We bring you the AI technology to improve institutional investments

Boosted.ai is an artificial intelligence company that puts quant tools in the investment manager’s hands. Boosted Insights allows fundamental and quantitative institutional investors to create customized models tailored to their strategy that learn and identify patterns to generate additional opportunities or help mitigate risk.

Machine learning for better investing

Machine learning is revolutionizing every facet of modern life. Investment management is not immune. Our team takes on the heavy lifting of data science and algorithm development, so you don’t have to.

Company Overview

We help institutional investors energize their equity portfolios with artificial intelligence. Our point-and-click AI software – Boosted Insights – assists asset managers in finding opportunities for their funds. Using Boosted Insights, investment managers can seize on the strength of big data, the advanced processing power and speed of AI, and their own capital markets expertise, to find ways to improve return, alpha or any variety of portfolio metrics.

Who are we?

Boosted.ai is an artificial intelligence company that enhances portfolio management outcomes for the global financial industry. Our software, Boosted Insights, uses machine learning to empower fund managers to augment their investment process to source new ideas, manage risk and create alpha. Users of our software create predictive models for various use cases based on their financial domain expertise, using any combination of factors such as fundamental, macro or custom data. We are headquartered in Toronto with an office in New York City.

5+ Countries

With employees in 5+ countries, our flexible, employees-first approach gives team members the ability to choose where they perform at their best

14 Languages Spoken

We know that the best diversity measures are quantifiable and data-driven

Diversity and Inclusion

With a keen focus on diversity and inclusion, we are constantly beating our benchmarks

11+ Patents

Innovation is at the core of what we do

Boosted.ai Named Category Winner, AI-Investment Lifecycle, in RiskTech Buyside50 Ranking by Chartis Research

Accurate scientific-modeling data is the only path to viable quantitative portfolio construction, whether that involves long/short strategies, factor-based approaches or constructing ETF baskets,' said Jay Wolstenholme, Research Director at Chartis. 'However, the breadth of today's Big Data - structured, unstructured, incorporating multiple factors such as ESG risk and multi-assets - demands that asset managers leverage every analytical tool available. Boosted.ai is a notable market player providing real-time AI/ML portfolio analytics to hedge funds and asset managers to helpthem seek out that competitive basis-point advantage.

- Jay Wolstenholme, Research Director at Chartis.

Featured In

Our Leadership

Boosted.ai is led by a visionary team that brings decades of science, technology, and finance expertise to keep Boosted.ai at the forefront of AI in asset management

Joshua Pantony

Co-Founder & CEO

Joshua Pantony

Josh is a co-founder and CEO of Boosted.ai – an artificial intelligence company that brings advanced machine learning tools to institutional investors. Since starting Boosted.ai in 2017, the company has helped dozens of investment managers – whose AUM totals over $1 trillion – implement machine learning in their portfolios.

Prior to founding Boosted.ai, Josh was a Principal Machine Learning engineer at Bloomberg for 4 years. At Bloomberg, he helped start and build numerous critical Machine Learning initiatives including Ranking, Recommendation, Question and Answering, Crowd Sourcing, and Knowledge Graphs. He also acted as a consultant on numerous initiatives across the company and helped build several ML teams.

As a student at the University of Waterloo, Josh co-founded his first company, Maluuba, a deep learning natural language processing company. At Maluuba, he built the earliest prototype, recruited the entire machine learning team, and oversaw general technology development from 4 people up to a 30 person company. He has 8 patents to his name all of which are core Maluuba IP. Maluuba was later bought by Microsoft.

Nicholas Abe

Co-Founder & COO

Nicholas Abe

Nick has over 15 years of financial work experience, he started in the industry as a trader and has held most other front office jobs throughout his career (research analyst, portfolio manager, and investment banking). In his managerial roles as CCO and CFO of financial firms he helped to launch half a dozen hedge funds and registered both a sell side brokerage and buy side asset manager. Most recently Nick worked for Investor and Treasury Services division of the Royal Bank of Canada where he was responsible for business management and process automation. His in-depth knowledge of financial markets and technology led him to create solutions that helped the bank improve front office performance and risk analysis for a $50 BN (USD) portfolio.

Jonathan Dorando

Co-Founder & CTO

Jonathan Dorando

Jon has over 7 years of experience in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in the financial domain. In his prior job at Bloomberg, Jon was the manager of the Machine Learning for Information Retrieval. His responsibilities included theory development in the areas of Recommendation, Ranking, Personalization, Online Learning, Crowd Sourcing, Knowledge Graph, and Offline Policy. He was also responsible for prototyping through production level engineering of the systems pertaining to the theories. During Jon’s time with Bloomberg, he had collaborations with Cornell University and University of Amsterdam for developing next generation theory, and subsequent deployment of the theories into Bloomberg production code. Prior to Bloomberg, Jon received his BS in Chemical Physics at Carnegie Mellon University (where he is a Phi Beta Kappa) and his PhD from Cornell University in Theoretical Chemistry

Michael Priest

Managing Director - Head of COO Office

Michael Priest

Michael has over 25 years of progressive executive and managerial experience in the investment management space. Previously, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer for Miura Global Management LLC, an investment manager to fundamental long-short global equity hedge funds. Michael was responsible for building the operational infrastructure to support the various business needs and relationships. Prior to that, he was a finance manager at Jennison Associates LLC. He earned his MBA in Finance and Information Systems from Fordham University and his BBA in Public Accounting from Hofstra University. Michael is licensed as a CPA in New York. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business and is a frequent guest speaker at the business school. He also serves on the advisory board of the Fordham Foundry, an on-campus innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

Spencer Reich

Partner

Spencer Reich

Spencer has over 15 years of investing experience as a portfolio manager, research analyst, and trader across all macro products, including interest rates, currencies, commodities, and equities. Prior to joining Boosted, Spencer was a senior investment analyst and portfolio manager at Tiger Management, reporting directly to Mr. Julian Robertson, Chairman of Tiger. He has ten years of hedge fund experience across all aspects of the investment process including fundamental research and idea generation, trade structuring and execution, and risk management. Spencer began his career at Goldman Sachs in the fixed income division on the interest rate products desk. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School and graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.

Adam Steinhaus

CRO

Adam Steinhaus

Adam Steinhaus is the Chief Revenue Office at Boosted.ai. He joined us from FactSet, where he served as Director and Global Head of Sales and Client Services for the company’s Front Office Solutions business. Based in New York, Adam is an established fintech leader with over 15 years of front office technology experience. Prior to FactSet, he worked at Cohen & Steers and Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital Management). He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.

Philip Tregenza

Director of Product

Philip Tregenza

Phil was platform lead at Maluuba, where he worked as lead software engineer and manager for the organizations content search team. The platform team created a new system that searched across 20 different third party content providers in under a second. After Maluuba, Phil worked at Amazon where he led initiatives in Financial Intelligence to analyze Amazon’s massive worldwide retail data set. As a part of this team, Phil created a new analysis platform for the retail organization that utilized a real time query engine built on Presto. This became the new default analysis tool for the retail organization and replaced daily data reports with an ad hoc analysis tool.

Kang Sun

Director of Data Science

Kang Sun

Kang has over 10 years of experience in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. In his prior job at Bloomberg, he led the Machine Learning – Pattern Recognition team, which worked on various Machine Learning models for market predictions and applications of Natural Language Processing in finance including: predicting IPO returns, predicting the impact of news on stock volatility, construction of factors based on news data and SEC filings, analysis of earnings calls transcripts, time-series analysis, and recommendation systems. Kang received his BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, he was a former PhD candidate (ABD) in Computer Vision before joining Bloomberg.

Porter Fraker

Managing Director, Sales

Porter Fraker

Porter has over 15 years of sales experience in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining Boosted, Porter was a Managing Director on the institutional equity sales desk at Evercore ISI in New York where he spent 7 years developing, improving and maintaining hedge fund and mutual fund relationships focusing on fundamental equities, macroeconomics, equity capital markets and derivatives products. Prior to Evercore ISI, Porter was a Senior Salesperson at Susquehanna International Group and Bank of America in Boston, MA. Porter began his career at Morgan Stanley in 2005. He graduated from Trinity College in 2004 with a BA in Economics.

Davison Westmoreland

Director of Customer Success

Davison Westmoreland

Davison started his career as a Financial Services Advisor for Ernst & Young. Since then, he has worked in business development at a number of small businesses. Mostly recently, he was the Head of Business Development at Variant Perception, a global macro research company. He earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. and Johns Hopkins University with an M.A.

Nicole Gennari

Manager, Customer Success

Nicole Gennari

Nicole joins Boosted.ai with 10 years of sales experience working with Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and ETF Providers across multiple product areas including Equity Swaps, Special Situations/Merger Arbitrage and Global Equities from UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies LLC. In addition to Nicole’s finance background, she spent 3 years scaling and advising a community for female-lead start-up and early stage businesses in the Fashion, Travel & Hospitality and Health & Wellness space. Nicole holds a BS degree in Finance & International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Hossein Moein

Director of Data Engineering

Hossein Moein

Hossein has over 20 years of experience in building trading systems, data infrastructure, and pre/post trade analytical systems for investment banks and hedge funds. He also actively contributes to open source projects – for example, his C++ DataFrame project is being used in many trading systems around the world.
Prior to Boosted.ai, he was at Kensho Technologies where he contributed to data infrastructure and the S&P Platts division systems. Prior to that, Hossein worked in hedge funds in CTO and trading system development manager capacities. Hossein also designed and built one of the first tick-by-tick databases on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs in the early 2000’s.

Board of Directors

Santo Politi

Founder and General Partner, Spark Capital

Santo Politi

Life has been a series of reinventions for Santo Politi. Growing up in Turkey, Santo received a scholarship to study electrical engineering in the U.S., paving the path to a job at Panasonic in the company’s Broadcast and Television division. After a decade working as an engineer, Santo went to business school, where he juggled a full-time job with his studies.

As he was graduating, Santo declined a job offer as a trader with Morgan Stanley in London to remain in the U.S. to be with his now wife. The choice changed the course of his life and career. “Coincidences matter,” he says. “These chance encounters and decisions are what direct the course of your life and your business.” After school, Santo joined Bankers Trust, to help launch the bank’s first early stage venture arm. He left to become the President of Blockbuster before eventually returning to venture capital as a general partner at Charles River Ventures. After a few years, Santo struck out on his own to start Spark in 2005 with Todd Dagres and Bijan Sabet.

Spark was a chance for Santo to do venture his own way. “We wanted to be an East Coast firm with a West Coast offense,” he says. “We decided to swing for the fences every time, and this is how we’ve invested since day one.” Santo helped build Spark to challenge venture’s commonly held beliefs. He believes there’s no repeatable lessons when it comes to investing—the most impactful companies tend to break the rules. “Everything at Spark is written in sand, not concrete,” he says. “Most firms are predicated on rules, and every year they make more rules, which will only guarantee that they miss the exceptional companies.”

Adam Felesky

CEO, Portage Ventures

Adam Felesky

Adam Felesky is the Chief Executive Officer of Portag3 Ventures and is based in Toronto. He is the Founder and former CEO of Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, a director and founding investor of BetaShares Exchange Traded Funds in Australia and also led the launch of an ETF platform in Colombia.

Previously, Adam worked in JPMorgan Derivative’s group in New York, where he co-led the coverage for many top tier corporate clients amongst the oil & gas and power & utility sectors. Adam began his career in investment banking at JPMorgan Canada and CIBC World Markets respectively.

Adam is a current member of the Fintech Advisory Committee for the Finance Minister of Ontario as well as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He also supports numerous charities and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Immigration Access Fund.

Adam is the recipient of a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science from McMaster University.

Dan Kittredge

Managing Partner, Ten Coves Capital

Dan Kittredge

Dan is a founder and Managing Partner of Ten Coves Capital, with over 17 years in the financial services industry, including 15 years backing high growth FinTech companies.

Board of Advisors

Patrick McCormack, CFA

Investment Management Executive

Patrick McCormack, CFA

Patrick has 30 years experience as an equity research analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. McCormack started his career in 1987 at Dean Witter, ultimately becoming an SVP Equity Research Analyst with a focus on the retail industry. In 1999 Patrick joined Tiger Management where he worked as Managing Director, Consumer Analyst. After a brief period Patrick earned the opportunity to launch one of the first Tiger Seed funds: Tiger Consumer Management. He managed that fund for 15 years, growing assets to approximately $3 billion USD and generated alpha on both the long and short side for his investors. Patrick closed the fund when he retired in 2015.

William Tatham

Founder and Executive Chair, NexJ Health Inc.

William Tatham

Mr. Tatham started his career as a University of Waterloo cooperative education student at IBM and as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. As Founder, Chair and CEO, Mr. Tatham led Janna Systems Inc., a world leader in enterprise customer relationship management software for financial services, which sold in 2000 in a record value transaction for a public Canadian software company. Mr. Tatham then founded and was Managing Partner of XJ Partners, a venture capital and advisory services firm that incubated NexJ Systems, where he acts as Chair and which he took public in 2011. Mr. Tatham is also Executive Chair of NexJ Health Inc., which was spun out from NexJ Systems in 2016.

Ray Williams

Managing Director & Vice Chairman, National Bank Financial

Ray Williams

Ray Williams is Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) at National Bank Financial. In this role, he is responsible for facilitating engagements with strategic accounts working closely within financial markets to promote the banks’ ‘One Client, One bank’ (1C1B) synergy approach. As a Financial Services executive, specialized in global capital markets, Mr. Williams has extensive experience in Cash and Derivatives products in multiple asset classes, Infrastructure Financing, Provincial & Federal Liability Management, and Mortgage Finance Companies (MFC) Financing and Hedging of Securitized Product. Mr. Williams is also committed to community engagement, in particular in the area of diversity and inclusion efforts. He serves on leadership boards for various organizations, including 100Strong Foundation.

Aman R. Patel, CFA

Managing Director, Westwicke

Aman R. Patel, CFA

Aman has over two decades of experience as an equity research analyst and portfolio manager in institutional asset management. Mr. Patel began his career in sell side equity research working at Prudential Securities and the Union Bank of Switzerland before attending the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his MBA in Finance and Strategy. Upon graduation in 2002, Aman joined Systematic Financial Management (an affiliate of AMG), a U.S equity value manager emphasizing both quantitative and fundamental disciplines. His quanta-mental approach leveraged proprietary quantitative screens incorporating both value and momentum factors. Through his tenure at Systematic over the last 17 years, Aman became a portfolio manager and partner, helping firm wide assets peak at approximately $15 billion USD, and generated positive alpha on an annual basis since inception for investors in his strategy. He has also attained a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).

Parth Vasa

Director of Engineering, Facebook

Parth Vasa

Parth is Director of Engineering at Facebook. He leads some of the most heavily used products on Facebook like Instagram Shops, Instagram Search and Explore. Parth has over 15 years of experience in building mission critical products and managing large engineering organizations. Prior to Facebook, Parth built and led Search and AI teams at Bloomberg.

Jason Mongue

Founder and Technical Due Diligence Principal, The Clover Group

Jason Mongue

After 20 years of building software and managing development teams at early-stage startups (PagerDuty, PipelineRx, Mirixa), Jason founded The Clover Group, an advisory firm helping PE and VE investors better understand the software companies they invest in. Jason digs software architecture, automated tests, feature flags, continuous delivery, and nearly every Product Manager he has ever met.

Nabeel Batlay

Chief Strategy Officer, Flybits

Nabeel Batlay

Nabeel has over 2 decades of experience, launching, transforming, and leading retail banking & investment management franchises by leveraging large-scale product, digital, channel, and technology transformations in fast-paced operating environments with HSBC, Barclays, RBS, and ABN AMRO across 8 countries and 4 continents; North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. In addition to spearheading 35% year on year asset growth for HSBC Canada’s funds business as Head of Wealth Management Products & Strategy and Board Member of HSBC Investment Funds Company, his in-house team built and launched HSBC’s first global robo-advice platform leveraging unique fulfillment constructs. Nabeel now runs Strategy at Flybits, a digital experience platform driving predictive, contextual, hyper-personalized, digital engagement for the financial services industry.

Jim Artindale, P. Eng

Co-Founder and CEO, Kara Technologies

Jim Artindale, P. Eng

Jim has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Artindale has served as President and founder of Northern Blizzard Resources and served in executive roles at Tristone Capital, Ventus Energy, and Encana. He has also served on numerous boards, including as the Chairman of the Board at Zenas Energy Corp and Blizzard Energy and as a member of the Board of Directors for Zedi, TUSK Energy, and Northern Blizzard Resources.

Anu Murgai

VP Commercial Solutions, SpaceKnow

Anu Murgai

Anu Murgai is VP, Commercial Solutions for SpaceKnow, a leading satellite data analytics company. For several years, she was a global macro Portfolio Manager. She ran her own hedge fund, Suranya Capital Management, from 2007-2012 and worked at several well-known hedge funds such as Tiger Management, Shumway Capital Partners and Alphadyne Asset Management. In 2019, she worked at Crux Informatics, a cloud-based data operations and delivery company, in a variety of roles from go-to-market to product. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A (High Honors) from Swarthmore College.

Scott Beattie

Chairman, President, and CEO, Elizabeth Arden

Scott Beattie

E. Scott Beattie was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. He was involved in every element of the company’s expansion and development since its inception in 1992, and played a key role in Revlon’s acquisition of the company. Scott started his career at Accenture Consulting before moving to Merrill Lynch, where he became Director and Vice-President of Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Beattie also co-founded Bedford Capital, a private equity firm with a long track record of success in helping early stage companies grow their businesses. Scott also has extensive financial markets experience and serves on several boards including the Executive Committee of the Ivey School of Business, PENCIL (Public Education), and as Vice-Chairman of Revlon.

Ravi Arulanantham

Asset & Wealth Management Executive

Ravi Arulanantham

Ravi Arulanantham is a financial services executive with over 15 years of experience in the asset & wealth management industry at the intersection of product, investing, and corporate strategy. Most recently he was Global Head of Product & Strategy at Wells Fargo Asset Management where he was instrumental in expanding the investment platform, launching new income, tax management, and ESG products, and ultimately divesting the business. Prior to Wells, he held various strategy and investment roles at JPMorgan Asset Management, Silver Creek Capital, and McKinsey & Co. Ravi was a political appointee in the Obama administration at the Export-Import Bank of the United States where he served as Head of Strategy and Senior Advisor to the Chairman with a focus on modernizing the bank and extending its reach to underserved businesses and markets. Ravi also serves as an advisor to various fintech firms.

He earned a BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Careers at Boosted.ai

We seek intellectually curious people to join our team. You don’t just run face first into a problem, your brain is hardwired to want to understand the problem, what you’re doing, and the best way to solve it. And if your way doesn’t end up working as planned, you want to know why it didn’t. Every day you encounter a new problem, you’re not only gaining new experience but also learning new things.