SFJ Technologies


CEO & Founder

Hedge Fund of Funds executive at Credit Suisse. Member of the Investment Committee, global head of Fundamental Strategies, head of US Portfolio Management.

Equity Research at Associés en Finance.

Strategy Consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Alumni of ENSAE (France’s leading school for Statistics, Financial Mathematics & Economics), Sciences Po and Cornell University (Master’s of Financial Engineering, recipient of the Andrew Schultz, Jr. Award for Academic Excellence).


COO & Founder

Vice President of Association des Anciens des Grandes Ecoles de France (New York).

Member of NY and Quebec bars.

Interim General Counsel at CAE Inc.

M&A and securities lawyer at Holland & Knight, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher.

Alumni of Sciences Po and law degrees from the University of Paris and Tulane University.


Head of Sales and Marketing

Institutional Sales Manager at BNY Mellon IM EMEA

Institutional Sales Manager at Elea Capital

Intermediaries and Wholesalers Sales Manager at MyFunds Office

Alumni of Paris-Dauphine University (Master’s of Banking, Finance and Insurance)

Benoit Barthelet

Chief Developer

Developer at Sullivan-c, powering AI-based apps on Google Cloud Platform

Portfolio manager – derivatives products at Generali

Fund of hedge funds portfolio manager at Lazard Frères Gestion

Hedge fund derivatives trader at SGAM AI

Graduate of ESCP Europe (Finance major)

Phil Larragoite

Senior Software Developer

Phil excels at turning client ideas into customized database applications for internal and customer use, and deploying complete solutions to the cloud.  He has designed software solutions for businesses and not-for profits, and focuses on financial analysis applications. 

Among his projects, he led the development of software to collect and analyze large amounts of data for a National Science Foundation-funded study at the Santa Fe Institute.

Phil has also designed and built eCommerce systems for various companies, including customer interfaces and database applications to function as primary drivers of revenue and growth.

In addition to computer science, Phil studied history and English at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  The UNM Civil and Structural Engineering Department uses a hardware/software system of his design to automate testing of material samples.

Rafael Girardello

Dev Ops

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Mathematics and Computer Science, McGill University

Rafael has an interest in machine learning as used in both FinTech and Natural Language Processing. He has researched the use of machine learning in predicting political orientation and developed such a model to work with Twitter feeds.

In addition to machine learning, he has an interest in database systems and physics.

Nathan Pollet

Data Scientist

Current M.Eng student in AI & Visual Computing at Ecole Polytechnique. McGill University Engineer (Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science).

Working part-time at Airbus in AI, Nathan has an interest in Machine Learning, Engineering, Technology and their applications to business and finance. In the past he has worked at companies in both the public and private sectors (Ministry of Defence, Pratt & Whitney, Research labs).

Cuong Nguyen

Project Manager

A graduate in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Cuong has been managing software product development teams for over 25 years, from start-up to Fortune 500 companies in North America. His focus has been in telecommunication systems and cloud-based enterprise web applications.

In addition to leading development projects, Cuong volunteer his time coaching software engineering senior classes at local universities and providing advisory services to start-up companies at various technology incubators.

Theodore Janson

Data Scientist

Theodore received his Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University where he studied electrical engineering and mathematics. He is currently pursing a Master’s in Science in artificial intelligence and advanced visual computing from École Polytechnique, one of France’s leading engineering school.

Theodore is interested in applying machine learning in a diversity of fields including finance, energy and environmental issues, and natural language processing in social media. Additionally, he has worked as a summer physics researcher for the HELIX experiment.