Misha Malyshev, chief executive of Chicago-based Teza Technologies, has joined buildOn's global leadership council. BuildOn is a non-profit organization active in Chicago area schools, working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In 2011, 94 percent of the students involved in the program went on to college. For years, Malyshev has supported buildOn's growing Afterschool Service Programs in some of Chicago's neediest schools, in addition to being involved in buildOn's School Construction Program in developing countries. In December of 2012, Misha led Teza Technologies' support of buildOn's Breaking the Cycle Campaign. Through a $100,000 matching gift grant from Teza Technologies, the campaign raised $235,000 to support buildOn's Afterschool Service Programs in under-resourced Chicago Public High Schools, and to build three schools in Malawi, Africa. Malyshev is founder of Teza Technologies, which uses technology and quantitative tools to trade in a broad range asset classes and markets globally. Before that, he spent seven years at Citadel Investment Group LLC He also has conducted scientific research for Bell Labs and worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Malyshev has Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University in 1998 and an M.S. in theoretical physics and B.S. in physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
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