Team

David Nicoski is Vermilion's chief technical strategist and responsible for driving the firm's technical research strategy. Shelley Moen is a sr. technical strategist and supports Mr. Nicoski in evaluating, executing and monitoring the firm's technical research strategy and products. Joseph Jasper is the president of Vermilion Capital Management and is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of Vermilion's research and investment subsidiaries.

Mr. Nicoski and Ms. Moen were the senior analysts and co-directors of the technical research department of a well-known investment bank. During their tenor Mr. Nicoski and Ms. Moen individually, and as a team, received numerous honors and distinctions for their technical research publications and research-based recommendations.

Joseph W. Jasper, CFA. Joseph Jasper is a seasoned professional in the management, analysis and marketing of investment securities. He was previously a Managing Director and Director of Fixed Income Strategy and Marketing for a well-known investment bank. Prior to 2002, Mr. Jasper spent the previous 20 years managing, structuring and selling fixed income and equity securities at several firms, including U.S. Bancorp Libra, Sit Investment Advisors and UBS PaineWebber.

Mr. Jasper is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Institute, the Twin Cities Society of Securities Analysts, and served as Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of St. Thomas and the Graduate School of Business from 1997-2003. Mr. Jasper received his B.S.B.A. from Drake University and his MBA from St. Thomas University. Mr. Jasper Serves on the boards of ETOC Corporation and Arizona Sunshine Ranches, and has served as an advisor to numerous venture-stage companies.

David P. Nicoski, CMT. David Nicoski was previously a Principal and Senior Technical Analyst in the Technical Research department at a well-known investment bank and has more than 15 years of technical research experience. At his prior employer, Mr. Nicoski's responsibilities included assisting in the production and marketing of the Firm’s technical research products.

Mr. Nicoski attended college at the University of Minnesota in the Applied Business Program and the Carlson School of Management. Mr. Nicoski holds a Chartered Market Technician designation.


Shelley D. Moen, CMT.
Shelley Moen was formerly a Principal and Senior Technical Analyst at a well-known investment bank and has 25 years of market experience. Ms. Moen assisted in all aspects of the production and distribution the Firm’s technical research products.

Ms. Moen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She holds a Chartered Market Technician designation and is a member of the Market Technician's Association.


John Betz, CMT. John joined Vermilion in 2008 as a technical analyst. Currently Vermilion’s international strategist, John’s responsibilities include the production of the weekly U.S. Compass, International Compass, and ETF Pathfinder reports.

John graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a major in finance. John holds a Chartered Market Technician designation and is a member of the Market Technician’s Association and the CFA Institute.


Huigang Zou, MBA. Huigang is the Sr. system developer and a quantitative analyst for Vermilion. Huigang spent the past four years as system developer for University Capital Strategies Group, where he developed risk arbitrage analysis models and asset and portfolio management systems. Huigang’s responsibilities include development and maintenance of Vermilion’s proprietary technical research systems and databases.

Huigang earned a B.E. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1998, an M.S. in Service Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1998, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2011.

Eric A. Anderson. Eric joined Vermilion in 2012 and is primarily responsible for equity research sales. Eric has ten years of institutional capital markets experience, having worked previously for Citi Corp's equity middle markets sales desk. Prior to Citi, Eric was a vice president of asset management with First Trust Portfolios in Chicago.

Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Financial Markets major. Eric currently sits on the UMD Financial Markets Investment Committee.