ExodusPoint lost its head of data strategy Chris Petrescu last week, sources tell Business Insider. Petrescu was in charge of finding alternative datasets for the hedge fund's portfolio managers to use, and was a frequent panelist at data conferences. Exodus, Michael Gelband's $8.8 billion hedge fund, still has a 15-person data team, a person close to the firm tells Business Insider. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Chris Petrescu, ExodusPoint's head of data strategy, left the $8.8 billion hedge fund last week, sources tell Business Insider.