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Jacob Gottlieb

Jacob Gottlieb, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Jacob founded Visium in 2005, leading a team of 20 investment professionals he put together over the previous four years at Balyasny Asset Management ("BAM"). Before joining BAM in 2001, Jacob was a Portfolio Manager at Merlin. Prior to that, he was a buy-side analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.

Jacob graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a BA in Economics and earned an MD from New York University Medical School. He obtained his CFA charter from AIMR in 2001.

Steven Ku

Steven Ku, Chief Financial Officer

Steven has been with Visium since the firm's inception. He was previously Controller of Balyasny Asset Management.  Prior to that he served in similar roles at Caxton Associates, where he was a registered Financial and Operations Principal, and at Moore Capital Management, where he was Assistant Controller.  Steve joined Moore Capital after several years in Ernst & Young's audit and consulting practice where he also obtained his certification as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Steve graduated from Pace University in New York City with a B.S. in public accounting.

Amol Sahasrabudhe

Amol Sahasrabudhe, Chief Risk Officer

Amol joined Visium in 2010. He has worked in risk management throughout his career in finance, which has included positions at Goldman Sachs, Sandell Asset Management, Caxton Associates and Hapoalim Securities USA.

Amol has a BE in mechanical engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, an MS in computer science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance from New York University. He earned his Financial Risk Manager certification in 2004 and obtained his CFA charter in 2007.

David Keily

David Keily, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

David joined Visium Asset Management as General Counsel and CCO in June 2011. He spent the previous six years at Catalyst Investment Management, where he was COO and before that Head of Marketing and Investor Relations. From 2001 to 2005 David served as SVP, Marketing and Investor Relations at KBC Alternative Investment Management. Prior to that he worked at Wasserstein, Perella & Co. and at D.E. Shaw & Co.

David has a J.D. from Stanford University as well as a Ph.D and an A.B. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and Harvard College, respectively.

Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb, Head of Business Operations

Mark helped launch Visium in 2005, taking the lead in developing the firm's operational infrastructure. He previously worked on the investment team at Balyasny. Prior to that, he worked at two technology startups and in corporate finance at UBS.

Mark has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in Economics from Vassar College.