Canoe Intelligence appoints Blackstone veteran as new CTO

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Canoe Intelligence (Canoe), a financial technology company focused on data management processes for alternative investors, wealth managers, asset servicers, and capital allocators, has appointed Vishal Saxena as its new Chief Technology Officer.

Saxena brings over 20 years of academic and industry experience within financial services to his new role. He will leverage his experience in team building, process optimisation, software development, project management and alternative and private investments domain knowledge to support Canoe’s growing client base and strengthen the company’s product and technology strategy.  
Prior to joining Canoe, Saxena was a Managing Director in the Blackstone Technology and Innovations group. During his tenure at Blackstone, Vishal oversaw application development for several business systems and enterprise platforms, including the integration of fund accounting systems with Canoe’s automated technology, and supported various corporate functions. Recognising the efficiencies gained from Canoe at Blackstone, Vishal was motivated to join Canoe as an executive team member to aid in driving Canoe’s growth and industry adoption.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Vishal led various software development teams at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor’s, where he was most recently Director of Data Technology. Before Capital IQ, he held various software development roles at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Sapient.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome Vishal to the Canoe team,” says Jason Eiswerth, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Intelligence. “For almost a year, we’ve collaborated with Vishal while implementing Canoe technology at Blackstone and have been impressed with his ability. Vishal has a highly unique track record of scaling teams and advancing technology solutions within fast-paced environments. I have no doubt that he will help propel Canoe to the next phase of growth as we continue to expand our global client base and help firms automate their alternative investment processes.”
“I’m excited to join the Canoe team and look forward to contributing to the company’s success from both a technology and strategy perspective,” says Saxena. “Canoe is truly modernising the alternative investment space by simplifying data extraction, standardising data ingestion and automating manual business processes and reporting. I’m eager to get started.”
Vishal received a BTech. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also received a Master of Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Vishal recently joined the board of Reach the World, a non-profit organisation making the benefits of world travel accessible to classrooms.

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