Leadership

Vishal Apte
Founder & CEO

Vishal Apte is Co-founder and CEO of Financial Machines.

He has 25 years of experience trading, managing, monetizing, and running power businesses and commodity assets.

He led successful Power and Gas businesses in North America and Europe as a Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Barclays, and American Electric Power. He began his career at Enron.

He received a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Peter Knowles
President

Peter was previously a Managing Director at Barclays and the Head of US Power and Utilities sales. Peter has also held leadership roles across Strategy, Risk and Financial Resource Management. Prior to Barclays, Peter also worked for Enron and National Power Plc in the UK.

He has over 20 years of experience in developing, structuring and executing risk management structures for customers across several commodities, asset classes, and around the world.

He received a BA in Business Studies with Combined Science from the University of the West of England.

Parag Sathaye
VP - Engineering

Parag has held leadership roles at Barclays, Capgemini, and Kanbay with responsibility for large teams and product delivery all over the world.

He received his BEng from University of Indore (Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya) in 1992.