The foundational layer of financial infrastructure

About Us

History Institutional Spin-out

LayerOne Financial is an independent spin-out of an internal software engineering division within a premier, publicly traded investment management firm. It was there, over many years, that a wide range of real-world, front-to-back office, business and technical challenges were conquered across the traditional and alternative asset management businesses. This unique experience culminated in the development of PortfolioOne - a comprehensive, cross-asset-class investment management platform designed to address the current, real-world challenges facing asset managers of many sizes and styles.

People Financial technologists. Industry veterans. Entrepreneurs.

Developing quality technology solutions is in our DNA. Our management team has over 80 years of combined, hands-on experience in quantitative financial analysis, financial technology development, solution design and professional services globally across both public and private institutions, large and small. Our core team is comprised of quality software engineers, testers, as well as client implementation and customer support specialists. Experienced yet pragmatic, we help organizations find the best, right-sized solutions to meet their unique needs.

Kyle Zasky
Kyle Zasky Fintech & Capital Markets Pioneer

Whether setting strategic direction for the company or collaborating with LayerOne employees, Kyle excels at taking a strategic, data-driven approach to leadership.

Kyle is the Chief Executive Officer of LayerOne Financial. He is a 30-year veteran and industry expert in the investment management, electronic trading and financial technology arena, with deep domain expertise in OMS, PMS, and EMS systems. In 1997, Kyle co-founded EdgeTrade, an innovative execution management system for the buy-side which grew to service over 100 institutional clients and culminated in a sale to Knight Capital. Following the sale, Kyle joined the fintech merchant bank SenaHill Partners as a Partner, where he engaged with growth stage fintech businesses as an investor, strategic advisor, and executive mentor to founding leadership teams over a span of seven years. Kyle often appears in the media as a subject matter expert in the areas of capital markets, trading, wealth management, and leading edge financial services technology. Kyle is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Abe Paul
Abe Paul Co-founder & Operations Specialist

Whether juggling the demands of multiple new initiatives or managing a growing staff around the globe, Abe excels at making things orderly and clear.

Abe is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of LayerOne Financial. He has over 20 years of experience in key management roles. Abe started his career in the US Navy working on nuclear submarines where he was responsible for both navigation as well as management of the nuclear power plant. Shortly after, Abe founded a commodity hedge fund, BIPIS Asset Management LLC, which traded interest rate futures using quantitative models. Abe subsequently joined Fortress Investment Group where he primarily managed software projects and delivered functionality to various business lines such as Fixed Income and Liquid Markets. Here, with Todd, Abe led and coordinated the team responsible for the build-out of the PortfolioOne platform. Abe is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and The Wharton School.

Alicia Szybillo
Alicia Szybillo Relationship Builder

Whether familiarizing customers with LayerOne Financial’s offering or synching entities with mutual synergies, Alicia excels at deriving strategic connections.

Alicia is LayerOne Financial's Chief Revenue Officer. She has over 20 years of experience developing, promoting, selling and delivering financial services and solutions. Alicia began her career as a Systems Analyst developing Bank of New York’s security master database. She was later a Functional Architect at The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation responsible for the design and promotion of multiple industry derivative STP utilities. She later joined Sapient, a global, full-services business and technology consulting firm, where she advised and led various major client change reingineering programs and served as Client Portfolio Lead until the firm's acquisition by Publicis Groupe. Prior to joining LayerOne Financial, Alicia was a Lead Partner at Axiom, the world's largest private legal services, compliance and technology provider. Alicia is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Todd Mangel
Todd Mangel Co-founder & Client Value Maximizer

Whether intently deriving a client's unique requirements or devising new product solution ideas, Todd excels in ensuring LayerOne Financial client solutions are both high quality and right-sized.

Todd is a co-founder and Chief Implementation Officer at LayerOne Financial. He has over 20 years of financial services and solutions implementation experience, including a decade guiding the hands on development and use of PortfolioOne. Todd started his career supporting and implementing a commercial cross-asset platform, Principia, for Structured Finance Companies, Insurance Companies and Quasi-Government Financial Institutions. He subsequently managed an implementation consulting practice for o3 Technology Solutions, a boutique FinTech consulting firm. Following his role at JP Morgan Prime Brokerage as the North American Credit IT Project Manager, he joined Fortress Investment Group as Liquid Markets IT Project Manager. Todd is a graduate of Lafayette College and Louisiana State University.


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