Our team leverages decades of experience in top financial firms across trading, quantitative investments and trading technology.
GSR, founded in 2013, is a global leader in digital asset trading and market making. We specialize in providing liquidity, risk management strategies and structured products to sophisticated global investors in the digital assets industry. Our leadership team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Blackstone, among others, has created one of the world’s fastest, most robust, and transparent digital asset trading systems.
GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, funds, miners, and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. GSR’s trading technology is integrated on 60 cryptocurrency trading venues. As a founding member of The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM), GSR is also a leader in establishing and maintaining industry standards and protocols to support the healthy development and evolution of the global digital assets industry.
Co-Founder and Member of the Board
Cris is Co-founder of GSR and leads the company’s trading operations and business development. Before co-founding GSR, he worked as a commodities trader for 9 years at Goldman Sachs in New York. Since then he has managed an active portfolio of investments across the technology, real estate, hospitality and media sectors. Cris obtained a degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Co-Founder and President of GSR
Rich is a Co-Founder and the President of GSR, and leads the group across strategic initiatives and growth. He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he spent 11 years between New York and London in commodities trading as a Managing Director and Global Head of Crude Oil and Derivatives Trading. Prior to joining GSR, he spent a few years on the buy-side, running energy trading teams at two New York-based hedge funds. Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Columbia University.
CEO of GSR Services USA
Trey is Chief Executive Officer of GSR Services USA, a subsidiary of GSR’s global operation. Trey leads GSR's efforts in establishing a presence in US regulated markets. Prior to joining GSR, Mr. Griggs led efforts to locate and evaluate acquisition opportunities at Kindle Energy, a Blackstone portfolio company. Mr. Griggs also worked at independent power producer Calpine in roles including President, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President. Earlier in his career, Mr. Griggs worked at Goldman Sachs’ J. Aron division for 14 years alongside GSR founders Cristian Gil and Richard Rosenblum. Trey led Goldman’s North American Energy Risk Management activities and went on to establish and lead the Houston based Commodities Sales & Trading Office from 2011 to 2015.
Chief Operating Officer
David is the Chief Operating Officer of GSR and oversees the firm's Finance, Operations and Legal teams. Prior to joining GSR, Mr. Sola spent a decade as the head of Houlihan Lokey’s deal-making team in London. His work has centered around the convergence of traditional and digital finance and other industries, helping firms navigate the technological, financial and regulatory aspects of this fast-growing space. He has been the lead M&A banker on over $80 billion of completed transactions across multiple geographies. He also spearheaded equity and debt financings for clients in the public and private markets and advised on financial restructurings and joint ventures. Prior to his time at Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Sola was a Managing Director for SoftBank Europe, overseeing the conglomerate’s technology investments in the region. He also spent seven years at UBS Investment Bank, where he was the co-head of European M&A.
Chief Legal Officer
Eva is the Chief Legal Officer of GSR and oversees the firm’s legal, compliance and regulatory policy affairs. Prior to joining GSR, she was at AQR Capital Management and led the firm’s international legal and compliance teams and at Citadel where she oversaw the growth of Citadel’s hedge fund and securities business in Europe at a time of significant market structure and regulatory change. Eva started her legal career at Clifford Chance and obtained a First Class Business & Law Degree from City University, London.
General Director Portuguese Rep. Office & Head of Corporate Development
Gilberto is the General Director and Portuguese Rep as well as the Head of Corporate Development. Previously, he played a key role in developing client portfolios for start-ups and multinationals, including Holmen and M-Real (Metsä Board). He holds degrees in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and the University of Hull, as well as a master’s degree in eCommerce from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Head of Product & Business Development
Jakob is the Global Head of Product and Business Development at GSR and oversees the firm’s business development teams, he is also responsible for product development and co-head of the firms investment activities. Prior to joining GSR, he was Head of EMEA business at Two Sigma Investments and a board director of Two Sigma International. He has over a decade of experience developing business and investment solutions in systematic investment management, including roles at Winton Capital Management and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). Jakob earned a BSc in Economics from Lund University where he also completed the MSc coursework in Economics (without dissertation). He also holds a Ships Officers Degree, Class VIII from Chalmers University of Technology.
Global Head of Sales
Michael is the Global Head of Sales at GSR. Prior to joining GSR, he was a Managing Director and Head of Western Region Sales & Marketing at J.P. Morgan, where he oversaw many of the bank’s top institutional relationships. Prior to this, Mr. Bressler also spent seven years as a Managing Director for Global Commodities at the bank. He began his career in commodity derivatives at Goldman Sachs (J. Aron) and also worked on the bank’s equities desk, before joining derivatives trading teams at Barclays Capital and Millennium Partners. Michael graduated with a degree in Economics from Duke University.
Head of Trading
Anthony is Head of Trading at GSR and is responsible for developing trading strategies and platforms for the cryptocurrency markets. Anthony has over 18 years experience in trading across global financial markets, including developing systematic high frequency trading algorithms on global futures and options. He has worked at leading institutions such as Nomura International, Liquid Capital Markets and Tower Research Capital. Anthony graduated with a degree in Management from the University of London, Royal Holloway.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan is the Chief Financial Officer at GSR. Jonathan has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and is based at the company’s London office. Prior to GSR he was at ED&F Man Group Ltd, where he served as Managing Director in Agri-Industrials and Business Development since 2014. Before ED&F Man Group Ltd, Mr. Hugh served as Group Finance Director and CFO from 2010 to 2012. Jonathan graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.