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Abacus Group’s Meena Jeenarain Wins Prestigious Global Women in Technology Award

Abacus Group - Mar 26, 2019

NEW YORK & LONDON, March 26, 2019 – Meena Jeenarain, Director of Project Management at Abacus Group, has been named winner of the WatersTechnology 2019 Women in Technology and Data Awards as “Support Person of the Year (vendor).” Meena received the award at a ceremony in London on March 8th and is featured in an article in the April issue of WatersTechnology magazine (view article online [subscription required] or as a PDF).

Meena has successfully led the build-out of a dedicated and process-driven project management team at Abacus. She has recruited a talented team of project managers as well as developed internal talent. Her team is tasked with the onboarding, communication, internal resource tracking and project management for all client implementations.

Meena joined Abacus Group in 2014, having worked earlier in her career within both sell-side and buy-side firms. Her background includes experience in planning and managing large scale technology projects. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.

 “We are so pleased that Meena has received this prestigious industry honor,” said Chris Grandi, CEO of Abacus Group. “She has built an industry-leading project management team from the ground up and we continuously receive positive feedback from our clients about the high-level of service they experience from Meena and her team. As a leader in our organization, she exemplifies everything this award is about.”

In accepting the award, Meena said: “I thank WatersTechnology for this prestigious recognition, and I thank my Abacus team for always encouraging and demanding that I be better. I love that in my job at Abacus I frequently meet with our clients face-to-face. I get to advise them on what will work best for their business when it comes to technology, which is very exciting.”

WatersTechnology a leading trade publication, focusing on financial technology. It’s publisher, Katie Palisoul, who began the Women in Technology awards program two years ago, said: “WatersTechnology has always felt strongly about recognizing and promoting women who occupy technology and data roles across the capital markets. The goal of our Women in Technology Awards program is to increase the levels of female representation in both technology and data disciplines.” 

Photos from the awards event in London, where Meena was joined by several members of her team from New York, San Francisco and London, along with leadership from the Abacus UK office:

Meena Jeenarain - Director of Project Management at Abacus Group
Meena Jeenarain, Director of Project Management at Abacus Group, with her award trophy at the WatersTechnology 2019 Women in Technology & Data Awards luncheon in London.

Meena Jeenarain accepting Women in Tech award at WatersTechnology luncheon in London

Meena accepting her award for "Support professional of the year (vendor)" at the 2019 awards luncheon hosted by WatersTechnology.

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Abacus Group proudly sponsored a table at the WatersTechnology 2019 Women in Technology & Data Awards luncheon in London. Filling the Abacus table at the event, cheering on Meena while she accepted her award, were several members of her team from New York, San Francisco and London, along with leadership from the Abacus UK office.

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Members of the Abacus team who attended the WatersTechnology 2019 Women in Technology & Data Awards luncheon in London: (L to R) Tom Cole (Managing Director-Europe), Ashley Maxam (Project Manager, from Abacus New York office), Michael Regan (Project Manager, from Abacus UK office), Meena Jeenarain (Director of Project Management, from Abacus New York office), Dean Jones (Director of Client Support-Europe), Jenny Koelliker (Project Manager, from Abacus San Francisco office).

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