Vijay Aggarwal, CEO
As a serial entrepreneur, Vijay brings over 30 years of experience in building and leading high technology companies to xCelor. As CEO of xCelor, he is responsible for the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on sales, marketing and technology innovation as the company continues to grow.
Vijay joins xCelor from CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI), where he served as VP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the global sales of CSP’s existing Myricom products, spearheading the development financial technology channel and OEM sales. Prior to CSPi, Vijay was Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development of Tilera Corporation, where he built markets for many core processors in China, India, Russia, Europe, Israel as well as Tilera’s federal government business — significantly exceeding sales targets for over five years. This technology is now acquired by Mellanox. Prior to Tilera, Vijay gained experience through his extensive experience at over 20 different companies.
Vijay holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Dublin in Ireland. His experience has also enabled him to be the primary author of six patents.
Rob Walker, CTO
As CTO of xCelor, Rob is responsible for developing the overall technology vision for the company, driving cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration. For nearly 20 years, he has demonstrated an exceptional track record of technical achievements based on his strong belief in innovation and his ability to see the world through a trader’s eyes.
Prior to xCelor, Rob spent a decade at Barclays Capital where he held several appointments including Vice President and Head of Systematic Trading. During his time at Barclays, Rob led and built trading teams, designed and implemented an advanced execution management architecture that facilitated algorithmic trading and operated and oversaw the development of Barclays’ equity dark pool offering in Europe. During his career, he also worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was the EMEA Head of OTC Equity Derivatives Trade Capture. In this position, Rob focused on the automation of firm’s OTC equity derivatives transactions and developed a strategic trade capture system in London and the US.
Rob received a BSc degree from the University of Durham in the UK where he studied Computer Science and is the co-author of four patents.
xCelor aims to provide customers with the best products and exceptional service that meets and exceeds their expectations. Members of the xCelor team hold impressive pedigrees of industry experience to deliver solutions that overcome today’s most complicated trading challenges. they include:
- Algorithmic Developers: Providing complete front-to-back trading strategy development
- Performance Engineers: Delivering leading-edge performance for leading financial markets firms
- Hardware Engineers: Years of experience designing FPGA-based hardware
- Network Engineers: Experience in developing trading networks for the world’s leading high-frequency trading firms
- Software Developers: Expertise in low-latency connectivity technology across key liquidity venues and derivative markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia
- Customer Support Team: Offers years of expertise in networking and electronic trading to overcome any challenge
Lastly, we collaborate with technology partners, traders, hedge fund managers and market makers who understand the global electronic trading and play a key role in xCelor’s innovative solutions.