Wes Gray

Wes Gray

Formal First Name
Wesley (Wes)

Wes Gray is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Architect, a research-intensive asset management firm with a focus on high-conviction value and momentum factor exposures. His interest in bridging the research gap between academia and the industry led him to launch Alpha Architect, the “Shopify of ETFs” according to themselves. A former Assistant Professor of Finance, Wes’ academic research is recognized for its presentation of stock market valuation based on enterprise value. He is a regular contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. His works have been highlighted on CNBC, CNN, NPR, Motley Fool, WSJ MarketWatch, CFA Institute, Institutional Investor, and CBS News. Wes is best known for his book, EMBEDDED: A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army, an account of his eight-month assignment in Iraq.

Professional Experience

Academic History






  • EMBEDDED: A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army

  • DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth

  • Quantitative Momentum: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building a Momentum-Based Stock Selection System

  • Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors