About Us

Our Story

Smartleaf Asset Management (SAM) is a fully owned subsidiary of Smartleaf, Inc, an overlay portfolio management provider whose Overlay Portfolio Management System is used daily to rebalance $50B in assets at leading wealth management institutions. SAM is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor that operates Smartleaf software to automate unified managed account subadvisory services.

 

Our Team

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Ben Cutrell

Head of Trading and Operations

Ben joined Smartleaf Asset Management, LLC in 2014, has a total of 8 years of market experience, and is a member of the Financial Engineering team at SAM's parent company, Smartleaf, Inc. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysis Society.

Prior to Smartleaf Asset Management, Ben spent two years working for Teach for China in Yunnan province.

B.A Economics, Gettysburg College. CFA

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Gerard Michael

President

Jerry oversees strategy and operations. Jerry also serves as President of Smartleaf Asset Management's parent company, Smartleaf, Inc., which he co-founded in 1999. Smartleaf is the industry leader in the provision of automated, customized, tax-sensitive rebalancing systems, which is currently used to manage over $50B in assets.

B.A., Math, B.A., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin. Series 65.

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Stefan Mitropolitsky

Chief Investment Officer

Stefan joined Smartleaf Asset Management, LLC, in 2015. In addition to his duties in SAM, Stefan is responsible for technology and product for Smartleaf, Inc., an investment technology SaaS provider.  Stefan began work at Smartleaf, Inc. in 2008 as a Financial Engineer. Prior to Smartleaf Asset Management, LLC, he developed software platforms for e-commerce and distribution logistics at StoreSpinner, Inc. Stefan also spent time working on portfolio analytics and applications at Fannie Mae and on chemical sensor hardware at the Naval Research Lab.

B.S., Operations Research and Engineering, Cornell. Series 65.

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Mohammad Heidari

Mohammad joined Smartleaf Asset Management in 2017. His team works on implementation and scalability of the Analytics Engine as well as developing and maintaining risk models associated with portfolio optimization. Prior to joining SAM, Mohammad was co-founder and CTO at Lighthouse Signal Systems, a technology company focusing on indoor geo-location and location-based analytics. Mohammad has also worked as a senior system engineer at Skyhook (acquired by Liberty Media subsidiary, TruePosition) and as a staff member at the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Mohammad has designed and deployed highly scalable cloud systems to return updates and provide insights using Machine Learning and Neural Networks on large data sets. Mohammad holds multiple patents and publications for his work on location techniques.

M.Sc. & Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Wireless Communication, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Robey NeJame

Business Development Specialist

Robey first joined Smartleaf Asset Management in 2019 as a business development specialist to coordinate business development activities. He focuses on qualifying leads for our business, assists with marketing campaigns, supports customer acquisition and develops enterprise sales strategies. Outside of the office, he plays left field for a local softball team, and co-hosts Smartleaf philosophy nights.

Prior to Smartleaf Asset Management, Robey worked at the Boston Consulting Group on the global operations team. He has also worked for startup accelerator, MassChallenge HealthTech as a startup services coordinator.

B.S., Business Administration, Northeastern University.

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Diana Neuss

Chief Compliance Officer

Diana joined Smartleaf Asset Management in 2014 and is responsible for managing all compliance functions of the firm.

Before joining the team, Diana spent 7 years with Smartleaf, Inc. the parent company of Smartleaf Asset Management. As a Director of Client Support, her responsibilities included assessing and resolving end-user and partner inquiries, while working to ensure that the core team continued to deliver world-class support to Smartleaf’s dynamic and growing customer base. She began her career at J.P. Morgan Invest, an online subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase. For more than 20 years she worked in back-office investment operations and project management capacities.

B.S., Business Management, Simmons College. Certificate in Accountancy, Bentley University.

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Dan Ritter

Chief Security Officer

Dan handles security policy and technical infrastructure for Smartleaf Asset Management, LLC. He is also the Director of IT / Operations at Smartleaf, Inc.

Prior experiences include Akamai, GTE Internetworking, and BBN.

 

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Wei Zhang

Wei joined Smartleaf Asset Management in 2015 as a Senior Financial Analyst. She focuses on developing models tracking major indices, using quantitive methods to provide similar risk-factor exposures to the benchmark. Her responsibilities also include monitoring model health, and analyzing model and portfolio after-tax performance. Before joining the team, Wei spent 2 years with Smartleaf, Inc., the parent company of Smartleaf Asset Management, on the Financial Engineering team. 

Prior to Smartleaf Asset Management, Wei worked at Bloomberg L.P., New York, on the team of credit risk and fundamental evaluation. 

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, M.S., Economics, Brown University. CFA.