Eugene Souther joined ThriveMetrics as Chief Executive Officer in November 2014 Gene's career has spanned the gamut of financial, technology, legal and media industries. With extensive experience in sales and strategic planning as well as product development and corporate development, he has helped grow a number of startup technology businesses. Most recently, Gene served as Senior Vice President for Morningstar Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research. Prior to Morningstar, Gene served, in New York and London, as Senior Vice President of Client Development with S&P Capital IQ where he was responsible for setting up Capital IQ’s commercial operations and leading sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Capital IQ, Gene worked to develop new markets and define new businesses for firms including start-ups and the Wall Street bulge bracket. Mr. Souther graduated with a B.A. from Lehigh University and earned an M.B.A., with honors, from Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration.