Rayne Gaisford is the Head of Data Strategy, Equity Research at Jefferies LLC. Rayne and his global team advise investment professionals on the integration of data (alternative and traditional), data science frameworks, analytic tools, and quantitative methods within their fundamental processes. Rayne is a member of the BattleFin advisory board and regularly speaks about the data ecosystem. Prior to joining Jefferies, Rayne spent fifteen years on the buy-side as a CRO, risk manager, data researcher, and member of the management team of several multi-manager hedge funds. Rayne began his career on the equity options research team at Goldman Sachs after having graduated from the University of Oregon. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.