About CloudQuant

Our Story

CloudQuant® began as an internal research tool within the Kershner Trading Group for proprietary traders to explore extraordinary quantitative trading ideas and is used to create and test algorithmic trading strategies. CloudQuant became a stand-alone firm in 2016, officially launching in August of 2017 with the goal to serve the needs of independent market researchers around the world. In November of 2019, CloudQuant began serving alternative data providers by providing a data showcasing service. With CloudQuant’s data fabric, what takes months to onboard datasets takes only hours for us.
Today, CloudQuant is:
  • a data showcase platform for portfolio managers to try before they buy datasets
  • a high-performance quantitative research platform
  • an educator
  • a community for traders, quantitative analysts, and data scientists
  • a data technology provider
In over 30 years of investing and trading, we have come to be firm believers in the accelerating power of technology and data. However, we learned that spending weeks and months integrating complex data into trading or portfolio systems was a colossal waste of time. So two years ago, we set out to solve that problem. At CloudQuant, we uphold our initiative by streamlining how you get your data. We believe that you should be able to:
  • Try data before you buy it
  • Have data delivered to you with reliable timestamps
  • Trust your data
  • Integrate with as few data vendor as possible
  • Concentrate on your business
  • You should profit from your use of data
Our story of innovation continues as we partner with our clients to find the crescendo in new datasets.

Meet The CloudQuant Team

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Morgan Slade

Chief Executive Officer

Morgan has over 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, researcher, technologist, executive and entrepreneur in the financial services industry. He is CEO of CloudQuant, the alternative data marketplace and SaaS research platform.

Prior to CloudQuant, he built quantitative trading businesses at some of the world’s largest Hedge Funds and Investment Banks. In the past, he served as a Portfolio Manager for both Citadel Investments and Carlson Capital, served as Global Head of Equity Trading for several of the largest high-frequency trading firms, and was head of statistical arbitrage at Merrill Lynch. Morgan is a recognized expert in prediction, machine learning, high-frequency trading, and autonomous market making, and is interested in the application of AI in systematic trading. Morgan earned a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.


Tayloe Draughon

Vice President of Operations & Product Management

Tayloe has over 25 years of experience in product and technology management. He is Senior Product Manager at CloudQuant where he is responsible for the marketing and management of products through their full life-cycle.

Tayloe has spent much of his career in the financial and regulatory technology space with a focus on bringing new capabilities to the market and publishing product information. With an emphasis on communication and operational efficiency, he ensures a smooth client on-boarding experience. Before joining CloudQuant, Tayloe was the Director of Product Design at Neurensic as well as Director of Product Delivery for Futures at Societe Generale CIB-Newedge. He held similar positions at Cargill Investor Services and Capital Markets Consulting, in which he was also a co-founder. Tayloe is an assistant scoutmaster for his local scout troop, a former FIA Technology Board member, and a former co-chairman of the FIX Protocol Global Derivatives Committee. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a BS in Decision Science.


John Muehlhausen

Vice President of Engineering

the team

Your team CloudQuant is made up of financial industry professionals with backgrounds in portfolio management, data science, software engineering, trading, devops, sales, and marketing. Together we work with you to produce the best results from massive amounts of data and technical capabilities.

Meet some of our key members below!


Wei “Kevin” Zhou

Quantitative Analyst & Strategy Research


Logan Hensley

Data Engineer


Paul Tunney

Customer Success

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Marli Welch

Marketing Manager


Zak Myers

Quantitative Analyst & Strategy Research

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Andrew Richards

Core Developer

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Lucas Irvine

Senior Software Engineer


Jessica Le

Business Analyst

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Ryan Bermel

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

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Anuj Kale

Director of Sales, NY


Qayum Khan

Quantitative Analyst


Christopher Le

DevOps Engineer Intern