People.

Frédéric des Closières

Frédéric des Closières

Head of Sales and Marketing

Mr. des Closières joined LexiFi in 2010 and worked in the sales team for two years before being appointed Head of Marketing and Sales. He was previously employed at Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investment (SGAM-AI) in the Hedge Funds division. He started off in the structuring team in Paris and then joined the sales team in Hong Kong.

Frédéric des Closières

Head of Sales and Marketing

Mr. des Closières joined LexiFi in 2010 and worked in the sales team for two years before being appointed Head of Marketing and Sales. He was previously employed at Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investment (SGAM-AI) in the Hedge Funds division. He started off in the structuring team in Paris and then joined the sales team in Hong Kong.

Mr. des Closières graduated from Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci (EMLV) in Paris.

Jean-Marc Eber

Jean-Marc Eber

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eber is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LexiFi. He is a regular speaker at financial engineering conferences and has published numerous papers on financial risk management and on the application of programming language theory to financial trading and risk management. Prior to founding LexiFi in 2000, Mr. Eber was Global Head of Quantitative Research in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale.

Jean-Marc Eber

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eber is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LexiFi. He is a regular speaker at financial engineering conferences and has published numerous papers on financial risk management and on the application of programming language theory to financial trading and risk management. Prior to founding LexiFi in 2000, Mr. Eber was Global Head of Quantitative Research in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale.

In this position, he was responsible for the design and implementation of software tools and mathematical models for trading complex derivative products. Mr. Eber holds an M.S. in econometrics, an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Strasbourg and a Ph.D. in mathematical economics from the University of Bonn, where he was an assistant professor.

Alain Frisch

Alain Frisch

Chief Technical Officer

Before being appointed Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Frisch was a senior software engineer at LexiFi. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Frisch was a research associate at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, where he worked on the development of OCaml, a programming language that LexiFi adopted to develop its product.

Alain Frisch

Chief Technical Officer

Before being appointed Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Frisch was a senior software engineer at LexiFi. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Frisch was a research associate at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, where he worked on the development of OCaml, a programming language that LexiFi adopted to develop its product.

Mr. Frisch graduated from Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, was accepted at the 'Agrégation de mathématiques', a competitive examination in mathematics held in France, and completed a post-graduate engineering curriculum at Telecom ParisTech. Mr. Frisch is a member of the 'Corps des Mines' in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Ecole normale supérieure.

Jennifer Tapala

Jennifer Tapala

Head of Finance and Administration

Jennifer Tapala joined LexiFi in 2010 and is in charge of Finance and Administration. In this position, she is also responsible for human resources and facility management and oversees legal, organisational and corporate governance matters.

Jennifer Tapala

Head of Finance and Administration

Jennifer Tapala joined LexiFi in 2010 and is in charge of Finance and Administration. In this position, she is also responsible for human resources and facility management and oversees legal, organisational and corporate governance matters.

After having graduated from University of Augsburg with a degree in Business Administration, Mrs. Tapala worked in various positions in the reinsurance and pharmaceutical industry in Germany. She moved to France with her family in 2007 and has the British and French nationality.

Our culture.

Future proof

We work with highly skilled and passionate professionals, continuously fine-tuning our technology and implementing features around it. LexiFi’s culture is driven by the idea of being future proof: this means no compromise on either technical excellence or product quality!

To keep that promise, we bring together experts in capital markets, mathematical finance and computer science. On top of that, we continuously invest in R&D to build a strong track record of successful implementations and develop long-term relationships with our clients.

One team

LexiFi teams work together in a collaborative and cohesive atmosphere. We share knowledge through regular workshops and presentations, namely weekly tech-talks during which LexiFi’s employees showcase the latest development and innovations they are working on.

Our Sales and Marketing team works closely with both the support and technical teams to echo client wishes. The support team holds regular meeting with its technical colleagues to drive developments in the users’ direction. The technical team in turn, is on a constant quest of speed and accuracy. LexiFi quants and devs always share their research findings and pedagogically transfer knowledge to all LexiFi employees.

The Human Resources and Administration department always brings creative solutions to maintain this collaborative atmosphere and enhance the comfort level of LexiFi employees.