My professional background is in algorithmic proprietary trading with a basis in quantitative research. Having led systematic strategy research efforts in both Fortune 500 and start-up hedge fund enterprises, my experience spans asset classes and instruments. Like many others, I came to the world of finance from a technical educational background, in my case Control Systems, an applied math field mostly populated by engineers. My research from those days has been published in academic journals and presented at conferences. I was drawn to the investing sector because it connects math and human behavior. My recent book "Leveraged ETFs" is a comprehensive exposition on the mathematics of this misunderstood class of financial instruments.