When Rao Chalasani
attended Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, he achieved the highest grade point average in his class in his major of Engineering. In addition, Chalasani was the only engineering student selected to enter the Leadership and Management Development Program at JPMorgan Chase & Co. when the company conducted on-campus recruiting. His entry into the financial world began a successful career as a senior technology executive, and Rao Chalasani has since served some of the most well-known institutions in the country.Rao Chalasani joined Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., in 1997 as Assistant Vice President of Capital Markets and Fixed Income Technology, and he was promoted to Project Manager and Vice President of Global Fixed Income Technology/E-Commerce in 1999. Leaving Merrill Lynch in 2002 to pursue other opportunities, he returned in 2005 as in business Chief Technology Officer and Director of Risk Strategy in Credit, Real Estate, and Structured Products. In 2009, Rao Chalasani was promoted to Chief Technology Officer and Director of Risk Strategy of Global Markets Trading Risk Management, a role in which his duties included creating a risk management platform for the entire company. It was during that time that Chalasani invented his patent-pending Enterprise Risk Management System.Between his times with Merrill Lynch, Rao Chalasani acted as Senior Project Manager and Vice President of Global Markets-Derivatives Technology for Deutsche Bank AG in New York. In that role, Chalasani took responsibility for managing the technology solutions and trade capture needs for the credit derivatives division and implemented a number of new systems, including Neovest, a vendor equity trading system. Some his other accomplishments in that position including administering a direct system that allowed the credit derivatives department to trade on the Chicago Board Options Exchange in the arena of equity volatility index futures. In addition, he coordinated with the company’s London team on projects that involved new system releases and strategic development. He also implemented an options trading systems (WinFITS) for the Rates trading business.
Rao Chalasani possesses myriad computer skills, including expertise in the Panorama risk system, the Infinity derivatives system, Microsoft Solutions Framework, Microsoft Excel, and UNIX. In addition, he remains well versed in Oracle, Sybase, WebLogic, OPUS, and Structured Query Language.
Rao Chalasani presently lives in Livingston, New Jersey. When he indulges his personal interests, he can usually be found watching sports, biking, reading, and staying current on politics and the stock market.