Dr. Richard Smith
Dr. Richard Smith – Berkeley Mathematician and PhD in System Science – is the CEO and Founder of TradeSmith, developers of data-driven investment tool TradeStops. Dr. Smith has built a reputation as "The Doctor of Uncertainty" amongst his academic peers and has helped government agencies and Fortune 500 companies (including Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) alike make sense of complex sets of data. With his background in mathematical theories of uncertainty combined with his investing and trading experience, Dr. Smith is an expert in risk management with critical insights that can help empower investors of all levels. Some of Dr. Smith's findings are stunning – like empirical data-driven proof that even the world's best investors, from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn to David Einhorn and many more, could see their results significantly improved through the use of technology that helps course-correct irrational tendencies and cognitive biases. Currently, Dr. Smith’s software, backed by proprietary algorithms and Nobel prize winning research, serves more than 25,000 investors and helps steward more than $20 billion in assets. Dr. Smith is a regular speaker and lecturer and particularly enjoys opportunities to share his knowledge and help others gain an edge in the market.