Kartik Chandrakant Desai

  • Mumbai, INDIA
Kartik Chandrakant Desai

Senior Business Analyst



Business Analysis

Interpersonal & Communication

Team Management

Professional Summary

  • A dynamic and result oriented Processional with over 9.9 years of experience in Business Analysis, Quality Assurance and Consultancy for development of Exchange Technology Solutions as well as Project based customized Software Requirements.
  • Presently associated with ‘Financial Technologies India Ltd’ as Senior Business Analyst
  • Possesses sound knowledge of Financial Markets related Front Office Trading systems, Back Office and Risk Analysis and Management related Exchange Software Requirements.
  • Possesses sound knowledge of E-commerce and Mobile Application related Software Requirements
  • Ability in leading and managing a team and driving a project single-handedly through the entire project lifecycle from inception to post-implementation

Work Experience

Work History
May 2005 - Present

Senior Business Analyst


Domain Knowledge

  • Expertise Knowledge in various Asset Classes like Equity Markets, Primary Market (IPO/OFS), Commodity Markets, Forex Markets and Energy Market Functions as well as Front Office Trading Operations - Spot, Derivative and Auction Instruments (Multi Asset and Multi Currency products)
  • Expertise Knowledge in Sports Betting Exchanges
  • Functional Knowledge in Exchange Order Management System (OMS)
  • Functional Knowledge in Exchange Order Matching System, Risk Management System, Index Computation System, Broadcast System and Database Management
  • Expertise Knowledge in Exchange’s Trading functions and Basic Knowledge in Exchange Trade Lifecycle and Clearing and Settlement functions
  • Functional Knowledge of E-commerce and Mobile Application related Software Requirements

 Functional Expertise

  • Provided Business Requirement for development of following Exchange Solution Product’s developed by Financial Technologies
    • Order Management System (OMS), Risk Management, Broadcast System, Index System and Data warehousing (Business Intelligence)
    • Trader Work Station (TWS), Member Administrator, Exchange Administrator and Security Administrator
    • Clearing and Settlement System
    • Surveillance Alert System for monitoring of trading activities for exchanges/regulators.
    • Ancillary Products - Open Interest Computation Application, External Feed Application, Exchange Direct Application (Entity Specific View Terminal) and Customized Alert Generation Application
  • Provided Business Requirement for development of
    • Primary Market Operations (IPO/OFS through Book Building system)
    • OTC Markets like Request for Quote/Negotiated Deal
    • Various Data Warehouse (Business Intelligence) reports as required by Exchange/Regulator
    • Other customized Project based Software Requirements
    • Depository and Warehouse Receipts Management and Tracking system
    • Electronic trading, risk management and clearing & settlement platform for energy markets including Day Ahead, Term Ahead Markets and Green Certificates Markets
    • Sports Betting Software
  • Provided Business Requirement for E-commerce and Mobile Application Software Requirements
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, MS VISIO

 Job Responsibilities

  • Business Requirement Gathering from End User and Relevant External sources
  • Preparing Techno-Functional Business Requirements and Change Requests with GUI design and Functional Business Cases for various Desktop and web-based applications
  • Explaining Techno-Functional Requirements to Development Team and Quality Assurance (QA) Team, providing functional support during the development and testing phases and parallel Functional testing with QA Team during development phase
  • Coordinating with Development Team and Quality Assurance (QA) Team to ensure that Product is development as per the functional requirements
  • Preparing Software Release Notes and Functional Understanding Documents for Release Purpose and Providing functional support through the implementation phase
  • Preparing APIs (Application Programming Interface)  to support Connectivity through FIX/CTCL Protocol and preparing various Exchange/Regulators/Member related File Formats
  • Preparing User Manuals and Training the Technical Writing Team (Help File Manual) and Implementation Team
  • Providing client support during UAT and resolving client’s functional issues
  • Providing Induction Training Program on ‘Exchange Technology Process’ to new joiners
  • Providing functional and domain related inputs for creation of responses to RFPs


Aug 2003 - May 2005

M.M.S Finance

Indian Education Society, Bandra, Mumbai (Mumbai University)

Master's degree (post-graduate) in Finance offered by Mumbai University, INDIA

Apr 2002 - Jul 1997

Bachelor of Commerce

H.R. College, Churchgate, Mumbai (Mumbai University)

Graduate degree in Commerce offered by Mumbai University, INDIA


Nov 2006 - Nov 2006

Introduction To Oracle 9i: SQL

Oracle University

Oracle Database Associate Certification - Oracle 9i SQL Concepts

Jan 2004 - Dec 2005

Capital Market, Derivatives, Depository Operations, Commodity Market and AMFI Modules

NCFM,  National Stock Exchange (NSE) India's

NCFM is NSE Certifications in various finance related modules.

Jan 2001 - Jul 2001

Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (ADIT)

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), INDIA

Advanced Diploma Certification (Part-time) covering modules like Database concepts, Visual Basic 6 Programming and Web Application Development.

Overseas Exposure

  • Visited one of the Middle-East Country for 10 days for Client side UAT (User Acceptance Testing) and End User Training in June 2013 on Company sponsored Business VISA


Personal Information

  • Date Of Birth : 29th Oct 1981
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Address : 1606, Astral, Mahavir Universe, LBS ROAD, BHANDUP (W), MUMBAI - 400078, Maharashtra, INDIA


Seeking Sr. Business Analyst/AVP position supporting business objectives through successful initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects and programs



Kiran Prabhu

VP-ExchangeTechnology at Financial Technologies India Limited, Mumbai Area, India