@ President, Cloud9 Technologies
Germán A. Soto Sanchez is the President of Cloud9 Technologies. Cloud9 Technologies is the leading purpose-built, end-to-end voice communications solution for institutional traders. Its technology handles millions of voice trader communications per day from a network of over 5,000 institutional users. By digitizing the entire institutional trader voice lifecycle and providing innovative, secure and compliant means of delivering the associated conversation metadata, Cloud9 enables next generation analytics that allows traders to uncover and seize the value present within their voice trading conversations. The company was founded in 2014. In 2016, it received a $30M capital investment from leading firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, NEX Group and Point72 Ventures.
Prior to Cloud9, Germán was an Executive Director and leader of JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) FinTech Team, where he was responsible for setting the broader FinTech agenda for the CIB and identifying how JP Morgan can partner with startups and innovators to address wholesale banking industry problems.Prior to his role leading the CIB FinTech Team, Germán was a member of the JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments team, where he focused on the sourcing, diligence and execution of early-stage investments in businesses whose solutions were of strategic importance to JPMC. German has executed investments in areas including market infrastructure, cybersecurity, trader communications, peer to peer payments, credit underwriting, big data analytics and trade operations.
Previously, Germán was the Head of M&A for a financial vehicle acquiring failed/distressed financial institutions. He was also a Principal at AIC Private Equity, where he specialized in control investments in Financial Services and Telecommunications companies andwas at McKinsey & Co. Inc. where he was a member of the Financial Institutions Group. German received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.