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Meet Our Team

We have an amazing team of talented people with expertise in quantitative finance, trading, machine learning, topology, and software engineering

RYAN FERGUSON

Founder and CEO

Prior to starting Riskfuel, Ryan was Managing Director and Head of Securitization, Credit Derivatives and XVA at Scotiabank. Previous roles have included credit correlation trading and managing the equity derivatives trading desk. Ryan began his career with positions in risk management and financial engineering. Ryan has a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, and a BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

IVAN SERGIENKO

Chief Product Officer

Ivan is responsible for product design and development. Prior to joining Riskfuel, Ivan was Head of Capital Markets Products at Element AI. He has worked at Scotiabank and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has completed a Ph.D. in Physics and earned a CFA designation.

MARIAN FERGUSON

Chief Administrative Officer

Marian is Chief Administrative Officer and oversees financial, administrative, and marketing business at Riskfuel. Marian has a BASc and MASc in System Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

ADDISON VAN DEN HOEVEN

DevOps Engineer

Addison is a DevOps engineer focusing on distributed systems. Before joining Riskfuel he was a Data Scientist with the Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada.

JORDAN WEIR

Senior Software Engineer

Jordan is Riskfuel's senior software engineer and has a passion for creating safe, simple, and reliable code.

MAXIME BERGERON

Director of Research and Development

Maxime conducts cutting edge research in applied machine learning and the topology of high dimensional data. Prior to joining Riskfuel, Maxime was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago where his research program focused on understanding the shape of high dimensional parameter spaces. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a BSc/MSc in Mathematics from McGill University.

KEVIN ZHANG

AI Software Engineer

Kevin is developing cutting edge machine learning applications for the capital markets. Kevin has an MSc in Statistics from McMaster University.

JAKE WHITE

AI Software Engineer

Jake designs, builds, and implements the AI models Riskfuel uses to accelerate valuations. He was previously a Senior Data Scientist at Jefferies in New York, and holds BAs in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from U.C. Berkeley.

CRAIG D'SOUZA

DevOps Engineer

Craig has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Before joining Riskfuel, he interned at RBC and RSA Insurance. At Riskfuel, Craig works as a DevOps Engineer focusing on distributed systems

MATTHEW SCHWAB

Software Engineer

Matthew has his BASc in Computer Engineering from University of British Columbia. He enjoys optimizing and streamlining complex systems.

DMITRY NORANOVICH

Quantitative Developer

Dmitry is interested in Machine Learning and building highly-available reliable systems serving a big number of requests per second. Prior to joining Riskfuel, Dmitry worked on search and recommendation SaaS applications and a machine learning platform. Dmitry has a PhD in physics. In his spare time he likes to explore unpaved trails around Toronto on his mountain bike.

TERENCE LIU

AI Software Engineer

Terence is interested in Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning applied to capital markets applications both from the research and the production side. Prior to joining Riskfuel, Terence worked as a Quantitative Developer at Consilium Crypto in Montreal, Quantitative Analyst within the Investment Research team of Wealthsimple in Toronto, and at Desjardins Global Asset Management within the Canadian Equity team. Terence is a Calvin Potter Fellow of Concordia University’s Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

NICK FUNG

AI Software Engineer

Nick has a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is currently working towards a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. At Riskfuel, Nick works on optimizing the model training pipeline and conducts research on the use of deep learning for volatility surfaces.

BILUN SUN

AI Software Engineer

Bilun is working towards a BASc in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo. At Riskfuel, Bilun reads some of the latest machine learning papers and applies the findings to improve the company's AI models.

Nik Počuča

AI Researcher

Nik is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate at McMaster University performing research in the area of unsupervised learning and statistical software. At Riskfuel, he is interested in developing new techniques for understanding deep networks, and better training data selection.

GRACE NGUYEN

DevOps Engineer

Grace is a Computer Engineering undergrad at the University of Waterloo. She is interested in all things related to DevOps, data, and security.

THOMAS GAO

Software Engineer

Thomas is working towards a BASc in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Thomas has experience in cloud infrastructure and data science.

AIDAN FERGUSON

AI Researcher

Aidan is working towards a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. At Riskfuel, Aidan is designing and implementing ML algorithms.

GARY WONG

Business Development and Marketing

Gary has been a founding partner of 3 fintech firms with clients including major banks, funds, and financial institutions such as TriOptima and CME. Prior to that, he was a successful quant trader and the head of a trading group, overhaling Trading, Risk, Modelling and FO IT Infrastructure to increase revenue by 500% Gary has a PhD in Physics from Imperial College.

Work With Us

We are looking for talented individuals to work and learn alongside colleagues who are leaders in the field. The work is varied, interesting and fast paced, with lots of opportunity to make impactful contributions.

Site Reliability Engineer

Fulltime Permanent, Toronto

Software Engineer on Research Team

Fulltime Permanent, Toronto

AI R&D Engineer

Internship Sept 2021
Toronto (Remote)

Riskfuel

140 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 1X6