Wei developed Canoe’s proprietary technology and is responsible for recruiting engineering talent and managing technology development. Originally from Inner Mongolia, Wei is a self-taught engineer with fifteen years of experience. Prior to founding Canoe, Wei spent five years creating technology that applied machine learning and various other techniques to track alternative investments for Portage Partners. Prior to joining Portage, he worked at the Office of the Mayor in Fitchburg, MA as well as Bentley University with a focus on designing software to sort through large, complex data sets, and analyze results of a study in correlation versus causation in stock market co-movement. Wei grew up in China and moved to the U.S. ten years ago to earn a MBA from Fitchburg State University and a M.S. in Operations Research from the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.