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Chris Ware

Managing Director, Acting CEO at Cryptosheets, Portfolio Manager at Vertical Ascent Partners, LLC

San Francisco, CA

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Extensive experience in trading execution, portfolio management, tactical trading, asset allocation, custody, asset security, accounting, reporting, taxation, quantitative analytics, risk attribution analysis, risk modeling, data management, blockchain data forensics, crypto regulation, API design & management, data analytics, due diligence, research, angel investing, venture investing, enterprise crypto consulation and more across cryptoassets, exchanges, platforms, wallets, cryptocurrency, blockchain, digital assets, decentralized finance (defi), non fungible tokens (NFTs) and many other related tokenized ledger based assets. Extensive experience with funding, creating, product design, building, growing & managing a crypto API data analytics platform with unified access to the single largest combined source of crypto data anywhere for a global user base of 100,000+ across the web, Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets. Extensive experience in fixed income sales & trading execution, macro and digital asset portfolio management, cross asset tactical trading, asset allocation, quantitative analytics, optimization and risk attribution supporting product design & development, tactical content creation for multi-asset strategies and execution across diverse distribution channels. Specialties: Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Security Analysis, Digital Assets, Blockchain Data, Cryptoasset Quantamentals, Portfolio Valuation, Fixed Income Analytics, Trade Idea Origination, Tactical Content Delivery, Predictive Analytics, Product Management, Designing and Building Capital Markets IT Platforms, Quantitative and Fundamental Credit Research, Capital Structure Trading Strategies, Custom Relative Value Modeling, Innovative Product Development Ultra High Net Worth Sales, Wealth Management, New Paradigms. Experience in startup environments, entrepreneurial business platforms and brand creation for athletic performance apparel including design, creation, testing, marketing and sales through secure e-commerce platforms. Design, coding/development and maintenance including graphic design, web optimized content, automated inventory management, brand development and marketing. Specialties: REST/GraphQL API development, Swagger/OpenAPI, SQL, Python, JS, React, Feathers, Azure Stack, Microsoft BI Suite, Bloomberg, Reuters, Tableau, Web App development, Algolia, Adobe Creative Suite Stack, Crypto data discovery, Data taxonomy/ontology/heuristics

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Bloomberg Terminal
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FactSet Portfolio & Risk Analytics
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Azure Database for MySQL
Solana
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Binance
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges
messari
coinmetrics
kaiko
cryptocompare
coinmarketcap
Crypto APIs
websocket
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Asset Tokenization Platforms
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges
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Ethereum
Alchemy
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Messari
Nansen
CoinMetrics
1inch
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Work experience
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Jul 2019 - Present

Cryptosheets

Managing Director, Acting CEO

Jan 2018 - Present

Founder, CEO

2017 - Present

Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur & Startup Business Owner – Performance Athletic Apparel and Charitable Fund Raising Sales, Brand Development, Marketing & Fund Raising:    ➔ Created, developed and launched proprietary brand of sports performance apparel    ➔ Focus on raising capital and awareness for Navy SEALs Foundation & Wounded Warriors    ➔ Designed, coded and maintained entire e-commerce website www.ever-ware.com    ➔ Built real-time inventory tracking and order management system    ➔ Developed system using QR and EAN-128 codes for point-of-sale feedback to secure DB’s

May 2015 - Present

Senior Director, Portfolio Manager

▪ Global macro and cross asset class focus for dynamic multi-family office with growth and income driven objectives in a private asset manager capacity; Active and established market presence across US, European and Asian capital markets; Active in plain vanilla cash credit and equity investment, exchange traded products ▪ Holistic and unique risk management strategy incorporating an adaptive risk management framework with emphasis on relative value across asset class risk premia including: volatility, liquidity, correlation and heuristic risk pattern profiling in tandem with traditional asset classifications and valuation methodologies across corporate issuer’s entire capital structure ▪ Responsible for developing and maintaining an actively managed global macro strategy portfolio leveraging both traditional portfolio theory in tandem with advanced proprietary analytics and valuation methodologies ▪ Responsible for dynamic risk management, portfolio allocation, execution, stress testing, risk modeling, regulatory reporting, performance analysis, business development, counterparty relationship development & management ▪ Focus on cash credit & equity strategies with emphasis on relative value dislocations and opportunities across corporate issuer’s entire capital structure, leveraging bottoms up fundamental credit analysis overlaid with top down technical and proprietary real time decision making framework ▪ Active in dynamic cryptocurrency asset investments across the blockchain ecosystem through proprietary trading strategies, capital formation, cross market overlays, heuristic driven algorithmic trading and more; Multidimensional and integrated 'portfolio fund' approach from tangible energy infrastructure projects to experimental quantum computing exploration, accelerated hashing quadratic arbitrage and more

Apr 2015 - Present

Vertical Ascent Capital Management, LLC

Founding Partner, Portfolio Manager

▪ Manage a diversified portfolio of digital assets and early-stage venture investments across the blockchain ecosystem. ▪ Development of proprietary crypto and alternative data sets driving new valuation models and techniques for digital asset risk management frameworks. ▪ Advisor to Cryptosheets.com, the first real-time cryptocurrency add-in for Microsoft Excel & Office 365. ▪ Founder, creator, owner of Paradigm

May 2015 - Jan 2017

Parry Capital Management, Ltd

Director, Portfolio Manager

▪ Fully SFC licensed, registered and regulated type 9 RA a manager based in Hong Kong (SAR) responsible for actively managed global macro strategy portfolio including dynamic risk management, portfolio allocation, execution, reporting, stress testing, risk modeling and performance analysis ▪ Cross asset class investment mandate for dynamic multi-family office with growth and income driven objectives in a private asset manager capacity; ▪ Active in establishing exposures across Asian Pacific markets in credit & equity products throughout developed and emerging market segments including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Australia, New Zealand; Active in plain vanilla cash credit and equity investment, cross currency denominations and structured products ▪ Emphasis on developing asset management platform presence, market access and visibility through brand building and new account relationship expansion; Responsible for helping manage 45+ counterparty accounts and relationships

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Aug 2014 - Feb 2015

Imperial Capital, LLC

Senior Vice President, Capital Structure Sales & Trading

▪ Responsible for dedicated sales coverage for a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors, middle market companies and family offices ▪ Coverage across institutional accounts including banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, pensions, fund managers, asset managers and endowments with a focus on developing and expanding the sales coverage model to include RIA’s, single and multi family offices; Focus on establishing new presence in San Francisco/bay area and building relationships along the west coast ▪ Holistic and unique sales strategy with emphasis on relative value across an issuer’s entire capital structure; Products include fixed income, convertibles, equity and preferred stock/tier 1 capital including: Bank Debt, Investment Grade Debt, High Yield Debt, Distressed Debt, Convertible Securities, Contingent Capital Securities/Hybrids, Preferred Stock, Common Stock, Litigation, trade & Liquidation Claims as well as Control Blocks in Private Equity vehicles; Extensive sales coverage involving complex capital structures and special situations such as bankruptcies, restructurings, regulatory wind downs and distressed exchanges

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Dec 2011 - Jan 2013

Morgan Stanley

Vice President

Capital Markets – Fixed Income Sales & Trading, Credit Product Solutions Specialist Fixed Income Credit Analytics and Product Solutions Team: ▪ Creation, distribution and execution of actionable content & tactical trade ideas for 16,000+ FA’s ▪ Product management of taxable fixed income securities across multi-channel distribution ▪ Product development for idea origination, research, investment strategy, delivery & trading ▪ Thematic trading strategies focused on capital structure dislocation and event-driven signaling ▪ Custom relative value modeling for dynamic risk exposure: sector, credit, curve, security type ▪ Learning & development, teaching product strategies and creating analyst training materials Ultra High Net Worth, PWM & MM Sales Coverage & Execution: ▪ Dedicated sales coverage for top UHNW, PWM, MM & specialty wealth management accounts ▪ Synthesize, price and execute custom client trades to express complex multi-asset strategies ▪ MS VIP account program, custom portfolio solutions for existing & prospective accounts ▪ Product specialist support for high profile, complex accounts and bespoke transactions

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Jun 2009 - Dec 2011

Morgan Stanley

Associate

Capital Markets – Fixed Income Sales & Trading, Taxable Product Solutions Specialist Capital Markets Portfolio Strategy Group, Head of Development, Construction & Analytics: ▪ Designed and executed portfolio creation, analytics & performance reporting platform ▪ Developed first automated risk engine portfolio review & reporting system ▪ Designed and executed fixed income horizon analysis platform ▪ Created dynamic, predictive stress test scenario modeling & client facing reporting ▪ Created first portfolio monitoring system identifying revenue opportunities by specific account ▪ Designed and developed first ‘one-click’ executable multi-asset fixed income model portfolios Head of Sales Desktop Technology Development: ▪ Responsible for generating revenue opportunities through innovative IT resource execution ▪ Responsible for output from teams of 4-12 coders/developers, data engineers & quants ▪ Designed, created, lead development and executed several major initiatives across platforms covering: real-time trade flows, revenue reporting, sales growth analytics, live depth of market offerings, tactical trade idea valuation modeling, relative value analysis modeling, portfolio asset allocation & credit risk exposure, heuristic account modeling/signaling, dynamic content management, distribution & execution, 3rd party API integration, security taxonomy creation, ECN trading system integration, UI/UX overhauls, customizable .NET desktop client portals Innovation Champion Team: ▪ Member of team representing entire firm chosen to develop innovative concepts ▪ Focus on dynamic ideas to evolve internal legacy business strategy mechanics & platforms

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Jun 2007 - Jun 2009

Morgan Stanley

Analyst

Capital Markets – Fixed Income Sales, Wealth Management High Net Worth Coverage ▪ Trained and became proficient in all major cash fixed income products ▪ Actively sold rate sensitive product: Treasuries, Agencies, MBS, Non-Dollar/FX ▪ Actively sold credit sensitive product: Corporate Bonds (IG/HY), Preferred/Tier 1 Securities ▪ Actively sold: Municipal Bonds, Structured Notes ▪ Sales coverage and execution support for multiple demographics

Education

Harvard University

Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government

2003 - 2004

University of New South Wales

International Economics

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