Igor TulchinskyFounder, Chairman and CEO
Mr. Tulchinsky is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of WorldQuant, which he established in 2007 following 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management. Prior to joining Millennium Management, Mr. Tulchinsky was a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. He holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School.
Geoffrey LaupreteVice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Lauprete oversees WorldQuant's investment research, investment strategy, risk management and capital allocation, as well as the development and deployment of the firm’s back-testing software. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2007, Mr. Lauprete was a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management and a Quantitative Analyst at Deutsche Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT and a BS in Physics from Tufts University.
Michael DeAddioPresident and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. DeAddio oversees the global day-to-day operations of WorldQuant, including the execution of strategic business and capital development initiatives. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. DeAddio was Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Elm Ridge Capital and before that served as Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse Alternative Asset Management. He was also Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Silver Point Capital and a Managing Director in the Credit business at Citadel Investments Group. Mr. DeAddio holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He began his career at Bell Communications Research and holds a patent for an object-oriented system used to manage complex financial instruments.
Jeffrey BlombergChief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Mr. Blomberg oversees WorldQuant's global Legal, Human Resources and Data Procurement functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Blomberg was a partner in the law firm of Withers Bergman LLP, where he served as WorldQuant's outside general counsel. Before joining Withers, Mr. Blomberg was a partner at Pullman & Comley, LLC. Mr. Blomberg holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Colgate University.
Jonathan MaromChief Financial Officer
Mr. Marom is responsible for oversight of WorldQuant’s financial management processes and Facilities functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Marom served as Chief Financial Officer at the Rohatyn Group and Global Product Manager for the Plexus Group, Inc., a subsidiary of JP Morgan. Before that, he held several positions within JP Morgan including Manager of Strategic Business Development. Mr. Marom holds a MS in Management and Financial Management and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
David RukshinChief Technology Officer
Mr. Rukshin oversees WorldQuant's technology and operations function. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Rukshin held numerous positions at D. E. Shaw group, including global head of IT infrastructure engineering and operations. Prior to that, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank supporting Equities, FX, and Fixed Income trading desks, and began his career as a systems programmer at AT&T Labs Research. Mr. Rukshin holds a MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and a BS in Management Science and Information Systems from Rutgers University.
Chalee AsavathirathamCo-Chief Research Officer
Mr. Asavathiratham jointly leads the research activities of WorldQuant as Co-CRO, as well as oversees the Thailand office as General Manager. He began his career at WorldQuant in 2008 as a Portfolio Manager and has worked in similar roles in quant trading at Merrill Lynch and Sun Trading. Prior to WorldQuant, he worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a Senior Analytics Engineer at Pivotal Systems. Mr. Asavathiratham received his SB, M.Eng. and Ph.D., all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He was a recipient of the Thailand King’s Scholarship.
Wancheng ZhangCo-Chief Research Officer and Global Research Director
Mr. Zhang jointly leads research activities of WorldQuant as Co-CRO and manages research as Global Research Director. He started his career at WorldQuant in 2009 as a Senior Quantitative Researcher, worked as Portfolio Manager later on and then as General Manager of the China office before his current role. Mr. Zhang has successfully led various strategic research initiatives at WorldQuant since joining the firm. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Richard HuChief Research Officer, Emeritus
Mr. Hu oversees the recently created WorldQuant Leadership Institute. Previously, he spearheaded the global expansion of WorldQuant’s research activities as Chief Research Officer. Prior to WorldQuant, Mr. Hu was the General Manager in Millennium Management’s research office in Beijing, China, and before that was the Principal of Ivy League Consulting Group. He has also held positions at PowerPlan Corp., TM1 Software and AT&T Bell Labs. Mr. Hu holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MSEE and BSEE from the University of Minnesota.