Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Eber is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LexiFi. He is a regular speaker at financial engineering conferences and has published numerous papers on financial risk management and on the application of programming language theory to financial trading and risk management. Prior to founding LexiFi in 2000, Mr. Eber was Global Head of Quantitative Research in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale. In this position, he was responsible for the design and implementation of software tools and mathematical models for trading complex derivative products. Mr. Eber holds an M.S. in econometrics, an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Strasbourg and a Ph.D. in mathematical economics from the University of Bonn, where he was an assistant professor.
Chief Technical Officer
Before being appointed Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Frisch was a senior software engineer at LexiFi. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Frisch was a research associate at INRIA, The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, where he worked on the development of OCaml, a programming language that LexiFi adopted to develop its product. Mr. Frisch graduated from Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, was accepted at the "Agrégation de mathématiques", a competitive examination in mathematics held in France, and completed a post-graduate engineering curriculum at Telecom ParisTech. Mr. Frisch is a member of the "Corps des Mines" in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Ecole normale supérieure.
Head of Sales and Marketing
Mr. des Closières joined LexiFi in 2010 and worked in the sales team for two years before being appointed Head of Marketing and Sales. He was previously employed at Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investment (SGAM-AI) in the Hedge Funds division. He started off in the structuring team in Paris and then joined the sales team in Hong Kong. Mr. des Closières graduated from Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci (EMLV) in Paris.
“These workers did not serve, they worked. Their honour was absolute, as is characteristic of honour. It was imperative that the rung of a chair be well made. That was understood. It was a principle. It did not have to be well made in order to receive one's salary, or in exchange for a salary. It did not have to be well made for the sake of the boss, or for the sake of connoisseurs, or for the sake of the boss' clients. It had to be well made in and for itself, in its very being. A tradition, […] a history, an absolute, an honour wanted that that chair rung be well made. Every part in the chair, that was not visible, was exactly as perfectly made as the parts that were visible. It is the very principle of the cathedrals.”
Charles Péguy, L’Argent, 1913.
Translation derived from M.G. Guiney and J. Hellman