MEET PLURIBUS LABS
Pluribus Labs is led by industry veterans with over 125 years of combined investment management experience. We also have a growing team of data scientists, economists, fundamental analysts, accountants, and experts who know the industry and what it takes to meet investors’ 21st century needs.
Kenneth F. Kroner is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Pluribus Labs. Previously, Ken was Senior Managing Director at BlackRock, where he was the head of Multi-Asset Strategies and head of Scientific Active Equities. He served on BlackRock's Global Executive and Global Operating Committees. Prior to BlackRock Ken worked at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which was acquired by BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he oversaw asset allocation, fund of hedge funds and client solutions businesses. Ken began his career as an economics and finance professor at the University of Arizona. He has a BSc in mathematics and economics from the University of Alberta and a PhD in economics from the University of California at San Diego. He serves or has served on several corporate, academic, and foundation boards as well as academic journal editorial boards. His research on forecasting volatility and asset returns has been widely published in both academic and practitioner journals.
Jon Cohen joined Pluribus Labs as President in January 2020 and has been a board member since the firm’s inception. Previously, Jon was Head of Business Development and a Managing Director at Angel Island Capital (AIC). Prior to his role at AIC, Jon was Head of Investment Strategy for Incapture Investments, where he was responsible for product and client strategy and helped lead the investment team. Before joining Incapture, Jon co-led institutional product strategy for BlackRock Fixed Income, which he joined through its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in 2009. At BGI, Jon was Co-Head of US Fixed Income Strategy. Earlier in his career, Jon spent several years at Northern Trust Global Investments as both a Portfolio Manager and Senior Strategist. He has an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in political science from Grinnell College.
Wachi Bandara is the Chief Research Officer of Pluribus Labs. Wachi brings a wealth of experience in both machine learning and quantitative finance innovation to Pluribus Labs. Prior to Pluribus Labs, he was the co-founder and Chief Research Officer of a leading data science and machine learning start-up which focused on transforming novel data sets into investment insights whose acquisition by Golden Gate Capital formed the research foundation of Pluribus Labs. Previously, Wachi was a Senior Quantitative Researcher at Mellon Capital Management focusing on fixed income and equity risk modeling. Prior to Mellon, he conducted academic research in the fields of finance, mathematics and computer science. Wachi holds a PhD and an MS in Finance from The George Washington University, a MS in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Pure Mathematics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also holds the Financial Risk Manager certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Greg Williamson is Head of Strategy at Pluribus Labs. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer of The American National Red Cross, which he joined in 2015. Prior to the Red Cross, Greg was Chief Investment Officer and Director, Trust Investments of BP America Inc. He began his investment career at O’Connor and Associates and Petersen and Company. Greg has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Northwestern University. He is a Board Member of and Investment Committee Chairman for the Terra Foundation for American Art, and is a member of The Economics Club of Chicago.
Driven by over 125 years of combined experience
Paul Sacks is the Chief Operating Officer of Pluribus Labs. Previously, Paul was the Chief of Staff to Ken Kroner at BlackRock, working with the Multi-Asset Strategies and Scientific Active Equity teams. Prior to working for Ken, Paul held roles as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institutional Business and Assistant General Counsel at Barclays Global Investors. Paul received Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Miami School of Law, and a BSBA in Finance from The American University.
MATTHEW SCANLAN, CFA
Matthew Scanlan is a Director and Senior Advisor to Pluribus Labs. Previously, Matt was Chief Executive Officer of RS Investments as well as president and trustee of RS Investment Trust and RS Variable Products Trust. Prior to RS Investments, he was president and CEO of Renaissance Institutional Management, CEO of Barclays Global Investors’ Institutional Business, and a senior portfolio manager at The Northern Trust Company. Matt received his master’s degree in accounting and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University and his B.S. from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA charterholder and served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, and currently serves on the Board of the USC Marshall School of Business, as well as President of the Board of Trustees of the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco. Matt has been widely published in practitioner journals and was awarded the Jacobs Levy Award for Best Article in 2006 in the Journal of Portfolio Management.