Coherence offers its services via a group of experienced professionals who have spent significant years in software houses and at end users.
Coherence was formed in 2005 by Aviv Handler after 17 years in the technology business, of which 12 were in the capital markets and energy trading spaces.
Handler has held a variety of product strategy and management roles in companies such as Sungard Data Systems, Iris Financial and KW International.
Over his career he has worked with products at various stages in their lifecycle, from inception through to moving sets of users to a new generation product. He has extensive experience of taking disparate requirements and projects, and turning them into a coherent product set.
He has reengineered product management processes, from development to sales with product management forming the core of operations. He has also introduced business analysis functions. These processes have prepared the companies for growth and successful exit.
The products he has brought to market include a credit risk management system, a new version of an energy trading system and an electronic fixed income front office as well as numerous others.
Mr Handler has also made use of his technical background to direct a cross product integration initiative and was an early stage member of the FpML initiative.
A regular speaker at industry conferences, he has published several articles, including several in 2004 and early 2005 on using service-oriented architecture for online Foreign Exchange systems.
He holds a Computer Science degree from Imperial College, University of London.