Ra’ad Siraj is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies and Data Analytics & Digital Technologies practices. He is an experienced business executive with a track record of establishing scalable technology and operational direction at firms large and small, spanning multiple industries, and working with leading-edge technologies at established organizations and pre-IPO, venture-backed firms.
Most recently, Mr. Siraj served as Managing Director and Head of Data Solutions, DataGX Product Strategy, and SSGX Platform Strategy for State Street Global Exchange (SSGX), the innovation division of State Street. SSGX was set up to focus on commercializing State Street’s data and analytics capabilities to enable asset managers and asset owners to evolve their business models. He was responsible for establishing a business around data aggregation and launched DataGX as a data as a service offering. Under Mr. Siraj's direction, SSGX began integrating unique datasets for added insights, focused on assessing data-oriented capabilities and on ecosystem partnerships to complement SSGX's platform capabilities.
Prior to joining SSGX, Mr. Siraj was Managing Director and CTO at the Boston Company Asset Management, LLC (a subsidiary of BNY Mellon), where he served as a member of the firm's management and operating committees. He was responsible for technology, data, data operations, and general administration within the firm and served as a member of the BNY Mellon Asset Management CTO forum and the BNY Mellon Innovation Council. Previously, Mr. Siraj was CIO and VP at Endeca (acquired by Oracle), a firm that provides an enterprise data discovery platform for rapid, intuitive exploration and analysis of information. He also held the position of CIO and VP at Eaton Vance Management for eight years. As a senior member of that firm’s leadership team, Mr. Siraj worked with business heads to create IT strategy and direction. Prior to that role, he was Senior Director and Chief Information Strategist at Investors Bank & Trust (now part of State Street), where along with the management team, he led efforts for developing long-term IT plans that enabled aggressive business growth and separated the firm from its parent organization, and also led online and data self-service strategies.
Mr. Siraj is committed to developing the next generation of innovators through his involvement in the innovation ecosystem. He is a member of Ascent Venture Partners’ advisory board, a Board of Overseer's member for the Mass Tech Leadership Council, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Mr. Siraj holds BS and SM degrees in computer science from UC Santa Barbara and Harvard University, respectively. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.