Executive Team

The Firm58 executive team is committed to delivering  innovative solutions that transform the middle and back office processes inside capital markets firms. Learn about our executive team below:

Nick FeraNick Fera, Chief Executive Officer & President

Nick has more than 24 years of business software management experience. As the Chairman and CEO of Parlano, Nick grew Parlano to more than 60 employees, established an intercontinental presence, raised $11 million in capital, and exponentially grew the customer base. Under his direction, Parlano was acquired by Microsoft in October 2007.

Prior to Parlano, Nick spent 18 months as the vice president of data warehousing and business intelligence at Platinum Technologies, launching a Year 2000 software product and driving revenues to over $20 million in just eight months. He has also held executive management positions a number of companies including President and COO of The Alcar Group (acquired by Hyperion Software) and currently sits on the Board of Directors at NewsGator Technologies, Inc. Nick holds a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Jim MullenJames Mullen, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Jim has over 22 years of software development experience in enterprise software. Jim was the founder and President of Intercap Systems, a software company that designed and built leading-edge financial services back office systems. Prior to Intercap, Jim held senior technical and sales management positions at Siebel, Softwire/Kabira, Rich/Reuters and Oracle. Jim holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Firm58-Lily-Hwang-WEBLily Hwang, Vice President, Deployment & Client Services

Lily has over 20 years of experience in functional requirements gathering, testing and program management of system deployments and merger integrations. Prior to Firm58, Lily led consulting engagements at Accenture with top retail brokerage houses, asset management firms and commercial banks implementing large, complex systems integration, while managing budgets and controlling costs for these efforts. She also has experiences in re-architecting institutional and retail brokerage organizations through optimizing business processes and procedures.  Lily holds a BA at University of Rochester and MBA in Finance from Tulane University.