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Sean Slotterback Quant Portfolio Manager

Sean Slotterback Quant Portfolio Manager

QuantVision 2024: Fordham’s Quantitative Conference

Sean Slotterback is a distinguished professional in the field of quantitative finance and technology, with a passion for leveraging technology to quantitatively analyze and solve complex problems.

Currently serving as Quant Portfolio Manager at Kbit since February 2024, Sean is based in the New York City Metropolitan Area where he brings cutting-edge approaches to quantitative finance. Parallelly, since January 2013, he has been the Head Honcho at Up Research, LLC, also in New York, focusing on algorithmic prop trading, notably in the cryptocurrency domain.

Sean’s expertise extends to his role as the Founder and Advisor at Decipher Finance, LLC, which he has held since January 2014. Decipher is renowned for creating hyper-personalized, multi-account portfolios optimized for risk and tax. His work here has gained recognition, including features in the World Economic Forum’s report on AI in financial services and accolades in the UBS Future of Finance competition.

Previously, from October 2023 to March 2024, Sean was the Chief Technology Officer at Electriflow Finance in New York City. Electriflow is an innovative e-Mobility Service Provider, and during his tenure, Sean was instrumental in developing strategies for selling discounted, flat-rate EV charging subscriptions.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Sean was pivotal as the CTO of jaris, inc from November 2019 to November 2021, taking the venture-backed fintech firm from Seed to Series B. The firm focused on bridging the funding gap in small business lending.

His rich career also includes significant roles as a Strategic Advisor at MoneyLion and Wealth Technologies Inc., a Quantitative Consultant at Sentient Investment Management, and an Advisor at Blue Basin Capital Management. Each of these positions allowed Sean to influence the direction of these companies with his unique blend of financial acumen and technical expertise.

Notably, Sean co-founded Loredan Advisors, LLC, and served as its Chief Investment Officer from March 2012 to July 2013. He also held key positions at Tower Research Capital as the Head of Statistical Arbitrage and at Highbridge Capital Management (acquired by JP Morgan) as a Portfolio Manager.

His career began at Morgan Stanley as an Associate in the Structured Product Group, followed by a role as a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Modalis Research Technologies, and as a Software Engineer at Wingspan Technology.

Sean is an alumnus of Swarthmore College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. His academic foundation has been crucial in shaping his multifaceted approach to finance and technology.

Sean Slotterback stands out as a leader who consistently bridges the gap between technology and finance, driving innovation and efficient solutions in every role he has undertaken.

QuantVision 2024: Fordham’s Quantitative Conference

Sean Slotterback Quant Portfolio Manager