Our Team

Our team leverages decades of experience in top financial firms across trading, quantitative investments and trading technology.

Christian Gil

Co-Founder and Member of the Board

Cristian Gil

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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 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).

Rich Rosenblum

Co-Founder and Member of the Board

Richard Rosenblum

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Rich is a Co-Founder of GSR, and leads the Markets group and is Co-Head of Trading. 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 Oil 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.

Nimantha Siriwardana

Chief Technology Officer

Nim Siriwardana

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Nim is CTO of GSR and is responsible for trading platform development and integration. Nim has over 16 years of experience building software solutions and trading platforms in the financial services sector, including at Goldman Sachs in London and Source Capital AG in Zug. Nim has a master of engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Gilberto Mokbel

Operations Adviser and Member of the Board

Gilberto Mokbel

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Gilberto is COO of GSR and is responsible for new customer acquisition and operations management. 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.

Jakob Palmstierna

Director of Investments

Jakob Palmstierna

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Jakob is Director of Investments Solutions at GSR and is responsible for the firm’s investment management business. Prior to joining GSR, he was Head of EMEA business development at Two Sigma Investments and a board director of Two Sigma International. He has over 11 years experience of 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.

Anthony Vince

Head of Quantitative Trading

Anthony Vince

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Anthony is Quantitative Trader 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.

Filippo Perugini

Quantitative Trader

Filippo Perugini

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Filippo is a Quantitative Trader at GSR and is responsible for developing trading algorithms and execution software for the cryptocurrency markets. Prior to GSR, he worked as an Algorithmic Trader at Transmarket Group developing low latency market-making software for major future exchanges. Previously he worked as a front-office quantitative researcher at Leonteq Securities, and as a researcher in market microstructure and high-frequency trading at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan. Filippo earned a BEng degree in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and completed the coursework (without dissertation) for the MSc Applied Mathematics program of Delft University of Technology.

Lee Alfay

Quantitative Trader

Lee Alfay

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Lee is a Quantitative Trader at GSR and is responsible for developing trading strategies and systems for the cryptocurrency markets. Prior to GSR, Lee worked for Goldman Sachs as an eFX Trader in the Systematic Market Making Division in Hong Kong. Previous buy-side experience included working for a high frequency options market making firm specializing in trading strategy development. Lee started his career with Bank of America in Singapore focusing on automated G10 Spot FX trading. He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the Queensland University of Technology.

Nadia Muna-Gil

Director of Human Resources

Nadia Muna Gil

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Nadia is Director of Human Resources at GSR. Nadia has over 11 years experience in recruiting and executive coaching in the investment management and financial technology sectors. Prior to becoming a recruiter, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Mitchell Madison in New York. She holds a degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is working towards a master of science in Organisational and Business Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

Al Song

Director of Business Development

Al Song

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Al is a Director of Business Development with a focus on customer acquisition, client service, and operations. Prior to joining GSR, Al worked as a Senior Vice President in Hedge Fund Sales in the Commodities Trading Group at Goldman Sachs New York for 12 years. He covered tactical real-money investors across the global commodities platform providing liquidity solutions and trade strategies in precious metals, base metals, global energy, and agriculture. Al holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Joel Telpner

General Counsel

Joel Telpner

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Joel is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester’s New York office. He is a highly sought-after legal advisor in the blockchain space, actively working with a large number of clients in structuring token distributions and enterprise blockchain applications. Joel brings more than 30 years of legal experience, and is leading policy initiatives on global regulatory issues for blockchain on behalf of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Blockchain Research Institute. He is also a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group, which is developing guidance on best practices for ICOs.

Paulo Janer

Director of Business Development

Paolo Janer

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Paolo is Director of Business Development for GSR and is responsible for new customer acquisition and client service. Prior to joining GSR, Paolo worked in business development for Oracle, specialising in enterprise cloud solutions. His earlier career was spent in London, where he held senior sales roles at leading digital advertising firms. Paolo holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Louis.

Anil Shewakramani

Director of Business Development

Anil Shewakramani

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Anil is Director of Business Development for GSR and is responsible for customer account management. Anil is an experienced executive with strong results implementing new technologies at large organizations. He worked for over 5 years at IBM and has significant experience in pre-sales and professional services, including people development, building methodologies, driving sales, defining strategies across regions and leading implementations to build client success.

Antonio Lobon

Corporate Legal Advisor

Antonio Lobón

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Antonio has a Degree in Law from Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Tax Law from the University of Deusto, Bilbao and Spanish CPA. He is member of Madrid Bar Association and the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

After 36 years of experience with KPMG, he retired in October 2014 since he reached the statutory retirement age. He started his career at KPMG in Madrid in 1978, became partner in 1987 and moved in 1999 to New York office where, amongst other responsibilities, he was the Partner-in-charge of Latin-American Legal Services, served Global Accounts in Latin-America and lead the Spanish and Portuguese Centers of Excellence in that Office. In July 2015 he joined the Spanish law firm Larrauri & Marti Abogados where he leads the International Departament.