Team and Advisors

The Team

EMX is built from the collective expertise of traders, technologists, and exchange operators.

Jim Bai


9 years at Citigroup & Graham Capital. Managed $1B+ futures and options book. Founded machine learning startup. B.S. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. B.S. Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon University.

Craig Austin


12 years at Microsoft & AQR Capital Management ($208B hedge fund). Led asset allocation research engineering at AQR. Managed team of 18 developers. B.S. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.

Sohyung Kang

VP, Growth

13 years in marketing and digital media, at HBO, DIRECTV and Viacom. Director of Marketing Production at HBO, leading campaigns for Game of Thrones and Westworld. Former acquisition marketing strategist for DIRECTV. B.A. Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Eric Rogstad

Blockchain Development

7 years at Microsoft & Amazon. Social startup founder. Crypto trader and early investor. Bought BTC at $0.25. B.S. Computer Science, Duke University.

Pavel Petukhov

Market Data Development

6 years of research and development experience at Akuna Capital and NeurOk Software. Designed and built market data and execution platforms for crypto trading. M.S. Applied Mathematics, Moscow State University.

Michael Siedlecki

Senior Engineer

8 years of full-stack engineering experience. Founding engineer at 6 YC-funded startups. Acted as interim CTO at NexTravel, where he managed on boarding processes and oversaw time-sensitive web scaling and performance challenges. Former senior software engineer for American Express. B.A. in Economics and Geography, UCLA.

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EMX is fortunate to receive guidance from experienced professionals across the quantitative trading, technology, and regulatory sectors.

Simon Sejoon Kim


CEO of #Hashed, leading South Korean VC. Frequent speaker and advocate of crypto-currencies. Founder of Knowre, education technology company. B.S. Computer Science & Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology.

Jerald David


20 years in finance and exchanges. Chief Administrative Officer, GreenX. Director of Venture Management, CME Group. Chief Marketing Officer, Dubai Mercantile Exchange. B.S. International Business, Franklin & Marshall College.

Kevin Guo


Founder & Co-CEO of, leading Chinese P2P lending platform. Chairman of Starwin Capital, fintech investment fund. Managing Partner at Yulan Partners, specializing in intellectual property. Executive MBAs from Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Howard Chao


35+ year career in law and technology investment. Principal at Doon Capital, emphasizing U.S./China synergies. Senior Advising Partner at ShoreVest Partners. Was Partner at O'Melveny & Myers, Chair of Asia practice. J.D., U.C. Berkeley.

T-Kiang "TK" Tan


Chief Investment Officer of Grasshopper, a leading Asian liquidity provider, and Chief Investment Officer of Tilde, a digital asset liquidity provider. Founder and CEO of ChatQ, a financial chat app. 20 years of experience in the trading technology industry, overseeing the building of large-scale software and high-frequency trading platforms.

Stephen Klein


Founded discretionary macro fund Abingdon Global. 15+ years of futures trading experience. Portfolio Manager at Graham Capital and AT Global. Managed capital for Brevan Howard and Goldman Sachs. B.S. Economics, Vassar College.

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