Meet Our Team

We have been highly ranked by Institutional Investor magazine, are published authors, and are well-respected within asset management. Our team of disciplined, caring, and high integrity professionals are committed to helping our clients succeed, while providing a personalized, supportive, and transparent client experience.


Satya D. Pradhuman

CEO, Director of Research

Prior to forming Cirrus in 2007, Satya spent more than 20 years on Wall Street in the equity research departments of E.F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. In 1994, Satya founded the Small Cap Research department at Merrill Lynch, applying a top-down and bottom-up methodology to the small and mid cap arena. He developed proprietary tools for timing small and large cap performance cycles in the US and across regions, growth and value cycles, volatility swings and capital access trends. His innovative analysis includes linking private equity markets to public markets.

Satya's highly regarded work attained ranking by Institutional Investor magazine for 11 straight years. He has authored Small Cap Dynamics (Bloomberg Press, 2000) and contributed "The Presence of Value in Small-Cap Equities" to Equity Style Management (Klein and Lederman, Irwin, 1995).

Satya holds a BS in Math and Computer Science from Union College and a MBA in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Georgiana Fung

Georgiana Fung, CFA


Georgiana is a Strategist on the research team at Cirrus. With over two decades of equity research experience, she has been instrumental in launching new models and products, both US and global, as well as managing the research process at Cirrus. Prior to joining Cirrus in 2010, she was a Strategist on the Small Cap Research team at Merrill Lynch, where she developed investment and sector strategies via extensive analysis of performance drivers, risk-taking signals, fund flows and asset allocation. She is also recognized for research on the private equity market in relation to small caps, having co-authored articles in Private Equity International and Journal of Private Equity. Georgiana holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from New York University's Stern School of Business. She is a CFA charterholder and New York Society of Security Analysts member.

Nicolas Palar


Nic joined Cirrus Research as a Junior Analyst in 2019. Previously, he held a position in Investor Relations, specializing in consulting for publicly traded Small and Micro Cap companies. Nicolas holds a M.S. degree in Quantitative Economics from Yeshiva University and a B.A. degree in History from Vassar College. He is currently accruing work experience to receive his FRM designation and has completed Level I of the CFA program.

Pankaj N. Patel

Diego Perezcano

Junior Analyst

Diego joined Cirrus Research as a Junior Analyst in April 2021. He began his career at Seale & Associates and Resuelve tu Deuda, a Boutique Investment Banking firm and a Fintech startup, respectively. He holds an undergraduate degree in Financial Management from Tecnologico de Monterrey and has completed Level I of the CFA program. Raised in Mexico City, Diego is fluent in Spanish, sadly (for both him and the office) a Dallas Cowboys fan, and an avid tennis player.

Thirza T. Moran

Vice President

Thirza is a founding member of Cirrus Research and manages the firm's daily operations, including technology, human resources, contracts, office management and vendor relationships. Previously, she worked at Bradford Equities Management and Horizon Organic Holding Corporation in the areas of marketing, communications, investor relations and administration. Her experience also includes project and event coordination, database administration and report and collateral materials creation. Thirza holds a BA from Denison University.

Pankaj N. Patel