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Thomas Pologruto

Managing Director

BAAM — New York

Thomas Pologruto is a Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Mr. Pologruto leads the group’s software engineering team which develops proprietary investment tools, data analytics and risk systems.

Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Pologruto was a Quantitative Researcher and Senior Portfolio Manager at Kepos Capital. Prior to Kepos, he was the Chief Technology and Research Officer at Capstone Investment Advisors. Mr. Pologruto began his career as a portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Pologruto graduated cum laude and with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Physics, Biochemistry and Biophysics as well as with a MS in Chemistry. Mr. Pologruto received a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University.