We develop multiyear relationships and partner with our clients to identify the right opportunities for long-term success
Our team leverages decades of experience in top financial firms across trading, quantitative investments and trading technology.
Founded in 2013, GSR is a global crypto market maker with 250 employees in 10 countries. 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, Citadel, J.P. Morgan, and Two Sigma, among others, has created one of the world’s fastest and most robust digital asset trading systems.
GSR is deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We work with leading cryptocurrency projects, exchanges, funds, and miners as well as financial institutions taking their first steps into the world of digital assets.
GSR’s trading technology is integrated with 60 cryptocurrency trading venues and trades over $4 billion a day.
Jakob is the global CEO of GSR. 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.
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.
Cris is the Chairman of GSR. Prior to 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).
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 24 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 Technology Officer
John is Chief Technology Officer of GSR. Prior to joining GSR, John spent five and a half years at Citadel Securities, where he was European CTO and held various technology leadership roles including Global Head of Derivatives Technology, and Global Head of Fixed Income Technology. Prior to this he spent 10 years at J.P. Morgan where he was a Managing Director running Global Electronic Market Making Technology group. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, before joining Citadel to build out an Options trading business. John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Mathematics & Computation.
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.
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.
Chief Risk Officer
Jonathan Loflin is Chief Risk Officer at GSR. He has over 20 years of experience in markets, across all major macro asset classes (equities, fx, commodities, rates, credit, & crypto) and regions. Prior to GSR, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager running all aspects of the global derivatives relative value business at Mariner Investment Group (Coria Capital) and, prior thereto, was Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain Capital Management running similar strategies. He began his career as a derivatives quant at Goldman Sachs focusing on interest rate products and counterparty credit risk management. Mr Loflin studied Artificial Intelligence & Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree concurrently — in addition to subsequently completing the MIT Sloan Executive Program in Management & Leadership.
Asia General Manager
Xin is a Managing Director at GSR where he is the General Manager of the Asia business, based in Singapore. He has been in crypto since 2018, and before that was in traditional finance for over 10 years, initially as an Portfolio Manager in the Scientific Active Equities team at BlackRock in London, developing quantitative investment strategies for a $5bn European long-only fund. Xin relocated to Shanghai to become the Head of Product for Fintech startup DealGlobe, subsequently setting up his own crypto derivatives hedge fund Magpie Capital as Co-Founder and CEO, before joining GSR in 2019 to build out the Asia franchise. Xin graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics, and London Business School with an MBA, specializing in Entrepreneurial Management. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Senior Advisor & Portuguese Rep Office
Gilberto is a Senior Advisor to the board of GSR as well as the general director of the Portuguese representation office. 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan is Chief Financial Officer at GSR. Jonathan has more than 25 years of experience in Finance across energy, commodity trading and financial services 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. Previously, Jonathan held CFO and Finance Director roles across energy and commodity trading firms. Jonathan holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
GSR is a founding member of ADAM, the leading SRO in the US dedicated to the development of fair and orderly markets in crypto. GSR is a member of the Defi Alliance, an organization established to expand the reach of Defi globally. Additionally, GSR is a President’s Circle member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a leading trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry.