About

Our team and industry and academic partners make us uniquely positioned to deliver new-generation AI tools for the ESG market.

Team

Alik Sokolov
Co-founder & CEO

Alik’s experience spans the fields of finance and AI in industry and academia. Alik has spent 6 years in Deloitte consulting as an ML team lead and a year at Mithril Capital as VC investor. He is also an accomplished researcher, having published works on applying deep learning to financial time series as well as for ESG investing. The latter set of algorithms is the backbone of SR.ai, where Alik serves as a co-founder and CEO.

Joseph Hydoski
Co-founder & CTO

Joseph’s career began in Deloitte consulting, where he has spent 6 years as a software engineer, forensic consultant, and engineering manager. Most recently, Joseph served as a senior engineer and early team member at Irwin, a leading Toronto fintech company. Joe has an eclectic engineering skillset including full-stack development, DevOps, big data and databases, as well as specialized skills in Natural Language Processing and event sourcing. Joe is also an active open-source contributor and an experienced team leader.

Advisors

Luis Seco

Luis is the Director of the Mathematical Finance Program and Professor of Mathematics at theUniversity of Toronto. As an academic, Luis is a known thought-leader and an innovator in the field of quantitative finance, with ESG and machine learning being his primary research interests of late. He is also President and CEO of Sigma Analysis and Management, a portfolio management firm that specializes in absolute return products and research. Luis brings deep academic and industrial expertise in finance to our team, as well as his own experience in running successful commercial enterprises with academic roots.

Wendy Knight

Wendy, FCPA, is a former RBC VP, Ombudsman and corporate banker with extensive experience in identifying and implementing processes and behavioural standards to support sustainable business growth. Throughout her career, she has leveraged ESG data to drive meaningful changes in sales practices and conduct, and drive more sustainable business and investment decisions. Wendy is a long-term member of CPA Discipline Committees with a focus on delivering fair and ethical treatment by the CPA membership, and a Founding Activator of SHEeo, providing financing, learning, mentoring and networking opportunities to female entrepreneurs.

Bill is a respected, results oriented problem solver with deep technical and fundamental skills for building successful investment strategies using big data, AI, statistical and financial disciplines. He has over 3 decades of investment experience building and leading investment teams at RBC Global Asset Management Inc. , at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and at Connor, Clark & Lunn. During his career, ESG has been a focus in all investment processes from helping manage the Ethical Growth fund while at CC&L, to managing the Responsible Investment team at CPPIB. He obtained a Master’s in Mathematics, specialized in Statistics and Finance in 1992 and a Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in 1988 – both from the University of Waterloo.

Industry and Ecosystem Partners

Research Partners