Leadership Team

Stephen Van de Wetering

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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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 Moromisato

Chief Financial Officer

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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 Malakar

Chief Operating Officer

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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.

Sanjeeb K. Rajput

Chief Revenue Officer

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Sanjeeb K. Rajput is the Chief Revenue Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Empaxis Data Management, Inc.  In his role as Chief Revenue Officer, Mr. Rajput is responsible for overseeing all marketing, sales, business development, pricing, corporate development, and revenue management functions at Empaxis.  He is focused on driving new client acquisition while accelerating growth and reinforcing Empaxis’s position as a leader in investment management middle-office and back-office outsourcing, robotic process automation (RPA), and digital turnkey asset management platform (TAMP) solutions for wealth managers, hedge funds, family offices, FinTechs, banks, institutions, RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers worldwide.

Mr. Rajput joined Empaxis from Folio Financial, Inc., where he was national sales manager and head of sales of Folio Institutional.  He was responsible for maximizing sales, creating and implementing strategic sales plans, and was a member of the senior executive management team.  Mr. Rajput also recruited, hired, managed, coached, mentored, and led Folio Institutional’s National Sales and Relationship Management Teams.

Prior to joining Folio Institutional, Mr. Rajput was founder and CEO of Rajput Ventures, which provided management consulting services to registered investment advisor (RIA) firms, wealth managers, asset managers, broker-dealers, family offices, banks, trust companies, TAMPs, TPAs, clearing firms and custodians.  Mr. Rajput also served as a Venture Capitalist, Senior Advisor, and Angel Investor to early-, mid-, and late-stage FinServ digital wealth advice robo-advisors, as well as FinTech startups. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Rajput was Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development for Royal Bank of Canada’s RBC Advisor Services.  Prior to that, he was vice president of sales for Fidelity Investments – Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, and Vice President of Sales and Relationship Management for Bank of New York Mellon’s Pershing, LLC Global Customers Group.  Mr. Rajput has also held senior executive leadership roles at Union Bank and The Northern Trust Company during his 20-plus year industry career.

Mr. Rajput received his MBA (with Honors) in strategic management and a BS in business management from National Louis University, along with a certificate in personal financial planning from University of California, Irvine.  He has held FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

Sandy Howard

Client Services Manager

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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 Orr

Head of Marketing

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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 IELTS at Sichuan University and provided English training for large 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.