Our Company

Our History

Ninth Wave is the leading enabler of secure data connectivity between financial institutions and third-party applications including aggregators, FinTechs, accounting solutions, tax prep software, and other consumer and business solutions. Our technology has been deployed for over a decade at the world’s leading financial institutions, with three of the top five U.S banks and nine of the top 10 U.S wealth managers among our current clients.

Ninth Wave began as the enterprise software division of our former parent company, Enterprise Engineering, Inc. (EEI). In the late 1990s, EEI clients wanted a way to securely and reliably connect their customers with key account information online. With no commercial solution available at the time, EEI built the initial foundation of today’s Ninth Wave platform.

In 2018, we launched the Ninth Wave brand and subsequently spun out from EEI. Ninth Wave now operates as an independent entity, spearheaded by a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the financial services and technology industries.

In mid-2019, Ninth Wave partnered with SARORAS Private Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, to invest new capital into the company to accelerate our growth.

True to our banking roots, we are headquartered in the heart of New York City’s Financial District.

 

Our Leadership Team

George Anderson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

George Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Ninth Wave. Anderson previously served as the CEO of Enterprise Engineering, Inc. (EEI), Ninth Wave’s former parent company, for more than 25 years.

Anderson has significant technology and data consulting experience with wealth managers, including 20+ year engagements with firms like JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch.

An expert on information management and the implementation of technology to solve business problems across the banking and finance industries, Anderson has authored several books and articles on enterprise architecture, relational database design, Internet development, and high-performance computing.

He has nearly three decades of experience working with leading financial institutions and premier technology companies in the development of emerging information systems. In 2018, Anderson was recognized by CV Magazine as the most influential CEO of the Year – Software and IT.

Conner Mulvee, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Conner Mulvee is Ninth Wave’s CFO and COO. In this role, Mulvee oversees the company’s finances and operations, while also working alongside investors and partners.

Prior to joining Ninth Wave in early 2019, Mulvee focused on technology and B2B software investing, most recently as a Partner at SARORAS Private Capital, where he helped lead the firm’s investment in Ninth Wave. Before his time at SARORAS, he was a Principal in the Technology group at private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Mulvee has served on the Board of Directors of multiple technology firms, including Paycom (NYSE: PAYC), Clearwater Analytics, LiiRN, and AIM Software.

Mulvee started his career in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers and holds a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

Jack Cassaro, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Cassaro is the CTO of Ninth Wave. In this role, he leads infrastructure, information security, and IT, and provides functional leadership for the engineering, pre-sales, support, and implementation teams. He also drives engineering vision and architecture with the rest of the technical team, while focusing on security, site integrity, data compliance, core architecture, and testing. Additionally, Cassaro functions as a technical evangelist with customers, partners, and industry groups such as Open Financial Exchange (OFX) and Financial Data Exchange (FDX).

Cassaro spent over two decades in various technology roles at Enterprise Engineering, Inc. (EEI), Ninth Wave’s former parent company.

Cassaro is responsible for several mission-critical technology initiatives, including the development of client interface functionality for the Ninth Wave platform, and the global strategic management of all pre- and post-sales software engineering efforts. He also oversees customer deployments and implementations.

Cassaro holds a degree in Economics, Italian Literature, and Computer Science from Fordham University.

John Vander Vennet, Head of Sales

John Vander Vennet is Ninth Wave’s Head of Sales. He leads the company’s sales and business development efforts to accelerate revenue growth and expand market share.

Prior to joining Ninth Wave in late 2018, Vander Vennet served as Head of Sales and Client Management at Coleman Research, building relationships with leading investment and private equity firms, consultancies, and corporations worldwide. He has also held leadership and business development roles at prominent corporations in the financial industry, including AltX (acquired by Addepar), SunGard, Currenex (acquired by StateStreet), and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Vander Vennet holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Gordon Weir, Vice President, Product Management

Gordon Weir, Ninth Wave’s Vice President, Product Management, is an experienced technology and product leader. Prior to joining Ninth Wave in 2018, Weir spent 13 years working in capital markets for companies like Noble Markets, Digital Assets, and Merrill Lynch. He has also worked as a management consultant and a product manager for enterprise technology products for industries ranging from defense to telecommunications, where he managed large organizations in building and supporting business enablement systems.

Weir is an expert in strategy, sourcing, global teams, and product design. In recent years, he has operated in the FinTech startup space, shaping and growing products from the ground up.

Weir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand.

Paul Allen, Vice President, Engineering

Paul Allen is the Vice President, Engineering at Ninth Wave. In this role, he leads the design and development of the Ninth Wave platform, overseeing the architecture, design, and engineering teams to ensure continuous delivery of enterprise-ready software.

Allen was the Director of DevOps at Enterprise Engineering, Inc. (EEI), Ninth Wave’s former parent company.

Allen has more than 25 years of experience, enabling strategic goals and outcomes by shaping, designing, and implementing technology systems. He has broad IT expertise, including business process, technology, and organizational improvement.

Allen is an industry expert, has taught courses in computing at Columbia University in New York, presented technology concepts in cities around the world, and authored more than a dozen technology books, most recently in the Java, AI, IoT and Blockchain spaces.