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.
During 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!
From 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.
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 conducts analysis
of each fund’s performance, and she is working on the SEC compliance and
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.
Jonathan 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.
In 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
Phil 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
With a 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.
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
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 language.
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.
Towson 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.
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.
Married with two
small children, Towson spends his time away from work with his family, and in
pursuing his interests in foreign policy and philosophy.