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About me

Quantitative Equities, Options, Futures & FX trader with more than 10 years of experience and a wide range of programming skills.

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Personal Traits

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice, and most of all love of what your doing."


Critical Thinker

Highly analytical mind with a true passion for the market

Problem Solver

Always ready and willing to accept a new challenge & find a solution


Outside-the-box thinker with unique perspective and creative insight

Work Ethic

I'm constantly working to expand skillset, or learn new languages

Loyalty and Collaboration

I enjoy working with opposing viewpoints toward a mutual goal

Decicisive Under Pressure

With 10 yrs in discretionary trading I've become immune to panic


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"

-Benjam Franklin

Bachelors of Science

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Economics & Game Theory

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Forex Club

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Bachelors of Science

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business

Finance & Accounting

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business

Entrepreneurs Club

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business
Average YoY

"The only source of knowledge is experience"

-Albert Einstein.

Equities, Options, Futures & FX Trader, Independent

September 2010 ─ Present

§ Created and programmed 42 profitable automated equity ETF future & FX systems since 2015, producing avg. YoY return of 76%; Managed a discretionary trading account of $4.5M resulting in 19.55% avg. YoY return.

Quantitative Portfolio Manager, Indepedent

July 2015 ─ Present

§  Tested automated strategies for performance correlation in order to minimize overall drawdown periods and produce optimal returns regardless of market condition using Monte Carlo Sims & neural network methods.
§  Allocated capital and respective strategies into portfolios and monitored the strategies performance independently.

Venture Capital Intern/Fellowship, SproutBox

March 2012 ─ 2013

§  Co-Managed and divested a seed fund of $6M into 12 ventures, achieving a 110% ROI within 3 years of inception, and a >50% success rate measured by a sustainable going concern to date.


"...Learning how to learn is the one of the greatest skills anyone can have."

-Mark Cuban


















"Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience"

-Paulo Coelho

YM Equity Curve

"Zach is the definition of a self-starter. He's also a very bright kid, which together just makes a great combination. He's one of the few people who can explain advanced concepts to pretty much anybody, which is invaluable in tech. I expect great things to come from him in the future."

~Mike, Founder, Sproutbox

If Zach informs you that your strategy is neither worth his time to develop, nor yours to deploy, listening to him will likely save you far more than he would cost.

Zach isn’t cheap. If he accepts your project, it’s likely the best investment you can make for your team. I’m incredibly thankful for him, and thankful I found him, and look forward to continuing to use him moving forward.

-David S.

"Style is a reflection of your attitude and personality"

-Shawn Ashmore


What is your College GPA?


My Major GPA was 3.54, while my cumulative was lower, somewhere in the low 3's--I applied myself much more to the things that interested me.


What are your life Goals?


Honestly, I just want to do something substantial. If that's in the market by building a fund of my own one day, great--If not, great. All I ever really wanted to do was manage my own capital and that of friends/family.


What are your Hobbies?


I'm an avid reader, creative & technical writer, I enjoy Yoga, Boxing, and The New York Yankees.


What's are you strengths? Weaknesses?


For Strengths, I would say my work ethic, my focus, and probably my passion/insatiable curiosity for the markets... it makes work really rewarding.
For Weaknesses, I could definitely work on my patience, and I'm sometimes a perfectionist--which just isn't possible in capital markets, or life for that matter.

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Risk Disclosure:Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure:Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.
Testimonials appearing on this website may not be representative of other clients or customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.
All trades presented are NOT TRADED IN A LIVE ACCOUNT and should be considered hypothetical