Kristi de Grys

Director of Research

Kristi joined the research team in January 2016. Kristi’s main areas of focus are ongoing investment research and implementing portfolio improvements to our MarketWise program. With the team, she actively pursues improvements in asset allocation, fund selection, and asset location.

Prior to joining Merriman, Kristi spent 18 years as an engineer and project manager in the aerospace field working on satellite propulsion systems. In recognition of her contributions to the field of electric propulsion, she has won several national awards and been granted multiple patents.

Kristi has a bachelor’s degree in physics and mechanical engineering from Yale University. A Washington native, Kristi and her husband have two children and the family enjoys birdwatching, hiking, traveling, cooking, and running.

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