Our Team

Our most valued asset

Our team unites the most brilliant, ambitious and collaborative industry professionals to solve the most complex quantitative and engineering challenges of today and tomorrow.

Team Members

Leo Mindyuk

Co-founder, CEO

Leo is responsible for the vision behind ML Tech’s strategies, from research to risk management. Previously, Leo built and ran the digital assets desk at Blue Fire Capital, where he grew their daily volume to $100M+, becoming one of the largest liquidity providers in the digital asset space. Before Blue Fire Capital, he managed a portfolio of automated market-making strategies in US equity options at Consolidated Trading. Prior to trading, Leo completed his Master of Finance at MIT, specializing in financial engineering and capital markets.

Markus Leballeux

Co-founder, CTO

Markus is responsible for the technology stack that powers ML Tech’s strategies, from infrastructure and exchange connectivity to our research API. Previously, Markus was a Low Latency Infrastructure Engineer at Consolidated Trading, specializing in Futures and Options. He was primarily responsible for: exchange connectivity; algo design; and market data collection and replay. Prior to trading, Markus completed undergrad and grad degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he focused on signal processing and FPGAs.

Aniruddha Deshpande

Lead Quantitative Trader

Aniruddha is responsible for quantitative research and firm wide risk management. With over a decade of experience as a Quant Trader in the HFT space, Aniruddha has built profitable Market-Making, Spread/Basis-Trading and Relative-Value strategies in Futures and Equities. Prior to joining ML Tech, Aniruddha was a Delta-1 trader at Valkyrie Trading, after leading the Futures desk as a Head Trader for Blue Fire Capital. Aniruddha has earned a BS Degree in Electronics engineering and an MBA in Econometrics and Statistics from the University of Chicago. He is also a CFA Charter holder.

Ying Xu

Finance

Ying is responsible for financial reporting, financial operations, and treasury. Previously, Ying was the VP of Finance at Quantopian, Inc. Prior to joining Quantopian, Ying served as Controller & Tax Manager at Regiment Capital Advisors, LP and Tax Manager at Bain Capital LLC. Ying received her Master of Science in Accountancy from Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. She holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.

John Wismer

Software Engineer

John is a Software Engineer responsible for developing ML Tech's core infrastructure. Prior to joining ML Tech, John was a Software Engineer at Susquehanna International Group. He worked on multiple teams within the firm contributing to various trading components such as market data handlers and order management systems. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Drexel University.

Our Team of Advisers

Delaney Mackenzie

Delaney Mackenzie

Ex VP of Growth and Director of Academia at Quantopian

Expert in marketing to quant researchers and crowdsourcing strategy.

Gap Kim

Gap Kim

VP of Marketing at Ripple

Expert in cryptocurrencies, and global marketing strategy.

Ilan Shalit

Ilan Shalit

Co-founder and CEO at Consolidated Trading

Expert in trading and risk management.

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

CTO at Beeks Financial Cloud

Expert in low latency networks and trading systems design.

Scott Mahoney

Scott Mahoney

Ex Deputy Chief Trading Officer at Millennium Management

Expert in quantitative portfolio management and alternative investments.