About Us

Founded in 2020, CrossTower is a digital assets capital markets firm founded by financial industry veterans on a mission to bring digital asset trading and investing to institutional and professional traders. The firm first launched a multi-asset trading platform last year, and has since expanded to include a capital markets desk with best-in-class services and products tailored to the needs of hedge funds, family offices and other markets participants. CrossTower has leveraged its vast experience in trading, technology, operational infrastructure, innovative pricing, regulations and compliance, to open up digital assets to a sophisticated audience.

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
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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
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CrossTower Co-Founder and President Kristin Boggiano is a structured products, regulatory and digital asset expert who brings over 20 years of experience in capital markets on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to founding CrossTower, Boggiano was a Chief Legal Officer of AlphaPoint, Managing Director of an algorithmic trading platform at Guggenheim, and Special Counsel at Schulte Roth, where she founded the Structured Products and Derivatives division and lead the regulatory group for Dodd Frank. Boggiano also founded the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND).

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Greg Bunn
Chief Strategy Officer
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Greg Bunn is Chief Strategy Officer at CrossTower. Most recently Bunn served as head of central funding and counterparty strategy at Citadel. Prior to that, Bunn served as managing director, global co-head of prime finance at Deutsche Bank. Bunn worked at Deutsche Bank for over 20 years and served in several roles which also includes managing director, Americas, head of prime finance.

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Vanessa Williams
Chief Compliance Officer
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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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Chad Steinglass
Head of Trading
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Chad Steinglass is the head of trading at CrossTower. He has over 15 years of experience trading equity, index and credit derivatives. He was an options market-maker at Susquehanna and Morgan Stanley and the head trader for a division of Guggenheim. He was also a portfolio manager of capital structure arbitrage at Jefferies. He is an expert in market dynamics, market microstructure and automated market-making and trading systems.

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John Tavares
Head of Operations
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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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Gordon Meyer
Head of Marketing
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Meyer, responsible for expanding CrossTower’s retail presence and global brand, is a 20+ year industry expert in disruptive marketing. He previously served as CMO for Sazmining, a US-based crypto consultancy that offers mining project support and advisory services to help partners and investors navigate the financial aspects of cryptocurrency management. He is an advisor to the American Marketing Association; a frequent speaker on innovation and blockchain; and in 2015 was named “Top 40 under 40 Brand Marketers” by Brand Innovators, a premier marketing industry think tank. 

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