Lucena Research Names John Coulter Executive Vice President of Business Development

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Financial technology industry veteran to drive expansion as demand grows for Lucena’s patent-pending portfolio optimization and hedging software.

Adding an executive with John’s pedigree to our leadership team gives us the strategic talent we need to embrace Lucena’s steady expansion and aggressive growth plans

Lucena Research, a provider of investment decision support technology, announced today that John Coulter, formerly President & CEO of Titan Trading Analytics, has been named Lucena’s Executive Vice President of Business Development. Coulter brings over 20 years of financial technology sales and marketing management experience to Lucena, with a proven track record of significantly accelerating the revenue growth and global expansion of several startup and public companies.

At Lucena, Coulter’s proven industry expertise will be used to lead the sales and marketing efforts of the company’s QuantDesk platform and Quant for Hire, an on-demand Quantitative Analysis Professional Services. A pioneer in machine learning quantitative analysis, Lucena Research provides a unique approach to portfolio optimization and innovative hedging techniques derived from statistical forecasting. QuantDesk adapts more than 100 different fundamental, technical, and proprietary time series quantitative data sources to construct a predictive model specific to particular portfolios. Using Lucena’s pattern matching algorithms, investment professionals can exploit market opportunities and reduce risk in their portfolio through effective hedging techniques.

“Adding an executive with John’s pedigree to our leadership team gives us the strategic talent we need to embrace Lucena’s steady expansion and aggressive growth plans,” commented CEO Erez Katz. “John’s demonstrated financial industry experience coupled with his track record of building and leading direct sales teams and indirect distribution channels make him the ideal fit for this role, and will enable us to meet the growing demand for our advanced decision-support solutions.”

Coulter previously held executive management positions at early-stage financial technology companies including Ease TRIAD, Vhayu and Javelin Technologies, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Each firm was acquired by a major public company in the financial services industry and many of the software products are all still actively used by brokers, hedge funds and asset managers around the world.

About Lucena Research:

Lucena Research is a leader in decision support technology for investment professionals including hedge funds and wealth advisors. Lucena delivers quantitative analysis and Statistical Machine Learning solutions that enable our customers to exploit market opportunities and to reduce risk in their portfolios.

Quant Desk, Lucena’s flagship product, provides advanced, yet affordable, subscription-based portfolio optimization tools designed to scientifically validate and augment our clients' investment strategies. The product includes five portfolio management modules - Price Forecaster, Portfolio Optimizer, Hedge Finder, Event Analyzer and Back Tester. Lucena also provides quantitative analysis consulting services to integrate proprietary Machine Learning investment algorithms with our clients' existing workflows. Headquartered in Atlanta GA, Lucena supports a wide range of investment professionals worldwide. To learn more about Lucena, please visit or email us at: info(at)lucenaresearch(dot)com

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