Leadership

Richard Leggett, Chief Executive Officer

Rich_fixedRichard has been CEO of Frontier Strategy Group since 2012. He is a recognized business leader with more than 20 years of global information and financial services experience. Prior to joining FSG, he served as Chairman and CEO of Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA), an independent investment research, advisory, and analytics firm. Before BIA, Richard ran the ISS Business Unit at RiskMetrics Group, a business specializing in corporate governance research, data, and analytical solutions. Richard joined RiskMetrics following its acquisition of the Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA), a leading independent investment research and analytics firm, where he was President and CEO. Earlier in his career, Richard served as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York and London in both the equity research and investment banking divisions. He started his career with the Financial Services practice at Accenture in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Board of AlphaSense, a privately held financial analytics company, and is a member of the Executive Committee of K-Street Capital, a Washington, D.C. angel investor network. Richard holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Joel Whitaker, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Research

JW_final2Joel leads the firm’s global research team. He is responsible for research strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and advising FSG’s most senior client executives. Prior to joining FSG, Joel served as Head of Asia-Pacific Research for Corporate Executive Board (CEB), based in Singapore. In that role, he advised C-level executives across Asia on capturing growth opportunities in China, India, and Southeast Asia, as well as on talent management, compliance, and sales force effectiveness in Asian emerging markets. Previously, Joel led CEB’s global research programs for CIOs, heads of R&D, and heads of strategy and corporate development. Outside the private sector, Joel launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and he currently serves on the advisory board of TechChange. Joel holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College.

 

Neeraj Vohra, Chief Financial Officer

neeraj-vohra leadership pageNeeraj Vohra is a seasoned finance executive and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Frontier Strategy Group. Prior to joining FSG in 2016, he was the CFO of Rate Reset, a disruptive financial technology company that enables borrowers to reset terms of their mortgage and other loans digitally. Previously, Neeraj spent well over a decade leading investment banking teams in the FinTech and Tech Services sectors at both FBR Capital Markets and Signal Hill. He has managed approximately 50 initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings, private equity raises, and strategic mergers and acquisitions for clients, including global brands PayPal and comScore. Neeraj helped found, and is currently an active steering committee member of the Greater Washington CFO Network. In addition, he is an active board member of Pratham, an internationally recognized Indian charity working to eradicate illiteracy in India, as well as Eleat, a privately held food-tech company. He and his wife are co-owners of two locations of Elevation Burger in Northern Virginia. Mr. Vohra holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.B.A. in Economics from Baruch College, CUNY.

Jonathan Rubin, Senior Vice President, Operations and Strategy

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Jonathan is the Senior Vice President Head of Global Operations and Strategy at Frontier Strategy Group. In this role, he is responsible for all commercial, research, and custom division operations, global marketing, and product development for FSG’s FrontierView© Platform. Prior to this role, Jonathan held different positions at FSG including managing the global sales team and launching an SMB sales team. Before FSG, he worked for the Washington Wizards (Washington D.C. Professional Basketball team) where he was an Account Executive selling corporate and group ticket packages. Jonathan has a B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts and is based out of Washington, D.C