Slater joined Valor in 2017 and serves as a Principal in the Valor operations group.
Prior to joining Valor, Slater worked at Turn/River Capital, with responsibility for investment prospect sourcing and diligence. Before that, Slater was a Staff Data Scientist at Square, where he focused on user growth and machine learning automation. His first job was at ElasticBox, a cloud application management startup, where he built data products and wrote back-end code.
Slater holds an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He received his M.A. after leaving his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he won NSF GRFP and DOD NDSEG award fellowships. He completed his B.A. in Mathematics at Princeton, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Slater is an advisor at Insight Data Science, a program to help STEM Ph.D. students transition to careers in data science.