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History Spin-off vs. start-up.

LayerOne Financial is not a start-up. Our company is an independent spin-off of an internal software engineering division within a premier, publicly traded investment management firm. It was there, over many years, that a wide range of real-world, front-to-back office, business and technical challenges were conquered across the traditional and alternative asset management businesses. This unique experience culminated in the development of PortfolioOne - a comprehensive, cross-asset-class investment management platform designed to address the current, real-world challenges facing asset managers of many sizes and styles.

People Financial technologists. Industry veterans. Entrepreneurs.

Developing quality technology solutions is in our DNA. Our management team has over 80 years of combined, hands-on experience in quantitative financial analysis, financial technology development, solution design and professional services globally across both public and private institutions, large and small. Our core team is comprised of quality software engineers, testers, as well as client implementation and customer support specialists. Experienced yet pragmatic, we help organizations find the best, right-sized solutions to meet their unique needs.


Brian Piscopo
Brian Piscopo Financial Technology Innovator & Leader

Known for his contagious enthusiasm and can-do attitude, whether he is setting strategic direction for the company or rolling up his sleeves to code, Brian excels at getting things done, always having a positive attitude and putting people first.

Brian is the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Technology at LayerOne Financial. His bold, enthusiastic and creative approach to financial technology combined with his deep quantitative background has resulted in the successful implementation of numerous institutional-grade trading and asset management platforms for some of the most sophisticated industry names. It was from this experience that the PortfolioOne platform was born.

Brian started his career developing quantitative Trading and Portfolio Management Systems at both Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. He was later a Partner at Thunder Bay Capital Management, a statistical arbitrage hedge fund. Brian subsequently joined Fortress Investment Group's hedge fund business as Chief Technology Officer prior to co-founding LayerOne Financial. Brian is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Engineering.


Abe Paul
Abe Paul Operations Maximizer

Whether juggling the demands of multiple new initiatives or managing a growing staff around the globe, Abe excels at making things orderly and clear.

Abe is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of LayerOne Financial. He has over 20 years of experience in key management roles. Abe started his career in the US Navy working on nuclear submarines where he was responsible for both navigation as well as management of the nuclear power plant. Shortly after, Abe founded a commodity hedge fund, BIPIS Asset Management LLC, which traded interest rate futures using quantitative models. Abe subsequently joined Fortress Investment Group where he primarily managed software projects and delivered functionality to various business lines such as Fixed Income and Liquid Markets. Here, with Brian, Abe led and coordinated the team responsible for the build-out of the PortfolioOne platform. Abe is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and The Wharton School.


Todd Mangel
Todd Mangel Client Value Maximizer

Whether intently deriving a client's unique requirements or devising new product solution ideas, Todd excels in ensuring LayerOne Financial client solutions are both high quality and right-sized.

Todd is the Head of Client Implementation at LayerOne Financial. He has over 20 years of financial services and solutions implementation experience. Todd started his career supporting and implementing a commercial cross-asset platform, Principia, for Structured Finance Companies, Insurance Companies and Quasi-Government Financial Institutions. He subsequently managed an implementation consulting practice for o3 Technology Solutions, a boutique FinTech consulting firm. Following his role at JP Morgan Prime Brokerage as the North American Credit IT Project Manager, he joined Fortress Investment Group as Liquid Markets IT project manager. Todd is a graduate of Lafayette College and Louisiana State University.


Alicia Szybillo
Alicia Szybillo Relationship Builder

Whether familiarizing customers with LayerOne Financial’s offering or synching entities with mutual synergies, Alicia excels at deriving strategic connections.

Alicia is the Head of Sales and Marketing at LayerOne Financial. She has nearly 20 years of experience developing, promoting, selling and delivering financial services and solutions. Alicia began her career as a Data Analyst developing Bank of New York’s security master database. She was later a Functional Architect at The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation responsible for design and promotion of multiple industry derivative STP utilities. She later joined Sapient, a global, full-services consulting firm, as a Client Portfolio Lead. Prior to joining LayerOne Financial, Alicia was Lead US Partner within Axiom’s technology solutions practice. Alicia is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.


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