Prasad set up Syntoniq to address inconsistencies in traditional financial models following 18 years in quantitative risk and portfolio management. With extensive experience in banking and financial services, Prasad applies his analytical expertise to adapt behavioral models to help with financial planning.
Prasad holds an MS degree in Quantitative and Computational Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Alain’s experience in the behavioral sciences is an integral part of the scientific framework that Syntoniq draws on. His work focuses mainly on bridging the gap between theory and application, and plays a major part in productizing research.
Alain studied at UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan before completing a PhD in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. He worked as a consultant for more than 10 years prior to co-founding Syntoniq. Alain is also the founder of behavioraleconomics.com and editor of the Behavioral Economics Guide.
Yama started his professional career at Morgan Stanley, where he headed a US equities investment management team. He has since accumulated over a decade of national and international finance and banking executive experience with a proven track record in fintech ventures. Yama is a member of the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Yama majored in business at the University of Phoenix and earned an MA degree in Finance and Economics from Harvard University.
A social neuroscientist with a focus on interpersonal relationships, Bianca studies the neural impact of social interactions and personality dimensions. Her research establishes links between personality styles and distinct neural activation patterns, and shows how social preferences – such as those associated with familiarity, trust and empathy – shape awareness, decision-making and action-planning.
Bianca has a PhD in Social Psychology from Stony Brook University and in 2012, received the International Woman of Science Award.
Monica specializes in experimental and behavioral finance with a focus on the financial decision-making process. Her research investigates how subconscious factors such as mood, mental accounts, and internal compartmentalization of risk and reward affects this process.
Monica holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia and is Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.