Misha Malyshev

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Dr. Misha Malyshev has been the CEO of Teza since the company’s founding in 2009. Dr. Malyshev earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University in 1998. He also earned a M.S. degree in Theoretical Physics and a B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics, both from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Malyshev worked for Bell Labs conducting scientific research until 2000. From 2000 through early 2003, Dr. Malyshev worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he developed substantial experience working for asset management and investment banking clients.

Dr. Malyshev joined Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. in April 2003 as a member of its strategy group. In 2004, he moved to Citadel’s Quantitative Analytics group, where he founded and built a quantitative trading business. Misha Malyshev was rapidly promoted to the position of Managing Director and Global Head of High Frequency Trading at Citadel, which he held until he resigned in the winter of 2009.

Dr. Malyshev has recently also written columns for Smart Business regarding entrepreneurship. In these columns, he has addressed company growth, recruitment, retention and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

Dr. Misha Malyshev is an active supporter of education initiatives. In 2013, he joined buildOn’s Global Leadership Council. BuildOn is an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service after-school programs in U.S. high schools and builds schools in developing countries.

More: Misha Malyshev – buildOn

He also started serving on the advisory board of After School Matters in 2013. After School Matters is a Chicago nonprofit that provides local public high school teens opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond.

In 2014, Misha Malyshev was elected to the national board of After-School All-Stars, an organization that provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. Misha and Teza have enjoyed a close partnership since then, with the firm contributing $300,000 to After-School All-Stars at the 2015 National After-School Summit.

Arnold Schwarzenegger accepts a check from Misha Malyshev on behalf of After-School All-Stars.

Dr. Malyshev and Teza are also active supporters of the Adler Planetarium, America’s first planetarium, and a recognized leader in public learning that inspires young people – particularly women and minorities – to pursue careers in STEM fields.

In 2016, Dr. Malyshev advised DARPA on vulnerabilities within the U.S. financial markets for national security purposes.