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Michael is the CEO of M Science, leader of the executive team and sits on the company’s board. Prior to M Science, Michael was an Executive Committee Member and Head of Research, Sales & Trading at Investment Technology Group where he led one of the world’s largest and most respected data-driven research teams and was instrumental in the divestiture and sale of its Energy research business to Warburg Pincus for over $120mm in late 2015. Previously, he has held senior roles at RBC Capital Markets and Lehman Brothers. Michael currently serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House of NY. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and previously served as a Trustee of the Nature Conservancy on Long Island. He enjoys spending time on the east end of Long Island with his 3 children.

Joe is the COO of M Science, responsible for overall business and financial operations and is a member of the executive team. He was formerly COO of the Research, Sales and Trading division at Investment Technology Group, and earlier was Operations Director at Majestic Research, which he joined in 2005 and where he was responsible for overall operations, technology and compliance. Joe also ran operations and compliance at broker/dealer Hornblower Fischer & Co. Joe lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.

Alessandro is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of M Science. Most recently Alessandro was with ITG where he was a Managing Director and served as Associate General Counsel. Alessandro was previously General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of SAB Capital Management and spent 13 years at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling working in mergers and acquisitions/capital markets. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Gerard Varjacques is the Global Head of Sales for M Science, responsible for all sales functions and marketing and is a member of the executive team. Prior to joining M Science, Gerard ran global sales for the EBS division of ICAP. Previously, Gerard was Chief Operating Officer of Traiana and Chief Executive Officer of the US division of GL Trade. Gerard obtained his BA in Math and Physics from Lycee Saint-Louis and holds a Masters in Engineering and Information Technology from Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

Sunaina heads Data Acquisition at M Science and is a member of the executive team. She is responsible for sourcing global alternative data, identifying use cases, onboarding data partners and is integral to executing the firm’s data strategy. If you have unique data – reach her at sunaina.swaminathan@mscience.com.

She has had the opportunity to work in multiple industries – food, retail & technology – and around the globe including China, Hong Kong and India. Her combination of sales experience, an MBA degree from Syracuse University and a certificate in negotiation mastery from Harvard University gives her all the tools to be successful in this fast-paced industry.

She loves travel, having visited 23 countries and counting, hiking in remote national parks and experiencing new cultures. She is also a food connoisseur and is currently working on her bouldering skills.

Dana is the Head of Human Resources at M Science, responsible for supporting all of M Science offices around the global, and is a member of the executive team. Prior to M Science, Dana was a Global Human Resources Business Partner at Barclays where she worked with a team of about 900 professionals across Technology. Previously, she led talent acquisition and graduate development at Investment Technology Group. Dana lives in Manhattan with her husband, enjoys volunteering and is an avid soccer fan.

Ajay is Head of Data Science & Engineering at M Science and a member of the executive team. He is responsible for bringing together cutting-edge technologies and machine-learning techniques to continue M Science’s penchant for out-of-the-box innovation.

After graduating from the Graduate School at Carnegie Mellon University, he wore multiple hats at Citadel LLC, working in the Systematic Trading Team in Global Fixed Income and then moving to establish the Alternative and Big Data team in Equities.

Ajay’s deep interest in the marriage of Mathematics and Computer Science began at Cisco Systems where he was a key player in the realization of their LTE goals.

He currently lives in Manhattan and has a keen interest in sports cars and motorcycle racing.

John is the Head of Consumer Research for M Science and a member of the executive team. He has been an integral part of the M Science team since 2005 and has championed the buildout of the consumer vertical. Prior to joining the firm, John was the Senior Auto Retail Analyst for the Prudential Equity Group after serving as the Senior Associate for an Institutional Investor-ranked automotive team. He received an MBA in finance from Wake Forest University and a B.S. in accounting.

Steve is the Head of TMT Research for M Science and a member of the executive team. Prior to M Science, he was lead Internet Analyst at Investment Technology Group and earlier was a Partner at Pacific Crest where he led the firm’s global internet research initiatives, which included co-managing the IPO’s of several high-profile domestic and emerging market internet companies. Steve’s work has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal’s Best in the Street and Institutional Investor All Star Survey. Steve lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and 5 sons.


Kyle Billings

Head of Corporate Information Services

Kyle is the Head of Corporate Research at M Science, where his team is responsible for generating industry leading competitive intelligence and market insights by utilizing a mosaic of alternative data. In conjunction with leading the corporate product development group, Kyle works with Data Acquisition at M Science uncovering new datasets and potential partnerships. As a lifelong resident of the Northwest, Kyle currently lives in Portland. Kyle holds a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Economics from Portland State University.

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