Our Team

Morgan Slade

Chief Executive Officer

Morgan has over 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, researcher, technologist, executive and entrepreneur in the financial services industry.

He is CEO of CloudQuant, the alternative data marketplace and SaaS research platform. CloudQuant is transforming the alternative data industry by providing a SaaS tech stack and educational research to accelerate the conversion of data to revenue. Prior to CloudQuant, he built quantitative trading businesses at some of the world’s largest Hedge Funds and Investment Banks. In the past, he served as a Portfolio Manager for both Citadel Investments and Carlson Capital and served as Global Head of Equity Trading for several of the largest high-frequency trading firms and was head of statistical arbitrage at Merrill Lynch. Morgan is a recognized expert in Prediction, Machine Learning, High-Frequency Trading, Autonomous Market Making and is interested in the application of AI to systematic trading. Morgan earned a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. 

His full profile can be found on LinkedIn

Ted Sturiale

Vice President of Sales

Ted has over 20 years of experience providing advanced technology solutions to professional trading and institutional investment firms in the capital markets.

He has helped numerous early stage FinTech firms establish a market presence particularly in the areas of ultra-low latency technology, exchange trading and algorithmic trading.

Ted has a decade of experience trading equity futures for Chicago prop firms and has worked on both low touch and high touch futures desks for global investment banks.

Ted’s experience allows him to connect institutional money managers with the appropriate set of tools that they require to execute their jobs more effectively. Ted has a BA from DePaul University and prior to joining CloudQuant, held an NFA Series 3 license for commodity futures.

His full profile can be found on LinkedIn

Tayloe Draughon

Vice President of Operations & Product Management

Tayloe has over 25 years of experience in product and technology management. He is Senior Product Manager at CloudQuant where he is responsible for the marketing and management of products through their full life-cycle.

Tayloe has spent much of his career in the financial and regulatory technology space with a focus on bringing new capabilities to the market and publishing product information. With an emphasis on communication and operational efficiency, he ensures a smooth client on-boarding experience. Before joining CloudQuant, Tayloe was the Director of Product Design at Neurensic as well as Director of Product Delivery for Futures at Societe Generale CIB-Newedge. He held similar positions at Cargill Investor Services and Capital Markets Consulting, in which he was also a co-founder. Tayloe is an assistant scoutmaster for his local scout troop and is a former FIA Technology Board member and a former co-chairman of the FIX Protocol Global Derivatives Committee. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a BS in Decision Science.

His full profile can be found on LinkedIn

John Muehlhausen

Vice President of Engineering

The Internal Team

Our full-time Internal Team is made up of Portfolio Managers, Data Scientists, Software Engineers, and technologists who work together to provide data showcasing and technology to the professional money manager.

Wei “Kevin” Zhou

Quantitative Analyst & Strategy Research

Logan Hensley

Data Engineer

Paul Tunney

Customer Success

Brandon Pearce

Full-Stack Developer

Alex North-Keys

Software Engineer