Misha Malyshev has led Teza as the CEO since the company’s founding as a proprietary trading firm in 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University in 1998. He also holds an M.S. in Theoretical Physics and a B.S. degree summa cum laude in physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Dr. Malyshev worked for Bell Labs conducting scientific research until 2000. From 2000 through early 2003, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he developed substantial experience working for asset management and investment banking clients. Dr. Malyshev joined Citadel Investment Group in April 2003 as a member of its strategy group. In 2004, he moved to Citadel’s Quantitative Analytics group, where he developed a quantitative trading business. Dr. Malyshev was rapidly promoted to the position of managing director and global head of high-frequency trading at Citadel, which he held until he resigned in the winter of 2009.