Tarun Ajwani

Vice President, Alpaca & Alpaca Crypto


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Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Executing Start-up Business Plans, Sales Management, Capital Markets, Electronic Trading Systems, Finance, Operations, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Strong professional with a CPA, CA focused in Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

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Work experience

Apr 2021 - Present


Vice President, Alpaca & Alpaca Crypto

At Alpaca, we are democratizing global access to financial markets starting with our API-first stock brokerage. We are making every asset programmable. We start with commission-free API-first stock brokerage. Alpaca Securities LLC is a FINRA member, and securities are offered through Alpaca Securities LLC


Oct 2019 - Apr 2021


Vice President, Business Development

Validere is an energy technology company employing sophisticated AI and IoT intelligence to optimize oil and gas trading, logistics, and quality management for E&P and midstream companies.


Nov 2016 - Oct 2019

Marex Spectron

Vice President

Established & launched the Canadian office to broker crude oil for both cash & futures markets. Responsible for managing the business, building out the team, rolling-out crude trading desktops across 100+ oil trading participants & customers, establishing real-time pricing benchmarks, and futures contracts.


Jan 2010 - Aug 2016

TMX Group

Vice President, Shorcan Energy Brokers Inc. & TSX Private Markets

Shorcan Energy Brokers Inc. Established & launched Shorcan Energy Brokers, a Calgary based crude oil brokerage. Responsible for managing the business, developing the team, deploying trading technology to customers, establishing oil pricing benchmarks, and building out futures contracts. TSX Private Markets. Developed & executed launch of TSX Private Markets, an alternative capital market platform for private companies to raise capital & seek liquidity for existing shareholders. Responsible for managing the business, customer relationships & lawyer, banking, and exempt market outreach program.


2007 - Feb 2010

TMX Group

Manager, Finance & Corporate Development

Acquisition analysis, financial & IT due diligence, and post acquisition integration. Lead finance function for equity markets, fixed income, and data business lines. Executed special projects assignments for C-suite members. Project managed the integration of the Montreal Stock Exchange acquisition.


2003 - 2007


Senior Consultant

Founded & executed the business plan for M&A Information Technology Due Diligence service offering. Performed audits, lead the new hire training program for the Risk group, and mentored colleagues through the Chartered Accountancy training program.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

CPA, CA, Chartered Accountant

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