Nick Cherney, CFA, CIO
Nick co-founded VelocityShares in 2009. Previously, he worked at Barclays Capital in New York and had product development and management responsibilities for iPath ETNs. Previous to his role with Barclays Capital, Nick was a portfolio manager for iShares at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco where he managed over $25 billion of ETF assets across asset classes. Prior to that, he was an index research analyst at Barclays Global Investors. Nick has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is frequently quoted in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Barron’s, and other leading financial publications. Nick holds a BA with Highest Honors in Economics from UC Berkeley and is a CFA charterholder.
Richard Hoge, LL.M, J.D., Head of Operations
Rich co-founded VelocityShares in 2009. Previously, Rich was Managing Director and head of the US Structured Capital Products Group at Natixis. Prior to his career in banking, Rich practiced as a tax lawyer and CPA. He has held positions in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS and as a partner with KPMG. Rich holds an LL.M in Taxation from New York University, a JD Cum Laude from St. John’s University, and a BBA from Hofstra University. He is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia Bars.
Steven Quinn, Head of Distribution
Steve has over 17 years of experience in the financial markets, primarily in institutional equity sales. Prior to joining VelocityShares, he managed a team at UBS that was responsible for delivering the firm’s capabilities to some of the largest hedge funds and investment complexes in the US. Previously, he was an Executive Director with JP Morgan working with large asset managers in Chicago and New York. Prior to his career at JP Morgan, Steve was in portfolio management at Bankers Trust private bank. Steve holds a BA in Business Administration from Fordham University and a MBA from New York University.
Scott Weiner, DPhil, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategy
Scott is Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Strategy for VelocityShares. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was Managing Director and U.S. Head of Equity Derivatives and Quantitative Strategy at Deutsche Bank, where he was twice voted to the All-America Research Team in Equity Derivatives Research by Institutional Investor (II). II also recently ranked Scott one of the top ten equity research analysts on Wall Street for Client Responsiveness and Investment Ideas. His research has been published in Mathematical Finance as well as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Scott holds a Finance degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Jay Kirkorsky, Director, Head of Capital Markets
Jay is responsible for capital markets at VelocityShares, and he manages the firm’s market maker relationships. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, and prior to joining VelocityShares he spent 15 years building and managing the equity and fixed income trading desks for several Allianz subsidiaries, including – Oppenheimer Capital, PIMCO Advisors and Allianz Global Investors. Jay holds a BS and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Daniel Aronson, CFA, Director
Dan is a 10-year veteran of the financial markets. He joined VelocityShares from Societe Generale where he was a member of the Investment Solutions Group. In this role he developed derivative-based strategies across asset-classes for family offices and registered investment advisors. Prior to Societe Generale, he was part of Merrill Lynch’s Private Client Group on the OTC derivatives desk. He started his financial career working with long/short equity hedge funds as a member of Deutsche Bank’s institutional equity sales desk. Dan holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Paul Lyons, CFA, Director
Paul is a member of the Exchange Traded Products Capital Markets team at VelocityShares. Prior to joining Janus, he worked on the Exchange Traded Notes desk at Credit Suisse managing capital markets, new products and platform development. In addition, he developed and managed relationships across the RIA marketplace and broker-dealer offices. Earlier in his career, Paul held sales and marketing roles at Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, and worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He is a graduate of Boston University and is a CFA charterholder.
Andrew Hicks, CFA, Vice President
Andy has nine years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to joining VelocityShares he was at Deutsche Bank where he was a product specialist in institutional sales after working on the portfolio strategies trading desk. He started his financial career trading futures and options on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He holds an MBA “with honors” in Investment Strategy from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Finance from The University of Denver. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Benjamin Wang, CFA, Vice President
Ben is a member of VelocityShares’ Quantitative Strategy team. Prior to joining the firm he spent five years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as an execution trader in Quantitative Investment Strategies, and began his career at Susquehanna International Group as an assistant trader. Ben holds a BS and ME in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in Financial Engineering from Columbia University, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Kyle DeTullio, Analyst
Kyle is an analyst for VelocityShares. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he co-founded the Mobility Award – nominated tech company, GetCharitable. Kyle holds a BS in Engineering from Auburn University.