Alan Spies has 24 years of buy-side financial industry experience. Immediately after receiving his PhD in experimental high energy physics from The Johns Hopkins University, he worked for a fund manager featured in Schwager’s The New Market Wizards developing, back-testing and implementing computer based trading strategies in a wide variety of asset classes. This jump from academic research to financial industry research launched a continuous buy-side career that has culminated in the founding of Woodsdale Group.
Rowan Hamilton has 21 years of Silicon Valley tech company experience. After receiving his PhD in experimental high energy physics from Harvard University, Rowan worked as a post doctoral researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory. Rowan then moved on to the private sector, where he has held technical and management roles in a variety of areas including the fabless semiconductor industry and wireless communications.