The two seasoned executives will provide essential support as Context Relevant defines Big Data 2.0 for Wall Street. Specifically, Zane will assist with the company’s go-to-market deployment strategies for its Big Data 2.0 solutions for global banks. Mueller will help Context Relevant with strategic financial decisions as it continues to grow at a rapid clip.
Zane and Mueller will join Richard Clarke, White House national security expert and Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Risk Management, Mike Kail of Netflix, Darren Vengroff, chief scientist at RichRelevance, David Farber, professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and Gary Kazantsev of Bloomberg LP on Context Relevant’s existing Advisory Board.
• Neil Zane is the SVP for the TPD team at Bank of America and is responsible for introducing promising new technology companies to the firm while leveraging the bank’s use of technology, strategy, and expertise to help deepen and expand investment banking, corporate banking, and institutional sales relationships. With more than two decades of working with NYC Fortune 500 companies, Neil has penetrated new markets, managed global teams and sold diverse product lines at high levels in Fortune 500 environments. Neil is a licensed NYC residential real estate associate broker and holds a BA Economics degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY.
• Chris Mueller, Managing Partner of Post Closing 360, LLC., was the former Vice Chairman and CFO of 360networks Corp. a leading fiber optic based infrastructure provider prior to its sale in 2011. After a restructuring in 2001, 360 went on to become one of the largest fiber optic networks in North America. Prior to 360, Mueller held various senior roles in commercial and investment banking with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Mueller has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Neil and Chris are recognized leaders and experts at their own companies and will provide valuable insight and support as we ramp up deployment of our automated predictive analytics solutions built for Wall Street,” said Stephen Purpura, Context Relevant CEO and Co-Founder. “We appreciate the strategic insight each of our Advisory Board members brings to the table and look forward to working with Neil and Chris who will no doubt be essential assets.”
Seattle-based Context Relevant provides the next-generation of financial information capabilities by applying big data to solve the toughest problems in the financial sector. Wall Street banks and insurance companies are leveraging the software to provide immediate ROI across use-cases, from the turbulent bond market, to preventing flash fraud caused by major security breaches at companies like Target.