Think Different - Take Emotion Out of the Equation

The market’s volatile ups and downs can lead even the best financial advisors to make emotional and impulsive decisions regarding their clients’ portfolios.

At Helios, we aim to take emotion and impulse out of investment decisions.  Instead, we enable the compounding power of time to empower our processes so you can focus on your clients. Regardless of the market’s performance, our unique data-driven algorithms aim to grow your clients’ wealth and take advantage of market opportunities when they arise. 

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Meet Our Team


Chris Shuba

When the financial crisis of 2008 struck, it became obvious that a quantitative, emotionless approach to asset management was the clearest path to success in the modern market. After spending time at Ameriprise Financial and as a Senior Quant Analyst at Columbia Threadneedle, Chris Shuba focused on developing mathematical models that could help financial advisors mitigate the volatility of the market.

In 2014, Shuba joined Westlake, Grahl & Glover where he put to use a series of algorithms he designed. These models were met with immediate interest by a broad range of clients, and within the year, financial advisors nationwide were clamoring for access to his algorithms.

Soon thereafter, he founded Helios Quantitative, LLC.  Shuba is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Helios.  As of August 2018, Helios influences the assets of advisors that collectively manage over $16 billion.

In 2015, Shuba was named the greater Sacramento Area’s “Face of Investing” by Sacramento Magazine. He is a regular speaker and contributor at industry events hosted by State Street, JP Morgan, Standard & Poors Global Indices, and more.

Shuba holds a BS in business finance and law from the Opus School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, and holds a FINRA Series 7, and has completed the Level 1 CFA.

Joe Mallen

Joe Mallen joined Helios Quantitative, LLC, in 2016, taking on the responsibilities of quantitative research and managing client relationships. He currently holds the position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Mallen is steadfast in his belief that the future of the investment advisor industry begins with cost effective and risk-managed solutions for clients. Like Shuba, he hopes to enable financial advisors to be competitive by providing them with institutional level market research.

Before joining Helios Quantitative, Mallen was Chief Investment Officer at Sawtooth Solutions, a senior analyst at Columbia Threadneedle, and served as vice president at AI Exchange, LLC, and Mount Yale Capital Group, LLC. He has been published in several journals and quoted by major news outlets.

Mallen holds a masters in finance with a concentration in quantitative finance from London Business School and a BSB in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Staff Members



Pamela Burke, CPA

Pam leads the Operations and Finance Departments of Helios Quantitative Research. She joined Helios in 2016. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Pam went on to become a Certified Public Accountant. As a CPA she spent many years servicing a variety of different industries in many aspects of the business.


Kent Peterson, Ph.D.

Kent joined the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in 1999 in their research and trading departments analyzing systematic patterns in markets and microstructures. Kent is an Independent Quantitative Analyst and provides thought leadership and strategic direction for Helios. He writes a regular blog at  Kent received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.


Matt Miller, CFP, MSPY

Matt joined Helios as Vice President of New Disruptions, Central Division in 2018. Matt brings 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. He was the Regional Vice President of Retirement Wealth Strategies at Ameriprise Financial.


Patrick White

Patrick joined Helios Quantitative Research in December of 2017 as Vice President of New Disruptions, Eastern Division. A 20-year veteran of the asset  management industry, Patrick brings a strong focus on delivering institutional quality investment advice to the retail investment advisor.  Patrick lives in and works out of Nashville, Tennessee.


Ray Harrison, CLU, ChFC, CEP, RFC, BFATM

Ray has always been serving his clients and their families, and in January of 2018, he completed a long-planned strategic goal of assigning his client base to a highly trusted advisor/partner within his firm. Ray joined Helios Quantitative Research as Vice President of New Disruptions, Western Division, in 2018 .

Nyle Bayer

Nyle Bayer serves as the Chief Marketing Officer Helios Quantitative Research. Nyle’s focus is to create engaging content which empowers forward-thinking advisors with smart investment ideas. Previously, Nyle founded Financial Time Traveler, a financial media company. Currently, Nyle acts as the CIO of Up Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor. Follow Nyle on Twitter @nylebayer.