HighVista Strategies

John Placais

John Placais

Chief Technology Officer

John is the Chief Technology Officer of HighVista Strategies, where he is responsible for the firm’s hardware and software technology strategy, as well as the protection of our systems and data and cyber security policies. Prior to HighVista Strategies, John was a senior technology leader at GMO for over 13 years. At GMO, John was responsible for a division of 40 people, working with the firm’s CTO on technology strategy, and building a fully automated performance & reporting system. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.