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Charles River Development Overview

Website www.crd.com
Headquarters Burlington, MA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Charles River provides an end-to-end solution to automate front- and middle-office investment management functions across asset classes on a single platform. The solution offers a simplified operating model that includes enterprise software, data, application ... More

Charles River Development – Why Work For Us?

Solutions Driven -- Customer Focused

Charles River provides an end-to-end solution to automate front- and middle-office investment management functions across asset classes on a single platform. The solution offers a simplified operating model that includes enterprise software, data, application management/upgrades, hosting and FIX network to improve investment professional productivity, control risk and lower technology costs. Charles River serves more than 350 investment firms in 43 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking and pension markets.

We help clients:

  • Make better investment decisions
  • Reduce risk
  • Increase their productivity
  • Simplify day-to-day management
  • Lower their total cost of ownership

Our products

  • Charles River Investment Management Solution
  • Performance Measurement, Attribution and Risk
  • Portfolio Management
  • Compliance
  • Trading and Order Management
  • Post-Trade Settlements
  • Web-based Access
  • TBA Processing


Charles River is privately held and owned entirely by the firm’s management – an ownership structure maintained since the firm’s founding in 1984. Members of the Management Team are recognized industry experts who have been with Charles River, on average, for 10 years. 

Chris Aronis

Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Chris Aronis is responsible for establishing client relationships and driving value for Charles River's global strategic accounts. Prior to joining Charles River, Chris was VP of Sales & Marketing at Bison Alternatives, an emerging private equity data provider. Previously, Chris was COO of the SunGard Global Network, and formerly SVP of Sales for SunGard Protegent. Chris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

Stephen Butcher

Managing Director, EMEA
Stephen is responsible for sales and service of the EMEA region. Most recently he was the Group CEO, Metals at Brady Plc, a commodity trading and risk management solution provider. Before that he held executive positions at Dealogic, SunGard and Cognotec. Stephen graduated from the University of Newcastle and holds a BSC in Marine Engineering. 

Tom Driscoll

Managing Director, Global

Tom Driscoll oversees global sales, marketing and business development as well as EMEA and Asia Pacific operations at Charles River. Tom joined the firm in 1994 and has helped grow its global organization and client base. Tom previously served as CFO for a private equity firm, and managed sales, marketing and client services for Greystone Technology. Tom holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

Cameron Field

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Cameron Field oversees the firm's Asia-Pacific region. Since joining Charles River in 2000, Cameron has helped establish and grow both European and Asia-Pacific operations. Previously, Cameron served in management roles at Macintosh Hamson Hoare Govett, Bankers Trust Australia, ANZ Treasury, Princeton Financial Systems, and State Street Australia Ltd. Cameron graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and holds a BBus in Business Banking and Finance from Monash University.


Brad Hamlin

Vice President, Client Services
 Brad Hamlin is responsible for delivering high end-user satisfaction and value to Charles River’s clients. He oversees the firm’s implementation, technical services, and client relationships teams, as well as training and support. Brad has over 20 years of software sales and account management experience. Prior to joining Charles River, Brad served as COO of Triple Point Technology. Brad holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois. 

Peter Lambertus

President and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Lambertus founded Charles River Development in 1984 and serves as the firm’s President and CEO. Previously, Pete worked at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. in nuclear engineering and computer systems development. He served as an officer in the US Navy nuclear submarine force and has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

David Weber

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Weber provides strategic operational management for Charles River, overseeing the finance, accounting, human resources and legal departments. Dave has 19 years of financial and operational management experience. Prior to joining Charles River, Dave served as VP of Worldwide and International Finance & Operations for Sybase, CFO at Context Integration, and Senior VP at eForce. He holds a BS in Economics from Purdue University.


Charles River is always looking to strengthen its global team. If you have superior business analysis, software development, testing, or implementation skills and experience in the financial services industry, we would like to meet you. Our employees are talented, motivated, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and generously-compensated for their efforts.

Why Charles River?

"Employees are our greatest asset. By maintaining consistently-high selection standards, we have assembled a talented and passionate team of professionals who are dedicated to delivering superior technology, products, and services. As a result, the Charles River Investment Management System is the market-leading front- and middle-office application for institutional investment managers."

Peter Lambertus
President and CEO,
Charles River Development

Check out our current openings here: CRD Careers

Send a resume and cover letter here: recruiting@crd.com


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  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Retirement Plan (401K), with discretionary matching funds from Charles River
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • 10 paid holidays, 15 paid vacation days, up to 5 sick days
  • Flexible schedule
  • Exercise facility in the building, free covered parking, and a convenient location near shopping and major highways
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program


  • Full Coverage Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Group Pension Plan, with employer contribution
  • 20 paid vacation days, all bank holidays, up to 5 sick days
  • Flexible schedule
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program
  • Childcare vouchers

Press Releases and Upcoming Events

2014 Wealth Asia Award for Portfolio Management received by Atul Arora for Charles River Development


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee


    If you do your job, you are left alone and there is plenty of flexibility as far as working hours and other things. Good technology base and there is instant marketability for a programmer that does decide to go somewhere else. Also pay is probably at the upper range of similar positions.


    The company is kind of dry. There is not a lot of backslapping and rah rah rah. At the same time it manages its growth and success well and employees don't have to worry that they might loose their job because management committed some blunders.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe offer employees an opportunity to purchase stock.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in August 2015.


    First had a call with HR for profile overview. Second was telephonic round. Clearing the telephonic round I was called in for the onsite interview. It was a whole day interview. 5 different person took 5 round, followed by the quantitative test and writing exercise. After few days I received an email from HR saying that I have been selected and they would like to make an offer to me. They took all my visa related details along with the professional references and package discussion. After one week they told me senior management declined to give final sign off on the offer. I felt like my whole effort was wasted. This was very disappointing. This was personally very bad experience.

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Charles River Development Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Portfolio Management Solution in Wealth Management, WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards, 2014
  • WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2014 - Portfolio Management, Wealth Briefing, 2014
  • FinTech 100, IDC Financial Insights, 2014
  • Best OTC Derivatives Trading Platform, Wall Street Letter, 2014
  • FinTech100, American Banker, Bank Technology News and IDC Financial Insights, 2013
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