Dr. Papastavrou is the founder and chief investment officer of ARIS Capital Management, LLC. Previously, Dr. Papastavrou was the founder and managing director of the Fund of Hedge Funds Strategies Group of Banc of America Capital Management (BACAP), president of BACAP Alternative Advisors, and a senior portfolio manager with Deutsche Asset Management. He was a tenured professor at Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Papastavrou holds a BS in mathematics and a MS and PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Papastavrou serves on the board of directors of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) and XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO).