Management Team

  • Frank Brienzi

    Frank Brienzi

    Chief Executive Officer

    Frank Brienzi

    Chief Executive Officer

    Frank Brienzi has decades of experience in growing and leading successful global software and technology companies. He most recently served as President and Chief Sales Officer at Misys, a global software company based in London, specializing in banking, capital markets, lending and enterprise trading and risk management. In this role, he led a two-year global transformation of sales, marketing, alliance and channels and several other client facing functions delivering significant double digit growth.

    He was formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle's Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU), as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. (a listed company), where he was responsible for the operations of the company. He led the transformation of FSGBU, achieving double-digit year-over-year growth for four years.

    Mr. Brienzi began his career with EDS in 1984, as part of the Financial Services Strategic business unit, responsible for large-scale banking and insurance development, sales and account management. He then served as Managing Partner at Accenture, helping to grow its global financial services business and leading its global application outsourcing practice. He was also a member of Accenture’s offshore expansion board, leading Accenture’s growth in India, China and the Philippines.

  • Jon McCabe

    Jon McCabe

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jon McCabe

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jon McCabe serves as Allegro’s Chief Financial Officer, where he is responsible for the company’s global finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, controllership, treasury and tax. Most recently, Mr. McCabe held the Chief Financial Officer position at SafeNet, leading provider of data encryption, crypto management, multi-factor authentication, and software monetization solutions.

    Prior to joining SafeNet, Mr. McCabe served in an FP&A role at McAfee Inc. from 2007-10, and was responsible for standardizing accounting processes and systems re-engineering from 2005-07. From 2000-04, he served in a Business Operations role with Genuity Inc., responsible for the operating plan, performance measurement and vendor management for Genuity’s technical support, network deployment, field operations, billing and network monitoring organizations. From 1986-2000, Mr. McCabe served in various accounting & planning roles of increasing responsibility with Verizon/GTE. Roles at Verizon included regional accounting manager, accounting policies and standards, financial reporting systems and market/corporate strategy.

  • Keith Farris

    Keith Farris

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith Farris

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith Farris is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of software experience in Commodity and FX Trading. At Allegro, he is responsible for research and development efforts, product planning and strategy. Prior to Allegro, Mr. Farris was with JPMorgan’s FICC Technology Division, where he led a global development team as Executive Director. He also served as Site Lead for the 1100 technologists in the Houston Tech Hub with responsibility for location strategy, cyber security and controls.

    Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Farris spent 10 years with MRE Consulting, where he led implementation and system integration projects for Fortune 500 customers in financial and energy and commodity trading markets. Mr. Farris began his career in consulting at Arthur Andersen.

  • Steve Nat

    Steve Nat

    Senior Vice President, Global Product

    Steve Nat

    Senior Vice President, Global Product

    Steve Nat is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience leading technology organizations in the Energy and Financial Services industries. As Senior Vice President, Global Product, at Allegro, he is responsible for setting product strategy and delivering world-class Commodities Management solutions.

    Prior to joining Allegro, Mr. Nat served as Executive Director at JPMorgan, leading technology delivery for the North America Power and Gas Commodities franchise. Before joining JPMorgan, he served as Senior Director, Commodities Technology, at UBS. He has held leadership roles at influential corporations across multiple energy industry sectors, including Senior Technology Director at Enron, Technology Director at Dynegy, and Technology Manager at Tenneco. Mr. Nat began his career as a software engineer at Chevron.

  • Jonathan English

    Jonathan English

    Senior Vice President, Global Sales

    Jonathan English

    Senior Vice President, Global Sales

    As Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Jonathan English is responsible for driving revenue across all of Allegro's markets and regions, maintaining customer relationships and leading regional sales teams.

    Mr. English has been with Allegro since 2001. He began his career with the company as an Account Manager responsible for managing all existing customer accounts. In 2003, he became a Business Development Manager, working to grow license revenue and Allegro’s customer base. Mr. English also worked as a Solutions Director, where he demonstrated Allegro’s solutions to prospective customers, as the Business Development Director for North America and as a Global Accounts Director. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa & Asia-Pacific.

    Prior to Allegro, Mr. English held various sales roles at Union Carbide Corporation, and he worked as a Technology Consultant for a dot-com consulting firm.

  • Michael Hinton

    Michael Hinton

    Chief Customer Officer & Senior Vice President, Products and Solutions

    Michael Hinton

    Chief Customer Officer & Senior Vice President, Products and Solutions

    Michael Hinton is the Chief Customer Officer of Allegro. He is Allegro’s customer advocate throughout all aspects of the customer lifecycle. Mr. Hinton manages all interactions between Allegro and its customers ensuring each maximizes the value of their investment. Since joining Allegro in 1997, Mr. Hinton has held a number of significant cross-functional roles in sales, services and management. Most recently, as Chief Marketing Officer, he was responsible for increasing brand awareness across the industry while increasing market share.

    Before that, he was Vice President of Product Marketing, where he led a global team in support of Allegro's field operations. Prior to joining Allegro, Mr. Hinton held general management positions with Independent Gas Companies (IGC), and Skelgas Inc.

  • Paul French

    Paul French

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Paul French

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Paul French oversees Allegro's marketing functions, including marketing strategy, lead generation, brand initiatives, product positioning, marketing measurement, campaigns, advertising, events and press and analyst relations. He brings more than 20 years of sales and executive management experience to his post.

    He was formerly Vice President of Marketing at Armor, Inc., a leader in cyber defense software. Prior to his time at Armor, Mr. French served as Vice President of Sales, Product Marketing and, most recently, Market Strategy, at Axway Software, a leader in software and services specializing in data flow. He also previously worked as Director of Sales for Sterling Commerce; President and CEO of INGINIX Systems Corporation; Sales Manager at Yahoo!; and Vice President of Sales for start-up software provider, Internet Reports.

    He holds a degree in business management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Rod Fomby

    Rod Fomby

    Senior Vice President, Global Services

    Rod Fomby

    Senior Vice President, Global Services

    Rod Fomby is an industry veteran with over 20 years of professional services and consulting experience. He leads the firm's global consulting and project management efforts with an eye toward ensuring high quality service delivery. Prior to joining Allegro, Mr. Fomby served as Managing Partner with EnFORM Technology/SunGard Consulting Services, where he was in charge of the North American Financial Services practice overseeing consulting and system integration projects for multiple clients. He also served as a Senior Manager for KPMG LLP Consulting/BearingPoint and was an IT Solutions Group Leader for Southwest Airlines.

    He began his career in 1991 working in the Energy Practice at Ernst & Young. Mr. Fomby holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and a BBA from Texas Tech University.

  • Randy Asire

    Randy Asire

    Vice President, Systems and Support

    Randy Asire

    Vice President, Systems and Support

    Randy Asire is responsible for Allegro's systems and support, overseeing system administration and support. His specialists work closely with Allegro deployment teams on every project to ensure that customers' legacy and existing systems integrate properly with the Allegro solution. Mr. Asire has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in energy and other industries including chief technology officer, director of development, support manager, developer, and project manager.

  • Joel Lou

    Joel Lou

    Global Managing Director, Agriculture Commodities

    Joel Lou

    Global Managing Director, Agriculture Commodities

    Joel embarked upon his career as a commodity broker and later went on to become the CEO of JustCommodity Software Solutions, the leading commodities trading and risk management software solutions provider in the agricultural commodity space in Asia. JustCommodity was acquired by US-based Allegro Development Corporation in June 2015 and Joel presently serves as Global Managing Director, Ags.

    Under his leadership, JustCommodity has won numerous awards including Singapore Enterprise 50, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Red Herring Global 100 Award. Joel was conferred the “Most Promising Entrepreneur of the Year” by APEA in 2011 and the “Young Professional of the Year” in the IT leader awards in 2012.

    Joel has contributed as an adjunct lecturer for the International Trading Institute at the Singapore Management University since 2013. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Imperial College London.