About Us

Decades of Banking, Investment Management and Technology Experience


Since 1991, we have provided quality services, solutions and products that make our clients more competitive and successful.

Our name is derived from Unified Application Environments. We are not a technology company with a Financial Services vertical market offering—we are Financial Services professionals who help our clients capitalize on the value of technology.

We work with our clients to maximize the value of their legacy systems by integrating new technology that is being developed every day, by UNAPEN and other software vendors.

UNAPEN 25th anniversary

UNAPEN, Inc. is a nationally recognized consulting and software development firm that provides software and technical consulting to the:

  •     Financial Services Industry,
  •     Educational Institutions,   
  •     Non-Profit Organizations.  

We have developed applications and solutions that will maximize your productivity, improve your services, and give your business the competitive edge.

The Founding Partners

Joseph Walker - CEO/Managing Director - UNAPEN, Inc.

Joseph Walker


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David Gemma, UNAPEN

David Gemma

Chief Marketing Officer/Managing Director

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Joan Walker - Managing Director - UNAPEN, Inc.

Joan Eckland Walker

Treasurer/Counsel Liaison

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Joseph Walker, a co-founder of UNAPEN, serves as President and CEO and holds the position of Chairman on the Board of Directors. He leads UNAPEN’s professional services and product development team, directs all UNAPEN engagements involving business strategy, due diligence and industry best practices, and serves as a senior advisor for transition management teams charged with the task of guiding post-merger companies into new organizational structures, policies and technologies.

Before co-founding UNAPEN, Joe held senior management and founding partner positions in two other technology firms that focused on the Financial Services Community and provided trade order management, accounting and modeling products and services for money-centered banks, brokerages and individual money managers both in the US and abroad.

Joe’s industry experience began in 1984 at Franklin Companies in Boston where he rose to the position of Senior Vice-President of Operations and played a key role in the firm’s reorganization, rollout of social screening technology and national expansion. Now Joe frequently speaks at industry conferences on a broad range of contemporary topics. Joe holds a BA in Finance and Comparative Sociology from The University of Puget Sound.

David Gemma, co-founder of UNAPEN and member of the Board of Directors, serves as Chief Marketing Officer and drives New Business Development.  He oversees Client Relations, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at UNAPEN.

Over the past 25 years, David has designed and developed software, managed application development teams, and coordinated complex implementations to meet the demands of domestic and international investment advisors. 

These solutions span both custom applications as well as products that include client reporting, client relationship management, institutional trading, portfolio management, compliance and decision support. David holds a BA in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross.

Joan (Eckland) Walker is a co-founder of UNAPEN and a member of the Board of Directors. Her primary positions are Treasurer and liaison to corporate counsel.

Prior to co-founding UNAPEN, Joan served as an independent consultant for Dreyfus, a New York based mutual fund company, reviewing and documenting changes to operational workflows and system enhancements. In 1989 Joan managed the Business Analyst Team for The Shareholder Services Group (TSSG), an affiliate of American Express. The team was responsible for the conversion of three million Dreyfus mutual fund accounts from Bank of New York to TSSG. Prior to joining TSSG, Joan honed her technical skills as EDP Liaison for Colonial Mutual Funds.

Joan began her career at Bank of Boston, rising to the level of Assistant Vice President. She was responsible for coordinating the restructure of the Transfer Agency division into quality teams, following JIT methodology. Specializing in year-end coordination, she oversaw the reporting to more than two million shareholders. Joan holds a BA in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.


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