Josh is CIO at Aries Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company targeting investments in the Space, AI/ML, Cybersecurity, Quantum, and Blockchain industries.
Josh has 25 years of experience evaluating, implementing, designing and building software, data analytics, and machine learning systems for leading organizations across many industries around the world, including financial services, health care, oil and gas, natural resources, utilities, government, and construction.
As CEO of Level49, a consulting group, he advises investment funds on software, AI, and analytics companies, testifies as an expert witness in technology litigation, and provides technology services.
Prior to Level49, he was CTO at a global technology consulting firm serving the capital projects industry. Responsible for technology strategy, product development and project delivery, he led the firm’s growth from its inception to become a leading technical integrator in its space.
Previously, he led data engineering and analytics initiatives at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm, and was Director of Business Management at CIBC World Markets, a global investment bank.
Josh holds a B.A. in Psychology from UC San Diego, where he did graduate work with pioneering researchers in artificial intelligence building neural network models of language acquisition and processing. He has a Certificate in Database Application, Design, and Development from the Computer Technology and Applications program at Columbia University, and graduated from the Global Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School and London Business School.