Our Team

Nick Cherney, CFA
Senior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Products

Nick Cherney is Senior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Products at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Cherney was the chief investment officer and co-founder at VelocityShares from 2009 until Janus’ acquisition of the company in 2014. Prior to VelocityShares, he worked at Barclays Capital in New York and had product development and management responsibilities for iPath ETNs. Previous to this role, Mr. Cherney was a portfolio manager for iShares at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, where he managed more than $25 billion of ETF assets across asset classes. Earlier, he was an index research analyst at Barclays Global Investors. Mr. Cherney is frequently sought out by leading financial publications and news agencies including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Barron’s, among others.

Mr. Cherney received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of California – Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 13 years of financial industry experience.

Richard Hoge, LL.M., J.D.
Head of Operations

Richard Hoge is Head of Operations, Exchange Traded Products at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Hoge co-founded VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014, and served as chief financial officer and chairman of the board. Prior to that, he was a managing director and head of the U.S. structured capital products group at Natixis, overseeing the proprietary structured transactions portfolio. Mr. Hoge joined Natixis from Dresdner Bank, where he had responsibility for product development for the structured finance business. Earlier in his career, he was a partner in the National Tax Practice at KPMG in Washington, D.C., and held positions in the office of the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Hoge received an LL.M. in taxation from New York University, a juris doctorate cum laude from St. John’s University and a bachelor of business administration degree from Hofstra University. He is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia Bars. Mr. Hoge has 25 years of financial industry and tax advisory experience.

Steven Quinn
Head of ETP Distribution

Steve Quinn is Head of ETP Distribution at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Quinn served as managing partner and head of distribution at VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014. Prior to joining VelocityShares, he managed a team at UBS and was responsible for delivering the company’s capabilities to some of the largest hedge funds and investment complexes in the U.S. He has worked with large asset managers in Chicago and New York, as an executive director at JP Morgan, and in portfolio management at Bankers Trust private bank.

Mr. Quinn received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Fordham University and an MBA from New York University. He has 23 years of financial industry experience.

Scott M. Weiner, D.Phil.
Head of ETP Quantitative Strategy

Scott M. Weiner is Head of ETP Quantitative Strategy at Janus Henderson Investors. Prior to joining VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014, Dr. Weiner was managing director and U.S. head of equity derivatives and quantitative strategy at Deutsche Bank, where he was twice voted to the All-America Research Team in Equity Derivatives Research by Institutional Investor. Institutional Investor also ranked Dr. Weiner as one of the top 10 equity research analysts on Wall Street for client responsiveness and investment ideas. His research has been published in Mathematical Finance as well as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Dr. Weiner received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Oxford, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Dr. Weiner has 21 years of financial industry experience.

Jay Kirkorsky
Head of ETP Capital Markets

Jay Kirkorsky is Head of ETP Capital Markets at Janus Henderson Investors. In this role, Mr. Kirkorsky manages the firm’s market-maker relationships. He joined Janus with the acquisition of VelocityShares in 2014. Prior to VelocityShares, Mr. Kirkorsky spent 15 years building and managing the equity and fixed income trading desks for several Allianz subsidiaries, including Oppenheimer Capital, PIMCO Advisors and Allianz Global Investors.

Mr. Kirkorsky received a bachelor of science degree and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business. He has 25 years of financial industry experience.

Daniel Aronson, CFA
Director, ETP Client Product Specialist

Dan Aronson is Director, ETP Client Product Specialist at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since Janus acquired VelocityShares in 2014. Mr. Aronson joined VelocityShares in 2012. Prior to that, he was a director in the cross-asset solutions group with Societe Generale from 2007. Before Societe Generale, he was vice president in the hedging and monetization group from 2004 and was an associate in institutional equity sales with Deutsche Bank from 2002. Mr. Aronson began his career in 1997 with Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Aronson received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 21 years of financial industry experience.

Josh Gonnella
Head of Interest Rate Distribution

Josh Gonnella is Head of Interest Rate Distribution at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to Janus Henderson, he was a managing director at Lloyds Banking Group from 2014. Before that, Mr. Gonnella was a partner, head of the Americas with The Omerta Group from 2013. Earlier, he was with UBS Investment Bank as managing director, global co-head of rates sales from 2009. Mr. Gonnella began his career with Deutsche Bank in 1996 in various roles, the last as managing director, European head rates sales.

Mr. Gonnella received his bachelor’s degree in applied economics from Cornell University. He has 22 years of financial industry experience.

Paul Lyons, CFA
Director, ETP Capital Markets

Paul Lyons is Director, ETP Capital Markets at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2016. Before joining Janus, he worked on the exchange-traded notes desk at Credit Suisse from 2012 managing capital markets and working on new products and platform development. Additionally, he developed and managed relationships across the RIA marketplace and broker/dealer offices. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was a business development officer at BlackRock Financial Management from 2008 to 2011. Earlier, he was vice president, structured product sales at Morgan Stanley from 2005.

Mr. Lyons received a bachelor of science degree in international relations and international economics from Boston University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 20 years of financial industry experience.

Andrew Hicks, CFA
Manager, ETP Client Product Specialist

Andy Hicks is Manager, ETP Client Product Specialist at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Hicks joined the firm with the acquisition of VelocityShares in 2014. Prior to joining VelocityShares in 2012, he was at Deutsche Bank from 2008, where he was a product specialist in institutional sales after trading quantitative and event-driven strategies for the buy-side proprietary investment business. He started his financial career in 2000 trading futures and options on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mr. Hicks earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver and an MBA with honors in investment strategy from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 18 years of financial industry experience.

Benjamin Wang, CFA
Portfolio Manager | ETP Quantitative Strategy

Benjamin Wang is a Portfolio Manager and member of the Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Quantitative Strategy Team at Janus Henderson Investors. Prior to joining VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as an execution trader in quantitative investment strategies. He began his career at Susquehanna International Group as an assistant trader.

Mr. Wang received a bachelor of science degree and master of engineering degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a master of science in financial engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Wang holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 13 years of financial industry experience.

Zoey Zhu, CFA
Quantitative Strategist

Zoey Zhu is a Quantitative Strategist and member of the Exchange Traded Products (ETP) Quantitative Strategy Team at Janus Henderson Investors. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, she was with Credit Suisse as a business analyst in the fixed income derivatives group from 2013 and started her career there as a technology analyst in 2012.

Ms. Zhu earned a bachelor of computing degree with honors in information systems from National University of Singapore and a master of science degree in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in Mandarin. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 5 years of financial industry experience.

Kyle DeTullio
Junior ETP Product Specialist

Kyle DeTullio is a Junior ETP Product Specialist at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2014 when Janus acquired VelocityShares. He joined VelocityShares in 2013 as an analyst. Prior to this, Mr. DeTullio co-founded the mobile software company GetCharitable in 2011.

Mr. DeTullio received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Auburn University. He has 5 years of financial industry experience.