Our team

High-integrity and high-horsepower.

We believe you should have access to First Class.

“Run along, now. Go put your money in an ETF.” That’s what the world tells the average retail investor. But for the ultra-wealthy, the equation completely flips: “Welcome to first class. Which hedge fund would you like?” We’re here to change this.
Clayton GardnerCo-Founder & Co-Ceo
Clay has spent the majority of his career as an investor at multi-billion dollar hedge funds, applying the long-term, quality-oriented approach that Titan uses today. He graduated from The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania.
Joe PercocoCo-Founder & Co-Ceo
Joe spent time at McKinsey & Co. in San Francisco in their technology practice, at Goldman Sachs & Co. in NYC, and most recently as an early employee at a long/short equity hedge fund. He graduated from The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania.
Max BernardyCo-Founder & CTO
In addition to his time as a software engineer at a hedge fund, Max was a senior engineer and early employee at several early-stage technology companies. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science.
Zach IvesterSenior Software Engineer
Since he got access to high speed internet in the days of Napster, Zach has been fascinated with computer systems. He's been a software engineer in NYC for over a decade. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science.
Vincent NingHead of Operations & Research
Prior to joining Titan, Vincent worked as an investment analyst at a multi-billion dollar event-driven hedge fund. Previously, he worked as an M&A analyst at Evercore. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Financial Economics.
Jason RasmussenHead of Growth
Previously, Jason was the Growth Lead at theSkimm where he oversaw all growth and analytics efforts to successfully acquire, engage, and retain an audience of over 7M active users. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher RizzoSoftware Engineer
Prior to Titan, Chris was a software engineer at Bloomberg, building financial tools for millions. He has taught Javascript at Fullstack Academy in NYC and enjoys immersing himself in code discussion. He graduated from Vanderbilt University.
Asha MaddaliHead of Client Experience
Prior to Titan, Asha was the Director of Customer Success at Daily Burn, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the customer lifecycle and driving engagement within a suite of multi-platform fitness apps. She graduated from Florida State University.
John DeYonkerInvestor Relations Lead
Prior to Titan, John spent the majority of his career working with institutional investors in the equity markets, most recently with high-net-worth investors at Cadre to build real estate portfolios. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Finance.
Eddie LopezClient Experience Associate
Prior to joining Titan, Eddie was an Investment and Operations Analyst at Jemstep, a fintech firm based in Silicon Valley. He was the subject matter expert in all areas of wealth management on Jemstep’s award-winning digital advice platform. He is a graduate from Sierra College.
Danny KeaneHead of Design
Prior to Titan, Danny was a UX Lead at Google / YouTube, scaling features to hundreds of millions of users. He was also on the founding team at Zesty, which was acquired by Square (NYSE:SQ), then by DoorDash. He hails from the United Kingdom.
Ikey BenzakenSoftware Engineer
Previously, Ikey was a VP of Front End Engineering at start-up HoverGG, the "Twitch for eSports." He focused on building out the core features for their community, including social-based features, content consumption flows, and user onboarding.
Heather SlateChief Compliance Officer
Heather is Titan's Chief Compliance Officer. Heather has more than 20 years of experience in compliance, client implementation and operations within the financial services industry. She is currently partnering with Titan through the Greyline team.
Kyle MichelProduct Design
Kyle is a Product Designer at Titan, recently graduated from USC's Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) Academy. He has impacted product design and marketing at several YCombinator-backed companies. He has an obsession for building delightful consumer-facing experiences.
Ben CutlerSoftware Engineer
Prior to Titan, Ben worked for several early-stage startups as a software engineer. He is also currently pursuing the CFA designation and has already passed Level 1. Originally from Australia, he has spent the majority of his life on the east coast and is fascinated by the intersection of technology and finance.
Geeta MallickFraud/AML Lead
Prior to Titan, Geeta was a Customer Experience Associate at Stash handling Fraud/AML escalations. As one of their first CX team members, she became Stash’s go-to fraud expert in charge of all fraud escalations between the CX and Fraud/AML teams. Originally from Mumbai, India, Geeta lived in the UK for 14 years before migrating to the US.
Bryan HagenStrategy and Compliance
In addition to previously working as a securities regulator at FINRA (formerly NASD), Bryan brings 20+ years of financial industry experience, including as CCO for several broker-dealer and advisory firms. Most recently he led the brokerage team at Bumped turning consumer spending into fractional shares of stock. He graduated from Reed College with a degree in Economics.
Yisroel SolomonClient Experience Associate
Previously, Yis worked at Swell Investing, an ESG focused robo-advisor where he led the CX team. His role at Swell helped shape a world-class client experience for investors while his product knowledge and ability to engage with clients paved the way for Swell’s growth. Yis graduated from Yeshiva University’s Syms Business School with a degree in Marketing.
Jennifer Schaffer-GoddardEditor
Jenn previously managed government proposals at Palantir, contributed research to the Partnership on AI and the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and worked as an editor at VICE. She holds a BA from Stanford and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.
Tatiana ToumanidisOperations Manager
Prior to Titan, Tati worked for Wealthsimple as an office & community manager where she was able to foster a tight-knit, inclusive culture for 500+ employees in a remote-first workplace. She has also worked for Apple and assisted in training new hires and assembling communications to deliver to over 800 employees. Tati was born and raised in NYC and graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Psychology.
John BottcherInvestment Analyst
Prior to Titan, John was a Senior Investment Analyst at DoubleBlue Capital Management focused on public and private equity investments in the U.S., Europe and Emerging Markets. Prior to DoubleBlue, John was an Investment Analyst at Bienville Capital Management, a global multi-billion dollar investment firm. Previously, he held positions at Mizuho Securities and Bloomberg. John graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Justin Yoo, CFAInvestment Analyst
Prior to Titan, Justin was a Research Analyst at YipitData. In this role he led coverage of automotive and media companies. Previously, he worked at Kensho as an Investment Analyst and Hayden Capital as a Research Intern. He graduated from UC Riverside.
Angus KirkbySenior Growth Marketing Manager
Prior to Titan, Angus worked at Part and Sum, a NY based growth and innovation agency, where he provided counsel and advice to companies on growth strategy, tactics and experimentation, positioning, paid marketing and lifecycle marketing. Angus has broad experience having previously worked at IMG, Ministry Of Sound and OGB in his native Australia.
Gritt TrakulhoonInvestment Analyst
Gritt is a crypto expert. Prior to Titan, Gritt was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, advising corporate clients on key strategic initiatives, including, but not limited to, private equity due diligences, restructuring, and growth strategy. During his MBA, Gritt was a Summer Principal at SCB10X, a venture capital firm focused on fintech and blockchain tech, spearheading their investment efforts in DeFi. Gritt holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
Christopher SeifelInvestment Analyst
Prior to Titan, Christopher ran his own investment research and analysis business at Seifel Capital Management. Previously, Christopher was a Senior Associate at Post Acute Partners, a middle-market family office. His experience also includes roles in corporate finance and investment banking. Christopher graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics.
Umang LathiaSoftware Engineer
Before coming to Titan, Umang worked for Shift as a software engineer building a product to make the process of buying and selling a used car a great customer experience. While there, he saw Shift grow immensely and become a public company. Umang grew up in Michigan and graduated from University of Michigan (go blue!) with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science Engineering.
Jeffrey SunSoftware Engineer
Previously, Jeffrey worked at a customer engagement startup, architecting and building their embeddable chat widget. He enjoys systems design and long walks with his Weimaraner, Jax. He graduated from Stony Brook University.
Brian SunSenior Growth Manager
Before coming to Titan, Brian worked at Opendoor, a leading digital platform for residential real estate, where he focused on lifecycle marketing strategy and execution. His background spans B2B software startups, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies, and multi-sided marketplaces.

Why we do what we do

Everyday investors are stuck with mediocre returns and archaic experiences without even realizing it. Meanwhile, their wealthy compatriots are doing the exact opposite. Condescending advice is aplenty these days. “Just put your money in this diversified ETF.” “No one can do better than the average.” Or worse, the ones who dare to embrace the stock market are usually left in the dark fending for themselves. Little do they know they are up against trillions of dollars of expert capital. We were frustrated when we saw this divide. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when we experienced it with our own friends and family. We worked at hedge funds managing money one way for our clients.... but then telling our parents to invest a totally different way. We wish we were joking. So we set out to finally give the best of Wall Street to anyone, no matter how large or small their checks were. Enter Titan. At Titan, we’re building the best performance vehicle for your capital, ever. Our goal is to deliver you high returns, compounded over long periods of time, by employing the same investing philosophies that usually only the wealthy have access to. But we have another radical goal - we want to transform you. Every investment platform you deal with is a one-way street of you giving them your money. A black box. That’s not us. We’re open. We teach you how to fish. You’ll become the best investor you’ve ever been on Titan.

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