Leadership

Bill Capuzzi

William (Bill) Capuzzi

Chief Executive Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Prior to his role as CEO of Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Bill previously worked at Convergex Group where he was Chief of Staff and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. As Chief of Staff, he managed critical internal and external initiatives for the company and was responsible for the firm’s options, prime services, global clearing and commission sharing arrangement (CSA) businesses.

Bill also served as Director at Pershing LLC, responsible for their institutional product suite and directed their global re-engineering efforts firm wide. Bill started his career on Wall Street at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) as part of their MBA program in 1999 and just prior to that was a principal for a large consulting firm.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Rutgers University. He holds Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 registrations.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

Bill enjoys tackling various triathlons and has completed several Ironman races.

Katharine (Katie) Gill

Chief Operating Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Before joining Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Katie worked at Bloomberg where she was responsible for the management and oversight of Engineering projects supporting the delivery of the firm’s core products and services.

Before joining Bloomberg, Katie was the COO of Barclays POINT, responsible for directing the overall operation of the POINT business including client services, operations, application development and support vendor relationship management and business management. Katie’s career in Financial Services began in London where she worked for IBM Global Services delivering desktop modernization and harmonization as part of the Lloyds-TSB integration. Over the last 20 years, she has held a range of senior leadership roles at a variety of organizations including CIBC World Markets, Nomura Securities International, Barclays and most recently Bloomberg.

Katie earned a B.S. degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. She holds Series 7, 63 and 24 registrations.

A champion of women and girls, Katie is currently a board member of Groove With Me, a youth development organization that provides free dance classes and performance opportunities as a tool to instill in girls and young women the leadership, pride, spirit of cooperation, creativity, joy and discipline needed to confront adversity in their daily lives.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

When she’s not in the office, Katie enjoys spending time at the beach, traveling the world with her daughter, or running in Central Park.

Katie Gill
Rajeev Khurana

Rajeev Khurana

Chief Legal Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Prior to joining Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Rajeev led the Corporate, Securities and Finance group in Discover Financial Services’ legal organization. Additionally, Rajeev supported Discover’s board of directors and oversaw the day to day operations of the corporate secretary’s office.

Rajeev received his J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 2008 with high honors where he was an executive editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif. Rajeev received a bachelor of the arts degree from Case Western Reserve University where he majored in economics and political science.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

In his free time, Rajeev enjoys spending time with his family and making pizza.

William Brennan

Chief Administrative Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Prior to joining Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Bill served as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Clearing for Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for infrastructure and financial management as well as building out an international clearing platform. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bill served as Chief Financial Officer at First Options of Chicago, Inc.

Bill graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accounting. He became a C.P.A. in 1989 and received his J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1995.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

In his free time, Bill indulges his love of classic television and finding new genres of music.

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Chris Springer

Chief Financial Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Prior to joining Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Chris served as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Electronic Transaction Clearing Inc. (ETC), which was acquired by Apex Fintech Solutions LLC in 2019. Chris was responsible for managing finance, securities operations, treasury and risk during his time at ETC. Before ETC, Chris spent 26 years at ConvergEx Group and held the role of Chief Financial Officer where he oversaw day-to-day finance and accounting operations, in addition to corporate structuring.

Chris has extensive financial leadership experience in broker-dealer operations and provides synergy and efficiency to Apex Fintech Solutions LLC’s expanding organization. Chris holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi, is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds a Series 27 license. Chris is a member of the Stockbrokerage Subcommittee of the NYS Society of CPA’s and was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Stockbrokerage and Investment Banking Expert Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the 2021-2022 term.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

Chris resides in the New York City metropolitan area and enjoys spending time with his family and following his favorite sports teams outside of the office.

Kai Williams

Head of HR

 

BEFORE APEX

Prior to her role as Head of HR at Apex Fintech Solutions LLC, Kai served as VP, Human Resources at Epsilon where she was responsible for leading a global HR team and strategically partnered with the President of Technology Practice. She created and executed effective change management initiatives, bolstered the firm’s employee communications practices and oversaw the opening of the firm’s India office for the HR team. Before joining Epsilon, Kai served RR Donnelley as the Regional HR Director, where she conceived and launched high touch initiatives to boost employee morale and engagement, and ensured top talent was identified and retained during a workforce reorganization. Kai specializes in identifying the needs of the business, analyzing glaring gaps and providing roadmaps to achieve the overarching goal. Additionally, she understands how to leverage the talent on her team to achieve the desired result.

Kai graduated with a B.A, Business Administration from Paul Quinn College, earned her MBA, Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix and is certified as a professional in Human Resources (PHR).

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

In her free time, Kai is an active member of her sorority, and other clubs. She has a passion for working with underrepresented youth and preparing them for college and career. When she wants to relax, she expresses herself creatively through crafting.

Kai Williams
Andy Lientz

Andy Lientz

Chief Technology Officer

 

BEFORE APEX

Andy has led engineering and product organizations over the last 25 years as a technology executive prior to his role at Apex Fintech Solutions LLC. He has led at large tech giants, Google and Microsoft, as well as high growth firms, such as Smartsheet and EdgeCast. He has covered all areas of technical platform development from networking to high scale SaaS products. Andy believes that innovation comes from a the employees who are excited to be at work and the customers that want to use their products. This is the foundation of the empowerment culture that he creates at each of the teams he is lucky enough to be a part of.

Andy graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S, Bachelor of Science and earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

When he isn’t working, you can find Andy enjoying time with his wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. He has been seen with various tools trying to revive things from watches to mobile homes.