About Us

We couldn’t call ourselves proactive and not be.

Industry Experts

Proactive Technologies was founded in 2007 to anticipate and serve the technology needs of investment managers. Serving over 100 financial services clients worldwide, today we are a leading provider of IT services exclusively serving hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investment firms.

Dedicated Account Teams

With dedicated account teams, we provide a clear point of contact and accountability for all aspects of our clients’ IT. Each team is staffed with a mix of expertise and seniority to address everything from the highest level environment and architectural strategy to day to day technical support. We get to know your people as well as your technology— providing clear communication, quick follow up, and attention to detail. And every one of our clients gets direct access to every individual on their support team. Because technology is a people business, too.

The Proactive Approach

The right solution in the right size

Because of our focus on financial management, we have the platform and partners required for an investment-grade IT solution for the industry. But, because of our experience and values, we also keep things remarkably simple. The Proactive approach leverages a combination of our private cloud services and the relevant mix of industry partners to provide the optimal solution for each client. We are firm believers in the power of an elegant solution.


Proactive’s founders, Jacob Cane and Dave Cava, began their careers consulting for some of the world’s leading banks and exchanges. After years of implementing elaborate systems in large environments, they learned that “more complex” did not always mean “better.” As a result, our goal is to design, implement and maintain systems that are simple, reliable and predictable.

As of February 2019, Proactive Technologies has been acquired by Abacus Group. Jacob and Dave are now Managing Directors at Abacus Group.


Meet Abacus Group Leadership Team


Based on years of due diligence and real world experience with a wide range of IT products, we have developed a short-list of preferred partners. The mix of technologies and partners we work with is therefore narrow enough that we have developed expertise on those products, but broad enough to allow us to tailor the right solutions for clients with diverse requirements and budgets. Consistent with our overall approach, we also stay open to collaborating with additional vendors of a client or customer environment warrants it.