Europe, and
Asia. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a Bachelor’s
degree in Economics.
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
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.
Samrat is the Chief Operating Officer at Empaxis, and 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.
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.
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.