Zach Escalante understands the necessity of being fluent in quantitative techniques to be be a first mover in today’s rapidly changing economy. He completed his first Bachelors degree in Finance, after which he entered the financial industry and began his second Bachelors degree in Mathematics at Florida Atlantic University in sunny South Florida. He subsequently traded the beaches of Boca Raton for the winters of Ithaca New York in order to complete his Masters in Financial Engineering at Cornell. Since then he has worked trading structured products with Institutional clients at KGS Alpha in New York City, and now is learning how he can apply Machine Learning techniques to large data sets. Through his professional and educational experience, Zach is prepared to bring cutting edge analysis to real world problems.