Striving to further the profession with diverse opportunities in continuing education, advocacy, ethics awareness, and networking.
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a Ph.D., 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 firm that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors.
Dr. Gray has published four books: EMBEDDED: A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army, Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors, DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth and Quantitative Momentum: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building a Momentum-Based Stock Selection System. His numerous published works has been highlighted on CBNC, CNN, NPR, Motley Fool, WSJ Market Watch, CFA Institute, Institutional Investor, and CBS News. Wes is a regular contributor to Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ETF.com, 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.