Babu Sugumaran serves as a Senior Vice President of Technology for Reactivate. In his role he leads the technology division of the firm, responsible for company’s technology strategy, end to end IT architecture and cross functional delivery of technology solutions.
Prior to joining Reactivate, Babu served as a Director of Technology at Lafayette Square. There he was the chief architect of the Potomac Platform which is a Data & Analytics Platform built on AWS. He also lead the Data Science team that was responsible for sourcing, cleaning, curating & analyzing data for Machine Learning models, Business Insights & Dashboarding. He also architected the Impact Measurement Technical Framework that continuously measures impact through a fully automated workflow system.
Babu has over 20 years of technology experience with 16 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Lafayette, Babu served as Senior Vice President of global market data technology services at Bank Of America Merrill Lynch. There he played a senior architect role for firm-wide distribution and large scale integration of high volume and latency sensitive market data for real-time trading, analytics and risk metrics. Prior to that he worked at Goldman Sachs a as Senior Technology Analyst in market data technology integration services. Babu started his careeras an engineer at Honeywell in real-time distributed process control systems for Industrial Automation prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2006.
Originally from Madurai, India, Babu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Bharathidan University, India and a Master’s degree in Computer Science specializing in Data Science from University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.