Andrew Deck is a Director and co-Founder of Covax Data. Andrew currently serves as our co-Chief Executive Officer. He has nearly 20 years’ experience in the financial and business development industries. Educated as an Optical Engineer, Mr. Deck’s financial services career has been heavily focused on data-driven and quantitative strategies. Andrew focused on deep-dive risk analysis for fixed income strategies, saving clients billions of dollars in losses and identifying career-defining opportunities such as forecasting the pathway to the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis. Just prior to the financial crisis Andrew joined The Blackstone Group, where he hedged risk in their $30 billion dollar portfolio of hedge funds and helped build Blackstone’s $3B commodities investment product. Mr. Deck was also an early developer of machine learning driven algorithmic trading strategies that are still in use today, and a developer of bespoke market indices designed to reduce the impact of time series and volatility structures on passive instruments. Mr. Deck went on to be the Head of Risk and Trading for a hedge fund spun-out of Blackstone, and a portfolio manager for another hedge fund. Most recently, Andrew has focused on the data consumption and security models, studying how the current systems architectures, productivity, and security create threat vectors that are exploited by bad actors – both internal and external – gaining an understanding as to why the world is not making significant progress on cyber and data security.