The right combination is paramount

Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Hirk, PhD
CEO | Founding Partner

Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Hirk, PhD is a founding partner and CEO of Quintik Technologies. Before becoming an entrepreneur he had been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) and has worked as a data scientist and quant analyst at Berenberg and Raiffeisen Bank International. His fields of interest are applied statistics and credit risk modeling. He holds a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences with a main focus on statistics from Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is the author of the R package mvord for modeling multivariate ordinal regression models and published several articles in journals like the Journal of Statistical Software, the Journal of Empirical Finance, or the Journal of Credit Risk. Also, he received an MSc in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics from Vienna University of Technology and an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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PD Dr. Ronald Hochreiter
Senior Advisor | Founding Partner

PD Dr. Ronald Hochreiter is a founding partner at Quintik Technologies. He obtained a PhD in Computational Management Science from the University of Vienna in 2005, and has been Research Assistant, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Vienna, Webster Vienna Private University and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was Guest Professor at the University of Bergamo and Guest Researcher at the Imperial College London. He is President of the Academy of Data Science in Finance and Vice-President of the Austrian Society of Operations Research. He is actively designing and teaching Data Science and Artificial Intelligence programs at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and WU Executive Academy. Since 2000 he has been consulting banks, pension funds and investment managers. Furthermore, Ronald is conducting quantitative research and consulting in areas of energy management and public health management.

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Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schwendinger, PhD
CTO | Founding Partner

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schwendinger, PhD is a founding partner and CTO at Quintik Technologies. He has a strong background in machine learning and open source software development. Before joining Quintik Technologies, Florian was working for KPMG's data analysis team with a focus on fraud and operational risk detection. Furthermore, he worked at Bosch on predictive analytics and pattern detection within large time series data. Florian obtained a PhD from Vienna University of Economics and Business working on conceptual and computational challenges in data and text mining. His research interests are automated machine learning, fraud detection tools and optimization software.

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Dr. Florian Mair
COO | Founding Partner

Dr. Florian Mair is a founding partner and COO of Quintik Technologies. Concurrently, he is a member of the foundation's advisory board at the Engelbert Dockner-Stiftung für Zukunftssicherung durch Kapitalbildung und Forschung. Florian has several years of experience in asset pricing research as well as the hedge fund industry. He headed the research team at a global macro hedge fund before co-founding Quintik Technologies & Quintik Capital. Florian obtained a PhD in Finance working on mean reversion effects in currencies, volatility management and the economic value of analyst forecasts. Florian also holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he first met his later co-founder Rainer.

Dr. Gerald Leitner
Senior Advisor | Founding Partner
Dr. Gerald Leitner is a founding partner and senior advisor at Quintik Technologies. Concurrently he holds the position of Visiting Faculty and Executive in Residence at ESMT, the #1 business school in Germany. Gerald has over 25 years experience on Wall Street where he worked in quantitative analysis and quantitative financial modeling at Bear Stearns, Fuji Securities, and Paine Webber (now UBS). He was the founder and CEO of GL Technologies, Inc., a financial software company. Before moving to Berlin in 2015, he spent 15 years as a Managing Director at Mariner Investment Group, a New York - based hedge fund with $10B+ AUM. Gerald has a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA and was previously Assistant Professor at Columbia University in New York.
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