Team

Michael Megarit | Managing Partner

The Firm is led by Michael Megarit with over 25 years of experience in domestic and international corporate finance and has been responsible for transactions and advisory work in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and emerging markets generally for clients with $50 million to $500 million in annual revenue. Mr. Megarit has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, consolidations.

Joe Barr PhD. | Chief Science Officer

Since 2017, Mr. Barr has served as the Chief Data Scientist and Managing Director of Barr Analytics LLC, where he engages with customers on projects relating to data science, cybersecurity, optimization, and econometrics. His clients span a wide range of industries, including software, entertainment, financial services, and manufacturing. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Barr was Chief Analytics Officer of Home Union, an investment company specializing in an alternate class of assets, with annual revenue of $15 million. Mr. Barr reported directly to the CEO of Home Union and built the new data practices for the company, which included big data technologies, data science practice, and data science governance practices. Mr. Barr has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Mathematics from Florida State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics from University of Haifa (Israel).

Peter Shaw PhD. | Science Advisor 

Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Nanjing University, Former Senior Lecturer at MasseyUniversity, Former Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University, PhD. in Computer Science from Newcastle University

Vigalis Hristidis PhD. | Science Advisor

Since 2011, Mr. Hristidis has been an Associate Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, Riverside. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Hristidis was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. Mr. Hristidis has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, an M.S. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from National Technical University of Athens.