Leadership Profiles

Erika Lunceford

Global Head of Solutions Engineering

 

Erika Lunceford brings over 25 years of financial services and technology experience to PeerNova, ranging from small start-ups to large financial enterprises such as BNY Mellon. Erika’s most recent role was as BNY Mellon’s Head of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, connecting business problems, people, clients, and solutions globally. These solutions included legacy integrations with APIs, Scaled Data Solutions, and Machine Learning and Data Science.

During her time at BNY Mellon, she advocated for ways of working differently by connecting and curating teams earlier in the process and using tools like a well defined Business Architecture. Her marquee project was contributing to the Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Reform as the Technology Program Manager, working across the organization and participating in the Operating Committee with the regulator, clients, investors, and consultants to create a new settlement model.

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Gangesh Ganesan

President & CEO

Gangesh Ganesan is the founder and CEO of PeerNova. Mr. Ganesan has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades, and his journey into blockchain entrepreneurship began with the founding of PeerNova in 2013, preceding both Ethereum and Hyperledger.

Mr. Ganesan and PeerNova attained a unique understanding of decentralized and distributed networks and their inherent trust and transparency attributes while building one of the largest bitcoin mining operations in the world. At its peak, this mining operation had over 6k servers, used 10+ megawatts of power, and mined 47,000 bitcoins in approximately nine months.

Under the leadership of Mr. Ganesan, PeerNova hired top Silicon Valley engineering talent with deep expertise in real-time streaming, enterprise security, and Big Data. Additionally, financial industry veterans in post-trade processing, collateral, custody, and middleware applications joined Mr. Ganesan at PeerNova.

With collective expertise in both technology and finance, PeerNova has built the Cuneiform Platform, a solution that enables financial institutions to perpetually synchronize their data across multiple internal and external systems guaranteeing data and process integrity. Cuneiform is purpose-built for reducing friction both within and in-between financial institutions that execute high-value transactions in multiple asset classes, involving complex multi-party workflows and large datasets.

Over the past five years, Mr. Ganesan has worked closely with large financial institutions globally to solve specific challenges in post-trade processing, trade validation, and exception management to eliminate traditional reconciliations. Under Mr. Ganesan’s leadership, PeerNova has become one of the first blockchain-inspired technology companies to generate recurring software revenue from key financial institutions.

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