Rory Riggs is the founder of Locus Analytics, LLC. Locus Analytics’ focus is on the creation of a new information technology platform for economic information. Its mission is to develop a new taxonomic-based cloud software platform to change how we organize, manage and analyze business and economic information.
his career, Mr. Riggs has specialized in early-stage start-ups in
biotechnology and technology. He has been involved in the creation and
management of many successful companies including: Selectide Inc; Sugen,
Inc; Royalty Pharma (RoyaltyPharma.com); Fibrogen, Inc (Fibrogen.com); Cibus, LLC (Cibus.com);eReceivables, LLC (eReceivables.co); Genenews Ltd (Genenews.com); Pacific Media, New Ventures, L.P. and Locus!
1995, he served as the president (and director) of Biomatrix
Corporation (NYSE Ticker: BXM) until it was sold to Genzyme Corporation
in December 2000. Mr. Riggs oversaw the global launch of Biomatrix’s
lead product, Synvisc. Prior to joining Biomatrix, Mr. Riggs was CEO
(and director) of the RF&P Corporation from 1991 to 1995 when the
company was sold to a partnership led by Lazard Freres. Prior to that Mr. Riggs was a
managing director in Mergers and Acquisitions at Paine Webber and an
associate with Strategic Planning Associates, the predecessor of Mercer
Management Consulting. Mr. Riggs received a BA from Middlebury College and MBA from Columbia University.
Arison joined Locus in September 2012 after taking part in the summer
2011 internship program. She is involved in the management of the
company’s live funds and the development of new portfolios. In addition
to this work, Carly is responsible for organizational development and talent acquisition.
graduated with honors from Brown University. She concentrated in
Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship, which involves the study
of economics, organizational behavior, and technology development. She
wrote her honors thesis on the differences in benefits and work
environments between publicly traded and privately held companies, with
an emphasis on resource dependency theory and its impact on
decision-making. While at Brown, Carly was a four-year varsity golfer and a four-time NGCA Academic All-American.
Augie joined Locus full-time In March 2013 after participating in the
summer internship program. He is currently working on implementing a robust auto-classification system that will be able to capture the many nuances of of the Locus system.
Augie graduated from Columbia University with a major in Economics and a
minor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. At Columbia, he researched the
role of financial incentives in primary education and the relationship
between divorce rates and GDP. While in school, Augie enjoyed taking
advantage of teaching opportunities both as a teaching assistant in the economics department and as a teacher to elementary school children through the America Reads program. Augie is a loyal Knicks and Yankees fan, and is interested in video game design theory.
Elizabeth joined Locus as a core-member in June of 2013 after interning in the summer of 2012. Elizabeth is currently working on theory development, focusing on creating a standardized vocabulary to enable labor and workforce analytics. Elizabeth looks forward to the future of the Locus system as a tool for economic development.
Prior to joining the Locus team, Elizabeth attended Duke University, graduating cum laude with degrees in Philosophy and German. While at Duke, she wrote a thesis titled, "Justice and Partiality: Bridging the Gap between Conventional and Natural Justice" which explored how allowing for partiality in morality remedies the dissatisfaction that many readers have with the dichotomy of justice that is presented in Plato's Gorgias. Elizabeth also spent a semester in Berlin studying German language and politics and falling in love with the city. Elizabeth is from Atlanta, Georgia and, true to her southern roots, enjoys SEC football and sweet tea.
joined Locus in the summer of 2012 after having interned during the
summer of 2010. Since joining, he has focused on developing the theory
that underpins the Locus classification system. Additionally, he is
working to extend the existing framework to analyze debt securities in
addition to equities.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Chicago with a
BA in mathematics and economics in 2012. His academic focus was on pure
mathematics, particularly topology, but he is also interested in
economic and social policy development. He has prior experience working
in both biochemistry and private equity.
collaboration with the rest of the data team, Phil is responsible for
obtaining, manipulating, validating and scaling the data needed to build
Locus' classification tools and economic systems theory.
joined Locus after having led the International Business Development
team at Newscom, where he helped build and manage an intra-agency
network of more than 40 of the world's leading digital-media content
providers. Prior to joining Newscom, Phil was an AmeriCorps VISTA
member, serving the underprivileged communities of Western New
York. Phil holds a BA in political science from the University of Rochester, a CAPM from the Project Management Institute, and will be pursuing a CFA in 2013.
Winston leads a Seattle-based project to apply our system in support of the Washington aerospace cluster.
Winston interned in 2011, and joined Locus full-time the next year after completing a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. His academic work included a thesis on small arms proliferation and security in the Republic of Georgia; he also edited The Oxford Student newspaper
and served as student president at his college. Originally from Alaska,
Winston traveled across Asia and Europe for several years before
university, working as a journalist, radio DJ and grape-picker, among other callings.
James is a
product of the 2010 summer internship: having graduated from Christ
Church, Oxford University he joined Locus Analytics in the Autumn of
2011. Since arriving his focus has been primarily on the philosophy of
the classification system, leadership of which he will be assuming from
Towson in early 2013, and securities analysis.
BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, he specialized in Financial
and Mathematical Economics having been particularly interested by the
use of Econometrics and Quantitative Economics in estimating underlying
population parameters from sample data. In Politics, he studied the
modeling of behavior in International Relations during the periods
1918-1945 and 1990-2010, as well as comparative analysis of state and
sub-state political institutions. Outside of the office his pursuits
include cycling, Ironman-distance triathlons, and perpetuating the
British stereotype of tweed and tea.
joined our team in June of 2011. At Locus, Addie works both on
launching and managing our live funds and on the development of new
portfolios. She leads our summer internship program for NYC high school
students and acts as a liaison to our team of software developers in Seattle and our team of traders in Virginia Beach.
to joining Locus, Addie taught middle school science in New York City
for two years as part of Teach for America. She has an undergraduate
degree in biology with a minor in art and
architecture from MIT. While at MIT, Addie researched the mechanisms of
telomere maintenance in fruit flies, the production of oxytocin (a
hormone released during pleasurable social interactions) in mice with
genetic and behavioral traits linked to autism, and creative approaches
for relationship development with autistic children. In her free time,
Addie enjoys visiting New York's art galleries and museums, exploring
the city with her former students, and working with youth arts
organizations in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Richard Kahn joined Locus in the summer of 2013 after interning in 2012. He is excited to work on developing the theoretical underpinnings of the Locus economic classification system, which he firmly believes approaches the true metaphysics of economics.
Before joining Locus, Richard attended Yale University, graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Math & Philosophy, an interdisciplinary major that focuses on the formal study of logic as well as the philosophy of mathematics. Richard's senior thesis explored the connection between the demonstrated undecidability of the Continuum Hypothesis and whether numbers exist. (He thinks they do.) Prior to Yale, Richard spent a year in Israel studying Jewish texts, and he continues to study Talmud regularly. Additionally, Richard is a pianist and music lover, with a keen interest in klezmer, classical music, bluegrass, and Phish.
After interning with Locus in Summer 2011, Diana returned to the office as a core member in early 2013 to investigate and map the labor economy within Locus's proprietary system. A
firm believer in systems economics, Diana looks forward to seeing Locus
employed as an educational tool and development asset in every
Diana graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Literature, a secondary field in Government, and a
Certificate in Latin American Studies. Her coursework centered on
comparative analysis, translation theory, and the role of institutions
in political economy. Post-graduation, Diana spent four months on a Harvard fellowship in Latin America researching microfinance institutional design and teaching the Locus system in Spanish.
Remmel joined Locus Analytics in 2009. Since joining Locus, he has led
the development of Locus’ economic classification system. In addition,
he has managed the development of Locus’ investment products using the
principles of this classification system. Towson graduated from
Princeton University in 2007 with a BA in Comparative Literature and a
certificate in Finance. Towson wrote his senior thesis on how Medieval
French epics represented many of the philosophical ideas of Nietzsche,
and how these ideas had a complex and largely
positive relationship with the ethics and ideals of medieval
Christianity. While at Princeton, Towson successfully completed Marine
Corps officer candidate school and interned at Credit Suisse as an
equity research analyst.
After graduating from Princeton, Towson moved to Russia and worked in the real estate industry until joining Locus in 2009.
with two small children, Towson spends his time away from work with his
family, and in pursuing his interests in foreign policy and philosophy.