About Us

Founded in 2020, CrossTower is an exchange operator founded by capital markets veterans on a mission to mainstream digital asset trading and investing. Our digital-asset platform was methodically built for institutional and individual investors with best-in-class safeguards, services and capabilities as well as innovative pricing to make the next-generation financial markets a reality. Because our leadership team has extensive experience building and managing traditional exchanges, we understand what’s needed to ensure the CrossTower experience is familiar to market professionals.

The Team

We have spent the past 20 years designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure of the financial services industry with the goal of creating ever more frictionless capital markets. CrossTower is an integral step towards reaching that goal.

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Kapil Rathi
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Kapil is a seasoned expert in the financial services industry. He has spent his career at NYSE, Bats, ISE and Cboe in senior leadership roles. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kapil was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AlphaPoint. He managed four equity options exchanges at Cboe, launched a new options exchange at Bats and built multiple innovative trading products at ISE. He also held product and technology leadership roles at NYSE, AT&T and Aithent. He has an MBA from Fordham University and holds Series 4, 7 and 63 licenses.

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Kristin Boggiano
President & Co-Founder

Kristin is a business-focused legal executive and strategic advisor with deep experience analyzing the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape related to decentralized finance and digital assets. She spent her career in senior legal and governmental affairs-related roles at AlphaPoint, Guggenheim Partners and Schulte Roth & Zabel. She also worked at Merrill Lynch and began her career with roles at the CFTC and SEC. Kristin is the founder of Digital Asset Regulatory Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND). She earned her law degree and MBA from Northeastern University and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

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Vanessa Williams
Chief Compliance Officer

Vanessa has 15 years of experience managing regulatory compliance risk in the capital markets, with subject matter expertise in anti-money laundering and privacy. Prior to joining CrossTower, she served as Chief Compliance Officer to a quantitative and multi-asset investment advisor, Anti-money Laundering Officer/Identity Theft Prevention Officer to U.S. and offshore mutual funds, and provided compliance expertise to new product launches and global regulatory compliance initiatives with Legg Mason, Inc. She holds a BA from Lehigh University.

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John Tavares
Head of Operations

John is an organizational leader with 15+ years of experience in technical and management roles that focus on aligning business initiatives and technology. Prior to CrossTower, he was the Director of Trading Technology at Galaxy Digital where he managed the strategy and operations of the electronic trading system, risk management and lending systems. He previously was the Director of Program Management of ENSO Financial in post-trade analytics and collateral optimization. He was also Senior Program Manager at DOOR3, where he managed financial services and e-commerce accounts. He earned an MBA from Zicklin School of Business

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