The Advisory Board is comprised of leaders in political science, law, finance, and economics who collaborate and provide advice to the firm regarding strategic decisions and direction.
Mr. Piquado received a JD from the NYU School of Law, an MALD from the Fletcher School, and his BA from Williams College. Mr. Piquado served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance in the Obama Administration where he administered the trade remedy laws, helped craft U.S. trade policy, and directed programs that created and maintained competitive markets around the world and promoted billions in investment. Before federal service Mr. Piquado headed trade and foreign investment policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during which time IBM named the state the number one venue for cross-border investment projects in the country, and practiced law at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP. Mr. Piquado provides strategic advice on the implications of a range of U.S. and international policy and regulatory initiatives.
Mr. Scott is a graduate of Williams College and Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, Mr. Scott served as a Law Clerk to a Federal Judge in Chicago, and later served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. After practicing law, Mr. Scott worked as an investment banker and then formed an investment firm to finance emerging growth companies, notably Pandora (NYSE: P), currently the leading provider of Internet radio programming in the United States. He later joined Millennium Partners as a Co-Portfolio Manager where he focused on trading and investing in the securities of companies impacted by legal catalysts and policy matters. Mr. Scott presently manages Axicon Partners, LLC, an investment firm focused on non-traditional alpha from specific macro catalysts such as legal, regulatory, legislative and judicial actions.
Dr. Miller received his PhD from Michigan in Political Science, in an era when that field had a high quantitative emphasis. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a stint on loan to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He combined quantitative modeling, state tax policy analysis, and consulting in his work with Milwaukee and other Wisconsin cities. In 1987, he joined a group of market makers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. His role combined research and teaching classes to beginning options traders. In the next few years he worked as a consultant for traders on all of the major Chicago floors, including a wide range of financial and commodity products. In 1998, Dr. Miller and his partner Vince Castelli launched NewArc Investments, bringing their quantitative and fundamental analytic skills to the service of individual investors. Dr. Miller draws upon his experience as professor, consultant to government and business, and trading in his role as President and Portfolio Manager for NewArc Investments, Inc., and in his popular blog, A Dash of Insight (ranked #1 in economics at Seeking Alpha since 2013).