Mr. Hess is a co-founder of MAXEX and served as a director until 2018. He has more than 15 years of experience at Goldman Sachs and other top-tier investment banks specializing in development, implementation, and execution of complex equity and derivative trading strategies through electronic exchanges. Mr. Hess founded Structured Trading Advisors in 2004 to counsel hedge funds and independent traders in formulating, managing, and executing investment strategies in electronic markets. Mr. Hess is a former President of Pantechnica LLC, a quantitative hedge fund created by TLW Securities, a leading provider of algorithmic and program trading technologies. Mr. Hess is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.