Andrew Sheppard is a financial consultant with extensive experience in quantitative financial analysis, trading-desk software development, and technical management. Most recently, from 2006 to 2010, Andrew was the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Quantitative Analyst at a New York multi-strategy hedge fund. He also was the manager of an innovative software company based in London that was owned by the hedge fund but run independently. For more than two years, Andrew has been an active developer of GPU (CUDA) massively parallel software in C/C++ for realtime financial trading and risk. Andrew is already a published author with the respected technical publisher O’Reilly (www.oreilly.com), and is also the author of their forthcoming book "Programming GPUs”. Andrew entered finance after conducting scientific research at Oxford University, Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab (Pasadena, California), and the Berkeley Space Sciences Lab (Berkeley, California), where he worked on earth and planetary remote sensing probes.