Our current advisory board members are:

John Seo, co-founder and managing principal, Fermat Capital Management, Westport, CT. Fermat is a leading insurance-linked securities fund with over $4 billion assets under management. Dr. Seo, an MIT graduate who holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard, is widely acknowledged to be the leader of his growing field of catastrophe bonds and related securities and has testified before Congress about these bonds' potential for managing huge risks. Michael Lewis wrote a piece about Dr. Seo's career and his experience with Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Seo worked for Lehman Brothers and Harvard Management before co-founding Fermat.

Dennis Gibb, founder and president, Sweetwater Investments, Redmond, WA , a registered investment advisor with $1.5 billion assets under management. Mr. Gibb's clients include Native American tribes. Mr. Gibb began his career working for H. Ross Perot and has held senior positions both at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. Mr. Gibb has also been an institutional fixed income salesman, a compliance officer, an investment banker, and an assistant office manager. Mr. Gibb has frequently testified before both the Congressional House and Senate on investment-related matters as well as to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Donough McDonough, co-founder, Boomerang Capital, Darien, CT (hedge fund advisor and capital-raising agent). Mr. McDonough was a top convertible capital-markets professional in the 1980s and 1990s before founding Boomerang, running convertible departments at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and PaineWebber. Mr. McDonough holds a BS from Villanova University and an MBA from NYU.

Jim Angel, visiting professor of finance, The Wharton School.  Dr. Angel is a member of the finance faculty at Georgetown. He has consulted to broker-dealers and has done research on topics ranging from Bitcoin to sports management. Dr. Angel holds a BS in engineering from Caltech, an MBA from Harvard and a Ph.D. in finance from Berkeley.


K.C. Chen, chairman of the department of finance and business law at the Craig School of Business, California State University, Fresno. Dr. Chen also oversees Fresno State's student investment fund and edits the Craig School's International Journal of Business. Dr. Chen's research deals with derivatives and the development of new financial products.  He holds a Ph.D. in finance and an MBA from The Ohio State University.