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Qineqt hires data architecture expert

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Qineqt, a NYC based company that is building a foundational data architecture for investment managers, has added another Senior Data Architect to its Executive Team.

John Budnik (pictured) joined Qineqt this week to lead Delivery Architecture and Data Analytics products, bringing 37 years of data and engineering experience to the senior leadership team.

Budnik was most recently VP, Professional Services & Senior Software Engineer at Dataminr, where he played a key role as technical liaison between product and customers in the development of Dataminr’s graph architecture. As a member of Dataminr’s original executive team, Budnik was the lead architect of the Dataminr Knowledge Base, an aggregation of knowledge numerous financial, geopolitical, pharmaceutical, social media & crowd sourced data sources.

“Having spent many years as a customer in the financial data space, I know the frustrations of aggregating information for use in data science. I’m thrilled to work at Qineqt and be a critical part of filling such a real void in the market for investment managers working to become more quantitative,” says Budnik. Prior to his work at Dataminr, Budnik spent 26 years working as an engineer and manager at IBM on zSeries hardware simulation.

“John is a skilled technologist with extremely unique experience as a knowledge base architect, and we’re really excited to have him help us shape and build Qineqt,” says Parker Ferguson, Head of Technology. At Qineqt, Budnik will focus on the overall extraction and delivery architecture.

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