Chris Grandi is a recognized entrepreneur and technology visionary in the alternative investment management space. He is the founder, CEO and chairman of Abacus Group, an IT solutions firm focused on helping hedge fund and private equity investment managers securely deploy and manage hosted IT solutions. His speaking expertise includes topics such as cloud and hosted IT solutions, technology-as-a-service, hedge fund risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, and cybersecurity. Prior to founding Abacus Group, Chris was the president of Eze Castle Integration, where he helped grow the company from 30 to over 300 employees and 450 hedge fund clients. He holds a BA from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard Business School.