Fintech company OpenFin announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs CTO Paul Walker as been appointed to its board of directors. This news comes just a couple months after the firm secured $15 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by J.P. Morgan, Euclid Opportunities, and Bain Capital Ventures.
According to Openfin, Walker is an active philanthropist, working with organizations that provide opportunity and social capital to young adults through access to education, science, and critical reasoning. At Goldman Sachs, Paul most recently served in a senior technical role as co-head of the Technology Division. During his career led many of Goldman’s efforts in risk, analytics, clearing, and systems architecture. Speaking about his new role at OpenFin, Walker stated:
“Open, mutually agreed-upon standards for the secure and robust delivery of applications are critical for the financial services industry, and OpenFin is well positioned to be the leader in the space. Theirs is an ambitious goal, and I look forward to helping deliver an open industry-wide platform that effects real change and helps define a new standard of security and efficiency.”
Mazy Dar, CEO of OpenFin, added:
“Paul’s experience at Goldman building risk systems and co-heading the firm’s 9000 person technology organization gives him a unique perspective on how our customers will benefit from the OpenFin platform. His depth of experience in the details of application development and analytics and his advocacy for open source software will help make our product more robust, secure, and innovative.”
Walker will serve as an Independent Director on the OpenFin Board.