About

Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a software company that develops innovative, tailored solutions for data aggregation, process management, and business reporting. Global investment firms use Black Mountain’s solutions to add operating efficiency and reduce risk by eliminating the boundaries between systems, information, and people, allowing employees to focus on high-value activities that drive investment performance.

Leadership Team

Andy Horwitz

Andy Horwitz

co-CEO

Andy brings 25 years of capital markets experience to Black Mountain, with a focus in corporate credit, commercial mortgage, and structured products underwriting, lending and distressed investing. Prior to joining Black Mountain, Andy held senior capital markets roles at Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and AMRESCO. This has enabled him to spearhead and develop a thriving sales team and strategic relationships for Black Mountain. Andy has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.

Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald

co-CEO

Kevin MacDonald is the former CTO and co-founder of FCS, the developer of the Wall Street Office platform. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and has 23 years of experience in the syndicated loan market. Under his leadership, Wall Street Office evolved to become the industry standard for loan portfolio management and accounting. Kevin oversaw the technology effort from the founding of FCS until the JP Morgan acquisition of FCS at the end of 2003.

Wayne Elpus

Wayne Elpus

CIO

Beginning in State Street Bank’s Corp Trust department, Wayne’s career has spanned over 20 years in the syndicated loan market. After earning his MBA at Boston College, he joined the financial software industry as head of consulting for the Wall Street Office product. After leaving WSO, he joined Bain Capital as the Head of IT for Sankaty Advisors. His experience there gave him the insight to identify a gap in the market for software that addressed the needs of this industry. Wayne co-founded Black Mountain in 2007 and since then has been instrumental in building and growing the firm into the premier software provider to the credit markets.

Helping Clients Solve their Business Challenges

As an SMA manager managing over 2000 individual accounts, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company sought technology to enhance processes between their front and middle office teams while decreasing administrative overhead.

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Barings, with investments under multiple strategies, 100 asset types, and different currencies managed on multiple back-office administration systems, wanted to improve firm-wide position reporting for risk management.

NewStar needed a solution that provided the ability to easily search information on past deals and companies within designated parameters, and to isolate companies within any segment of the deal process.

In addition to the Data Warehouse and Performance Attribution solutions, this client was looking to implement an enterprise-class front office system that consolidates all data for the investment process and streamlines reporting.

This middle market lender sought a Direct Lending solution that would capture pricing grid changes, closing stat sheets, deal bank group and syndicate tracking processes as well as model complex credit analyses with validations, auditing and approvals.

A Global Investment Manager, focused on multiple asset classes needed a system that provides a consolidated view of their holdings across multiple back office systems, allowing portfolio managers to analyze and report whatever investment data they need.

At Black Mountain, we’ve implemented our own solution to manage our company’s internal operational processes, including sales pipeline management, human resources, project management, invoicing, time-tracking, etc.

Black Mountain’s Integrated Platform

Unlike custom-built or competitors’ software, Black Mountain offers low-risk and rapid deployment of fully supported solutions for all asset classes with the flexibility to conform, adapt, and grow with changing company, Strategy, and regulatory needs.

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