Rob is an experienced, hands-on, entrepreneurial leader with a track record of success. Over twenty years he has co-founded four technology companies, and remains an active advisor, investor, and mentor for several Boston-area growth companies. As Chief Executive Officer of FRT, Rob oversees an industry-leading team with proven expertise at recovering assets for eligible investors in securities class action settlements. Previously, Rob co-founded CCBN and served as its President from the company’s inception in 1997 until its sale to Thomson Financial in 2004. CCBN was a pioneer in enabling direct communications between public companies and the investment community over the Internet. The company’s popular StreetEvents product offered a calendar of events for professional investors and became a staple on the desktop of the investment community. CCBN brought many Web-based and compliance-related innovations to market, including live webcasting and full-text, real-time transcription of thousands of corporate earnings calls every quarter. Rob graduated with a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Kirstein is the Chief Operating Officer at Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT). Previously, he was the Director of Operations for Flagg Street Capital LLC, a long/short opportunistic value hedge fund. At Flagg Street, he had substantial daily involvement with prime brokers, fund administrators and legal counsel. He was responsible for the preparation and presentation of data directly to portfolio managers and annual reporting (both client and tax). Prior to Flagg Street, Mr. Kirstein was a financial consultant for the wealth management group Sage Financial and an equities trader for Heartland Securities. He received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.
As Chief Revenue Officer for Financial Recovery Technologies, Michael Cotter is responsible for global sales, marketing, customer success and business development. With over 25 years of experience, Mike joins FRT after leading the Corporate Solutions at Nasdaq, Inc. where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Corporate Solutions business, including strategy, product development, sales, service and operations. Prior to Nasdaq Inc., Mike held senior leadership positions at Thomson Reuters, CCBN Inc., FreeMarkets, Inc., IBM and Lotus Development Corporation. Mike has a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Bouchea has over 15 years of product management and development experience and has been in the financial services field since 1995. Prior to joining FRT, Mr. Bouchea was responsible for leading the global product management function at Omgeo, an operations expert automating trade lifecycle events. Mark’s role included new opportunity analysis, product strategy, program management, reporting and overall product expertise across all services. His team was responsible for developing product roadmaps in tandem with regional and global industry needs, while overseeing the collection and definition of market requirements across key initiatives. Before Omgeo, Mr. Bouchea held product positions with Thomson Financial, Fidelity Management & Research and CCBN. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Stonehill College and an MBA from Boston University.
MBaye NDiaye is the Head of Finance at Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT). Prior to joining FRT, he was a Finance Manager at John Hancock Financial within the Variable Annuities department, focusing on Reinsurance. He has also held positions in Corporate Finance at MFS Investments, the Gillette Company and Fleet Financial. MBaye received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salem State College, an MBA from Suffolk University and a Master of Science in Finance from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s. MBaye is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University where he teaches accounting and finance courses in the graduate school of business.
Mr. Longley brings a strong track record of building technology solutions and managing teams that help financial firms improve efficiency and drive operational excellence. As SVP of Corporate Development, Mr. Longley is charged with building strategic partnerships that drive FRT’s revenue growth. Prior to FRT, Mr. Longley was Global Head of Business Development and Strategy for the Reuters editorial division of Thomson Reuters, responsible for driving third party partner contributions to the Reuters Insider product, a multimedia news platform for the financial markets. Mr. Longley previously held senior sales positions at Thomson Reuters, offering investor relations and capital markets solutions to public companies while consistently ranking among the top performing sales executives on their global team. He began his sales career with CCBN, helping to make webcasting of earnings conference calls the industry standard for Investor Relations. Mr. Longley received a BA in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA from the UCSD’s Rady School of Management executive program.
Kathy Mumma is the Vice President of Human Resources at Financial Recovery Technologies. Prior to joining FRT, she spent more than a decade in private legal practice, counseling clients on employee relations issues, advising clients with respect to the development of sound employment policies and practices, and representing clients in employment-related litigation before courts and administrative agencies. In addition to her employment practice, Kathy also has experience defending securities class actions and responding to SEC investigations. Prior to her legal career, Kathy provided technology implementation services to higher education clients, then subsequently ran the talent acquisition function at a technology consulting firm. Kathy received her AB in Psychology from Harvard College and her JD from Harvard Law School. She is currently the Clerk of Grace Episcopal Church in Medford and serves as chair of the Oversight Committee for GraceWorks Childcare.