Rick Custodio is the Chief Financial Officer at Avaap responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, human resources, recruiting and IT/operations. Rick played key role in the acquisition and integration of Falcon Consulting, helping to establish Avaap EHR while creating synergies across the organization and opportunity for further growth and innovation.
Rick is a Senior Financial Executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services, financial technology and enterprise software and services. As CFO, Rick is focused on working with the leadership team to create value throughout the organization, bringing accurate, insightful metrics and analysis, establishing measurable short and long-term plans as well as building partnerships throughout the company to drive its success.
Before joining Avaap, Rick was Senior Vice President of Finance at OpenLink, a leading developer of software solutions and support services providing trading, treasury and risk management solutions. Rick was responsible for establishing key business reporting, analytics and metrics while developing a high-performing global Financial Planning and Analysis function to support all business areas and provide key business drivers and insight to the board to support growth.
Prior to OpenLink, Rick was Managing Director of Finance at ITG, a global technology-enabled trading software and solutions provider where he held various senior financial roles during his 14-year tenure while supporting fast-paced growth from acquisitions, expansion into new asset classes and geography’s supporting new operations in Europe, Asia Pacific and Canada. He played a key role in supporting the company’s acquisition strategy, establishment of risk and controls, implementing financial and reporting system and streamlined processes across accounting operations as well as established the management reporting and Financial Planning and Analysis functions.
Rick began his career in a management training program at JP Morgan Chase, gaining valuable financial and operational experience in various areas of the bank including tax compliance, capital markets, financial and management reporting, financial MIS and global custody.
Rick has a BS of Finance from Rutgers University and an MBA in Management from Farleigh Dickinson University.