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Co-founder, Alternative Data Group

Gene Ekster's Work Experience

Super Signal

Advisory Board Member

Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO)


Greater New York City Area

Eagle Alpha

Advisory Board Member

Gene Ekster's Education

University of California, Berkeley


1996 to 2000

Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management


2006 to 2008

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About Gene Ekster

💼 Past Experience

Gene Ekster's years of experience as a data scientist, product manager, search engineer, and advisory board member provide him with the skills and experience to lead and manage Alternative Data Group's data products and services. Ekster is also passionate about good PCB design, and has experience in technology development, data quality assurance, and data governance.Ekster founded Alternative Data Group in 2001 as a way to help other companies use data more effectively to make better decisions. Ekster was with Alternative Data Group when it was founded, and he has been with the company ever since. Ekster is currently a Founding Member at Higherbyte from 2001 to 2003 (2 years). He also worked at 1010data from 2014 to 2015 (1 year). Ekster was also a Vice President, Senior Analyst at Investment Technology Group, Inc. from September 2008 to July 2013 (4 years 11 months) in Greater New York City Area. He was also a Product Manager, Wholesale Cash Management Group at Wells Fargo Bank from 2003 to 2006 (3 years). Ekster also worked at Associates in Point72 from June 2013 to 2014 (1 year). Ekster was also a Vice President, Research and Development at Majestic Research from September 2008 to October 2010 (2 years 2 months) in Greater New York City Area. Ekster was also a summer associate, investment banking, Alternative Energy Group at Cowen and Co. from May 2007 to August 2007 (4 months). Ekster was also a search engineer at from 1997 to 1999 (2 years) in Emeryville, Ca. Ekster was also a Member at Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO) in Greater New York City Area. Ekster was also a Member of The Board of Advisors at OttoQuant. Ekster is also a Co-Founder at Alternative Data Group in Greater New York City Area.Ekster's experience in product management, data quality assurance, and data governance allows him to lead and manage Alternative Data Group's data products and services. Ekster has a background in applied cryptography and data engineering, and he has expertise in developing revenue models, cohort models, joining datasets and text mining with unstructured data using Python, R, SQL and stack of machine learning technologies. Ekster has also designed and deployed infrastructure and the ETL process using AWS or an in-house setup. He has also worked with equity funds in an R&D capacity to source and integrate alternative data into the investment process.Ekster is passionate about good PCB design, and he has experience in technology development, data quality assurance, and data governance. Ekster has selected various datasets sourced and implemented, and he has also drafted and implemented compliance best practices for web crawling, data vendor evaluation and internal controls. Ekster is also responsible for staffing and recruiting internal teams, and he works with partners to ensure that Alternative Data Group sells its data products and services to the best possible vendor.

🎓 Education

Gene Ekster has a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in1996 and a MBA from Cornell University in 2006. Gene Ekster iscurrently a Masters in Business Administration from South Carolina Johnson Graduate School of Management. Gene Ekster has over 10 years of professional experience in the insurance industry. Gene Ekster has always been a motivated individual with a drive to learn and grow. Gene Ekster is currently the Regional Advisor for Sales and Marketing at Allstate Corporation.

💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Gene Ekster's professional, technical, and interpersonal skills are:- Highly experienced in data platforms and data management, having worked in both R&D and product management roles with dominant data platforms such as SPSS, SAS, and MATLAB.-handles conflict, has both written and spoken about clashed data management systems and the challenges they face, and has worked with a variety of internal and external teams in order to support this process.- skilled at training and educating others on various data-related techniques, and can provide guidance on best practices for various data-themed jobs or projects.- knowledgable about information security, privacy, and data analytics, and has experience working with both big data and stepwise data strategies.- possesses excellent engineering skills and has successfully built products using these tools, which makes her an ideal candidate for technical or product role within a company.- is able to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of people, disposing of conflict without itending to anger or personal animosity.

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Gene Ekster's Ranking

Ranked #528 out of 10,555 for Founding Member in New York

Gene Ekster's Personality Type

Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Judging (J)

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1 year(s), 11 month(s)

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