Edge Focus Appoints Co-Heads of Automotive and Head of Capital Markets, Positioning Company for Accelerated Growth
NEW YORK & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edge Focus, a technology company that applies machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze credit, has expanded its team with three industry professionals. Sean Mills and Federico González joined as co-heads of automotive, and Alex Bisson joined as head of capital markets. These key hires will help accelerate the company’s growth, following the partnerships with Brevan Howard and DRW formed last fall.
As co-heads of automotive, Sean Mills and Federico González lead the company’s growing auto lending strategies. Both Sean and Federico have developed quantitative credit underwriting and risk management strategies in consumer loan portfolios.
Sean earned a BS in Physics from Caltech and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Chicago.
Federico holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Simón Bolívar University and a master’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.
“We are thrilled to have Sean and Federico join Edge Focus. With their combined knowledge and experience in consumer lending and portfolio management, we have built an industry-leading automotive team. Markets automotive loans are poised to be disrupted by technology-based pricing and we are proud to be an early mover in this space,” said Kevin Hennessy, Chief Investment Officer.
As Head of Capital Markets, Alex Bisson leads capital markets transactions, including the development and management of Edge Focus’ securitization platforms. Prior to Edge Focus, Alex was an associate director in Ford Motor Company’s global treasury organization, where he was directly responsible for over $20 billion in ABS transactions and focused on financial strategy, funding and liquidity.
Alex holds a BA in Economics from John Carroll University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a CFA charter holder.
“We are excited to have Alex join our team. His deep knowledge of financial markets will be key to accelerating the growth and reach of our capital markets platform,” said Hirak Biswas, Chief Operating Officer.
About Edge Focus
Launched in 2017, Edge Focus is a technology-driven investment management company with a proprietary credit engine powered by machine learning and AI to assess and fund loans. The firm’s management team has extensive experience and a successful track record in quantitative strategies, high frequency trading, fundamental investing and technology.
The company’s credit engine is capable of analyzing, pricing and forecasting credit default risk with a high degree of accuracy. This has far-reaching applications in investment management, the consumer and SME lending sectors, and other emerging areas of fintech credit.
As a minority owned and operated business, Edge Focus is committed to socially responsible lending practices and believes in fair access to capital, without bias and at fair rates.