Founding Team

A close-knit team, with the core members working together for almost a decade.

Extensive expertise in quantitative and fundamental investing, risk management, machine learning, big data technologies, and business management.


The majority of our team is located in New York City. Honor Huyette is based in Europe and a small team of highly skilled technologists are located in Eastern Europe.

Advisory Board

Michael Beal

Mr. Beal began his investing career with Morgan Stanley and TPG Capital. Later, he co-founded a new data analytics line of business (JPMIS) for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, where he served as Head of Strategy, Finance and Controls.

Mr. Beal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (with Distinction) and a BA in Economics (with Honors) from Harvard College.

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Andrej Rusakov

Mr. Rusakov began his investing career with Morgan Stanley and Apax Partners. Later, he founded Open Capital - a global holding and investment company with assets and portfolio companies in the USA, Europe, and Russia.

Mr. Rusakov holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MSc in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) from the Department of Mechanics & Mathematics of Moscow State University.

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Ali Nazari
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Nazari began his investment career in the quantitative investment research group of J.P. Morgan. Later, he joined JPMIS - a newly-created big data group of J.P. Morgan where he developed the first Big Data approach to collateral management optimization.

Mr. Nazari holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he worked on Multi-user Information Theory problems. He is the recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society best paper award in 2009. Mr. Nazari also holds three masters: MSc. in Mathematics, MSc. in Financial Engineering, and MSc. in Electrical Engineering

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Napoleon Hernandez
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Hernandez started his career in the quantitative investment research group of J.P. Morgan and later in the Risk Methodology and Capital Analysis group of J.P. Morgan where he led key firm-wide risk initiatives including the modeling of VaR-based measures for Basel compliance, specific risk, market risk capital, and counterparty valuation adjustment (CVA). Later, he joined JPMIS - a newly-created big data group of J.P. Morgan where he developed the first big data framework to collateral management optimization add the state-of-the-art analytics for fund accounting.

Mr. Hernandez holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Utah where he specialized on large scale computations for gravitational waves.

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Jack Kim
Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Kim started his career in the Model Risk and Development (MRaD) Group of J.P. Morgan where he led the capital markets risk modeling team. Mr. Kim has been the principal architect for the multi-factor structural reduced-form hybrid model that powers the Monte Carlo simulation framework for all market risk regulatory capital calculations.

Mr. Kim holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Stanford University, where he researched topics in credit derivatives portfolio management, and optimization. While at Stanford, Mr. Kim was a recipient of the Samsung Lee Kun Hee Scholarship. Mr. Kim also holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

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Boris Skidan
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Skidan joined DCM after a successful career developing and operating electronic trading solutions for high frequency trading and ultra-low latency market access for Barclay's Options Market Making business.

Prior to Barclays, Mr. Skidan was a senior consultant for Lab49 technology consulting company specializing in capital markets. Mr. Skidan holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University of Israel

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Honor Huyette
Director of Strategy and Controls

Prior to joining DCM, Ms. Huyette worked at HSBC Hedge Fund Advisory Team in Geneva, where she advised clients on tailored hedge fund portfolios. She has also worked at EBRD and UBP private banking, and served as Head of Investor Relations at a Geneva-based hedge fund.

Ms. Huyette holds an MBA from the University of Oxford Said Business School, Masters from SDA Bocconi in Milan, and a BA from American University in Washington, D.C.

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James Rulli
Director of Business Development

Mr. Rulli joined DCM as an intern and was offered a permanent position upon completion. Prior to joining DCM James held numerous positions within the hospitality consulting industry and co-founded a software company targeting hotel operators around the world.

James has lived and worked around the globe and holds a BA in Business Management from Queen Mary University of London.


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Howard Morgan
Co-founder and former president of Renaissance Technologies | Co-founder of First Round Capital

Howard Morgan was one of the original team members at 'Renaissance Technologies' where he served as President from 1983 - 1989. Since 1989, he has been President of the 'Arca Group, Inc.', nurturing early stage companies and taking them from seed stage through initial public offerings. He also serves as a Director of 'Idealab', where he was a founding investor in 1996. Dr. Morgan has served on a number of public company Boards, including 'Franklin Electronic Publishers' and 'Internet Brands, Inc.'

He is also Chairman or a member of the board of numerous private companies including: 'Axial', 'Augury', 'MemSQ'L, 'Kentik' and such non-profits as Cold Spring 'Harbor Laboratories' and 'Math For America'. In 1997, he was named 'Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year'. Howard is a respected author and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.

In 2004 Mr. Morgan co-founded the venture capital firm 'First Round Capital' which has now made more than 70 seed-stage investments to businesses in the technology sector. As a result of Howard's success, he was ranked #12 in '2011's Top 30 Most Respected Venture Capitalists.'

Howard received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1968, and a B.S. in physics from City College of the City University of New York in 1965.

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Daniel Neidich

Mr. Neidich spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of the firm's Management Committee, Vice Chairman's Council, co-head of the Merchant Banking Division and Chairman of the Whitehall Investment Committee. In 1991, under Mr. Neidich's direction, Goldman Sachs raised the first Whitehall fund to invest in real estate opportunities. Under his leadership, the Whitehall Funds raised over $12 billion of total equity and purchased over $50 billion of real estate interests worldwide.

Mr. Neidich is a Trustee of the 'Urban Land Institute', the former Chairman of the 'International Advisory Board of the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University' and a member of 'Columbia Business School's MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board'.

Mr. Neidich is a former Chairman of the 'Real Estate Roundtable' and a former Trustee of the 'International Council of Shopping Centers' as well as a former member of the 'Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York', the 'International Advisory Board of Eurohypo AG' and the Board of Directors of 'General American Investors Company, Inc.'

Mr. Neidich received a B.A. degree from Yale University and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Greg Gurevich
Founding Partner, Maritime Capital

Greg Gurevich is the Portfolio Manager and the Founding Partner at Maritime Capital - the first fund to algorithmically trade municipal bonds. Prior to founding Maritime Capital, Mr. Gurevich was a co-head of fixed income trading at Legend Securities and a trader in the Professional Trading Group at the Royal Bank of Canada. During his tenure at the Royal Bank of Canada, Mr. Gurevich developed a quantitative trading strategy and successfully traded through the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis focusing on convertible and preferred securities.

Previously, from June 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Gurevich was an analyst in the Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG) at BlackRock Solutions where he built and utilized fixed income risk analytics technology to provide reports for portfolio managers.

Mr. Gurevich received his Bachelor of Science in information systems from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania in 2006.

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Michael Peen
Chief Commercial Officer, Kaz Minerals

Since 2012 Michael Peen has served as executive director of a diversified investment fund leading the establishment of a long-biased hedge fund focused on emerging market small- and midcap equities. Mr. Peen now mainly advises on strategic investments in PE and VC while serving as a board member in several portfolio companies. In parallel Mr. Peen advises the management in a range of companies on growth, transformation and GTM primarily in the finance and technology industries. Most recently advising on the establishment of a new disruptive digital US bank built around the latest in omnichannel digital banking technology. From 2010-2018 Mr. Peen served as Chief Commercial Officer in KAZ Minerals PLC, a FTSE250 natural resources group, where Mr. Peen led a team of 70 people and oversaw strategy, business development, sales, marketing and logistics responsible for an annual sales budget of $2 billion, movement of 1 million to of goods globally and an M&A pipeline of $3 billion. Living the past 15 years in the US, EU, the Middle-East and most recently five years in China, Michael brings to the company a global perspective on trade, natural resources and business trends. Mr. Peen is a member of the World Economic Forum and YPO and has earned an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST. Mr. Peen has also completed INSEAD’s Executive Management Program in addition to finance studies at Harvard Business School and HEC Paris.

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Sherry Pryor Witter
Managing Partner/Co-Founder/CIO - Witter Family Office

Sherry Pryor Witter is the Managing Partner, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Witter (Dean Witter) Family Offices, headquartered in New York City. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of investing and operating activities.

Sherry has managed assets for over two decades and has a strong commitment to developing and incubating new and unexploited trading strategies. As a Family Office, the Witters’ assets are invested in real estate, private equity, venture opportunities, art, fine musical instruments, and hedge funds.

Through Sherry’s management, she has multiplied her family’s net worth four-fold and the performance has largely been derived from her hedge fund investments. As a strategy, Sherry Pryor Witter deploys a venture approach to hedge fund investing and continues to be the early partner, sometimes the seeder of small and emerging hedge fund managers. Since 2011, Sherry has seeded or early invested in over one hundred hedge funds/trading strategies. She continues to add to her stable of traders which includes a diversified set of liquid strategies that encompass crypto arbitrage, CTAs, event driven, equity long/short, directional, commodities, among others.

Sherry Pryor Witter began her career at Lazard Frères followed by ESL Investments, Sherry went to the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton Undergraduate School and The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division.

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Alex Lin
Managing Partner/ Deputy CIO - Cypress Capital

Mr. Lin is a founding member and Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Cypress’ nvestment team. Prior to joining Cypress Capital, Mr. Lin was a research Director at Keywise Capital (Greater China Hedge Fund). Prior to Keywise, Mr. Lin spent 4 years at RAB Capital/Pi Investment where he was responsible for covering Asia Ex-Japan equity markets. Mr. Lin started his buy-side career at GE Asset Management based in Stamford Connecticut in 1999 where he worked as a financial analyst for Real Estate Investment team and International Equities division.

Mr. Lin graduated from University of Michigan with BA in Economics and Art History. He also earned a Masters degree in East Asian studies from Columbia University in New York. Originally from Taiwan, Mr. Lin is fluent in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and proficient in Cantonese.

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