We solve complex problemsWe are data drivenWe are life-long learnersWe seek challengesWe are selectiveWe’ve been waiting for you
We are building the future of trading
7 Cheetahs Trading builds next-generation quantitative trading algorithms that leverage advanced data science and machine learning methodologies. Using proprietary models, we create our own trading strategies that challenge industry norms and push the limits of traditional trading and technology.
We are on a journey of constant and never ending improvement
Our growth mindset drives us to constantly innovate and improve. Complex problems excite us and challenge us to learn from our experiences. Our team works collaboratively to share thoughts, challenge ideas and learn from one another so that we rise as a whole. Good is never good enough on our team; we are constantly striving for greatness.
We are data-driven
Being data driven allows us to make the most informed and educated decisions no matter what problem we are faced with. We love numbers and understanding the why behind them. Data science drives our approach to solving problems and decision making in all aspects of our business. Our profound analytical and research-oriented approach enables us to solve the intricate and never-ending puzzle of algorithmic trading.
We operate with integrity and transparency
Strong integrity and transparency are core to the way we operate in all aspects of the business whether that’s with our investors, employees or product. We are a small team with a flat hierarchy that will give you the feedback and tools you need to grow your career. Every team member plays a fundamental role in our success. If you’re looking to make an impact each time you come to work, you’ll fit right in.
We manage risk
Managing risk is a core component to our success. We strive to manage risk in the markets, in our business and for our employees. We are experienced entrepreneurs. We know what’s involved in managing millions of dollars, balancing the needs of stakeholders, and keeping focus on the day to day intricacies of running a business.
7 Cheetahs Trading builds next-generation quantitative trading algorithms that leverage advanced data science and machine learning methodologies. 7 Cheetahs began out of our founder’s curiosity and desire to learn about trading and technology. Our team is growing with individuals that share that same curiosity and desire to learn and constantly improve. We strive to develop talent and educate those around us about the future of trading and technology.
Unlike most other technology businesses, we have no customers; our main focus is on creating top-notch trading strategies and technologies. At our core, we are a team of brilliant researchers, technologists and highly analytical individuals, striving to make a difference in the world of algorithmic trading. Using proprietary models, we create our own trading strategies that challenge industry norms and push the limits of traditional trading and technology.
Brian Shepard is the Founder and Chief Strategist of 7 Cheetahs. Brian has extensive experience in the tech space and has started and built several tech companies for over twenty years. Brian is the sole founder of Tenzing Managed IT Services. He scaled the company to over $15 Million in revenue on an annual basis and employed 80 staff members.
Brian has been recognized on prestigious lists such as Top 40 Under 40 and Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. In addition to his own entrepreneurial ventures, Brian acts as a mentor for up and coming entrepreneurs and has helped over a dozen entrepreneurs develop and scale their start-ups.
Doug Donaldson is the Chief Technology Officer at 7 Cheetahs. Doug brings his experience in leadership and software development to 7 Cheetahs where he leads our development team to implement the technology structures needed to support our trading strategies.
Doug has worked as a software developer for nearly twenty years focusing primarily on web apps and high-availability services. Besides over fifteen years of professional Python development, he has deep experience in many other areas including PHP, JS, Erlang, Elixir and datastore schema design, optimizations and querying.
Dr. Nahid Jetha is the Chief Scientific Officer at 7 Cheetahs. Nahid has 15+ years of experience in research and technology development in a diversity of fields ranging from quantitative investment management to molecular and cellular biophysics. Nahid holds a PhD in Physics and a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
With his experience working with top-tier hedge funds and quant trading firms in New York, Nahid has extensive expertise in research, development and deployment of fully automated AI-based quantitative trading systems. Additionally, Nahid was formerly a Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia and Research & Technology Consultant to Stratos Genomics.
Cole Peterson is a Senior Software Architect at 7 Cheetahs. With over fifteen years of experience in the design and implementation of fault tolerant and time sensitive software, Cole brings a wealth of knowledge to the 7 Cheetahs team. Driven by a passion for continuous improvement, he takes pride in providing the very highest quality software.
Cole comes to us from the high paced world of real time audio processing where he led the development of multiple products, including an award winning digital signal processor. Besides his accomplishments in the closed source world, Cole played a major role in the development of the Milan networking protocol.
Want to join 7 Cheetahs? Here are a few of the benefits of working with us.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
We firmly believe investing in our team is critical to our success. Training budget is allocated for each team member.
4 weeks vacation
Right off the bat you’ll have four weeks vacation, with an opportunity for more. Work hard, play hard.
In addition to competitive base salaries with tons of opportunity to grow with us, we offer profit sharing where as employees, you get to reap the benefits of the highly profitable business we are building.
We are a fast paced, high growth start-up where every team member plays a fundamental role to our success. Want to create an impact and work in a rapidly growing start-up? You’ve come to the right place.
Where We Are
We are located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley surrounded by some of the best ski hills, golf courses and wineries in the world. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.