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We believe that attractive, consistent, and repeatable investment results cannot be achieved by an individual. Collaboration and collective decision making are thus at the heart of our firm, and are facilitated and optimized by our proprietary software platform.
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John Kelly
Sales Director
John Kelly

John Kelly joined 2Xideas as Sales Director and Partner in September 2014. Previously, he worked at Bank am Bellevue from 2004 to 2014, managing the relationships to institutional clients based in Anglo-Saxon markets. He became the Head of Equity Sales in 2011. From 1997 to 2004, John worked as an equity analyst covering financial stocks for Merrill Lynch in London and NCB Stockbrokers in Dublin. John started his career with Deloitte in Ireland, where he worked as a chartered accountant for four years.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in Ireland.

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Andreas Kanz
Quant Developer
Andreas Kanz

Andreas Kanz joined 2Xideas as a Data Engineer in May 2022. Previously, Andreas worked as a Data Scientist, implementing data-driven solutions for companies in health care, energy, and the automotive industry. Earlier, he worked as a Consultant for Financial Artificial Intelligence for Banks in Austria and Germany.

Andreas holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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Maria Shears
Data Engineer
Maria Shears

Maria Shears joined 2Xideas as Data Engineer in January 2022. Over the last nine years she has worked for various start-ups in Munich and more recently in the financial industry (corporate, fintech) as Data Engineer/Data Analyst. 

Maria holds an Economics Degree from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

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Will Hardy
Head of Web Dev.
Will Hardy

Will Hardy joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in August 2020. He previously spent 15 years building, scaling, and securing numerous large software systems as an independent consultant in Europe and Australia.

Will holds Bachelor’s degrees in Software Engineering (Hons) and Laws from the University of Melbourne.

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János Naumann
Software Engineer
János Naumann

János Naumann joined 2Xideas as a Senior Software Developer in September 2021. For more than 10 years, he designed and developed control and monitoring solutions with a focus on extensibility. He worked for several industrial companies, ranging from startups to international corporations. 

János holds a Diplom in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT).

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Max Brauer
Software Engineer
Max Brauer

Max Brauer joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. Previously, he worked in a startup creating immersive AI and AR applications to develop brand experiences for its customers. Before that, Max worked as a Software Developer in the film industry, building complex applications for a range of companies.

Max holds a BSc in Computer Science from the BA Leipzig University of Cooperative Education.

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Tom Bärwinkel
Software Engineer
Tom Bärwinkel

Tom Bärwinkel joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in January 2022. He previously worked on the user experience and notification systems in IT monitoring software and in the automotive industry.

Tom holds a Master's in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich.

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Vladimir Potter
Software Engineer
Vladimir Potter

Vladimir Potter joined 2Xideas as a Software Developer in April 2022. He previously spent more than 10 years designing and building mid-to-large software systems for companies throughout Europe, the US, and Australia.

Vladimir holds a Master’s in Informatics and Computer Engineering from Novosibirsk State University in Russia.

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Paris Kolios
Software Engineer
Paris Kolios

Paris Kolios joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in May 2022. He has 15 years of experience developing software, building and leading tech teams, in start-ups, NGOs, and consulting firms. 

Paris studied Computer Science in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens.

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Tim Kreitner
Software Engineer
Tim Kreitner

Tim Kreitner joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in July 2022. Previously he worked at an algo-trading company as a Quantitative Analyst and Developer.

Tim holds a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt.

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Dustin Nowosad
Software Engineer
Dustin Nowosad

Dustin Nowosad joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. Before that, he worked as a full stack developer in a startup that developed an AI platform as a web application, and then as a mobile app developer on a tenant app that simplifies communication between tenants and landlords.

Dustin holds a State Certified Technician Degree in Electrical Engineering.