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  • Meet DA
  • Leadership
  • Investors

01. Meet DA

Automate and synchronize business processes 

Digital Asset helps companies design, create, and run the next generation of business applications. We combine deep industry expertise with software development tools and an ecosystem of technology partners to help our clients orchestrate multi-party processes and attain more control over their data.

At the core of Digital Asset’s offering is DAML, an intuitive smart-contract programming language used to digitize multi-party agreements and automate transactions in a precise and secure manner.

 

We enable the world’s largest companies to harness the power of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to streamline business operations and make value transfer efficient and secure. The result: technology that provides a platform for innovation today and well into the future.

 

Founded in 2014, Digital Asset now has offices in six countries, chosen to enable us to support our clients worldwide.

Leadership

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Yuval Rooz

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.

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Shaul Kfir

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.

Co-Founder and Head of Product
Eric Saraniecki

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.

Chief Business Development Officer
Chris Church

Chris Church is the Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Asset and Co Head of the Enterprise Solutions. He is responsible for establishing and growing the company’s strategic relationships with clients, partners, industry groups and strategic alliances.

General Counsel
Michael Goldstein

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.

Chief Strategy Officer
Zohar Hod

Zohar was previously the CEO of truePTS, an independent post-trade processing and product-agnostic venue that delivered operational and processing benefits for global derivatives. Prior to truePTS, Zohar was the Global Head of Technology and Data Sales at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Data Services, which he joined as part of the exchange’s acquisition of SuperDerivatives. At SuperDerivatives, Zohar served as the data and technology provider’s Head of Sales and Support from 2008 until its acquisition by the ICE. Prior to SuperDerivatives, Zohar led IBM’s Trading Solutions Group.

Head of Enterprise Solutions
Kelly Mathieson

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.

Chief Marketing Officer
Dan O’Prey

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.

CFO and Global Head of Operations
Emnet Rios

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.

Chief Human Resources Officer
Josh Varsano

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.

03. Investors

Backed by global innovation leaders 
Digital Asset is backed by 15 strategic investors, including leading financial and technology companies that are uniquely positioned to help drive the adoption of Digital Asset’s developer tools and DLT solutions on a global scale.

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