Management Committee

Vikram Kuriyan,  Chairman

Dr. Kuriyan is Chairman at GWA. Previously, he was Chairman of the Global Asset Allocation committee and global head of Quantitative Strategies at Bank of America’s asset management division. His unit managed over $30 billion of client assets across a multiplicity of strategies. Dr Kuriyan is also a faculty member and founder of the Investment Laboratory at the Indian School of Business. Dr Kuriyan earned his PhD at Harvard University where he specialized in capital markets, spent a year in the MBA program at the Harvard Business School and received a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Harvard University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an adviser and portfolio manager to some of the worlds’ largest sovereign wealth funds. He has also advised the Securities and Exchange Board of India.  He is an independent director at TVS Capital Funds and a trustee of the CFA Institute Research Foundation.

M. Stephen Soltis, Vice Chairman

Mr. Soltis began his investment management career at J P Morgan Investment Management (JPMIM) where he became Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer responsible for all administrative, financial and support functions of the firm. He later joined The Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) where he served as Business Head and Partner for all asset management and investor service products (global custody, funds management, cash management, master trustee, securities lending, performance measurement, strategic risk management advisory and institutional brokerage) directing over 3,000 employees worldwide. Subsequently, Steve joined the Church Pension Fund as Executive Vice President and CFO responsible for all operating and financial activities of the $12 billion Church Pension Fund, Church Insurance Companies and the Church Publishing Company. 

Manoj Badamikar, Chief  Technology and Data Management Officer

Mr Badamikar is the manager of the Information Technology and Data Management Group. He has 20+ years of experience in IT. Previously, Manoj worked on various international platforms in the U.S. and Singapore. Manoj’s wide range of technical skills include SQL server administration and development, Server OS expertise–Windows & Linux, IT infrastructure management & Cloud computing–IaaS, T-SQL, VB, ETL development & process automation, NoSQL– Cassandra implementation, Software Licensing–Procurement & Administration, IT security management, HW capacity (compute & storage) planning. Manoj has a BE with a Major in Computer Science from Pune University. 

Art Goetchius, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Goetchius is GWA's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for finance, compliance and human resources. He also serves as Wall Street Access' Chief Executive Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall University and had been a certified public accountant with the firm of Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Goetchius holds the following licenses: Series 7, 63, 8, 14, 24, 27, 53 and 65.