Our Team

Pioneering web data for investment research

The YipitData team has spent over 7 years perfecting its collection and analytical techniques and methodologies, providing the most reliable web data analytics and services in the market. The entire process is owned and maintained in-house by engineers, data analysts, and experienced buy-side and sell-side research analysts. The result is a one-of-a-kind integrated research and data service rooted in proprietary datasets and infrastructure.

Differentiated Data Sources

Web data provides a strong foundation on which to build research and analytics intelligence. Web data is unbiased and published directly by companies and governments, yielding a high degree of accuracy.

Systems Infrastructure

YipitData has created highly scalable and transparent systems that yield accurate and integral results across the entire coverage portfolio. Data analysts can very quickly identify new data sources and build the necessary infrastructure to collect reliable and consistent data.

Analytics and Intelligence

Dedicated product teams ensure the accuracy, clarity, and consistency of the datasets, while research analysts deliver data updates, trends, key takeaways, deep-dives, and more for each company in the portfolio.

Our Backgrounds

  • Harvard
  • Princeton
  • MIT
  • UPenn
  • Stanford
  • Columbia
  • Yale
  • NYU
  • University of Sydney
  • Dartmouth
  • HEC Paris
  • Cornell
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • U. of Chicago
  • University of Virginia
  • Brown
  • George Washington University
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bloomberg
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Citigroup
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Bank of America
  • EZE Software Group
  • Credit Suisse
  • Macquarie Group
  • Barclays
  • S&P
  • UBS
  • PIMCO
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Deustche Bank
  • NERA

Leadership

Vinicius Vacanti

Founder & CEO

Previously worked at Quadrangle and The Blackstone Group. Graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Applied Math.

Jim Moran

Founder & President

Previously worked at The Blackstone Group. Graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics.

Steve Pulec

CTO

Previously worked at CUNA Mutual Group. Graduated from University of Wisconsin & Madison with a degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

Nessia Kushner

General Counsel

Previously worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. as an attorney in the California and New York offices. Graduated from Columbia Law School with a J.D.

James Farner

VP of Engineering

Previously the Lead Engineer for Equity Backtesting Products at Bloomberg. Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where he studied Finance, Accounting, & Computer Science.

Jordan Milan

VP of Product

Previously was a High Yield Trading Analyst & Research Analyst at Barclays. Graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics and minor in Statistics.

James Hart

VP of Sales

Previously worked at Experian in the United States and Australia in their sales division. Graduated from University of Technology Sydney with a degree in Business.

Marlin Cohen

VP, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked at Jericho Capital and Morgan Stanley. Graduated from Harvard Business School and Yale University.

Engineering

Mingwei Gu

Senior Engineer

Previously worked at Five Rings Capital. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science.

Andrew Gross

Senior Engineer

Previously led the integration of Amazon Web Services into the infrastructure at Quality Health. Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Engineering Physics.

Hugo Tavares

Senior Engineer

Previously was an engineer for Globo.com. Authored, coauthored, and contributed to opensource projects including: pip, the Python package installer, splinter, should-dsl, and others. Authored the book Redis Essentials.

Pierre Guivarch

Senior Data Product Engineer

Previously worked as a web developer at Crest and Co. and Simple-Task. Graduated from HEC Paris with a Masters in Entrepreneurship and completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science at Mines de Nancy.

Jim Shields

Senior Data Product Engineer

Previously worked at Novus on their Analytics team. Graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Finance and Economics and attended Hacker School to focus on Python and Web Development.

Robert Muldoon

Senior Data Product Engineer

Previously worked in Equity Capital Markets at Credit Suisse, covering the Technology, Media and Telecom sector. Attended the software engineering program at Fullstack Academy. Graduated from Boston College with a degree in Finance. Earned the CFA designation.

Annie Holladay

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked at Carnegie Mellon University as a graduate Student in the Robotics Institute. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Wei Lu

Engineer

Previously worked as an engineer at an ad tech startup and, previously, at a mobile consumer startup.

Lucas Teixeira

Data Product Engineer

Previously an engineer for Globo.com. Graduated from Universidade Candido Mendes with a degree in Computer Science.

Sam Larson

Data Product Engineer

Previously the Head Economic Research Analyst for the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Public Policy.

Jessie Nadler

Systems Engineer

Previously worked as a mechanical engineer at Ultra Electronics & 3 Phoenix. Attended the Web Development program at the Flatiron School. Graduated from Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

John Snyder

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked in credit analysis at the German bank Nord/LB. Attended the NY and SF-based App Academy where he focused on full-stack web development, primarily Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. Graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

Sam Narisi

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked as a content writer for Fino Consulting. Attended the software engineering program at Fullstack Academy. Graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a B.A. in English.

Anup Segu

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked as a Leveraged Finance Analyst at Citigroup. Attended the software engineering program at App Academy. Graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics.

Wesley AuYeung

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked in Syndicated Leveraged Finance at J.P. Morgan, covering domestic clients located in the Northeast and Southeast. Attended the software engineering program at Fullstack Academy. Graduated from New York University with a degree in Accounting and Finance.

Theresa Sang Lee

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked as a mathematics teacher for NYC's Department of Education. Attended the software engineering program at Fullstack Academy. Graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in International Studies.

Angely Philip

Data Product Engineer

Previously interned as a software engineer at J.P. Morgan and PwC. Graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Computer Science. 

Edward Goo

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked as an Assistant Vice President at GCM Grosvenor. Attended the software engineering program at Fullstack Academy. Graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Finance and Accounting.

Priyam Sarma

Data Product Engineer

Previously worked in consulting as a Technical Architect for Accenture. Attended the Web Development program at the Flatiron School. Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

Data and Analysis

Charles Nairn

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked in the securities and finance practice at NERA Economic Consulting. Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

Jacqueline Goldman

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked in the intellectual property and antitrust practice at NERA Economic Consulting. Graduated from Brown University with a degree in Economics and Psychology.

Stephen Luban

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as an analyst at Kobre & Kim LLP. Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology.

Ipek Nergiz

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as a valuation analyst at KPMG. Graduated from Lehigh University with bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Integrated Business & Engineering and masters in Analytical Finance.

Dylan Payne

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Engineering Sciences and Economics.

Eléonore Jaillot

Senior Data Product Analyst

Previously worked at consulting firm Mars & Co. Graduated from HEC Paris with a Masters in Entrepreneurship.

Wilson Zhen

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked at Stifel in the Healthcare Investment Banking group. Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

Julius Danek

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked at Brilliant Bicycles. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Masters degree in Finance.

Adam Moelis

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as an analyst in the Multi-Strategy Investing Group at Goldman Sachs and for a sports technology startup. Adam graduated from Wharton in 2014, with concentrations in finance and accounting.

Kan Chen

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Graduated from MIT Sloan with a Master of Finance degree and completed a B.A. in economics and mathematics at University of Virginia.

Evyatar Cohen

Data Product Analyst

Graduated from Macaulay Honors College with a degree in Mathematics, and completed the CUNY Tech Prep program for Software Engineering.

Diogo Miura

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and J.P. Morgan in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Graduated from the University of Sao Paulo with a degree in Economics. Earned the CFA designation.

Carl McEncroe

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as an Engineering Manager at Jarvik Heart. Graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering and Commerce with majors in Finance and Econometrics.

Di Ma

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked in Equity Research at Credit Suisse. Graduated from Brown University with a degree in Applied Math and International Relations.

Chad Horner

Data Product Analyst

Previously worked as a Portfolio Associate at PIMCO. Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and certificates in Computer Science and Finance.

Binyomin Swerdlik

Data Product Associate

Previously worked as an Analyst at Beechwood Re, developing annuity products. Graduated from Baruch College with a degree in Actuarial Science.

Yang Yang

Data Product Associate

Previously worked as an Analyst at Canadalife Investments and JPMorgan Asset Management. Graduated from Peking University with a Masters in Finance and Economics.

 

William Mensch

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at Stout Advisory. Graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Commerce. Earned the CFA designation.

Alexander McKinlay

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at PowerPlan Inc. as a Technical Consultant. Graduated from Georgia Tech with a M.S. in BioEngineering and University of Florida with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.

Michael Lin

Data Product Associate

Previously worked in the environmental and product liability practice at Bates White Economic Consulting. Graduated from Duke University with a degree in Mathematics and Statistical Science, and a minor in Computer Science.

Abigail Sarikas

Data Product Associate

Previously worked as an Internal Audit Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Graduated from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business with a BBA in Finance and a BA in English.

Will Treichler

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at the New York Stock Exchange in the trading technology division. Graduated from Colgate University with degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Robbie Sheehy

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at Blue Ridge Capital as a data analyst. Graduated from Pace University with an MBA in Financial Management and Manhattanville College with a BA in Finance and Communication.

Brandon Emmerich

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at Granite Peak Advisory helping hedge funds understand China. Graduated from St. Olaf College and later UIUC with degrees in physics.

Julie Yue

Data Product Associate

Previously worked in Equity Research at J.P. Morgan. Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology.

James Chao

Data Product Associate

Previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. Graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Financial Engineering and McGill University with a degree in Finance and minor in Mathematics. Passed all three levels of the CFA program.

Josh Maccabee

Product Analyst

Previously worked at a global event ticketing startup and at Rothschild in their Mergers & Acquisitions group. Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Economics.

Jonathan White

Product Strategy

Previously worked at the Silverfern Group and Merrill Lynch. Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government.

Daniel Pellegrinelli

Senior Research Analyst

Previously worked at Goldman Sachs, covering the Communications Services industry. Graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Economics.

Jenny Liu

Research Analyst

Previously worked at JP Morgan providing investment analytics and consulting services to large institutional investors. Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Finance.

Stephen Chen

Research Analyst

Previously managed River Cliff Capital Management, a long/short equity investment fund. Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Ted Peikidis

Research Analyst

Previously worked in equity research at Integre Asset Management. Graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Finance.

Michael Sloan

Research Analyst

Previously worked at Harvey Partners, a long/short equity investment firm. Received a JD and an MBA from Columbia University. Received a MA in Communication and a BA in History from Stanford University.

Nathaniel Harmon

Research Associate

Previously worked as a Project Manager at Guidepoint. Graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics and minors in Corporate Strategy and Financial Economics. 

Sidak Singh

Research Associate

Previously worked as an investment professional at Concord International Investments. Graduated from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth with a Masters in Business Administration, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, with a Bachelors and Masters in Technology

Steve Tao

Research Associate

Previously worked at Brentwood Capital Advisors. Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master in Computational Finance degree and completed his B.S. in commerce and mathematics at the University of Virginia.

Justin Yoo

Research Associate

Previously worked at Kensho Technologies, a machine learning and analytics firm as an Investment Analyst. Graduated from UC Riverside studying Finance and Pre-Med. Passed all three levels of the CFA program.

Client Data Strategy

Rachel Lange

Senior Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously a Cataloguer and Sales Administrator at Sotheby's. Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in French Language and Literature.

Jeremy Wawn

Senior Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked in US Equity Derivatives at Canaccord Genuity in NYC.  Graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters in Applied Finance and The University of Sydney with a degree in Economics.

Jordan Gaynes

Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked at Deloitte Consulting in Strategy and Operations. Graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Psychology and Economics.

Noah Gup

Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked at Third Bridge in Global Equities. Graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Government and College of Letters.

Wes Lord

Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked in Latin American fixed income research at GMP Securities and account management at eMarketer. Graduated from New York University with a degree in Literature and Cultural Studies of Spain and Latin America.

John Oriolo

Manager, Client Data Strategy

Previously worked as a client advisor at JPMorgan's Private Bank. Graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Finance and International Business. Earned the CFA designation. 

Ryan Eustace

Account Associate

Previously worked at Third Bridge in Global Equities. Graduated from Drew University with a degree in Political Science and Economics. 

Finance, Legal, and Operations

Revenue

Stephen Lento

Partnerships Manager

Previously worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Graduated from Skidmore College with degrees in Business and Psychology.

Michael Rondinaro

Alternative Data Specialist

Previously worked in analytics at adMarketplace. Graduated from Binghamton University with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelors in Neuroscience. 

Isaac Wyse

Director of Sales Operations

Previously worked in Sales and Account Management Operations at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Business and minors in Economics and Accounting.

Jonathan Kelly

Sales Operations Associate

Previously worked as an International Mapping Operations Launcher at Uber. Graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Marketing.

Bryan Tsui

Regional Sales Director - APAC

Previously worked at Bloomberg L.P. and Yuanta Asset Management in Hong Kong. Graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a MA in Economics and Accounting.

Tom Ruello

Senior Sales Executive

Previously worked in institutional equity sales at Euroz Securities in Perth, Australia. Graduated from the University of Western Australia with a B.Com in Finance, and from the Curtin University of Technology with a Graduate Diploma in Mineral Exploration Geoscience.

Justin Harkness

Senior Sales Executive

Previously worked in hedge fund sales at Bloomberg L.P.. Graduated from University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration and minors in German and International Relations.

Robert Lindon

Sales Executive

Previously worked in Business Development at Eze Software Group. Graduated from Bates College with degrees in History and French.

Christopher Catania

Sales Executive

Previously worked in Corporate Business Development at Guidepoint. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Linguistics, and a minor in Spanish.

Scott Smith

Sales Executive

Previously worked in Business Development at Guidepoint. Graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in Political Science.