Fascet provides data management solutions, application hosting, and professional services that simplify investment operations for the world’s leading Investment Managers, Fund Administrators, and Prime Brokers. Founded in 2002, Fascet is based in New York, New York with offices in Dallas, Texas, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Mumbai, India.
Brian Baskinger, Partner and Founder
Brian is responsible for driving overall strategic growth and managing daily technology operations. Brian founded Fascet with a vision of creating technology to serve increasing market demand for more streamlined data integration between front, middle, and back office functions. To date, Fascet’s products and services have facilitated meaningful business solutions for several of the largest and most complex operations in the investment management community.
Prior to founding Fascet, Brian led large-scale implementations for Advent Software, specializing in installations and upgrades of accounting and trading platforms. Previously, Brian was involved in institutional brokerage and the development of proprietary portfolio accounting applications for Nathan & Lewis Securities and Waterhouse Securities, respectively. Brian earned a B.S. in Business Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.
Charles Ross, Partner and Head of Field Operations
Chuck leads Fascet’s global field operations for business development, marketing, and project management. Chuck oversees the firm’s successful execution of client engagements, including the industry’s largest prime brokerages and hedge funds.
Chuck joined Fascet from Advent Software, where he held both professional services and sales positions, notably focused on Advent’s largest, high-profile clients. Prior to Advent, Chuck worked for the private client group within boutique investment banking firm Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown as a Business Analyst for trading and accounting systems. Chuck received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.
Mayur Dodeja, Partner and Director of Technology
Mayur joined Fascet in 2006 to oversee software development. Prior to this, Mayur worked as a software engineer for the fund administration division of Rothstein Kass (acquired by Bisys) where he built critical reporting, client portal, helpdesk and administrative functionality. Previously, Mayur also worked as a software engineer for Infragistics, a global software company that publishes user interface development tools.
Bilal Alassar, Managing Director (EMEA)
Bilal is Managing Director and a Founding Principal of Fascet’s EMEA presence. Bilal originally joined Fascet in 2011 as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager for its professional services team. Bilal then served as team lead, responsible for directing the company’s Advent Software report development practice.
After earning a B.A. in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, Bilal’s career began as an Oracle developer at ICS Financial Systems. He then joined Siscom as a Presales Engineer and Technology Consultant where he was engaged in large scale technology implementations across the GCC region. Bilal is certified on Advent Software’s APX, Axys, Geneva and Moxy platforms, and he also has extensive experience implementing the Tradex solution.