Anthony Whitford

Los Angeles, CA ·

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Senior Technology Executive

Manage Technology to Drive Competitive Advantage

Versatile and analytical technology leader engaging business sponsors to identify and execute on delivering business value and competitive advantage. Capital markets experience with a wide range of responsibilities in global institutional fixed income asset management. Influential and collaborative with talent for achieving team alignment with company mission and objectives. Strategic thinker with strong skills in programming, modeling, data management, system architecture, and optimization.


  • Java
  • Scala
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Dart
  • Groovy
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Docker
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Firebase
  • NodeJS
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Flutter
  • React
  • ExtJS
  • Akka
  • Play
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • Material
  • Bootstrap
  • Serverless
  • Meteor
Data Management
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Cloud Firestore
  • MongoDB
  • Apache Spark
  • S3
  • Snowflake
  • Denodo
  • Liquibase
  • GitHub
  • Jenkins
  • JIRA
  • Confluence
  • Artifactory
  • Apache Maven
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • npm
  • Atom
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Travis
  • IntelliJ

Interesting Projects

I have been fortunate to work with great people on some interesting projects. Here are some of those projects where I had a leadership role.

Agile Transformation

Led an enterprise wide agile transformation, resulting in greater customer engagement, frequent delivery of business value, ability to quickly respond to business needs and optimized rollout risk.

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Compliance Service

Industry leading portfolio compliance integrated into trading workflow.

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Data Architecture Modernization

Modernized the data architecture capabilities to promote data governance, and enable advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Enterprise DevOps Pipeline

A sophisticated, automated software production line enabling efficient delivery from concept to customer.

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Enterprise Technical Architecture Program

Enterprise Technical Architecture Program for managing strategy, standards, innovation, and technical debt.

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Portfolio Risk Information System Management, a global investment management platform eliciting digital transformation.

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Open Source Projects

Almost all developers have come to rely on open source solutions. We all benefit when we also give back. Contributions to an open source solution can range from bug reports, to patches, or even ideas. I have contributed to some popular projects, such as Apache Maven and Apache Tomcat. Below are projects where I made a notable contribution.

Lombok Maven Plugin

Project Lombok is an innovative Java library where one can use shorthand to generate code. I built the official Maven Plugin for the project.

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OWASP Dependency Check

OWASP Dependency Check is an open source solution designed to detect known vulnerabilities from dependencies. I helped optimize the code so that it would run faster, making it easier to integrate into a CI/CD pipeline.

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Head of IT Common Services

Western Asset Management

Led and managed the IT Common Services group, including application delivery teams tasked with servicing their respective business units, as well as crosscutting teams servicing IT and other application delivery teams. Engaged business sponsors and department heads to develop a vision / roadmap, identify projects, and negotiate priority. Served as resource manager of 80, responsible for annual budget of $15M+ and influenced an overall annual IT budget in excess of $60M.

2007 - 2019

Chief Technology Officer

Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (now BNP Paribas Asset Management)

Managed the Global Asset Management Technology Group. Oversaw system architecture, proprietary application development, integration projects, and support of key systems, including Portfolio Risk & Investment System Management (PRISM), the global accounting system (Geneva), data feeds, and database administration.

2005 - 2007

Head of Application Development

Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (now BNP Paribas Asset Management)

Managed all aspects of proprietary application development and systems integration projects throughout the firm. Functioned as architect, project and product manager for PRISM, an internally developed global platform offering risk management, investment guideline compliance monitoring and enforcement, real-time trading tools with pre-trade compliance, straight through processing capabilities, performance attribution, GIPS performance reporting, and more.

2000 - 2005


Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Computing Science
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