About Us

We believe in the power of data science to transform the hiring process.

When co-founders Sham and Rasheed met to play squash, they found that they spent less time on the court, and more time sharing their passion for data and hiring.

Companies in every industry from finance to healthcare are increasingly seeking to hire data scientists, but many firms do not have the resources to identify truly outstanding candidates. Generalized job titles, undifferentiated sourcing strategies, and inconsistent skill validation muddy the hiring process. The need for such skills is outpacing supply, putting top applicants in high demand.

Correlation One provides the answers. Our products and services help employers optimize their hiring of data science, quantitative and technical candidates. High-performance employees are as desired as ever, and our team of engineers, scientists, and business development professionals will ensure that you get them onto your team.

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Our Team

Sham Mustafa
Co-Founder & CEO

Sham is responsible for developing and implementing Correlation One’s vision of building a talent marketplace focussed exclusively on Data Science. Prior to launching Correlation One, Sham led the Operations at two specialty finance firms. He also provided business advisory services to more than 600 startup businesses in New York City. Prior to that, Sham practiced criminal defense. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA & LLB from University of Madras, India.

Rasheed Sabar
Co-Founder & President

Rasheed built and manages a highly successful quantitative trading hedge fund. He co-founded Correlation One and develops its vision / strategic agenda. He is a published author and has over a decade of experience building teams and managing risk. He is an investor and operator in the data technology space. Rasheed loves building businesses and reading/learning. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in the humanities and has published several papers in theoretical mathematics.

Abe Othman
Chief Scientist

Dr. Abe Othman is Correlation One's Chief Scientist and has developed several machine intelligence-based technology solutions & assessments for Correlation One's clients. Dr. Othman was named to the Forbes "30 under 30" list in Energy for his work with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Independent Energy Standards Corp. Dr. Othman has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and an AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard.

Tong Zhan
Head of Technical Product Strategy

Tong manages many of Correlation One’s enterprise products and is focused on finding and developing synergies among the company’s products, technologies, and data. Previously, he worked as a trader/portfolio manager in Citadel’s Global Fixed Income fund. While in school, he placed in the top 20 in two of the world's most prestigious math contests, the USA Math Olympiad and the Putnam Math Competition. Tong graduated from Yale in 2013 with a BS in Mathematics and is a published author in combinatorial number theory.

Andrew Strong
Head of Decision Solutions

Andrew Strong leads Decision Solutions at Correlation One, and is focused on building technology that improves decision-making for both individuals and enterprises. Prior to Correlation One, Andrew managed go-to-market strategy for the Salesforce1 Platform, and then founded a successful fintech startup. He has also held investment management positions at both JPMorgan and ValueAct Capital. Andrew holds a BS from Stanford University and an MBA from UT-McCombs.

Justin Lynch
Lead Engineer

Justin Lynch leads engineering at Correlation One and is focused on building an experience across our suite of products that our clients love. Prior to joining Correlation One, Justin built products and lead technology teams across a broad variety of spaces including FinTech, B2B marketplaces, 3D Printing/On-Demand Manufacturing and Mobile Consumer. Additionally, he worked as an ABS trader at Morgan Stanley. Justin holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he concentrated in Operations & Information Management.

Victor Hall
Business Development Manager

Victor Hall is the Business Development Manager of Correlation One. He holds a degree in Economics from Yale University, where he primarily focused his studies on behavioral economics and game theory. Victor is passionate about finding new ways of leveraging data to improve decision making and operational efficiency.

Vikram Kejariwal
Business Development Associate

Vikram is a part of Correlation One's Business Development team. He graduated from Cornell with an engineering degree in Operations Research. Vikram is passionate about data science and social media strategy.

Omer Basoglu
Senior Software Engineer

Omer has extensive experience in developing scalable and dynamic enterprise software. He has broad expertise C#, JavaScript, SQL, Microsoft Azure, Angular, and more. Prior to joining Correlation One, he worked as the Webmaster for Atilim Medya in Istanbul, Turkey.


Asim Ansari

Professor Asim Ansari is the William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing at Columbia Business School. He has done research in a variety of areas including Internet Recommendation Systems, Digital Customization, Social Network modeling, and Hierarchical Bayesian methods for Customer Data. Professor Ansari is the recipient of the Paul Green Award from the American Marketing Association (1994) for his work on E-customization.

Peter Godfrey

Peter Godfrey is an entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to start up and early stage companies. He has co-founded numerous technology, direct marketing and publishing ventures, including computer products retailer Micro Warehouse, lifestyle magazine Maxim, international news weekly THE WEEK and computer products magazine MacUser.

Yang Li

Dr. Li is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) in Beijing. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School in the field of quantitative marketing. His current research focuses on big data modeling, with emphases related to text mining, pricing, consumer choice, and competitive strategy. Dr. Li has consulted for Tencent, Baidu, and Yonghui Groups in China.

Tomek Strzalkowski

Dr. Tomek Strzalkowski is Director of the Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies, and Professor of Computer Science at SUNY’s University at Albany. Prior to joining UAlbany, he was a Natural Language Group Leader and a Principal Scientist at GE R&D, and before that a faculty at the Courant Institute of New York University. He has done research in computational linguistics and sociolinguistics, information retrieval, human-computer dialogue, reversible grammars, virtual environments, and serious games.

Mike Flood

Mike is the Managing Partner at Connectivity Capital Partners. Prior to CCP, Mike founded and built Westwood Partners into one of the most successful financial services focused retained search boutiques and is still involved in senior-level search with them. Before launching Westwood, he co-founded The Capstone Partnership, another independent search boutique. He started his career as a Principal with Seaforth Investments, a U.K.-based venture capital firm, and earned his BA from Albright College.

Ozer Unat

Oz served for more than a decade as Director of Engineering at AgilOne, a cloud-based predictive marketing and analytics firm. Before AgilOne, he held technical positions at several Fortune 500 companies including BestBuy and CDW. He was also a part of technical teams at many software startups. Oz holds a B.A. degree from Anatolian University.

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Correlation One, Inc.
33 W 60th St, Unit #1203
New York, New York, NY 10023

Email: info@correlation-one.com