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  • Meet DA
  • Leadership
  • Investors
  • Board
  • Strategic Partners
  • Acquisitions
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01. Meet DA

Digital Asset is the leading provider of Distributed Ledger Technology to regulated financial institutions 
Digital Asset combines unparalleled financial markets leadership with world class technologists across multiple fields in one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the world. The Digital Asset Platform is the only Distributed Ledger platform to have been developed according to the production requirements of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Founded in 2014, Digital Asset now has offices in five countries, serving global clients like the ASX and DTCC. We understand the needs of regulated markets and how to apply this new technology to existing institutions effectively and safely.

02. Leadership

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CEO
CEO
CBDO
COO & CFO
CTO
HEAD OF PRODUCT
CMO
CHRO
GENERAL COUNSEL
HEAD OF EUROPE
HEAD OF FINANCIAL PRODUCTS
CSO
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICIER & CCO
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS
HEAD OF ENGINEERING
HEAD OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Blythe Masters
Blythe Masters
Chris Church
Yuval Rooz
Shaul Kfir
W. Eric Saraniecki
Dan O’Prey
Josh Varsano
Michael Goldstein
Gavin Wells
Kelly A. Mathieson
Edward Newman
Angela A. Wilson
Emnet Rios
Dr. Alexander Bernauer
Gordon Weir
Blythe joined Digital Asset in 2015 after 27 years at J.P.Morgan Chase where she rose to Managing Director at the age of 28. She was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Investment Bank’s Operating Committee and served in numerous senior positions including Head of Global Commodities, CFO of the Investment Bank, and Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy. She served as the Chair of SIFMA and the GFMA, trade associations promoting public trust and confidence in financial markets. Blythe is currently on the board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is co-Chair of the Global Fund for Women. She is also Group Senior Advisor on Blockchain for Banco Santander and Chair of Governing Board of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation.
Blythe joined Digital Asset in 2015 after 27 years at J.P.Morgan Chase where she rose to Managing Director at the age of 28. She was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Investment Bank’s Operating Committee and served in numerous senior positions including Head of Global Commodities, CFO of the Investment Bank, and Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy. She served as the Chair of SIFMA and the GFMA, trade associations promoting public trust and confidence in financial markets. Blythe is currently on the board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is co-Chair of the Global Fund for Women. She is also Group Senior Advisor on Blockchain for Banco Santander and Chair of Governing Board of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation.
Chris spent more than seven years as the Chief Executive of SWIFT Americas and Global Head of Securities. Chris was also part of the executive team that founded Radianz, Inc, the world's largest extranet. At Radianz, Chris' responsibilities included global sales and marketing before BT acquired the Company in 2005. Chris has held senior management roles at Reuters in both London and San Francisco and has previously served as a Board Member and Vice Chairman of XBRL US. Chris is a member of the FinTech Advisory Committee at the Ontario Securities Commission, he was also a Member of the Board of the International Securities Services Association.
Yuval was part of the founding team of Digital Asset. Yuval managed an electronic algorithmic trading desk for more than three years and has held positions at DRW Trading Group and Citadel. He has experience investing in successful startups and has significant experience managing large teams of developers in financial products and operations.
Shaul is a software engineer with a background in research cryptography, implementing Zero Knowledge Proof protocols for Secure Computational Integrity and Privacy (SCIP). He served as CTO for two previous startups in Tel Aviv. Prior to his involvement in cryptography, Shaul served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Israeli Navy, leading diverse professional teams across challenging environments. Shaul was also a team member of the SCIPR cryptography lab and a visiting scientist at MIT CSAIL.
Eric was part of the founding team of Digital Asset. Eric joined DRW Trading Group in 2006 and has more than six years of experience managing a commodities trading desk. Eric began trading bitcoin in 2011 and is one of the Cumberland Mining founders, one of the largest crypto-asset liquidity providers in the world for bitcoin.
Dan was the CEO and co-founder of Hyperledger, the first permissioned ledger and first DLT without a cryptocurrency, which was acquired by Digital Asset in 2015. Prior to Hyperledger, Dan lived in Beijing where he was the CEO and co-founder of VisualOps by MadeiraCloud, a venture backed visual cloud management and automation tool for Amazon Web Services. Dan is the first elected Chair of the Marketing Committee at the Linux Foundation’s open source blockchain initiative, Hyperledger.
Josh has built and led teams across consumer and financial services and was most recently the Global Head of Human Resources for Point72 Asset Management as well as Managing Director, Consumer and Community Banking at J.P.Morgan Chase. Prior to this, Josh led J.P.Morgan’s Investment Bank Global Experienced and Executive Recruiting function. Josh has also held senior HR positions at various firms including Cigna, UBS and IBM.
Michael spent more than 20 years as General Counsel or senior executive at leading global commodities trading and merchant investment firms, including Sempra Commodities, J.P.Morgan and Castleton Commodities International. Michael has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, trading, bankruptcy, regulatory and compliance, litigation and corporate governance matters. Michael was also a corporate associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Gavin spent eight years at LCH.Clearnet, working with participants from across the market to deliver the first FX clearing service, ForexClear. During that time he rebuilt the CDS clearing service and was part of the Executive Management and Risk Committees of the CCP. Before that, he worked at Citi for fifteen years in a variety of leadership roles spanning FX trading, e-commerce, algorithmic trading and prime brokerage. Gavin started his career as an officer in the British Army seeing active service in Cyprus, Iraq and Northern Ireland. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the charity Action Breaks Silence and a lifetime founding member of the Women’s Equality Party.
Kelly spent twenty-six years at J.P.Morgan Chase and three years at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, Kelly was Head of J.P.Morgan’s Global Collateral Management and Securities Clearing businesses. She was also instrumental in aiding the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with the tri-party repo reforms post-2008. Other roles at J.P.Morgan included Head of Global Custody Product, Head of Online Brokerage Product Asset Management in addition to other product management and marketing positions in Securities Lending, Liquidity Management, Futures and Options Clearing, and FX and Commodities Managed Funds. Kelly also serves on the Susan G Komen - Greater NYC Board.
Edward worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith for ten years, running global development teams across New York, London and India. He has experience delivering major technology projects, including Infrastructure Platforms, Authentication and Identity Management, Systems Management and Application Monitoring, and Technology Risk Management.
Angela was a partner at Reed Smith where she regularly counseled clients on complex regulatory schemes involved in the development, creation, marketing, sale and servicing of financial products and services, including mobile financial services, emerging payment systems, money transmission, electronic fund transfers and digital currencies. Before Reed Smith, Angela spent most of her career at Latham & Watkins, where she represented clients principally in financial services, software, private equity, and electronic commerce.
Emnet has over 15 years of experience in multinational institutions. She spent 11 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where she held various leadership positions within the Finance and COO organizations. She has considerable expertise in oversight of financial reporting, strategic planning and change management initiatives, and was heavily involved in providing financial support for the bank’s significant restructuring efforts following the 2008 global financial crisis. Prior to RBS, Emnet spent more than 5 years at IBM serving in numerous Finance and Accounting capacities at the firm’s corporate headquarters in New York.
Alex joined Digital Asset through the acquisition of Elevence, a Swiss-based startup that developed a domain specific language for financial services. Alex earned his doctoral degree at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in the overlapping area of practical needs and theoretical foundations of distributed systems and programming abstractions. He has gained experience before that in a tech startup focusing on tracking, navigation and communication. Before joining Digital Asset, Alex worked with large-scale enterprise systems as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.
Gordon has significant experience in lean and agile thinking and software within capital markets after joining DA from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was the Head of Securities Operations Tech Americas, and most recently the Head of Development Transformation across Global Technology and Operations. Prior to this, Weir led the replacement of the global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business at UBS. Weir has also worked at PwC and IBM where he worked on large scale software delivery and numerous integration programs.

03. Investors

Backed by the biggest names in the market 
Digital Asset has raised over $70 million from 15 strategic investors across the world, encompassing the leaders within the financial and technology ecosystem who are uniquely placed to help drive adoption on a global scale.

04. Board

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DTCC
DTCC
INDEPENDENT
ASX
COFOUNDER OF DIGITAL ASSET
INDEPENDENT
DEUTSCHE BÖRSE GROUP
CEO OF DIGITAL ASSET
BNP Paribas
J.P.MORGAN
COFOUNDER OF DIGITAL ASSET
Michael Bodson
Michael Bodson
Cristóbal Conde
Peter Hiom
Sunil Hirani
Sallie Krawcheck
Ashwin Kumar
Blythe Masters
George Nunn
Sanoke Viswanathan
Don R. Wilson
Michael C. Bodson is President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s principal operating subsidiaries, DTC, FICC and NSCC and a member of DTCC’s Board.

In his prior position as DTCC’s Chief Operating Officer, Bodson had enterprise-wide responsibility for all Information Technology and Operations and oversaw DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC and EuroCCP.

Bodson joined DTCC in 2007 as Executive Managing Director for Business Management and Strategy. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management positions with Morgan Stanley over a 20-year period. In his last position at Morgan Stanley, Bodson was Global Head of the Institutional, Retail and Asset Management Operations Department. He previously served as Divisional Operations Officer for the Institutional Securities Group and Head of the Enterprise Information Group. He served as Head of Finance, Administration and Operations for Morgan Stanley Japan in Tokyo and prior to that, held similar responsibilities for Morgan Stanley Asia in Hong Kong.
Michael C. Bodson is President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s principal operating subsidiaries, DTC, FICC and NSCC and a member of DTCC’s Board.

In his prior position as DTCC’s Chief Operating Officer, Bodson had enterprise-wide responsibility for all Information Technology and Operations and oversaw DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC and EuroCCP.

Bodson joined DTCC in 2007 as Executive Managing Director for Business Management and Strategy. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management positions with Morgan Stanley over a 20-year period. In his last position at Morgan Stanley, Bodson was Global Head of the Institutional, Retail and Asset Management Operations Department. He previously served as Divisional Operations Officer for the Institutional Securities Group and Head of the Enterprise Information Group. He served as Head of Finance, Administration and Operations for Morgan Stanley Japan in Tokyo and prior to that, held similar responsibilities for Morgan Stanley Asia in Hong Kong.
Cris is the former President and CEO of SunGard, and brings a wealth of experience following a 24-year distinguished career at the firm. He grew SunGard to become a Fortune 500 Company and the largest privately held software and services company in the world, employing over 26,000 staff. Prior to President and CEO, Cris held various senior roles including Executive Vice President and COO. Previously, Cris co-founded Devon Systems, a firm which provided risk management and recordkeeping software for the OTC derivative markets before its acquisition by SunGard in 1987. Cris is also a senior member of the Partnership for New York City’s FinTech Innovation Lab.
Peter Hiom joined the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in July 2006 following the successful merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and SFE Corporation (SFE). Appointed Deputy CEO in April 2010, Peter has responsibility for the development of all ASX businesses. These include Listings and Issuer Services, Trade Execution and Technical Services, Market Information Services, Derivatives and OTC Markets and Clearing and Settlement Services.

Before joining ASX, Peter was Executive General Manager - Business Development for SFE, with responsibility for the development of the Sydney Futures Exchange and Austraclear. During his time at SFE, which he joined in 1998, the Exchange successfully expanded its offshore distribution, product offering, and grew the derivatives franchise to be the 5th largest in the world. Prior to joining SFE, Peter worked for the London International Financial Futures Exchange for nine years where he held a number of management roles within the Business Development and Information Technology divisions.
Sunil is the Founder and CEO of trueEX, the first CFTC-designated, Dodd-Frank compliant exchange for interest rate swaps. Sunil was also the founder of Creditex which was sold to ICE (NYSE:ICE) in 2008. Sunil brings extensive financial market knowledge and has a proven track record of bringing start-up companies to successful exits and acquisitions.
Sallie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women to be launched in 2016. She is also the Chair of Ellevate Network, the global professional women’s network, and Chair of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies in the world for advancing women.

Prior to these initiatives, Krawcheck was the CEO of Bank of America Wealth Management, which includes Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and US Trust, then the largest wealth management business in the world. She was also the CEO and Chair of Citi Global Wealth Management, responsible for Smith Barney, Citi Private Bank and Citi Investment Research. Krawcheck also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup.
Ashwin Kumar has been Group Head of Business & Product Development at Deutsche Börse Group since September 2015. His key tasks comprise research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign along the value chain. He is responsible to explore business opportunities by identifying demand from both sell-side and buy-side firms.

Ashwin Kumar was a founding partner of Meru Capital and worked for the hedge fund from 2009 until 2014. Previously, he was also a founding partner of Old Lane. Further work stations include major international sell-side banks like Bank of America, Commerzbank Securities, CS First Boston and Citibank in senior management positions. During his career, he gained significant experience in fixed-income (derivatives) trading, funds and portfolio management.

He graduated (MBA) from University of Chicago and Purdue University (BS in Industrial Management).
Blythe spent 27 years at J.P.Morgan Chase and rose to Managing Director at the age of 28. She has served in numerous senior positions at the firm including Head of Global Commodities, CFO of J.P.Morgan Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, in addition to other senior roles. She was on the board of SIFMA for multiple years in addition to chairing the association for two consecutive years. Additionally, she was chair of GFMA from 2012-2014. Blythe is currently on the board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Global Fund for Women. She is also Group Senior Advisor on Blockchain for Banco Santander and Chair of Governing Board of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation.
George Nunn is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for BNP Paribas’ Global Markets Americas platform.

Before taking on his current role, George was the Global Co-Head of the Fixed Income Advisory and Strategic Transformation (FAST) team, a strategic initiative aimed at improving the business’ management and transforming its business practices in order to improve efficiency and competitiveness in the market. Prior to this, George was Head of FX and Emerging Markets Sales for North America, responsible for delivering BNP Paribas’ Foreign Exchange and Local Markets products and services to institutional and real money investors. George was also formerly the Head of IR and FX Structuring from 2007 to 2010.

He joined BNP Paribas in 2007 from HSBC where he was Head of Interest Derivative Trading. Prior to that, he spent four years as head of Interest Rate Options Trading for CSFB in London. George also held senior positions at BNP Paribas in both London and New York from 1991 to 2000.
Sanoke Viswanathan is chief administrative officer of J.P.Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank overseeing Technology, Operations and Controls.

Previously, Mr. Viswanathan was head of Corporate Strategy for J.P.Morgan Chase and worked with the leadership team to set the strategic direction for the firm. He also spent a year as Head of Strategy and New Business Development for the Corporate & Investment Bank.

Prior to joining J.P.Morgan Chase, Mr. Viswanathan was a partner at McKinsey & Co, and co-head of their global corporate and investment banking practice. He served financial institutions in Asia, Europe and North America on strategy, organization and risk management topics.

Sanoke holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Don is the Founder and CEO of DRW, one of the largest principal trading companies in the world. DRW spans a diverse set of asset classes and instruments, both domestically and internationally. DRW was also one of the first financial institutions to trade crypto-assets and Don brings knowledge of how to deal with crypto-assets on a financial institutional level.

05. Strategic Partners

Partnerships that scale globally 
Digital Asset has strategic business relationships with Accenture, Broadridge, IBM and PwC to help scale and accelerate the adoption and deployment of the Digital Asset Platform and our suite of innovative applications.

06. Acquisitions

Hyperledger was the world’s first permissioned Distributed Ledger and the first not to have a native cryptocurrency. It was designed specifically for financial institutions with greater privacy and throughput.

Elevence developed a domain specific language to safely and securely model and execute complex financial agreements with certainty and finality, while preserving data confidentiality.

Blockstack provided the first blockchain-as-a-service offering, enabling financial institutions to quickly and easily develop and test their applications using Blockstack’s APIs and SDK.

Bits of Proof developed the first enterprise-grade implementation of blockchain server security tools. The team brought extensive experience in architecting and developing banking software.

08. Contact

Where?
New York
96 Spring Street, 7th & 8th Floors
New York, NY 10012
USA
London
20 Little Britain
London, EC1A 7DH
United Kingdom
Zurich
Luggwegstrasse 9
8048 Zurich
Switzerland
Budapest
Dohany Utca 33
1074 Budapest
Hungary
Sydney
Level 4, 20 Bridge St.
Sydney, NSW, 2000
Australia
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