Rob Hegarty is Managing Partner and Founder of Hegarty Group. He brings over 30 years of leadership in financial services and technology, with a track record of success in launching, building, growing, and running businesses at the intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, Data and AI / Machine Learning.
Rob has led large and small businesses, with deep experience in strategic planning, technology, operational, product, Go-To-Market(GTM), and business development roles. He was most recently General Manager, Financial Services at DataRobot, the global leader in Automated Machine Learning and Enterprise AI, where he was responsible for revenue growth and all GTM activities for Financial Services, with a focus on Financial Markets and Fintech. Before that, Rob was President of Olmstead Associates, a specialized consulting firm to the investment management industry. Previously, Rob was Global Head of Equities for Thomson Reuters where he had overall responsibility for Thomson Reuters’ $1.2 billion global equities business, including all Equities desktop, transactions, data feeds, and analytics businesses, as well as Global Market Structure. Prior to Thomson Reuters, he was Managing Director, Strategy and Marketing at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, responsible for corporate strategy, planning, marketing, corporate development and market structure. Before that, Rob spent 10 years at TowerGroup, the leading provider of research and advisory services to the global financial services and technology industries, where he launched and led TowerGroup’s Investment Management practice, then led their Capital Markets, Wealth Management, and Insurance practices. Rob also held senior leadership positions at Putnam Investments, Fidelity Investments, and Coopers & Lybrand.
In addition to serving on the boards of public and private companies, and many industry boards, Rob has also been a featured speaker at hundreds of industry conferences and client events globally, been quoted extensively in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes and many others, and has appeared regularly on CNBC-TV (U.S. and Europe), ABC-TV and other broadcast outlets. He holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in computer science from North Adams State College.
Hegarty Group is the Trusted Advisor at the Intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, Data and AI/Machine Learning.
We were founded on the guiding principle that firms at the intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, Data and AI / Machine Learning need expert, trusted advice with objective and informed strategic insights that drive solutions tailored to them. Whether you’re a global financial institution, a well-funded technology or data startup, or an established technology vendor or service provider in Financial Services, we have a successful track record of -- and passion for -- connecting the dots, enabling you to uncover new opportunities and accelerate your growth plans.
FinTech Sandbox is a Boston-based nonprofit that is the place for all things data. We were started by a group of FinTech entrepreneurs and investors in Boston who recognized that the high cost and/or inaccessibility of data posed a consistent challenge to FinTech startups. Backed by some of the world’s leading financial institutions, data providers and venture capitalists, we are united in our goal to help FinTech entrepreneurs build great products.
Rob Hegarty is a judge for MassChallenge FinTech. Launched in 2018, MassChallenge FinTech accelerates innovation in the financial services industry by making it easier for startups and established businesses, institutions, and organizations to work together. Headquartered in Boston, MassChallenge FinTech matches enterprise-ready FinTech startups with industry leaders to accelerate the emerging products and services that have the power to transform the financial services ecosystem
Rob Hegarty sits on the Advisory Board for SenaHill Partners, a merchant bank connecting the dots between global financial institutions and the entrepreneurial innovators of financial technology. We ensure the right ideas get in front of the right people. As former operators with incredible domain expertise in the Fin-Tech space, we view our client’s business from the perspective of experience, not a spreadsheet.
Havern Benefits Strategies develops a strategic approach to design employee health and wealth benefits. We help design a benefits package to control costs, and enable you to attract and retain the right talent. At Havern Benefits Strategies we focus on our clients' needs to provide benefits solutions to protect the health and wealth of your employees and grow your business.