William Studebaker is President and CIO, while also serving on the Index & Classification Committees. Prior to ROBO, he joined Apex Capital in April 2002 (through June 2015) and was the portfolio manager covering industrials. For the previous seven years, he held a number of positions at Merrill Lynch, including trader on the New York Stock Exchange floor and, most recently, director in institutional equity sales. From 1991 to 1994 William Studebaker was an analyst in the structured finance group of Cargill. He received his BA in Political Science and International Relations (double major) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991.