The team behing XTRD is based on Wall Street in NYC and has over 30 years of extensive real-world experience building robust, battle tested trading systems in FX, equities, derivatives, and other instruments. They have specialist knowledge in all facets of brokerage services, execution, market data, trading platforms, clearing, settlement, colocation, algorithmic trading, and automated trading systems. 


Alexander Kravets
Founder, CEO

Alexander Kravets has spent more than a dozen years in high frequency and proprietary day trading. He started his career as a successful proprietary equities trader and later acted as Managing Director at a self-clearing broker/dealer that provided direct market access (DMA), software, and co-location services while handling 4% of daily NASDAQ trading volume.

Serg Gulko
Founder, CTO

Serg Gulko founded Axon Software, a leader for more than a decade in developing high-frequency algorithmic models for hedge funds and broker/dealers in the US equity and Forex markets.
He is an expert in colocation services, market data, execution, and analytics. He is highly versed in FIX control and infrastructure systems specializing in low latency and security.

Jon Giacobbe
Founder, COO

Jon Giacobbe spent six years in finance with Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, specializing in Equity Derivatives, Structured Products, Market Liquidity, Senior Bank Debt, and executing institutional client orders.
Jon is an active entrepreneur with multiple businesses, a Fox Business News weekly contributor, and a panelist on Money with Melissa Francis.


Oleksandr Lutskevych
Advisor (CEO, Co-Founder CEX.IO)

Oleksandr Lutskevych is co-founder and CEO at CEX.IO LTD, a successful London-based holding company consisting of the CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange and GHash.IO Mining Pool.
Oleksandr is a pioneer in the Bitcoin industry and one of the inventors of cloud mining. CEX.IO is the initial exchange JV Partner thereby allowing XTRD to facilitate SPA multi-exchange execution in 2018.

Mushegh Tovmasyan
Advisor (Founder, Divisa Capital)

Mushegh Tovmasyan is a FinTech entrepreneur and a veteran of the online trading industry.
His senior management experience in Forex and Contract For Difference space spans regulated companies in USA, UK, UAE, Germany, Switzerland, San Marino, Cyprus, Armenia, Japan and New Zealand. He is an expert in liquidity and has held advisory roles on various successful ICO's.

Lex Sokolin
Advisor (Global Director, Fintech Strategy Autonomous Research)

Lex Sokolin directs Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a global research firm for the financial sector. Lex is on the Board of Directors and previously served as the COO at AdvisorEngine, a digital wealth management technology platform. He is the founder and CEO of NestEgg Wealth, a roboadvisor that pioneered online wealth management in partnership with financial advisors.

Steven M. Wasserman

Steven M. Wasserman, J.D., is a Asset Manager, Registered Investment Advisor/Principal investor, Futurist, Developer of the SPAC Product. Steven has over 20 years of experience as an advisor to corporations in mergers and acquisitions and  financings, as a portfolio manager in investment management, and as a private equity principal in operating businesses.

Gary Ross

Gary J. Ross is a partner at Ross & Shulga PLLC, and through longtime clients such as Steemit and InvestFeed has spent several years on the forefront of the cryptocurrency space. Gary focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital and private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Gary represents private companies (at all stages), angel investors, and venture capital funds. Gary has extensive experience advising as to SEC-registered and exempt capital markets transactions.

Justin Wu

Justin is an Information Architect & Growth marketer that has worked with companies such as The Wall Street Journal, Samsung, NASA, and Intel. He is also the founder of Growthly, a growth agency that helps companies build a community around their brand.

Addison Huegel

Addison is the Managing Partner and Media Director at Elevator Communications, LLC.
He is a new technology communications and marketing specialist with extensive experience building communities around blockchain, B2B, and B2C applications. Over the years he’s worked with hundreds of companies, from startups to Fortune 500s. In 2015, he served as a communications consultant to the Ethereum Foundation and DEVCON1, while more recently he worked to help launch Kyber Network.

Ran Neu-Ner

Ran is serial entrepreneur. His last venture was a start up that was sold to the Publicis groupe for over $150m US. This was the largest marketing transaction on the African Continent.
Ran has beenIN Blockchain SINCE 2013 and has advised several projects. He is the founder of ONCHAIN Capital , A Crypto Asset Fund. He is also the host and producer of the World’s First Crypto Show that is currently the largest show on CNBC Africa , CNBC Cryptotrader.

Tom Osman
Product Growth Consultant & Marketer

Tom is a Product Growth Consultant & Marketer that has built multiple fast-growing startups such as Teachers Register and Love Discounts.com. He is the founder of blockchain & crypto growth agency Blocknauts that works with companies to tokenize and launch through initial coin offerings.


Sergey Grishkin

DevOps engineer - virtualization, monitoring, server configuration, and security, continues integration and delivery

Iryna Lebedeva
Business Analyst

Business analyst, economic and financial models, risks management

Aleksey Pekar

Java/C++ developer with deep understanding of financial markets.

Sergey Pogorelovsky

Experienced Java/Perl programmer, TDD evangelist, smart contracts developer

Alexander Levakov

Front-end developer (JavaScript) with solid C++ background. Programmer and web-developer with 12 years experience. Currently, focused on modern JavaScript technologies.

Nikita Tropin

Hard-core C++/Perl developer and Solidity enthusiast. Developer of high-performance applications on C++ with deep knowledge of web-development and Linux administration using Perl, FIX protocol and big data specialist. Has created automated trading bots in cryptocurrency markets.

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