From Physics to Finance: Adam Tkaczuk Joins Alpha Architect

From Physics to Finance: Adam Tkaczuk Joins Alpha Architect

September 19, 2016 Business Updates
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(Last Updated On: September 19, 2016)

We wanted to formally welcome the newest addition to the Alpha Architect team, Adam Tkaczuk, who joins us as Director of Portfolio Services.2016-09-15-09_50_27

Adam started off in physics, transitioning his quantitative skills to assist family offices, Fortune 100 firms and middle market companies reduce their tax exposure across their investments and business operations. Prior to joining Alpha Architect, Adam was the Northeast Practice Leader for Duff & Phelps’ Business Incentives Advisory practice in Manhattan. He earned his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has a BS in physics from the University of Massachusetts and studied portfolio theory at the National University of Singapore.

Adam is passionate about our mission to empower investors through education and loves thinking about financial markets. He is also skilled in negotiating taxes with local municipalities, business tax planning, and tax-efficient investing. And as many of us know, tax management is (often) more important than alpha.

We are pleased that he has joined the team and look forward to hearing his tax- and investment-related insights.

Welcome Adam!

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About the Author

Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.