Unlocking the potential of the worlds data.
We believe passionately that data is a fundamental part of creating knowledge.
Too much of the data in the world remains dormant and inaccessible.
Our mission is to help organisations unlock the potential of their data and make it available in a safe and secure way.
In our roles as senior executives at a large multinational bank, we were leading on the development of the world’s largest Wholesale Data & Analytics environment.
Achieving our ambition of scaling the platform and monetising the data would also require moving to the cloud. At the time it was the largest enterprise-wide migration to the cloud in the world. An automated tool, which would not move, alter or in anyway change the data, was needed to catalogue the data and ensure all data access regulatory requirements were met.
Despite leading an exhaustive global search, we were unable to find anyone who could provide such a tool, proving the need for a solution worldwide.
Having learnt the scope required of what they needed, as well as the potential market ready to receive it, they began to think bigger…
Chuck Teixeira is the Founder and CEO of WCKD RZR, an enterprise software firm focused on delivering intelligent automated Data Enablement solutions. WCKD RZR’s mission is to unlock the potential of the world’s data.
Previously, Chuck was the Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Transformation for Global Banking and Markets at HSBC. Under the Transformation banner at HSBC, Chuck led the global, cross-business effort of business model redesign and solution, using the latest market capabilities; Big Data, Automation, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Platforms, FinTech partnerships and Cloud enablement. Chuck was instrumental in developing a design led culture and tapping into new streams of talent around the globe.
Prior to HSBC, Chuck has held several executive roles as a member of the EMEA Corporate Client Solutions Executive Committee at UBS, the Global COO of the Client Capital Management division at Barclays, COO Equities Americas at Nomura and the CAO of Equities EMEA at Lehman Brothers.
Prior to this, Chuck was the CAO and a key member of the European Equities Executive Committee at Lehman Brothers/Nomura. There he leveraged his extensive consulting experience from PwC to set up a strategy team to develop new product strategies, restructure businesses, deliver growth for existing product lines and enter new markets.
Chuck is a Canadian chartered accountant and has an MBA from the University of Toronto. He currently serves as a member of University of Toronto’s UK/Europe Leadership Council.
Jon Farina is the co-Founder and CTO of WCKD RZR, an enterprise software firm focused on delivering intelligent automated Data Enablement solutions. WCKD RZR’s mission is to unlock the potential of the world’s data.
Formerly, Jon has worked as Head of GBM IT Data Analytics. Whilst at HSBC, Jon drove the implementation of GBM data platform strategy, designing and supporting the execution of the GBM data technology roadmap and overseeing the platform and data engineering activities.
Before working at HSBC, Jon has held a plethora of roles as a senior director, heading teams at leading financial institutions, driving the strategy and implementation behind various Capital Markets, Fixed Income, and Equity Derivatives initiatives. Having held multiple positions as an Analyst Developer for Lazard, Credit Suisse, and UBS; Jon undertook his first Management role, leading the RAD stream for Barclays Capitals, Structured Capital Markets division; following this, Jon undertook the task of managing multiple streams of development within the Fixed Income Front Office Trade Capture team, as a Trade Capture Programme Manager. Lastly, before moving to HSBC, Jon became the Applications Development Director, Running the delivery of the Sales and Trading booking platform re-engineering for Equity Derivative for JP Morgan Chase.
Jon Graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester, with a degree in Computing and has leveraged this technical knowledge and experience as an Analyst Developer to lead teams in delivering results the latest technical developments and challenges of his fields.