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Current Leaders

Executive Committee

President: Pavel Vaynshtok, Portfolio Specialist, Jacobs Levy Equity Management

Vice President: Amy Wierenga, MD, Investments, CRO, GCM Grosvenor 

Secretary: Edward Aw, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Bessemer Trust 

Treasurer: Jess Stauth, Chief Investment Officer, Systematic Equity, Fidelity 

Immediate Past President: Christos Koutsoyannis, Chief Investment Officer, Atlas Ridge Capital

Directors, Class of 2026

Andrew Chin, Head of Quantitative Research and Chief Data Scientist, AllianceBernstein
Peg DiOrio, Co-Head of Quantitative Equities, Voya Investment Management
Ken D’Souza, Managing Director, PGIM Quantitative Solutions
Kenneth Hightower, Director of Quantitative Analytics, East Rock Capital
Petter Kolm, Clinical Professor and Director of M.S. in Mathematics in Finance, NYU Courant 
Matthew Rothman, Deputy Head of Quantitative Strategies, Millennium Management
Yosef Zweibach, Chief Operating Officer, Quant Strategies, Walleye Capital

Directors, Class of 2025

Lilian Quah, Head of Quantitative Research, Portfolio Manager, Epoch Investment Partners
Indrani De, Head of Global Investment Research, London Stock Exchange Group
Jim Gordon, Head of Quantitative Research and Risk Management, Equity, Federated Investors
Jason MacQueen, Director of Research, Smart Portfolio Strategies
John Regino, Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, MSCI
Ben Steiner, General Manager, causaLens

Directors, Class of 2024

Drew Thornton, Head of Solutions Thought Leadership, Invesco

Melanie Petsch, Lead Data Scientist, Regulation, NYSE

Reha Tutuncu, Head of Portfolio Research, Point72

Michi Botlo, Chair of Advisors, Co-Founder, Quantbot

Ingrid Tierens, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Honorary Board

Irina Bogacheva, Head of Multi-Asset Research, QS Investors

Michelle R. Clayman, New Amsterdam Partners, L.P.

Joel Kaplan, 1010 Data

Colm O'Cinneide, Head of Portfolio Construction, QS Investors

Inna Okounkova, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University

Merav Ozair, NYU

E.K. Easton Ragsdale, Robeco Investment Management

Jonathan Reiss, Analytical Synthesis LLC

Rudi Schadt, INVESCO

Greg Van Inwegen, Global Head of Quantitative Research and Asset Allocation, Citigroup

Kenneth Winston, Western Asset Management

Viktor Ziskin, Co-Head, Beacon Banking

Academic Advisory Board

Simona Abis, Columbia Business School 

Nicholas Barberis, Yale University

Kent Daniel, Columbia University

Bryan Kelly, Yale University

Jeffrey Wurgler, New York University

Past Presidents

Since 1988

Christos Koutsoyannis, 2022-2023

Ken D’Souza, 2021-2022

Lilian Quah, 2020-2021

Erin Gibbs, 2019-2020

Kenneth N. Hightower, 2017-2019

Inna Okounkova, 2016-2017

Peg DiOrio, 2015-2016

Indrani De, 2014-2015 

Sergei Polevikov, 2013-2014

Irina Bogacheva, 2012-2013

Peter Albanese, 2011-2012

Jonathan Reiss, CFA, 2010-2011

Colm O'Cinneide, 2009-2010

Rudi Schadt, 2008-2009

Ingrid Tierens, CFA, 2007-2008

Thomas K. Philips, 2006-2007

Anne-Sophie Van Royen, 2005-2006

Melanie Petsch, 2004-2005

P. Brett Hammond, 2003-2004

James Gordon, CFA, 2002-2003

Greg van Inwegen, 2001-2002

Eugene Flood, Jr., 2000-2001

Robert L. Hagin, 1999-2000

Kent A. Clark, CFA, 1998-1999

Kenneth Winston, 1997-1998

Gita R. Rao, 1996-1997

Hugh M. Neuberger, 1995-1996

Robert C. Jones, CFA, 1994-1995

Marcia Kramer Mayer, 1993-1994 

Hugh L. Crowther, 1992-1993

Bruce G. Smith, 1991-1992

Everett J. Rutan III, CFA, 1990-1991

Michelle R. Clayman, CFA, 1989-1990

Eric T. Lobben, 1988-1989

First 12 years of Committee (co) Chairs

We are missing information from 1978 - 1988! If you have any insights, please contact the SQA Office at admin@sqa-us.org

       Evan Schulman and Carol Zipkin, 1977-1978

Thomas Farquhar and Gil Hammer, 1976-1977

John Nagorniak and Susan Bondy, 1975-1976

Gilbert Beebower and Susan Fisher, 1974-1975

Alan Martin and Michael Kantor, 1973-1974

Frank Mlynarczyk and Ralph Verni, 1972-1973

Marty Leibowitz and Robert Ferguson, 1971-1972

Mark Steglitz, 1970-1971

Jack Treynor, 1969-1970

Jack Treynor, 1968-1969

Leslie Peck and Manwon Kisor, 1967-1968

Kenneth Hollister, Arthur W. Bullock, Stanley C. Chamberlin and Leslie Peck, 1966-1967

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