Our Speakers

David Mercer

CEO of LMAX Exchange Group

David Mercer is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Exchange Group – a leading independent financial services technology company that operates institutional execution venues for FX trading and crypto currencies.


Timothy G. Massad

Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission From 2014-2017

Timothy Massad is currently a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School.

Colleen Sullivan

CEO OF CMT Digital Holdings LLC

Colleen Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of CMT Digital Holdings LLC and has been a partner with the broader CMT Group for five years.  In her role as CEO, Ms. Sullivan oversees CMT Digital’s trading, investments, and regulatory initiatives in the crypto assets / blockchain technology space. 

Troy A. Paredes

Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC / SEC Commissioner (2008-2013)

Troy A. Paredes is the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC.  From 2008-2013, Paredes was an SEC Commissioner, appointed by President George W. Bush.

Thomas Chippas

CEO of ErisX

Thomas Chippas was Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Prime Brokerage at Citi and held the same position at Barclays.Quantitative Prime Brokerage is a combined execution and financing platform built for systematic investment managers. 

Kate James

Director of Business Development at ChartIQ

Kate joined ChartIQ in 2014 to launch institutional sales operations, focused on building and scaling the adoption of HTML5 data-visualization at the enterprise level across top tier investment banks and asset managers - including leading ChartIQ's go-to-market strategy for partner collaborations with Symphony Communication Services and Refinitiv Eikon App Studio. 

Chris Brummer

Founder of Fintech Week

Chris Brummer is the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law.  He is also the founder of Washington’s popular Fintech Week, the Co-Founder of Roll Call’s Fintech Beat, and an editor for fintechpolicy.org.

Brad Levy

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Loans at IHS Markit / CEO of MarkitSERV

Brad Levy is, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Loans at IHS Markit and Chief Executive Officer of MarkitSERV, the firm’s post trade service for OTC derivatives. IHS Markit’s services for the syndicated loan market include ClearPar, the most comprehensive loan trade settlement service, and Markit WSO, portfolio administration software and services catering to the complex lifecycle requirements of loans.

Jennifer Peve

Managing Director, Business Development, Partners and Fintech Strategy, DTCC

Jennifer Peve is Managing Director of Business Development, Partners and Fintech Strategy at DTCC. Within this role, she oversees business development activities across the DTCC Solutions portfolio, working across the business, and with clients and third-party providers to identify opportunities for new product development as well as potential acquisitions, partnerships and mergers to broaden DTCC’s capabilities.

Mark Shelby Smith

CEO and Co-Founder, Symbiont

Mark Shelby Smith is CEO and Co-Founder of Symbiont.io, Inc. Symbiont is the merger of MathMoney f(x) which was founded by Mr. Smith in September of 2013 and the founding team of Bitcoin 2.0 project Counterparty.io. As CEO Mark brings two decades of global experience in FinTech.

Jill Malandrino

Global Markets Reporter and Host of TradeTalks

Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter, is the host of TradeTalks and regularly reports from the Nasdaq MarketSite, Nasdaq PHLX Trading Floor and industry conferences.

Edward Woodford

Co-Founder of Seed CX

Edward co-founded Seed Futures, which was acquired by Dough, Inc. in early 2017. Edward has led the development of multiple certified derivative products and is a specialist in market micro-structure. He has been named one of Chicago’s 20 in their 20s by Crain's.

Matthew Trudeau

Chief Strategy Officer of ErisX

Matt Trudeau is a serial entrepreneur and has participated in the successful launch of 10 electronic trading venues. Matt was most recently Co-Founder and President of Tradewind Markets, an electronic trading platform and blockchain-based post trade system for physical precious metals.

Maria Adamjee

Principal, Megalodon Capital

Maria Adamjee is a founding partner at Megalodon Capital - a FinTech advisory that develops business strategies for start-up's that aim to impact financial services. Maria has been involved in designing and "productizing" market leading technology in capital markets for more than 10 years. These include industry leading execution algorithms and order analytical trading tools, as well as helping to innovate Fidessa's Futures & Options O/EMS Platform.

Frank Chaparro

Editor at The Block

Chaparro started his career at Business Insider, where he specialized in the intersection of digital assets and Wall Street, market structure, and financial technology. He has received numerous accolades for his work and maintained the position as one of the most well-read fintech reporter through his time there, breaking stories on firms such as Fidelity, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Nasdaq.

Stuart Levi

Partner at Skadden Arps

Stuart Levi is a partner at Skadden Arps where he co-heads the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions group and coordinates the firm's blockchain and digital asset practice.  In 2018, Stuart was named by The National Law Journal as a Trailblazer in the fields of cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech.  Stuart represents a variety of clients working on projects in the blockchain ecosystem.

Vikas Shah

Managing Director of Investment Banking at Rosenblatt Securities

Vikas Shah is the Managing Director of Investment Banking at Rosenblatt Securities. Earlier this year, Vikas was named to Institutional Investor’s 2018 and 2019 FinTech 40 List of most influential people in the FinTech space. Prior to joining Rosenblatt, he was an investment banker at Credit Suisse advising financial services clients on various strategic initiatives, including corporate finance, M&A, and restructuring. 

Richard Kerschner

Advisory Board Chair of DrumG Technologies

Richard Kerschner is currently an active board member, advisor and mentor for early stage companies. He has held executive and board roles for market dominant as well as new players within the financial services and mobile communications sectors.

Grainne McNamara

Principal | Advisory Services, Ernst and Young LLP

Grainne specializes in effectively delivering large transformation programs at top tier institutions. She is currently focusing on digital transformation, helping companies transform by leveraging emerging technology and agile delivery methods.

David Weisberger

CEO and Co-Founder of CoinRoutes

David Weisberger is the CEO and Co-Founder of CoinRoutes, which provides pan-exchange algorithmic trading software and consolidated data products for digital assets. 

Kapil Mohindra

Managing Partner, Labrys Group
Kapil has spent 20+ years operating across various facets of institutional trading technology including most major asset classes (energy, fixed income, equities and derivatives).  As a tech innovator in numerous markets, Kapil has a diverse perspective on market evolution and corporate development from early seed rounds through large public and private exits. 

Michael Chang

Michael Chang, Managing Director at Scale8 Partners
Michael is Managing Director at Scale8 Partners - a leading firm focused on early-stage investment, financial advisory and business development services for blockchain companies headquartered in New York. 

Chris White

CEO and Founder of ViableMkts

Chris White is the Founder and CEO of ViableMkts, a capital markets, FinTech focused strategic consulting firm. Mr. White has over 20 years of experience working in OTC market innovation, is a regular contributor to Bloomberg TV, a  prolific author of articles covering financial market structure and technology.