George Marootian is Executive Vice President, Head of Technology at Natixis Investment Managers – US Distribution. He joined the firm in 2014. In this role, Mr. Marootian manages the technology function, which includes all areas of infrastructure, software engineering, production operations, data engineering/quantitative services, and technology innovation. One of his key areas of focus is on creating a new suite of software applications that can operate on any level of infrastructure (e.g., cloud), giving Natixis the ability to operate in a more agile way in response to changing market conditions. In addition, Mr. Marootian is leading initiatives to create the next-generation infrastructure model for Natixis, leveraging cloud computing technologies coupled with high performance data centers.
Mr. Marootian has more than 25 years of experience in the development of software-based solutions, spanning clientserver, web, web 2.0, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and cloud services to deliver high performance products and services to business lines. Prior to joining Natixis, he worked for Cloud Technology Partners as one of the architect heads of the practice, focused on the design, development, and implementation of cloud computing ecosystems to companies including GE, Kronos, Silicon Valley Bank, State Street, and Altisource.
Mr. Marootian is the recipient of the 2018 Boston CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award (Global category)* and brings to the firm an extensive background in technology engineering, design, development and management within startups and Fortune 500 firms. Mr. Marootian holds a BS from University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
* In June 2018, the Boston CIO Leadership Association announced recipients of the 2018 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award which honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership, according to an independent peer review process led by prior ORBIE recipients.