Team

  • Pradeep Bhatia Co-Founder and Co-CEO
    Pradeep Bhatia is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Pradeep was with Wells Fargo where he joined as the Head of Bank Coverage in 2006, offering interest rate hedges to Correspondent Banking clients. Pradeep has also worked at ABN AMRO Bank, Societe Generale and U.S. Bank in various capital markets capacities. Pradeep received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Delhi (India), where he graduated as valedictorian, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Wisconsin.
  • Steve Hawk Co-Founder and Co-CEO
    Steve Hawk is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Steve was with Wells Fargo and one of its acquired institutions, Wachovia Bank, for 18 years. Steve’s experience includes 7 years of direct corporate/commercial derivative sales coverage, and 11 years of derivative sales management and business leadership. Steve began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, where he helped to establish and lead Latin American Interest Rate Derivatives Marketing. Steve received a BSBA from Georgetown University where he graduated cum laude with a concentration in Finance.
  • Zack Nagelberg Head of Business Development
    Zack Nagelberg is the Head of Business Development at Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Zack was an associate at Wells Fargo Securities, marketing interest rate risk management solutions to banks, credit unions, and non-bank financial institutions. Zack obtained a B.S. degree in business administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Richmond.
  • Katherine Van Hagan Chief Compliance Officer
    Katherine Van Hagan is the Chief Compliance Officer of Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Katherine was a Director in the Compliance Department at Wells Fargo Securities where she played an integral role implementing controls, procedures and surveillance to ensure compliance with Dodd Frank regulation for the derivatives businesses. Katherine has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry working with broker dealers, investment advisers and derivatives. She has held various positions, including working as a regulator and serving as a FINRA arbitrator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and a Master’s degree from the University of San Diego.
  • John Fleming Chief Technology Officer
    John Fleming is the Chief Technology Officer of Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, John was with Wells Fargo in its Financial Products group for six years where he built and managed the technology team supporting trading and operations for the derivatives businesses. John led initiatives to upgrade the technology platform and implemented controls and processes to ensure compliance with internal and external auditors and regulators. John has also worked at Calypso Technology, Integral Development and Societe Generale, where he held various management roles relating to product management and support of derivative trading systems. John began his career in derivatives at Westpac in London, where he was responsible for derivatives accounting.
  • Frank Purnell Head of Product Management
    Frank Purnell is the Head of Product Management at Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Frank spent seven years at Wells Fargo in a variety of trading and technology roles. Frank managed the Agricultural, Metals, and Softs trading desk making markets in swaps and options, overseeing multiple books of risk. Frank was an integral part of a variety of technology projects related to regulatory, product on-boarding, and system integration initiatives. Frank has also worked at Keybank where he managed the Interest Rates Derivatives trading desk, overseeing the development and implementation of a front-to-back marketing and trade management system for middle-market clients. Prior to KeyBank, Frank was a Systems Engineer at Ashland Chemical, Inc. Frank holds a BS in Computer Science from the DeVry Institute of Technology, Columbus, Ohio where he graduated summa cum laude.
  • Eric Johnson Head of Quantitative Analysis
    Eric Johnson is the Head of Quantitative Analysis at Derivative Path, Inc. Prior to this, Eric spent nine years at Wells Fargo where he managed the market risk team for the Financial Products group.  At Wells, he was responsible for the calculation, monitoring and reporting of market and credit risk, model development and validation as well as the middle offices for the interest rate, commodity, equity and credit products. Eric has over 25 years of experience with major financial institutions focused on derivative products, including marketing, financial engineering and trading. Eric received a degree in Economics from CSU Northridge and is a CFA.
  • Teresa Hawk CAO and Treasurer

    Teresa Hawk is the Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer of Derivative Path, Inc.  Prior to joining DPI, Teri was the Treasurer and Finance administrator of the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Danville, CA.  Before relocating to California, she owned and operated a small retail business in Charlotte, NC for 7 years.  Teri began her working career in banking at the Chase Manhattan Bank – where she traded and marketed fixed income derivatives for 9 years, working mostly in New York but also several years in Tokyo, Japan.  Teri received her Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College, and her MIBS from the University of South Carolina.