I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up outside the tiny town of Osseo, WI. I moved to Milwaukee after I graduated high school in 1998 to attend Marquette University, where I spent a full decade drinking beer and occasionally attending classes. I received a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2002, a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008. Then they told me I had to get a real job.
I started working at Crabel Capital Management in Milwaukee in August, 2008. Over time I developed a number of short-term trading strategies, and was a Portfolio Manager for several years before transitioning into a general research role on the core research team Crabel’s flagship product. My primary areas of interest are portfolio optimization and risk management. I moved to Los Angeles with the firm in 2011, but after a couple years of dealing with that city’s nonsense I decided to come back to Milwaukee, albeit on a part-time basis. I currently reside and work in both L.A. and Milwaukee, and I travel back and forth frequently.