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 & Head of Product

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 Operating Officer & 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

Dave Lawless

Chief Technology Officer

Dave Lawless is responsible for leading RapidRatings’ development center in Dublin, as well as working on creating new technology products and helping to expand the company’s international footprint. Before joining RapidRatings, Dave worked at the Bank of Ireland where he helped solved technical issues in…MORE

Nitin K. Walia

Chief Client Officer

Nitin K. Walia ensures RapidRatings’ client-centric focus, driving strategy to best serve our clients’ experience and growth. He brings expertise in strategy, quantitative analysis, and operations to his role as the head of Client Success, Private Data Operations & Analytics, the group of teams that deliver and…MORE

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