Meet our team

Our leadership team
Stephen Van De Wetering
Founder & CEO
Stephen Van De Wetering

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 efficiency.

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 more than $55 billion in assets under administrations 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.