Ajay Swamy

Ajay Swamy

Works at:

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Location in:

New York, United States of America

Ajay Swamy

Ajays connections

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Works at:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Location in:
New York, United States of America

Bio

Creative, results driven professional with 9 years of progressive growth and expertise in information technology, leading development initiatives & influencing technology strategy across media, publishing, internet/new media and financial services industries. Analytical and strategic thinker with ability to drive business growth via innovative technology solutions. Entrepreneurially driven with ability to analyze business problems both qualitatively and quantitatively. Passionate about entrepreneurship and intelligent use of technology via disruptive business models.

MBA with Honors from top 10 ranked IE Business School - specializing in strategy, general management & entrepreneurship.
Contributing Author - IE Master's Blog - http://blended-masters.blogs.ie.edu/

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Ajay has worked/studied in

  • Spain
  • United States of America

Ajay speaks

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Ajay has experience in

  • Technology

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Work

2013 – present

Senior Associate

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) , United States of America
  • Management Consulting, Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, Application Strategy & Integration
2010 – 2013

Lead Developer

Third Avenue Management , United States of America
  • Multifaceted role that incorporates product development & management, business & operational strategy. Spearheaded projects that increased operational efficiency, cost savings and reduced risks via strategic use of technology to solve unique business problems. Sustained strong beneficial relationships with external parties and internal stakeholders thereby being able to anticipate new opportunities & challenges.
  • • Directed entire development process, performed business & cost benefit analysis for high profile projects ranging in size from 40K – 500K.
  • o Managed expectations & priorities by interacting daily with stakeholders at all levels (C-Level, Portfolio Managers, Traders & Partners).
  • o Handled business process mapping, requirements gathering, project plan & timelines, UAT, training and presentations of new products.
  • • Presented to the CEO & executive team - new ideas on business, organizational and social media strategies based on thorough industry analysis.
  • • Increased efficiency, reduced costs and risks by up to 70% by developing automated financial solutions, complex applications & algorithms.
2008 – 2009
(Jul – Dec)

Senior Developer

Trade Settlement Inc , United States of America
  • Launched key products that helped the company abate revenue losses during global financial crisis. Senior member of team responsible for instigating new methodologies, managing SDLC lifecycle and providing strategic advice to propel product into new markets.
  • • Launched & developed cutting-edge products that led to the company mitigating revenue losses of over 50% during the global financial crisis.
  • • Handled requirements gathering, analysis, project management & development by interacting with various buy sides and banks.
  • • Integrated our trade settlement platform with various trading partners and enterprise systems in the syndicated loan market, thereby creating strong network effects.
  • • Led development of trade settlement platform for the European loan market (LMA) and helped launch the company’s presence in Europe while being an integral part of the team in the development of the settlement platform for distressed trades& debt.
  • • Initiated new methodologies to increase productivity & teamwork between business analysts, development team and client relations.
  • • Participated in strategic meetings to determine market needs in order to improve product offering.
2006 – 2008

Senior Developer

Horsesmouth LLC , United States of America
  • Senior Developer (Hired by the CTO who also managed me directly at Euromoney Institutional Investor)
  • Built & launched vital products that directly resulted in increased revenues. Managed business analysis and product development which brought about significant costs savings, increased efficiency of various business groups and influenced the direction of the firm.
  • • Increased revenue of the company by 30% by architecting & developing a successful e-commerce platform.
  • • Managed architecture and development of client facing web applications, assessed internal technical needs and developed innovative internal solutions which resulted in cost saving solutions of over USD 120K in 2 years.
  • • Increased effectiveness of business groups by implementation of custom internal dashboards to track metrics and campaigns.
  • • Managed project queues and teams (of up to 3), delegated development tasks to consultants / junior developer(s) and participated in strategic meetings to determine future direction of our online portal.
2005 – 2006
(Feb – Oct)

Developer

Euromoney Institutional Investor , United States of America
  • Vital part of the Global Development team responsible for managing project queues, developing innovative web based products while managing to fulfill requirements of 10+ distinct business groups across North America, Latin America and Hong Kong.
  • • Managed project development teams of up to 4 people on high profile projects such as launches of global websites.
  • • Increased profitability (10 – 30%) of business groups by implementing novel solutions that led to increased sales & subscriptions.
  • • Coped with needs of 10+ global business groups and a global development team on a daily basis analyzing requirements, suggesting & implementing innovative solutions for various business needs and challenges.
  • • Key contributor to the development of internal products that eliminated dependence on external vendors thereby reducing thousands of dollars in service expenses/ month and giving the firm full control over its consumer base.
  • • Shared knowledge of new technologies, methodologies & solutions and coached team members where necessary.
2003 – 2005

Web Developer

Island Def Jam Music Group / Fearless Concepts , United States of America
  • Key member of team that won the "Best Use of Technology by a Label" award at Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Developed highly innovative web products that secured our music, brought the firm to the forefront of online market and increased fan base.
  • • Responsible for planning, architecture and development of firm wide projects such as complex content management systems that serve media content and help the company manage data more securely.
  • • Reduced costs of approx. 20K/year by introducing & implementing robust, newer, free, open source software systems.
  • • Saved thousands of dollars by leading development of key systems that secured our music assets in response to music piracy.
  • • Envisioned new marketing initiatives & implemented novel web solutions which helped the company increase online audience.
  • • Promoted to Web Developer role with leading responsibilities after 8 months, well ahead of department average of 1 year.

Work

2013 – present

Senior Associate

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) , United States of America
  • Management Consulting, Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, Application Strategy & Integration
2010 – 2013

Lead Developer

Third Avenue Management , United States of America
  • Multifaceted role that incorporates product development & management, business & operational strategy. Spearheaded projects that increased operational efficiency, cost savings and reduced risks via strategic use of technology to solve unique business problems. Sustained strong beneficial relationships with external parties and internal stakeholders thereby being able to anticipate new opportunities & challenges.
  • • Directed entire development process, performed business & cost benefit analysis for high profile projects ranging in size from 40K – 500K.
  • o Managed expectations & priorities by interacting daily with stakeholders at all levels (C-Level, Portfolio Managers, Traders & Partners).
  • o Handled business process mapping, requirements gathering, project plan & timelines, UAT, training and presentations of new products.
  • • Presented to the CEO & executive team - new ideas on business, organizational and social media strategies based on thorough industry analysis.
  • • Increased efficiency, reduced costs and risks by up to 70% by developing automated financial solutions, complex applications & algorithms.
2008 – 2009
(Jul – Dec)

Senior Developer

Trade Settlement Inc , United States of America
  • Launched key products that helped the company abate revenue losses during global financial crisis. Senior member of team responsible for instigating new methodologies, managing SDLC lifecycle and providing strategic advice to propel product into new markets.
  • • Launched & developed cutting-edge products that led to the company mitigating revenue losses of over 50% during the global financial crisis.
  • • Handled requirements gathering, analysis, project management & development by interacting with various buy sides and banks.
  • • Integrated our trade settlement platform with various trading partners and enterprise systems in the syndicated loan market, thereby creating strong network effects.
  • • Led development of trade settlement platform for the European loan market (LMA) and helped launch the company’s presence in Europe while being an integral part of the team in the development of the settlement platform for distressed trades& debt.
  • • Initiated new methodologies to increase productivity & teamwork between business analysts, development team and client relations.
  • • Participated in strategic meetings to determine market needs in order to improve product offering.
2006 – 2008

Senior Developer

Horsesmouth LLC , United States of America
  • Senior Developer (Hired by the CTO who also managed me directly at Euromoney Institutional Investor)
  • Built & launched vital products that directly resulted in increased revenues. Managed business analysis and product development which brought about significant costs savings, increased efficiency of various business groups and influenced the direction of the firm.
  • • Increased revenue of the company by 30% by architecting & developing a successful e-commerce platform.
  • • Managed architecture and development of client facing web applications, assessed internal technical needs and developed innovative internal solutions which resulted in cost saving solutions of over USD 120K in 2 years.
  • • Increased effectiveness of business groups by implementation of custom internal dashboards to track metrics and campaigns.
  • • Managed project queues and teams (of up to 3), delegated development tasks to consultants / junior developer(s) and participated in strategic meetings to determine future direction of our online portal.
2005 – 2006
(Feb – Oct)

Developer

Euromoney Institutional Investor , United States of America
  • Vital part of the Global Development team responsible for managing project queues, developing innovative web based products while managing to fulfill requirements of 10+ distinct business groups across North America, Latin America and Hong Kong.
  • • Managed project development teams of up to 4 people on high profile projects such as launches of global websites.
  • • Increased profitability (10 – 30%) of business groups by implementing novel solutions that led to increased sales & subscriptions.
  • • Coped with needs of 10+ global business groups and a global development team on a daily basis analyzing requirements, suggesting & implementing innovative solutions for various business needs and challenges.
  • • Key contributor to the development of internal products that eliminated dependence on external vendors thereby reducing thousands of dollars in service expenses/ month and giving the firm full control over its consumer base.
  • • Shared knowledge of new technologies, methodologies & solutions and coached team members where necessary.
2003 – 2005

Web Developer

Island Def Jam Music Group / Fearless Concepts , United States of America
  • Key member of team that won the "Best Use of Technology by a Label" award at Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Developed highly innovative web products that secured our music, brought the firm to the forefront of online market and increased fan base.
  • • Responsible for planning, architecture and development of firm wide projects such as complex content management systems that serve media content and help the company manage data more securely.
  • • Reduced costs of approx. 20K/year by introducing & implementing robust, newer, free, open source software systems.
  • • Saved thousands of dollars by leading development of key systems that secured our music assets in response to music piracy.
  • • Envisioned new marketing initiatives & implemented novel web solutions which helped the company increase online audience.
  • • Promoted to Web Developer role with leading responsibilities after 8 months, well ahead of department average of 1 year.

Education

2011 – 2012

IE Business School

Global MBA (MBA)
2009 – 2010

New York University

Graduate Certificate in Information Technologies (other)

Achievements

  • International Honor Society - Beta Gamma Sigma

Additional Info

Website
ajayswamy.com
Nationality:
  • American
  • Indian