Dr. Carr Bettis is a serially successful entrepreneur, as the founder and chief architect of numerous market-leading financial technology innovations and businesses that have been acquired by Merrill Lynch, Thomson Financial, Primark/Disclosure and Advanced Equities/GreenBook Financial. He manages his family’s private equity portfolio via his firm Fathom Lab and is Chairman and Founder of both Gradient Analytics and Verus Research. Gradient Analytics is one of the largest independent equity research firms in the U.S. Verus Research is a quantitative compensation, proxy intelligence and behavioral governance firm. He also serves on the Board of Directors of iMemories and AudioEye, two Arizona-founded technology companies. He is a former tenured professor and government appointee having served as Securities Administrator, Tax Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer. He maintains a clinical-affiliation with Arizona State University as Research Professor of Finance and is frequently cited in national and international financial media. His research has been published in the most prestigious academic and professional journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Financial Analyst Journal. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1992.