Chairman & CEO
As chief executive officer, Peter Kassabov has built Digital Risk from concept to the largest independent provider of Risk, Compliance and Transaction Management Solutions, making mortgages safe and bringing confidence back to a transitioning industry.
Peter’s vision and leadership has earned him a number of accolades, including The 2011 Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial-services category. He has also been invited to address senior White House officials to discuss strategies to restore confidence and create new jobs in an unsure economy.
Under his leadership, Digital Risk earned a spot on the 2012 Inc. 500, ranking number 11 in Financial Services and number 122 overall.
Prior to founding Digital Risk in 2005, Peter founded and was president of Connextions, Inc., a leading outsourcing firm where he spearheaded the company’s growth from 30 employees to more than 1,000.
Before his tenure with Connextions, Peter was an executive at Logistix Corporation, one of the world’s largest high-tech outsourcing enterprises with more than $750 million in revenue, 3,500 employees and 18 locations on five continents.
Peter holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from HIACE Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Jeffrey C. Taylor
Jeff Taylor controls all of Digital Risk’s sales, marketing, and governmental initiatives. He also manages all of the company’s high level client relationships. In addition to his working title, Jeff continues to play an integral role in the development of unique data and process solutions to help better overall industry practices, including exclusive data sources for lenders to make better loans, and forensic review and loss mitigation solutions to help investors manage their portfolios.
Before co-founding Digital Risk, he was a partner of Rapid Reporting Marketing Group, the first private company to contract with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for the authentication of Social Security numbers against the SSA database. As a business development manager at Connextions, Inc., an integrated outsourcing provider, Jeff was responsible for business development and played a critical role on the company’s management team; which achieved triple digit revenue growth during his administration. A self-starter at his core, he was the founder of American Transfer and Trust, Inc., an SEC licensed stock transfer agency.
An accomplished industry advocate, Jeff is a sought after speaker at various industry panels, trade shows, and rating agencies. The Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, and Fox Business News often call upon his unique insight.
A proud member of the Fraud and Ethics Subcommittee of the Mortgage Bankers Association, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Miami.
Alex Santos brings more than 15 years of executive experience to his role as President and Managing Partner of Digital Risk. He has overall management responsibility, including strategy development, client services, analytics, and operations. Alex has developed experience across a wide range of residential mortgage products and asset-based financial markets, including whole loan mortgages, mortgage backed securities and other asset backed debt instruments.
Prior to Digital Risk, Alex was a senior vice president at Connextions, Inc where he was responsible for the supply chain business unit including, the development of predictive models utilized to optimize clients’ inventory levels, fill-rates, cost and velocity. Preceding Connextions Inc., Alex was a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Merger and Acquisition practice serving Fortune 500 clients as well as major private equity firms in the financial technology sector. He began his career as financial auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP specializing in financial services.
Alex has earned advanced degrees in both Law and Accounting from the University of Florida and is both a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Bar.
Executive Vice President, Head Specialized MU Sales, New Ventures & Interim Head Banking & Capital Markets, MphasiS
In Specialized MU Sales, Dinesh will lead a specialized team with Domain specific business experts. This team will work on hori-zontal solutions such as ERP, CRM Testing etc and Emerging Services such as Mobility, Analytics & BPO/KPO.
As head of New Ventures, Dinesh leads a team that identifies innovative business solutions and nurtures entrepreneurship.
As interim head of MphasiS Banking and Capital markets, Dinesh will lead a team that takes to markets specific solutions for the BCM industry.
Dinesh, previously headed the Marketing function as well as the Mergers & Acquisitions team at MphasiS. In the Marketing func-tion, Dinesh headed the global marketing activities to strengthen the MphasiS brand through a blend of diverse Outreach Pro-grams, Lead Generation and Corporate Communications. As part of Mergers & Acquisitions, he fronted the acquisition of AIGSS, Fortify Infrastructure Services and Wyde Corp. He also played a strategic role in the integration, transition and transformation of these acquisitions.
Prior to MphasiS, Dinesh led R&D at BMC Software for the Remedy ITSM Product suite business. He drove strategy and product development for the suite that included the industry’s No.1 ITIL based Service Desk/Helpdesk, Change and Asset Management solutions.
In his earlier role, he was Director of Engineering at Marimba Inc, a leading Silicon Valley startup where he led the development of award-winning, next generation products in the Data Center Automation, Desktop Management and Mobile Management space. He also has extensive experience in leading global teams, and over six years of experience in off-shoring enterprise product development to India, Israel, Canada, and Ukraine.
Dinesh holds a Bachelors degree in Technology from College of Engineering, Trivandrum in India, and a Masters degree in Com-puter Science from the University of Louisiana.
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, MphasiS
Seshagiri (Sesha) Dhanyamraju is the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at MphasiS . In this role, Sesha is responsible for strategy development, leading the Office of CEO, mergers & acquisitions group evaluating and implementing inorganic modes of growth, strategic alliances, monitoring competitive intelligence and benchmarking, and overseeing the large deals function.
Sesha has extensive work experience of over two decades having worked in several countries in a wide variety of technical, leadership and strategy related roles. He has been nominated twice to Who’s Who Historical Society for Information Technology Professionals. Prior to moving to India in 2007 to assume his current role, he spent over a decade and a half in USA working for EDS (now known as HP Enterprise Services) in diverse roles ranging including account and corporate roles, technical and leadership roles. Early on in his career he spent a number of years in a technical capacity working as Principal Certified Lotus Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute. Before EDS, he worked with Digital Equipment India Limited, and traveled extensively in the Asia Pacific region as a consultant helping clients optimize their IT data centers and networks.
Sesha holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology (with Honors and Gold Medal) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and an MBA from Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.