Morgan Slade CEO CloudQuant

 J Morgan Slade
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Morgan has over 20 years of experience as a trader, portfolio manager, researcher, technologist, executive and entrepreneur in the financial services industry.  He is CEO and Head of Global Systematic Trading of CloudQuant, the cloud-based quantitative strategy incubator and systematic investment fund that leverages cloud computing, crowd researchers, machine learning and alternative datasets to generate alpha at scale.  He is excited to bring the opportunities for intellectual challenge and financial reward traditionally reserved for institutional research analysts to independent crowd researcher partners around the world.

Prior to that, he has built quantitative trading businesses at some of the world’s largest Hedge Funds and Investment Banks.  In the past, he has served as a Portfolio Manager for both Citadel Investments and Carlson Capital and has served as Global Head of Equity Trading for several large high-frequency trading firms.  Morgan is a recognized expert in Prediction, Machine Learning, High-Frequency Trading, Autonomous Market Making and is interested in the application of Deep Learning to quantitative trading. Morgan earned a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.

His full profile can be found on LinkedIn

Tayloe Draughon Senior Product Manager

Tayloe Draughon

Tayloe Draughon

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

The Internal Team

The full-time 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.