Prior to forming Cirrus in 2007, Satya spent more than 20 years on Wall Street in the equity research departments of E.F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. In 1994, Satya founded the Small Cap Research department at Merrill Lynch, applying a top-down and bottom-up methodology to the small and mid cap arena. He developed proprietary tools for timing small and large cap performance cycles in the US and across regions, growth and value cycles, volatility swings and capital access trends. His innovative analysis includes linking private equity markets to public markets via the small cap sector.
Satya's highly regarded work attained ranking by Institutional Investor magazine for 11 straight years. He has authored Small Cap Dynamics (Bloomberg Press, 2000) and contributed "The Presence of Value in Small-Cap Equities" to Equity Style Management (Klein and Lederman, Irwin, 1995).
Satya holds a BS in Math and Computer Science from Union College and a MBA in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.