Mr. Sessel is a voracious learner with a fervent belief in the ability of the individual to better himself or herself. After discovering that he derived intrinsic enjoyment from continual learning and sharing that knowledge with others, he decided to make a career of it and started The Oculus Institute, a personal development company. Before Oculus, Mr. Sessel was Director of Quantitative Research and Co-Portfolio Manager at Tectonic Advisors, a Registered Investment Adviser with over $1 billion in assets under advisement. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate at Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in consumer survey analysis and organizational structures. Mr. Sessel received his B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University. Throughout this time, he has also been involved as a founder, equity hire, or board member in 10 different startups and 2 different nonprofit organizations. Mr. Sessel’s hobbies include travelling, games of calculation (including chess, backgammon, various card games, etc.), CrossFit, mixology, and Muay Thai.