Who We Are

At BlueMatrix, we come to work every day to equip investment professionals with the best tools to seamlessly author, distribute, and consume investment research. BlueMatrix provides solutions for clients ranging from leading international investment banks and wealth management firms to independent research boutiques.

BlueMatrix applications offer research productivity and compliance solutions for both the sell-side and the buy-side. Benefits include compliance oversight with administrative views of firm-wide contracts, profiles, entitlements and internal readership statistics.

We are the world’s largest publisher of investment research, and our range of applications is unmatched in the research industry.

A lot has happened since BlueMatrix was founded in 1999, but we remain driven by foundational tenets of transparency, neutrality, trust and accountability.

BlueMatrix was co-founded by technologists Patricia Horotan and Skye Hauptman, who continue to run the firm today. The two jointly worked for Millennium Partners, UBS, Merrill Lynch, CIBC and Goldman Sachs.

Headquartered in New York City with European operations based in London, and Romania, BlueMatrix has over 100 employees globally.

Leadership

Skye Hauptman

Skye Hauptman
Managing Member

Patricia Horotan

Patricia Horotan
Managing Member

Patricia and Skye co-founded BlueMatrix in 1999, and together have grown the company to be the world’s largest publisher of investment research while maintaining the firm’s unique, client-centered approach of a startup. Together, they developed the core functionality of the BlueMatrix authoring and distribution capabilities and lead the firm’s product strategy, innovation and key corporate functions globally.

Skye and Patricia founded BlueMatrix to reach the consumer of investment research more efficiently, and from there turned their focus to streamlining research production. Since 1999, BlueMatrix has grown to offer the widest suite of research applications in the industry, but the focus on how research is consumed remains central.

Prior to founding BlueMatrix, Skye and Patricia worked in technology development positions at Goldman Sachs, Millennium Partners, CIBC Wood Gundy, UBS, and Merrill Lynch. Skye is based in London, where he oversees BlueMatrix’s European headquarters. Patricia is based in New York, where she oversees BlueMatrix’s world headquarters.

Ana Ciubancan

Ana Ciubancan
Global Director of Support and Template Development

Ana’s knowledge of the mechanics of research production is unparalleled. As the Global Director of Support and Presentation Teams, Ana leads a global team of support specialists who ensure BlueMatrix clients are never without access to a solution. Ana works closely with clients to develop highly customizable, company-specific templates that encompass their company’s needs. Ana began developing her robust knowledge of BlueMatrix 15 years ago as the company’s very first support specialist. Ana’s growth-oriented leadership has mirrored the ever-evolving landscape of investment research authoring and consumption.

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards
Head of Business Development

As leader of global revenue strategy at BlueMatrix, Simon Edwards has introduced the next generation of research authoring through an HTML5, interactive and componentized output. Most recently, Simon has worked to develop BlueMatrix Research Manager, a solution for the buyside to track, control and value research consumption under MiFID II. Simon has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining BlueMatrix in 2014, Simon was a Principal at research technology firm Lusight Research. Simon has run Emerging Market equity sales desks at UBS and ING, and served as an independent director to several international funds at Polygon Global Partners. Simon holds an MBA in Finance and Strategic Marketing from Durham Business School, and a BA from the University of Durham, UK.

Tara Tripoli Umstead

Tara Tripoli Umstead
Global Director of Operations

Tara is the key player in driving efficiencies and procedures at BlueMatrix. Tara leads the Account Management team and oversees firm wide decision-making and procedures that affect BlueMatrix clients. The genesis of Tara’s encompassing role at BlueMatrix began 15 years ago, when she worked as the company’s first Account Manager. She helped grow BlueMatrix from its infancy 15 years ago, and continues to be a driver of the firm’s technical and logistical decision-making. Tara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media from Penn State University. Tara lends her time and expertise to the Children’s Heart Foundation to advance the treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.

Ken Berkovec

Ken Berkovec
Chief Information Officer

Ken leads the BlueMatrix technology team with over 27 years of experience working in financial technology. As the head of the BlueMatrix technology, Ken directs the firm's infrastructure and development teams fostering growth-oriented technical excellence and agility. He has founded two technology startups, and has worked for IBM, Citibank, Charles Schwab and the NYSE. Prior to joining BlueMatrix, Ken led teams in sales technology, futures clearing and technology infrastructure at Goldman Sachs. Ken holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Irvine in Computer Science. Ken is based in the New York headquarters and works closely with fellow technology team members in Romania.

Buyside Solutions

Track, control, and evaluate investment research.

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Sellside Solutions

Powerful tools for research authoring, customized workflow and targeted distribution.

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