Capital Markets Intelligence Wired for Digital Assets Trading

Founders

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Andrew has 30 years of institutional capital markets experience. He started his career working as a market-maker on Wall Street, running deal books in fixed-income derivatives and structured credit at Drexel Burnham and Greenwich Capital Markets. After running a prop trading book at Bankers Trust, he founded his first hedge fund, Rubicon Capital Management. In 2000, Andrew founded Longitude, an early Fintech company, and invented innovative derivatives markets based upon proprietary market structures. Subsequently, he took Longitude and partnered with Goldman, Deutsche, and the NYMEX, amongst others.

Founder and CEO of Longitude Inc., former partner at Pantera Capital. Educated at MIT and the Wharton School.

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"When I first read the Bitcoin white paper in 2012, it blew my mind. I recognized that all my prior work in capital markets and financial technology was leading to this new world of digital assets. I knew global institutions would need support and a human face in this new space. Hence, Strike Derivatives."

Andrew Lawrence

Charles Walden

Charles Walden

Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Charles has 40 years of experience building software products, teams and companies. A veteran of 10+ technology startups, two of which he built from inception to IPO. His career highlights include Dialogic, a company at which he created the initial product and built the team to 150+ engineers while revenue went from 0 to $200M annually. Then came Mail.com, where he built one of the three largest consumer-facing email companies. Later at Longitude, with fellow founder Andrew Lawrence, Charles created groundbreaking algorithms for multilateral order matching and a web-based derivatives trading platform.

Founder and CTO of Dialogic Corporation, Longitude Inc., Emmoco, Shelfbucks. University of Texas at Austin alum.

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"I've spent my career disrupting markets through technology and I’ve never seen an opportunity of this magnitude."

Charlie Walden

Ray Kamrath

Ray Kamrath

Head of Business Development and Founder

In service of his customers, Ray has been at the forefront of innovation in the global foreign exchange markets for well over a decade. As Global Head of FX ecommerce at Goldman Sachs, he led the transformation of foreign exchange markets from voice to electronic. At Faros Trading he founded one of the first institutional non-bank brokerage firms and pioneered a new business model that specialized in providing superior liquidity to end-user clients. And as Global Head of FX at Jefferies, he supervised the most recent market transition to algorithmic and machine trading. Ray is now turning his attention to perhaps the most significant market event of his lifetime. Cryptocurrency.

Former Global Head of FX ecommerce at Goldman Sachs, Founder and CEO of Faros Trading, Global Head of FX at Jefferies, and former Board Member FXall. Attended University of Virginia.

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"I strongly believe the time is now to create new standards for digital assets in capital markets and the global economy at large. It’s the future."

Ray Kamrath, Bloomberg News, April 25, 2018

Leadership

Proven capital market and technology experts leading the way to a new global capital market

Annete Donofrio

Annette Donofrio

COO, Trading Platforms

Technical executive with 30 years of experience building products and services in several companies across multiple industries

Joseph Huber

Joseph Huber

CFO

30+ years experience across trading, investment, and financial technology firms. Formerly CFO, Rosebrook Capital, a SEC registered investment advisor

Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor

General Counsel

Former partner of Covington & Burling LLP; Former general counsel at Longitude Inc.

Advisors

Meet our advisors, a reservoir of respected members from both financial and technology community.

Casey Detrio

Casey Detrio

Economic Consensus Protocol Researcher; Ethereum Core Developer

"It’s about time next-generation market mechanisms come to fruition. I’m excited for what Strike will deliver."

Steve Dow02

Steve Dow

Director Strike Derivatives; 36 years of Venture Investing; Current Board member Dataminr

"Financial markets expand and thrive when participants can manage their risks. Strike’s unique protocol technology will enable the trust and transparency needed to manage risk in the emerging financial markets based on crypto currencies and the blockchain."

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Brett Hemenway

Brett Hemenway Falk

Research Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science at Penn

Jason Leibowitz

Jason Leibowitz

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Strategist, Credit Suisse

"Bitcoin was developed through 2008 and released in 2009, which was exactly at the beginning of the Great Recession. I like to think that the timing of these two pivotal events in history were not a coincidence."

"Strike’s solutions for the digital currency ecosystem are a direct response to certain central bank and fiat related economic problems that have persisted throughout time.”

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Terry Marsh

Terry Marsh

CEO, Quantal Intl; former Chairman of Finance Group Berkeley Haas School of Business

"The Strike Derivatives co-founders were amongst the earliest to recognize that circa 2018, a primary obstacle to institutional participation in the crypto-currency market was the apparent lack of transparency and standard safeguards and compliance procedures."

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Mark Melton

Mark Melton

Cofounder of RGM Advisors LLC (acquired by DRW in 2017)

Troy Paredes

Troy Paredes

Founder, Paredes Strategies; former commissioner U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

"Technology, regulation, governance, and community ... all fascinating aspects of blockchain. But what’s particularly compelling is how much blockchain can improve our lives. It’s terrific to be a part of it."

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Edward Pla

Edward Pla

Former Global Co-Head of Execution & Clearing at UBS; LCHClearnet Board, CFTC MRAC; Chairman, Futures Industry Association

Jon Ross

Jon Ross

Formerly CTO at KCG, Getco, Nasdaq

Paul Twomey

Paul Twomey

Cofounder Stash America LLC, former CEO of ICANN

“I am impressed that Strike is engaging its community of stakeholders to build a decentralized framework for the human elements of governance and to reinforce the smart contract functions. It is getting the best of the Internet's multi-stakeholder model and the self-governing character of the blockchain. Good governance means lower systemic risk.”

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Phil Weisberg

Phil Weisberg

Founder, Matzliach Capital; CEO, FXall, former head of FX, rates and credit, Thomson Reuters

Torquil Wheatley

Torquil Wheatley

Head of Business Development, Brevan Howard Asset Management

"I see Strike as a full service, institutional-quality company within the digital asset space. Personally, I want to know the people I can call up at the other end of the phone. That’s trust."

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Institutional Impact In Digital Assets

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