Data governance

Former HSBC Colleagues Reunite to Solve Global Data Governance Puzzle

Former HSBC global data analytics boss Jon Farina has joined WCKD RZR, a data enablement software startup founded by the bank’s former chief administrative officer.

London-based WCKD RZR promises to help multinational enterprises solve problems caused by conflicting data governance policies and permission controls in different locations and jurisdictions.

Having already raised $1.2 million in funding, CEO Chuck Teixeira has now tapped his former HSBC colleague Farina as CTO.

Prior to HSBC, Farina was Executive Director of Applications Engineering at JP Morgan Chase, where he co-designed and delivered the bank’s exotic derivatives trading capture system, and prior to that he was with Barclays Capital, UBS and Credit Suisse.

Teixeira says: “I am delighted to have Jon join our growing team. It’s great to be together to be able to do this for WCKD RZR customers.”

WCKD RZR’s Data Watchdog software is designed to help customers find, govern and access their data in every country, in real time, in full compliance with applicable sharing, privacy and governance rules.

The software is installed on an organization’s network allowing data to stay where it was, and starts working in minutes. It scans and maps all of the company’s databases, with proprietary machine-learning technology that automatically labels data so it’s easily accessible.

Farina says, “WCKD RZR has designed and built a truly transformational software platform that will soon be present in every major organization around the world that wants to easily find, manage and access their data.”