Team

Team

Qdesk is powered by a team of amazing Hedge Fund, Technology, and Business people. As we’ve observed trends in the Hedge Fund market, we’ve observed that

 

Dave Parker is Co-Founder and CEO, (LI) is an entrepreneur, 6X founder, Venture Capitalist and Board Member. His 25+ year career has highlighted his ability to innovate new ideas and scale products and companies in the US and Internationally. He is a frequent speaker at community and University events.

As a five-time founder, he has over 20 years in software development, enterprise IT and professional services, software distribution and tech hardware. Companies have included License Online (sold to SNX), and Bundled.com (sold in 2012). Board Member roles for Classmates.com (sold to UNTD), Digital Marketing (sold in 2004) and Cauldron Solutions (sold in 2006).

His career has included both product and service industries, selling both tangible and intangible technology products and professional services. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry and Forbes “Best of the Web.” He was Entrepreneur in Residence at Mitsui & Company IT Investment Group in Cupertino, CA, a $250M venture fund. The fund made 14 investments in the first 18 months of operation.

Jagdeesh Prakasam, CAIA, Co-Founder and Board Member, (LI). Jagdeesh is the C0-Chief Investment Officer at Rotella Capital. As a Board Member, he brings his investment and operational experience from Rotella’s quantitative and systematic program offerings while implementing the firm’s strategic business initiatives in close collaboration with the CEO. Mr. Prakasam joined RCM in 2003 as a Researcher primarily focused on supporting the research efforts in portfolio construction, risk management, and overlay strategies for RCM’s core trading strategies. Mr. Prakasam has been managing various portfolios ranging from intraday to intermediate term holding periods across both futures and equities spaces. His undergraduate thesis is on the application of Artificial Neural Networks on Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis using C programming.

He graduated from Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology, Gujarat, India with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and received a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2003. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designee since November 2007.