A balance of seasoned leadership and fresh perspectives


Nadeem Syed

Nadeem Syed is Head of Value Creation and a member of the private equity Flagship team at Vista Equity Partners. Mr. Syed serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform. Mr. Syed currently sits on the boards of Alegeus, Allvue Systems, Apptio, Datto (NYSE: MSP), iCIMS and PlanSource. View more


James Black

James brings 30 years of Fintech leadership experience to the role of Chief Operating Officer. He has had success leading global teams to deliver superior client experience from implementation through support. Before joining Allvue, James was CTO of the Merchant Division of Fidelity Information Systems after the acquisition of Worldpay. At Worldpay James was CIO/CTO leading all aspects of technology. Prior to working at Worldpay James was the Infrastructure CIO of Interactive Data Corp. He has also held various senior technology roles in investment banking in Europe and the US. James has a Bachelor of Arts from Sunderland University in the United Kingdom.


Ryan Keough

Ryan has over 30 years of experience in running software businesses and leading sales teams. Prior to Allvue, Ryan spent 7.5 years in London at Finastra and Misys, where he served as EVP of International and was responsible for all go-to-market teams and client facing activities for the European, Middle Eastern and Asian Pacific territories. Additionally, Ryan was the Misys Global Head of Sales prior to the merger of Misys and D+H. Ryan also held several leadership roles in Europe and the US for SunGard and GLTrade. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and served as a Captain in the US Army Reserves for 11 years.


Deborah Mason

Deb is a seasoned in-house attorney with expertise in complex commercial transactions as well as data and technology transactions. Prior to joining Allvue, Deb held the role of General Counsel North America for NielsenIQ following its separation from The Nielsen Company into a stand-alone organization. In this role, she provided counsel on a wide range of commercial and strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, product development, litigation, integrity and corporate compliance, privacy, and data security. Deb spent the early part of her career at GfK, Germany’s largest market research company, and before that she was in the mergers & acquisitions space as an associate with Ropes & Gray LLP. Deb earned her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and BA from The Ohio State University.


Brandon Meeks

Brandon brings over 15 years of enterprise application development to his role as Chief Technology Officer at Allvue. He was the original employee when Black Mountain was founded in 2007 and has architected the Everest solution since its inception. Brandon started and ran the Professional Services group and oversees all product development and internal engineering for the firm. His prior experience includes architecting a loan origination system and developing an automated underwriting engine for Accredited Home Lenders. He holds a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Computer Science.


Joe Plavetic

Joe is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Allvue. Joe has led the Human Resources function in several global organizations most recently as CHRO of Finastra a leading global Fin Tech company. Joe had a lengthy career with Unilever, a global leader in consumer products, with leadership roles in Canada, US and Europe. Joe has led several change transformation projects along with significant experience with mergers and acquisitions. Joe has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia along with post graduate Human Resources programs at the University of Michigan and USC Marshall School of Business.


Yuriy Shterk

Yuriy has 20+ experience working in different functions for technology solution providers in Capital Markets. Most recently he worked as Head of Product Management at Fidessa Inc and managed the build out of its derivatives trading OEMS for global financial institutions as well as the execution and analytical tools for global FCMs. Prior to that, he oversaw product development and product strategy at CQG Inc. Yuriy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science from Tashkent Technical University in Computer Engineering.


Paul Wasinger

With over 20 years of technology investment banking experience, Paul brings with him deep expertise in the financial technology sector, as well as the capital markets and corporate finance. Paul joined Allvue after spending 15 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director and led the financial technology investment banking team. Based in New York, Paul advised global technology clients on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and various other strategic transactions. Paul earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame.