Founded in 2019, 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.
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.
Kapil is the Co-Founder and CEO of CrossTower. He is a financial services industry veteran, having previously held senior leadership roles at NYSE, Bats, ISE and Cboe. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kapil was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AlphaPoint. His background also includes product and technology leadership roles at NYSE, AT&T, and Aithent. Kapil’s accomplishments include managing four equity options exchanges at Cboe, launching a new options exchange at Bats, and building multiple innovative trading products at ISE. Kapil holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Kristin is the Co-Founder and President of CrossTower. Kristin is a structured products, regulatory, and digital asset expert with over 20 years of experience in capital markets on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kristin was the Chief Legal Officer at AlphaPoint, Managing Director of an algorithmic trading platform at Guggenheim, and Special Counsel at Schulte Roth. While at Schulte Roth, Kristin founded the Structured Products and Derivatives division and led the regulatory group for Dodd Frank. Kristin also founded the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND). Kristin earned her law degree and MBA at Northeastern University and holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Greg Bunn is the Chief Strategy Officer at CrossTower. Greg is an expert in structuring, financing, and building businesses with over 20 years of experience. Most recently, Greg served as Global Head of Counterparty Strategy & Central Funding at Citadel. Previously, Greg was Global Co-Head of Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank running the securities financing businesses across prime brokerage, delta-one derivatives, securities lending, listed derivatives, and clearing. Greg is a Chartered Accountant, CFA Charterholder and holds a BS (Honors) from University of South Africa.
Vanessa is the Chief Compliance Offer at CrossTower. 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. Vanessa holds a BA from Lehigh University.
Chad is the Head of Trading at CrossTower. Chad has over 15 years of experience trading equity, index, and credit derivatives. He is an expert in market dynamics, market microstructure and automated market making and trading systems. Prior to joining CrossTower, Chad was a Portfolio Manager for Capital Structure Arbitrage at Jefferies. Previously, Chad was an options market maker at Susquehanna and Morgan Stanley and the head trader for a division of Guggenheim. Chad holds a MEM and BA from Dartmouth College.
John is Head of Operations at CrossTower. John is an organizational leader with over 15 years of experience in technical and management roles that focus on aligning business initiatives and technology. Prior to joining 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. Previously, John 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. John earned an MBA from Zicklin School of Business.
Christophe is Head of Sales at CrossTower. Christophe is a seasoned expert in the tech industry with over 20 years of experience in business and partnership development for companies focused on emerging technologies. Prior to joining CrossTower, Christophe was a Senior Account Manager at Kraken, where he helped build Kraken’s VIP Customer Program. Previously, he was a Senior Business Manager at Apple, where he managed teams of sales professionals, Web Applications QA Specialist at Google, and a Senior Manager at Emakina. Christophe has been involved in the crypto industry since 2012. He holds a BA from l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EPHEC) and an IT Certification from Siemens Business School.
Martin is a research analyst at CrossTower. Martin has several years of experience in conducting deep fundamental research and cryptocurrency analysis. Prior to joining CrossTower, Martin was a fixed income research analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, where he helped support traders, salespeople, and buy-side clients through his actionable investment recommendations. He has a passion for crypto and has followed the space extensively since 2012. Martin holds a BA from Colorado College, where he graduated with Distinction in Economics.
Tony is an experienced operations specialist with great passion in blockchain. Prior to joining CrossTower, he was a Program Manager at a major digital asset trading platform, managing daily operations since 2018. Before his blockchain career, he worked at Siemens for 3 years. He studied renewable energy in Canada.