Kirk Wylie started his career working for technology companies in Silicon Valley (including Broadbase, BEA, Radik, and M7), before relocating to London and turning his hand to developing software solutions for the financial industry. Initially, he worked at SmartSpread building a bespoke risk and analytics platform for the Vega Asset Management family of hedge funds. Following that, he worked at KBC Financial Products, building a system to help one of Europe's largest CDO issuers structure and manage their portfolio of deals. Although the CDO business turned out to be a bit of a disaster, he used the RESTful techniques he applied to building a system to manage over $100Bn in notional assets to other projects internally at KBCFP, ending up in a Technical Architecture role.
He is currently advising several technology startups in the London area while consulting for financial services firms.