Meradia, a West Chester, PA-headquartered investment operations and technology consulting firm, has promoted Richard Mailhos to managing director.
Based in Hartford, CT, Mailhos is a strategic consultant for the investment management operations industry with more than 25 years of experience. During his career, he has advised more than 100 asset management firms across the globe on transformation program leadership, architecture, planning, and implementations.
Mailhos joined Meradia in 2019 as a senior manager and consulting lead on solution searches, requirements gathering, operational reviews, data readiness, platform implementations, and outsourced service onboarding programs. He will continue as co-head of Meradia’s investment performance practice.
He previously spent two years in BNY Mellon’s middle-office outsourcing division, where he was a VP and senior product manager. Before that he spent 15 years at BNY Mellon-owned Eagle Investment Systems, a provider of portfolio management, data management, investment accounting, and performance measurement software for financial institutions. He latterly served as product suite owner for the performance product, overseeing strategic roadmaps, business development, marketing, and research.Earlier in his career, Mailhos was a senior associate at PwC, where he focused on business and system process and control review consulting engagements for Fortune 100s. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from New York University.
“Global investment managers’ quest for operational ‘alpha’, corporate growth strategies, M&A activity, and regulatory compliance combine to create unprecedented demand for Meradia’s industry-dominant Investment Performance and Front-to-Back practices. Rich’s reputation, leadership, and perspective will be valuable as we develop and execute strategies to drive continued growth across the NAM and European markets,” said Scott Wybranski, president and CEO of Meradia.
Founded in 1997, Meradia provides consulting services that upgrade investment management processes, analytics, and reporting – aligning front-, middle-, and back-office organizations and technical platforms with company goals. The firm works with institutional asset managers, outsourced chief investment officers (OCIO), wealth, trust, banking, and insurance companies on strategic assessment, workflow optimization, vendor selection, and system implementation. Meradia’s client roster includes eight of the top 10 global asset managers and six of the top 10 banks.
The consulting firm has more than 40 employees, according to LinkedIn.
“For 25 years, Meradia has been the leading force in investment performance consulting,” said Mailhos. “I look forward to building on our existing momentum, guiding our clients through today’s complex operations environments, and collaborating with Meradia’s highly experienced team of industry consultants.”