Leadership

Meet our Executive Team

James H. Gellert

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

James H. Gellert, who is series 24, 7, and 63 licensed, was the Managing Partner of Howland Partners, LLC and Howland Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), firms that provided consulting, business development, capital raising and M&A advisory to companies in the financial information and technology markets.…MORE

Douglas Cameron

President

Douglas Cameron is a longtime entrepreneur who has been involved in capital raising and managing private companies for more than 20 years. Douglas began his career in investing and consulting when he founded Cygnet Investment in 1995, an Australia-based, boutique capital advisory and structured finance…MORE

Dr. Patrick Caragata

Founder, Head of Research & Development

The firm’s CEO until 2006, Dr. Patrick Caragata joined with James H. Gellert and Douglas Cameron in February 2007 to acquire 100% ownership of Rapid Ratings and bring it to the United States. Patrick is the architect and inventor of the company’s models and methodologies,…MORE

Pete Tantillo

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Tantillo is an accomplished technology finance executive who has been leading growth and profitability initiatives for over twenty five years. Prior to joining the team at Rapid Ratings in 2016, he was the CFO for two mid-sized private equity backed software companies. Pete also…MORE

David Barton

Chief Revenue Officer

David Barton is a creative, visionary, and confident leader who is exemplary at growing revenue, margin, organizations, and people.  Over his 6+ years with Ariba, David’s sales teams were frequently ranked number one in North America and the World.  Prior to that, he had similar…MORE

Dave Lawless

Global Head of Technology

Dave Lawless is a seasoned software engineer with over 20 years’ experience architecting, delivering, and developing large scale projects in industries ranging from Banking to Artificial Intelligence. He has been a business owner and entrepreneur for the last 13 years, all the while remaining a…MORE

Nitin K. Walia

Head of Ratings Operations & Client Success

Nitin K. Walia brings expertise in quantitative analysis, strategy and operations to his current role leading Ratings Operations and Client Success for Rapid Ratings. He oversees a group of teams that deliver and support valuable solutions across our clients’ enterprises, and ensures accurate and timely…MORE

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