Our Co-Founders

Mark Higgins and Kirat Singh built Beacon to apply the lessons they learned from almost 20 years of building trading and risk platforms at investment banks. Mark and Kirat have a goal to create an ecosystem that enables collaboration and innovation across business lines and breaks down silos. They saw the opportunity to help companies of all sizes unlock the potential of modern technology.

Our Team

Our History

  • 1992: Goldman Sachs launches SecDB

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    1992: Goldman Sachs launches SecDB

    The first institutional quant platform, known as Securities Database or SecDB, is developed and becomes the backbone of Goldman Sachs trading and risk management.

  • 1997: Kirat and Mark join Goldman Sachs

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    1997: Kirat and Mark join Goldman Sachs

    Kirat Singh starts his career at Goldman Sachs, as a core developer of SecDB. Mark Higgins joins Goldman Sachs as a Strategist building functionality in SecDB.

  • 2006: Mark and Kirat join JPMorgan

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    2006: Mark and Kirat join JPMorgan

    Kirat and Mark move to JPMorgan to start Athena, its cross-asset market risk, trading and quant platform. Athena uses a rapid development and deployment model to put developers at the core of the business.

  • 2010: Kirat joins Bank of America

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    2010: Kirat joins Bank of America

    Kirat begins at Bank of America as Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Systems, building the Quartz integrated trading, position management, pricing, risk management, and trading platform.

  • 2014: Mark and Kirat start Beacon based on their collective experience

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    2014: Mark and Kirat start Beacon based on their collective experience

     Kirat and Mark take their decades of combined experience to create a flexible, end-to-end, cloud-based platform.  Beacon is the culmination of our founders’ life work to create the only platform your business will need.

Why Beacon?

Beacon gives financial businesses the flexibility and scale they need for a competitive edge. Beacon’s secure sandbox infrastructure, full suite of developer tools, and transparent source code enable our clients to own the full stack, customize, and scale technology to achieve their business goals.​

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Increase revenue

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Save time and money

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Improve collaboration and productivity

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Create customized technology solutions

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Address a broad spectrum of needs

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Leverage powerful tools built into the platform

Our Values

At Beacon we believe that respect, integrity, and diversity lead to excellent products and services for our clients and exceptional experiences for our employees.

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Clients First

We focus on empowering our clients with the premier infrastructure and analytics platform that enables them to build successful and innovative businesses with forward-looking technology. We are mission-driven to deliver the best product and customer service.

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Diversity and Inclusion

We foster an environment where our differences are valued and respected, because applying different perspectives to problems is a better way of solving them and because it’s the right thing to do.

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Empowering our Employees

We foster an open culture where we push and trust our colleagues, whether that means supporting professional development, exploring a new business idea, or accommodating personal time and working arrangements.

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We believe in respectful collaboration, intellectual curiosity, treating people with courtesy and civility, and engaging in thoughtful discussion.

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We believe that doing the right thing is the optimal strategy for both long term commercial success and for building a satisfying work environment, even if it occasionally impacts short term gains.

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Technical Excellence

We put a premium on technical and analytical skills at Beacon, as well as the ability to consistently deliver an excellent product on time to our clients. We have high standards and are proud of them.

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Join Us

Build best-in-class platforms with us

At Beacon, we are passionate about building best-in-class financial platform, trading, and risk management tools. If you are interested in helping to shape our company and build the future of the financial industry on the cloud, talk to us!


Diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Beacon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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Learn about how we can help you transform your business.Contact us for a 15 minute consultation or to request a full demo.