Babelfish Analytics

Team

About Us

 

FOUNDER | CEO

Linda Giordano

Linda co-founded the Clarity business at Tabb Group in 2014.  Prior to that, she was a Director and Co-Head of the Implementation Consulting Business at Barclays, responsible for providing specialized consulting services to top tier buy side firms.  Designed to help traders and portfolio managers realize tangible cost reduction, these services addressed all aspects of the trading cycle, from investment idea generation, to internal trading desk processes, broker appraisal, algorithm selection and routing/venue evaluation.  The consulting team performed pioneering investigations into venue and broker routing practices and were vocal advocates for routing data transparency.   Linda also designed and oversaw the development of a cutting edge transaction cost analysis tool that supported intuitive alpha-profiling, advanced data modeling, and short-term momentum analytics for analyzing route-level data.  

Prior to Barclays, Linda was a Senior Vice President at S.J. Levinson & Sons, responsible for providing trading strategy consulting services to buy-side investment managers and traders.  Linda also worked at Bloomberg, where she managed the BTCA product (Bloomberg Transaction Cost Analytics) as well as conceptualized and delivered cutting edge IOI targeting tools to the buy-side.  Prior positions included Citigroup, where she managed the BECS pre-and post-trade analytical tool, and Quantitative Services Group (QSG), where she was the lead sales executive responsible for marketing transaction cost measurement products to investment managers and plan sponsors.  Linda began her career at Instinet, where she spent almost fifteen years in various positions related to analyzing, marketing, and building products related to the firms commitment to providing best execution to institutional investors.  She attended The Stern School of Business at New York University and holds a B.S. in Economics.

 
 

 
 

FOUNDER | PRESIDENT

Jeff Alexander

Jeff co-founded the Clarity business at Tabb Group in 2014.  Prior to that, Jeff was a Director on the electronic equities product team at Barclays. Based in New York, Alexander co-created and co-managed the firm’s execution consulting practice and was responsible for providing bespoke solutions to help investment managers and traders optimize implementation strategy. Leading advocates for transparency in routing, the group educated clients about venues and broker routing and provided clients with the tools and knowledge to perform their own analyses. The group also helped clients create and test custom routing strategies. Alexander joined Barclays Capital in May 2012 from S.J. Levinson & Sons, where he was responsible for trading strategy consulting services. Prior to that, he managed transaction cost analytics and indications of interests (IOI) at Bloomberg and was the trading desk strategist at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Alexander began his career at Bankers Trust, where he was responsible for developing applications for the financial services industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University and is a CFA charter holder.

 
 
 

Vice President | Engineering

Ian Weisberger

Ian has a passion for systems architecture and has been Founder and lead technologist at several start-ups, most recently, EventFluence.com, CloudFusion, IJ Technology, SimpleReach, momentum labs, AdsNative, JobHive, and FoodFan.  

 
 
 

 
 
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Head of Sales and Business Strategy

Scott Phillips

As Head of Sales and Business Strategy Scott is responsible for driving the firm’s expansion by focusing on new business development, brand marketing and strategic partnerships.  Scott brings over fifteen years of electronic brokerage sales and relationship management experience to his role at Babelfish and is a strong believer in a collaborative, client-focused approach to creating long-lasting customer relationships.   

Prior to Babelfish, Scott spent ten years at ITG Inc. where he was a Director on the firm’s New York based electronic sales team and covered institutional asset managers and hedge fund accounts along the east coast.  In his role at ITG, Scott was responsible for managing client relationships, and introducing ITG’s global algorithmic trading, transaction cost analysis and execution management system solutions to clients and new business prospects.

Before ITG, Scott was a senior sales person at Bloomberg Tradebook where he was a member of Tradebook's New York-based electronic sales and trading team.  At Tradebook, Scott sold the firm’s global electronic execution tools to US and Canadian based buyside institutional trading desks.

Scott holds Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.