Accomplished FinTech Executive, Board Director and Former CEO
Extensive operating experience organically building and scaling business and product lines for established and venture capital backed companies. Successful track record producing operational efficiencies to monetize gaps in the marketplace. Exceptional new business and relationship management skills combined with ability to lead high performing global teams. Experience working in the US and UK/EMEA
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Aug 2020 - Present
Vested is an SEC registered Investment Advisor focused on educating Indian investors about US securities and providing a wealth platform to invest. Vested’s technology focuses on reducing onboarding friction, cost effective cross border payments processing and low touch access to the US through commission free fractional investing.
Jul 2020 - Present
Investor Cash Management
ICM has developed patent pending technology to create cash management accounts (CMAs) linked directly to securities and high yield FDIC accounts enabling our B2B clients to obtain a better combination of higher investment returns and immediate liquidity.
Jun 2018 - Present
AP Levine Management LLC
C Suite Advisor
Advise executive management on market intelligence, strategic ventures and introductions, business development, addressable market and segmentation, competitive positioning, capital markets infrastructure, organization structure, marketing, product and VC/PE landscape.
May 2019 - Mar 2020
Chief Integration Officer
DriveWealth's cloud based brokerage infrastructure empowers B2C companies to shape the future of investing. Our partners are global and range from start ups to legacy financial services who look to DW's domain expertise and modern suite of APIs to power and scale their digital investing apps.
Oct 2016 - Nov 2018
Chief Executive Officer
TraderTools is an Edison Partners' fintech property. TT provides the FX institutional market innovative technology solutions for liquidity access and distribution combined with cost effective credit alternatives. US headquartered, the majority of operations are in Israel and clients are primarily EMEA based.
Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
tZERO Group, Inc
Chief Revenue Officer
tZERO and SpeedRoute are subsidiaries of Overstock.com. A fintech startup, tZERO integrates cryptographically secure distributed ledgers such as blockchain with existing market processes. Led strategic relationships and new product development across capital markets and the vendor community to develop trade and settlement efficiencies for pre-ipo companies and international equities.
2001 - Jul 2015
Head of ADR Brokerage, Managing Director
Invented and patented ADR DIRECT, a global trading platform with access to 33 equity markets. Designed and built operations, technology, trading desk, foreign exchange engine, and sales teams. Client base included 100 plus institutions with $40 million in annual revenues. • Executive Committee Member • New Products, New Business and 401K Committee Member
2013 - Apr 2015
Convergex ADR Depositary
CEO ADR Depositary
Created blueprint and built industry’s first ADR Depositary in 20 years. Filed with the SEC 250 Issuer registration statements and established partnerships with leading global financial institutions to support business in 27 countries.
1987 - Mar 2001
One of the premier, fastest growing and highest margin businesses at BNY Mellon. ADR Division's market share increased from under 10% in 1987 to over 60% in 2001
1997 - Feb 2001
Head of Product Management
Established Product Management Department to develop and manage the Division’s worldwide strategic plan, new products, technology and $150 million budget. Managed staff of 8 analysts supported by 25 technologists. Designed and launched HOLDRS ETF and grew assets to $10 billion with annual revenues of $10 million. Designed Global BuyDIRECT, a direct purchase and sale plan targeted to retail investors. Over 3 years attracted 100,000 investors and assets of $500 million. Oversaw the development, licensing and running of The Bank of New York ADR Index, the first real time index to measure the performance of the ADR market.
1991 - Dec 1997
Head of UK/EMEA Client Relationship Management
Transferred to the UK to assist with the privatization of the UK electricity industry and manage 100 ADR clients from UK and Europe. Extensive interaction with C-Level executives. In the US, oversaw 15 relationship managers' calling program on C-Level executives. Focus on stock exchange listings and investor relations. Client base grew from 125 to 300 in 17 countries with revenues increasing from $30 million to $75 million representing 50% of Division’s revenues.
1990 - Nov 1997
Israel Country Manager
Initiated Issuer Service Sector’s new business activities for ADRs, trade execution, stock transfer and corporate trust. Extensive relationships throughout the ministry of finance, corporate and advisor community. Significant wins included Teva Pharmaceutical, State of Israel Bonds, and Nice System.