Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer
Vahe Andonians is the Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Product Officer of Cognaize. Vahe founded Cognaize to realize a vision of a world in which financial decisions are based on all data, structured and unstructured.
As serial entrepreneur, Vahe has founded several AI-based fintech firms and led them through successful exits. Most recently, Vahe led SCDM, an AI-based fixed income analytics firm, which was acquired by Deloitte in 2017. Founded in 2003, SCDM offered data management, reporting, business intelligence, and cash flow simulations for structured credit investors as well as end-of-day valuations of non-ABS financial instruments SCDM’s clients included Deutsche Bundesbank, KfW, EAA, Berings, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Deloitte, KPMG, and Creditflux.
Vahe is a senior lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a partner alongside Moody's Analytics at Traidum, building a blockchain-based negotiation platform for trading structured credit products.
Vahe studied information-technology and high-frequency technology at the Federal Higher Technical Institute for Education and Experimentation in Moedling, Austria, and holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool, England.