Andrey Hicks earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Harvard University in 2005, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). During his undergraduate career, Andrey Hicks coauthored an article on human immunodeficiency virus that was published in the American Journal of Pathology, “Neuropathogenesis of Lentiviral Infection in Macaques: Roles of CXCR4 and CCR5 Viruses and Interleukin-4 in Enhancing Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Production in Macrophages.” In 2007, Andrey Hicks obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Building upon mathematical models he developed as part of his academic work, Andrey Hicks currently serves as Partner and Fund Manager of Locust Offshore Management, L.L.C., a British Virgin Islands limited company that engages in United States equity markets and maintains a risk-adverse trading philosophy. Locust Offshore Management utilizes specialized software to create quantitative strategies that afford clients risk-adjusted returns featuring high alpha in a number of asset classes. Andrey Hicks has contributed significantly to the firm’s assets, which grew from $100 million to nearly $1 billion in just six months. Andrey Hicks owns several other businesses that demonstrate his entrepreneurial spirit. At By Reputation Corp., he provides forward-thinking clients with long-term public relations programs. By Reputation Corp. is dedicated to offering individualized branding that sets its clients apart. Andrey Hicks and his team create concepts and designs that accurately reflect their clients’ messages and clearly communicate them to the public. Through targeted research into clients’ businesses and the audiences they seek to target, By Reputation Corp. discovers the right markets, mediums, and technologies to create a comprehensive campaign. Andrey Hicks is also the founder of Niyr Design Corporation, which has developed award-winning online experiences for a diverse range of clients. In addition, he owns a financial recruiting and hedge fund consulting firm, and a sports networking and marketing company.