Our seasoned team of leaders came from the Financial Services and focuses on strategy, execution and operations. Its membership brings together all the elements of our global organization, including the leaders of our geographic areas and service lines.
At Matrix-IFS we have put together a seasoned global leadership team that sets one single global strategy and agenda. The executive team works across geographies:
• Europe, Middle East and Africa
This structure is streamlined – it allows us to make decisions quickly, and ensures that we execute our strategy and provide exceptional client service wherever in the world our clients do business.
Chief Operating Officer
Idan Keret is the COO of Matrix-IFS and works out of the Jersey City, NJ offices. Idan is charged with the overall firm operations across the globe, accounts management and relationship as well as the partnerships and business development within strategic accounts.
Chief Financial Officer
Ruth Ben-Hur is the Chief Financial Officer of Matrix-IFS and works out of the Jersey City, NJ office. Ruth is responsible for planning, directing, organizing, controlling and participating in the activities of financial reporting and analysis for Matrix-Exzac.
Managing Director of AML Advisory
Debra Geister is the Managing Director of Anti-Money Laundering Advisory at Matrix-IFS. She has spent 15 years in a leadership role in banking compliance. Debra launched Navigator Consulting Group, LLC. in 2014 to help companies focus on improved processes surrounding analysis and detection of risk and opportunities. She spent three years at MetaBank as Senior Vice President, leading the combined Fraud and Bank Secrecy Act Unit.
Managing Director of Sales
Jim Brown has been part of the executive leadership team of Exzac, Inc. dba Matrix-IFS since the company’s startup in 2005, leading sales and business development and assisting in the firm’s global expansion.
Managing Director, Professional Services
Youval Fabri is a Managing Director of Professional Services at Matrix-IFS. Youval is located in our Israeli office. He is in charge of the offshore services across the globe provided from the Israeli office.
Managing Director EMEA
Paul has over 25 years client-facing and management experience in the financial technology space, with such companies as Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, DST, Algorithmics and Reuters, covering the front-office, middle-office, and compliance functions.
Lior Blik was founder and CEO of Network Infrastructure Technologies Inc. (NIT), and now serves as president of the NIT divisions that were acquired by Matrix-IFS.
Lior founded NIT in 2001, he led NIT to become a leader in IT consulting for financial services and healthcare. He has advised some of the nation’s top financial institutions and hospitals, and been featured in numerous industry publications including Crain’s NY Business, VARBusiness and Healthcare Finance News.
Senior Advisor, Financial Risk
John Grannis is the Senior Advisor of Financial Risk at Matrix-IFS. John has over 20 years of experience with Finance, Operations, and Regulatory Affairs within the Capital Markets industry.