Thanks to Our Vets

Thanks to Our Vets

November 11, 2014 Research Insights
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(Last Updated On: November 11, 2014)

I have the privilege to work with 2 partners who served in the Marine Corps from 2004-2008: Captain Wes Gray and Captain Pat Cleary.

Both of these guys are Ivy League graduates and both of them lent the best years of their lives to the United States Marine Corps. We also have received venture capital from a former Army Captain. Wes was crazy enough to leave a PhD program to join the Marines–who does that???

Wesley Gray coming home - Business Insider_2014-11-11_21-25-20


I’ve been actively involved in Wall Street and business for over 25 years and I’ve learned more about life and business via my veteran partners than I ever did working on Wall Street.

These guys really do stand for honor, courage, and commitment.

Thanks to all the veterans out there–a huge shout-out from Alpha Architect!


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David Foulke

Mr. Foulke is currently an owner/manager at Tradingfront, Inc., a white-label robo advisor platform. Previously he was a Managing Member of Alpha Architect, a quantitative asset manager. Prior to joining Alpha Architect, he was a Senior Vice President at Pardee Resources Company, a manager of natural resource assets, including investments in mineral rights, timber and renewables. He has also worked in investment banking and capital markets roles within the financial services industry, including at Houlihan Lokey, GE Capital, and Burnham Financial. He also founded two technology companies:, an internet-based provider of automated translation services, and, an online wholesaler of stone and tile. Mr. Foulke received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.