Executive Management Team
President & Chief Executive Officer
Harpal Sandhu founded Integral in 1993 to transform wholesale capital markets through the use of advanced technology. In the late 1990s, Harpal led Integral in the development of a global data grid to electronically connect the world's major financial institutions into the first integrated trading network for foreign exchange and interest-rate derivative products. That effort, now known as FX Grid® is the basis of Integral's highly successful product line. Prior to founding Integral, Harpal was founder and president of Infinity Financial Technology, a leading supplier of software products for the financial services industry, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 1998. Harpal began his career as a financial engineer in the Capital Markets Product Development Group at Morgan Stanley & Company. Harpal holds a BA from Stanford University. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.
Jon Barker joined Integral in September 2007. Prior to joining Integral, he was Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities e-Commerce Sales for Europe and Asia at Citi in London. Before joining Citi, Jon was Founder and Managing Director of a start-up technology leasing and finance company, which was sold to a NASDAQ-listed conglomerate in 1997. Prior to that, Jon traded Spot Foreign Exchange on the Inter-Dealer market at various institutions in London and Wellington, including Barclays and Bankers Trust. Jon holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Auckland and is located in Integral's London office.
Vikas Srivastava joined Integral in October 2010. Prior to joining Integral, Vikas was founder and CEO of a quantitative trading company. Before that, he spent ten years at Citigroup in New York in numerous senior management positions, leaving as its global head of e-commerce for the fixed income division. In this role, he was responsible for building and distributing electronic execution products and services across all fixed income and foreign exchange businesses, and managed Citigroup investments in multi-dealer platforms. Prior to working at Citi, Vikas was the head of currency trading and risk management at Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock) in San Francisco. Vikas holds a MBA from Tulane University, Louisiana, and a MS from the Southern Illinois University, Illinois.
Richard Farrell joined Integral in April 2014. He comes from State Street Global Markets/Currenex where he was Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Sales for E Exchange. Before that, he worked at Moody's KMV (analytics and research products) where as Managing Director, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, he forged a new cultural identity out of multiple recent acquisitions. He also worked at Reuters Americas where as Senior Vice President Major Accounts, he built a beachhead business around "open systems". Farrell holds a BA in Economics from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
Chief Financial Officer
Al Yau joined Integral in February 2010. He is responsible for all of Integral's finance, operations and human resources functions. Prior to joining Integral, he was a director at 3i, an international private equity firm, where he led growth capital investments in software, services and internet businesses. Before that, Al was a co-founder, VP Finance and Product Management with Guru, an online recruiting services company which was sold to Unicru. Al began his career in finance with Goldman Sachs & Co. and in private equity with McCown De Leeuw & Co. Al holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Paul Calhoun joined Integral in May, 2000. He is responsible for the engineering efforts surrounding Integral's core technologies. Prior to joining Integral, Paul held executive, senior engineering management, and product management positions at leading software and technology companies in Silicon Valley. Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from Berkeley.