• Consensus Analytics
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Event Charts
  • Institutional Holdings
  • StockConferenceCalendar
  • SaaS Company Benchmarking
  • Financial Modeling and
  • Interactive Analyst Center
  • Virtua Research, Inc.
  • 160 State Street, 8th Floor
  • Boston, MA 02109
  • (617)426.0900
  • info[a]virtuaresearch.com
Virtua is a financial services technology company focused on providing platform-based, customizable workflow tools and services specifically tailored to the competitive intelligence needs of corporates, ranging from companies that are well established to those that are pre-IPO. Built upon years of buy-side and sell-side research experience, Virtua brings together a unique combination of investment knowledge, financial modeling expertise, and software development capability. With Virtua’s cloud-based research applications – from consensus estimate analytics and comparable company benchmarking to curated data sets and financial reporting—company professionals can more efficiently collaborate, analyze and communicate internally as well as with investors. Virtua’s strong commitment to both quality and customer service has resulted in it being a trusted partner to many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies.

Andy Detwiler

Co-founder, CEO,
Board of Directors
Andy previously provided independent institutional equity research consulting from Vandham Securities. Before joining Vandham, Andy was President and Director of Detwiler, Mitchell & Co., and President of their broker-dealer subsidiary, Fechtor, Detwiler, Mitchell & Co. At Fechtor, Andy also served as Managing Director of Capital Markets, Director of Research, and Head of Institutional Sales. Andy was employed by Fechtor for 19 years. He has served NASD District 11 as a member of the District Committee. Andy has a B.S. from the University of Vermont.

Venkat Chalasani, CFA

Co-founder, President, CPO,
Board of Directors
Venkat is President and Chief Product Officer of Virtua Research, which he co-founded in 2004. He is also a board observer of OpenExchange Inc. Between 2015 and 2022, Venkat was at GlobeFlex Capital where he was responsible for all research, project development and management of GlobeFlex’s Boston office and its wholly-owned subsidiary in India working on big data models and fundamental research. Previous to that he was a partner at Concordia Capital Associates, LLC, a Boston-based hedge fund investing in global equities and related derivatives before establishing Virtua. Prior to joining Concordia, Venkat was with State Street Global Advisors, where he was the head of global equity strategy, a fundamental portfolio product that he helped develop. While at State Street, Venkat also developed a new hedge fund strategy involving quantitative models.  Venkat has an MBA from Boston College, and a Bachelor of Technology degree, with honors, from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. He also holds the CFA charter.

Prasanna Walimbe

Board of Directors
Prasanna is currently focussing on developing Blockchain based technology solutions. Previously Prasanna was Head of Operations, GlobeFlex Research India Pvt. Ltd. Prior to joining GlobeFlex Research India, he was Head of Reval Analytical Services Pvt. Ltd. Before that he was employed by Infosys Technologies Limited as a solutions architect, heading up a technology-based solutions team that assisted in implementing Basel II, Sarbanes-Oxley and similar initiatives. Previous responsibilities at Infosys included serving a leading global investment bank as program manager and participating in setting up a dedicated delivery team for a leading credit card provider. Prasanna has an MBA in Finance and Technology from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Technology, with honors, from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. He is a Certified Software Quality Auditor.