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Our Company

Syntax is an index provider and financial analytics company that has developed a family of Stratified Indices, which give investors rules-based, diversified exposure to business risks. Our mission is to build innovative, transparent financial products and technologies that meet the investment objectives of a broad range of institutional and retail clients.


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Rory Riggs Syntax CEO and Founder

Rory Riggs

Founder and CEO

Rory Riggs is the CEO and Founder of Syntax Indices. Rory’s idea for Syntax Stratified Indices came from his career in healthcare and the industry’s statistical use of population sampling and stratification across sub-populations to control for inadvertent biases in clinical trial results. To address the potential of similar biases in index results, he and his team identified a new risk category called related business risks, developed a new classification system with which to identify and group related business risk, and implemented the Stratified Weight methodology to control for the inadvertent over-weighting of related business risks that regularly occur in capitalization-weight and equal-weight methodologies. ...

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The Syntax Team

Kathy Cuocolo CPA and Syntax President

Kathy Cuocolo, CPA


Carly Arison Syntax Vice President

Glenn Francis

Senior Vice President

Carly Arison Syntax Vice President

Carly Arison

Vice President

Charles Jiggs Davis Syntax Senior Vice President

Charles "Jiggs" Davis

Senior Vice President

John Larson Syntax Managing Director

John Larson

Managing Director

Jonathan Sweet Syntax Managing Director

Jonathan Sweet

Managing Director

Jonathan Chandler CFA and Syntax Vice President

Jonathan Chandler, CFA

Vice President

Simon Whitten Syntax Vice President

Simon Whitten

Vice President

James Fifield CFA and Syntax Director

James Fifield, CFA


Ellison Kandler CFA and Syntax Associate

Ellison Kandler, CFA


Joseph Megill CFA and Syntax Associate

Joseph Megill, CFA


Adam Beaser Syntax Senior Analyst

Adam Beaser

Senior Analyst

Brianna Blumenthal Syntax Senior Analyst

Brianna Blumenthal

Senior Analyst

James Breitmeyer Syntax Analyst

James Breitmeyer


Maggie Bolas Syntax Analyst

Maggie Bolas


Hezel Gadzikwa Syntax Analyst

Hezel Gadzikwa


Michaela Noetzel Syntax Analyst

Michaela Noetzel


Steve Weidenbach Syntax Analyst

Steve Weidenbach