Meet our Executive Team

James H. Gellert

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

James H. Gellert is the Chairman and CEO of RapidRatings International. Previously, he was the Managing Partner of Howland Partners, LLC and Howland Securities LLC—firms that provided consulting, business development, capital raising, and M&A advisory to companies in the financial information and technology markets. Prior…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

Sefton Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer

Sefton Cohen is a sales executive that has launched, re-started, and scaled customer-focused organizations in the US and EMEA, in new or evolving markets, for enterprise and SaaS software companies. He helps make markets and delivers multimillion-dollar new revenue streams for startup and accelerated growth…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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