Thomas J. Lee, CFA – Managing Partner
Thomas Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research, and has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney. His areas of expertise include Market Strategy, Small/Mid-Cap Strategy and Telecom Services.
John Bai – Managing Partner
John Bai is a Managing Partner and the Head of Sales at Fundstrat Global Advisors. John possesses extensive knowledge of all major hedge funds in the US and Asia through his 25-plus years of experience in finance. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, John served most recently as Head of Asia and US Equity Sales at Mizuho Securities USA Inc. from 2009 to 2014. He worked previously as Head of Hedge Fund Sales at Calyon Securities Inc. (CLSA) and Head of Asia Equity Sales at ING Barings, and was the top producer in sales while working at CLSA and Mizuho Securities.
Adam Klein, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
Adam Klein is Chief Financial Officer at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Most recently, Adam spent 3 years as the Senior Controller at Jafra Capital Management LP, a long/short macro hedge fund. Adam joined Jafra pre-luanch where he built out their middle and back office infrastructure and headed up their financial reporting and trading operations. Prior to Jafra, Adam spent nine years with Omega Advisors, Inc., as an assistant controller who oversaw the fund accounting and operations for several flagship Omega funds as well as a several managed accounts with net asset values totaling in excess of $2.0 billion. Adam began his career in 2004 at Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked as an auditor in the asset management office covering hedge funds, private equity firms and insurance companies.
Jay Kreske is a Managing Director and Institutional Salesperson at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Jay has over 25 years of experience serving institutional clients at major Wall Street firms including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Mizuho Securities.
Bill Vasilakos is a Managing Director and Institutional Equity Salesperson at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He has over 20 years of experience in both research and sales beginning his career at Merrill Lynch in the Market Analysis Group and has worked at RBC Capital Markets as an Institutional Equities Salesperson. He recently was with Empirical Research Partners as a Senior Institutional Equity Salesperson.
L . Thomas Block
L. Thomas Block is the Washington Policy Strategist at Fundstrat, and also President of Tom Block Consults, a public policy consulting firm. Prior to starting his firm, Tom had a 21-year career at JP Morgan Chase, where he served as Global Head of Government Relations and created a Washington Research product for the firm. For 17 years he served as the senior lobbyist responsible for managing political relationships with the US government, state and local governments, and the EU and its member states. He created the bank’s EU Government Relations program. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase in 1987, Tom was a vice president at Irving Trust Company where he started the Government Relations program for one of the nation’s 20 largest banks. Additionally, he previously worked in Washington and held several positions with members of the House and Senate, serving as Legislative Assistant and Chief of Staff in the House, and Legislative Staff Director in the Senate. He has also worked on political campaigns both as a strategist and speechwriter.
Sean Farrell is the Head of Digital Asset Strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Prior to joining Fundstrat, Sean was a manager in the Transaction Opinions group at Alvarez & Marsal, and previously worked as an associate with Anvil Advisors.
Adam Gould, CFA
Adam Gould is a Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He has over 20 years of experience on Wall Street, focusing primarily on quantitative strategies and research. Before his time at S&P Dow Jones Indices, Adam spent 5 years at Nomura/Instinet on the Quantitative Investment Strategy team focusing on portfolio strategy and quantitative research. He worked in similar roles at Morgan Stanley and Empirical Research Partners where he designed and developed quantitative equity models and other portfolio strategy themes.
Mark L. Newton, CMT
Mark L. Newton is a Managing Director and Head of Technical Strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors. As a former managing member/Owner of Newton Advisors LLC, Mark has more than 25 years of buy and sell-side experience in the financial services industry. He formerly worked with Diamondback Capital Management and Morgan Stanley in New York City as their technical strategist. Before moving to the New York City area in 2004, Mark traded equity options as a market maker/floor trader at the CBOE and worked in risk management. Mark is a member of the Market Technicians Association and a former member of the CBOE, CBOT, and PHLX.
Brian Rauscher, CFA
Brian Rauscher is the Head of Global Portfolio Strategy and Asset Allocation at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He has been on Wall Street for over two decades. Prior to joining Fundstrat, Brian spent eight years at Robert W. Baird & Co. as Chief Global Portfolio Strategist. He has also worked on the buy side as the U.S. Equity Strategist at Fortress Investment Group on the Liquid Macro Hedge Fund. From 2004-2009, Brian Rauscher served as Director of Portfolio Strategy and Director of Research at Brown Brothers Harriman. His auspicious career began at Morgan Stanley where he worked for five years as an Investment Strategist on the team of Wall Street legend, Byron Wien.
Ken Xuan, CFA, FRM
Ken Xuan is a Quantitative Analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors where he optimizes and tests Fundstrat’s proprietary portfolio models. He also manages and maintains Fundstrat’s cryptocurrency and blockchain databases. Ken started his career at West Monroe Partners as an operations strategy consultant.
John Bush is a Research Associate at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He was previously an intern at Chimera Investment Corporation, a mortgage REIT. He holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University.
Matt Cerminaro is a Research Associate at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Prior to joining Fundstrat, Matt interned at Fitch Ratings and was a frequent contributor on Seeking Alpha under the pseudonym “The Black Sheep”.
Tom Couture is an Associate of Digital Asset Strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Prior to working at Fundstrat, Tom worked at KPMG as a management consultant in their Financial Services Solutions group. Tom holds a B.A. in Finance and Business Analytics from Villanova University.
JB DeGroft is an Associate of Digital Asset Strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He most recently worked at Citi as a credit analyst covering Industrial and Professional Service companies. Prior to this he worked at a cybersecurity start-up and in Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch.
Jonathan Lesser is a Vice President on the Portfolio Strategy team at Fundstrat Global Advisors with more than 25 years of experience in investment strategy and research. He was most recently with RW Baird & Co. where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the Global Portfolio Strategy data platform. He brings a wealth of experience combining two decades of programming skills that help develop proprietary algorithms and analytics, which contribute to the generation of research ideas. Prior to working at Baird, Jonathan has worked at Fortress Investment Group helping to provide investment ideas on the Global Macro Fund as well as Brown Brothers Harriman where he was a member of the Portfolio Strategy team.
Carrie is a Vice President and Head of Video Production at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Carrie has over 10 years of corporate accounting experience and is nationally recognized for instructional innovations in technology. Most recently, Carrie founded a blockchain software engineering and education company, developing programs for decentralized applications.
Prior to joining Fundstrat Global Advisors, Chris was a Senior Research Analyst at Dentons. Previously he was a Policy & Supervision Analyst at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. He worked in both the legislative and executive branch in Washington DC. Chris also founded a FinTech company in 2015.
Alexa Sinsheimer is a Research Associate at Fundstrat Global Advisors. She most recently worked at a sustainable e-commerce start-up, where she managed strategy and operations.
Walter Teng, CFA
Walter Teng is the Vice President of Digital Asset Strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Previously, he has held roles at Amazon and other PropTech startups. Walter holds a BA in Economics from University of Michigan and Msc in Financial Analysis from London Business School.[/su_spoiler]