Sabrient Systems, LLC, an independent equity research firm that specializes in alpha extraction through quantitative and qualitative analysis, announced today the appointment of William “Josh” Russell as Senior Quantitative Analyst. In this role, Russell will be focused on leveraging scientific and statistical methodology to create reliable investment strategies.

Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and reporting directly to Rick Hoselton, Director of Information Technology, Russell will be responsible for contributing to the development of Sabrient’s innovative strategies used to create rankings and ratings on more than 7,000 stocks, indices, sectors and ETFs. He will also work on building quantitative rankings for unit investment trusts.

“William brings a very unique and diverse skillset to Sabrient through his experience with convex optimization,” said Scott Brown, President, Sabrient. “With the current volatility in the market adding an element of uncertainty, investors are seeking Sabrient’s expert advice to guide them through these challenging times. We are continuing to invest in our resources and grow the company to ensure we remain well-positioned to provide the marketplace with our proven research and rankings.”

“I am thrilled to be joining such an established firm as Sabrient,” Russell commented. “I look forward to working closely with the distinguished team here to continue bringing Sabrient’s market-leading solutions to the industry.”

Prior to joining Sabrient, Russell worked for the University of California where he designed algorithms for optimal estimation on large scale sensor networks and created simulations to verify estimation algorithms. Russell has held various positions as an engineer in the aerospace and defense industry, including at Tethers Unlimited Inc., Lockheed Martin and The Army Research Laboratory. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters in Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Masters in Arts in Economics from The University of California. Additionally, Russell graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.


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