NYC Steering committee

Milind SharmaPresident/Qwaffer-In-Chief
Gautam WahiTechnology
Yash Kantharia Member Relations
Ram KhannaEvent Coordinator
Tanmay MokashiLogistics

advisory committee

Prof. Harry MamayskyColumbia University – Columbia Business School
Prof. Agostino CapponiColumbia University – Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Prof. Leon TatevossianNYU – Tandon School of Engineering


Milind Sharma, Chief Qwaffer

Milind Sharma’s 26 years of market experience span running prop desks at RBC & Deutsche Bank (Saba unit) as well as hedge funds (QuantZ) & mutual funds (MLIM) not to mention his fintech venture QMIT. His funds have won many awards over the years including those from Morningstar, Lipper, WSJ, Battle of the Quants & BattleFin. He was also a co-founder of Quant Strategies at MLIM (now BlackRock) & Manager of the Risk Analytics and Research Group at Ernst & Young where he was co-architect of Raven TM. His publications have appeared in Risk, JoIM, Elsevier, World Scientific, Wiley, etc. In addition to dual MS degrees (Computational Finance & Applied Math), he was also in the Logic/ AI Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon. Other education includes Oxford, Vassar & Wharton. He is also the founder & President of the quant society <QWAFAx NEW> (formerly QWAFAFEW New York).