Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph is Co-Founder and CEO of S-Network Global Indexes. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business including business development, human resources, administration, public relations, operations and compliance.
Prior to S-Network, Joseph served as a Managing Director of UBS, with responsibility for all facets of the firm’s global exchange traded fund (ETF) initiative. Prior to joining UBS, Joseph was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant of S-Network LLC, where he maintained responsibility for relationships with key clients, including State Street Bank & Trust, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Global Investors. Before joining S-Network, Joseph was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s US index arbitrage and portfolio trading businesses. Joseph managed Deutsche Bank’s entry into the US ETF market, launching the first open-end 40-Act Fund to be listed on a US stock exchange. He also worked as part of the management teams at both Nomura and Kidder Peabody, with responsibility for managing those firms’ index arbitrage businesses. Joseph graduated with a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Managing Member, Stowe Partners, LLC
Mike Keenan is a consulting geologist in private practice with 17 years experience in the natural resources field. His expertise lies in the economic analysis of energy-related natural resources, including uranium, coal, oil, and natural gas, along with the precious and base metals. In addition to private practice, he has served as a natural resources regulator at the State and local levels in California. Mr. Keenan founded Stowe Partners, LLC in 2006 to provide natural resource-based investment consulting to the money management industry. He is an active member of the Geological Society of America Coal Division and the American Geophysical Union. He earned a B.Sc. in Geology and an MPA from the California State University System.
Paul most recently served as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 1975. From 1997 to 2008, Paul was Director of Morgan Stanley’s ETF Research team covering index-linked ETFs and actively managed closed-end fund companies. Paul also spent five years in Equity Capital Markets Services. Paul’s team was the first to provide research coverage on index-linked ETFs and won many awards, including the Most Useful ETF Research in the U.S. Every Year Since Inception in 2004 at the annual ETF Global Awards Conference and the Best Research Team for Exchange-Traded Funds in 2007 at the 7th Annual Capital Link Forum on Closed-End Funds and ETFs in April 2008.
Director of Index Operations
Patrick is responsible for the development, production and maintenance of all S-Network indexes, including indexes that serve as the underlying for financial products holding over $8 billion in AuM. He is also responsible for the oversight of product-centered company IT. Patrick started at S-Network in 2007 and has engaged directly in every facet of the index business. He oversees development and production of domestic and international equity indexes as well as indexes that include 40-Act funds, futures and options.
Patrick has been responsible for the development of S-Network’s Benchmark Index Series and the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Indexes and Ratings, as well as a number of smart beta and thematic indexes. Patrick is a member of the IADB Sustainable Index Committee.
Prior to joining S-Network, Patrick worked as a Research Analyst for Dow Jones Indexes, where he was a member of the custom index quarterly review. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University School of Business.
Director of Research, Space Investment Services LLC
In his previous role as Director of Research and Analysis at the Space Foundation, a globally recognized nonprofit working to advance the use of space, Micah led development of all research projects and publications. With his team of in-house researchers and external contractors, Micah produced 12 editions of the Space Foundation’s annual flagship publication, The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. The report is used as a reliable and informative reference source by space agencies, policymakers, industry executives, and media throughout the world.
Micah has also authored papers on space-specific topics such as the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industrial base, and cross-sector subjects such as the role of space technology in aviation. As a leading expert on the global space economy, Micah has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NPR, Space News, ABC News, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, The Economist, and many other media outlets. He also regularly briefs government and private-sector audiences on technological and economic developments in the space industry.
Micah has a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy (with concentrations in space policy and security policy) from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, where he double-majored in Astronomy and Political Science.