A GLOBAL QUANTITATIVE TRADING FIRM BASED ON TALENT, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Dr. Misha Malyshev has led Teza as the CEO since the company’s founding in 2009. Dr. Malyshev earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University in 1998. He also holds degrees of M.S. in Theoretical Physics and B.S. summa cum laude in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He 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. Dr. 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. Misha Malyshev is an active supporter of education initiatives. Dr. Misha Malyshev joined buildOn in 2013 and is currently active as a member of the global leadership council, an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service after-school programs in United States high schools and builds schools in developing countries. He also serves on the advisory board of After School Matters, 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. Additionally, Dr. Misha Malyshev serves on the board of directors 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. Finally, Misha Malyshev and Teza are also active supporters of the Adler Planetarium, which is America’s first planetarium, and a recognized leader in public learning that inspires young people – particularly women and minorities – to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
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